Get your BLUE PENCIL submissions in if you haven’t already! And… Don’t forget to submit to theSLUSH and A QUERY LETTER (the query letter only applies to the Master Class).
And don’t forget to plan your day. Here’s the SCHEDULE.
Remember too that this week we’ll be busy sending out links for the Friday and Saturday events. There may individual emails through the gmail.com and larger emails to everyone via MailerLite. Please make sure you check your sp*m folders. Don’t hesitate to email if you have a question.
Roark has generously agreed to give a keynote speech on Friday September 24th. We will learn about his journey from small town guy to Hollywood actor. Check out his bio below and make sure you plan to join us on Friday September 24th for the Keynote before the Master Class.
Roark Critchlow is a Canadian actor and writer. He grew up in Summerland , BC, studied theatre at the University of Victoria and spent 5 years building a theatre and tv career in Vancouver before spending 20 years in Hollywood.
There he starred on Days of our Lives, Pretty Little Liars, V as well as playing guest star on over 90 productions. 6 years ago he returned to Summerland to spend time with his family and pursue a writing career in earnest.
He has completed one novel, is working on his second and recently formed a songwriting partnership with Chayce Kennedy.
In order to get access to the Keynote and opening Words of Wine Country Writers Festival, you must be registered. The Festival is FREE to attend. Master class, Pitches, Blue Pencil, and Book Bar have fees attached but are at the request of attendees.
Did you check the schedule? The schedule is jam packed with great presenters!
The last class of Saturday September 24 at 1700-1750 (5pm -5:50pm–PST) will be a SLUSH PILE.
What’s a slush pile? Wikipedia does a great job of defining it as follows:
In publishing, a slush pile is a set of unsolicited query letters or manuscripts that have either been directly sent to a publisher by an author, or which have been delivered via a literary agent representing the author who may or may not be familiar to the publisher.
as per Wikipedia
Polish off that first page of your manuscript or story and send it to email@example.com
Pages will be randomly selected and read to the panel who will then tell everyone their thoughts on the writing, the premise, the hook… How very exciting.
This means you can hear the good and perhaps the not-so-good, of each reading. Learn from the different styles, voices, and techniques. Listen to what the expert panel has to say.
This is an opportunity for anonymous feedback from industry professionals. Send in those SLUSH PILE SUBMISSIONS to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send them now–come on…what are you waiting for?
The other part of the schedule is below or click HERE for the break down.
Remember, even if you’re just doing the FREE classes, you still need to be registered. Space is limited so you best do it now.
Hi everyone. I know you want to plan your time so here are the schedules for Friday September 24 and Saturday September 25. While the times are all in place there could be some shifting of workshops as we get closer to the event.
Friday September 24 will begin at 2:30 PM PST
On Friday, everyone is invited to the opening of the Festival and the Evening Social.
Saturday September 25, 2021 Please join us for the FREE workshops. There will be two classes running at the same time.
Pitches and Blue Pencils will be in a break away room between 11:50- 1300 so you don’t need to miss any classes. Individuals will be informed of their specific times as we get closer to the event.
More information will be coming very soon. Stay tuned…
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email email@example.com
There’s been a bit of confusion about submitting the entries for the Wine Country Writers’ Festival Contest.
Pay for your entry through this email: firstname.lastname@example.org This can be E-Transfer or PayPal. Special passwords or codes are not required. In the notes section make sure the author name is written to avoid confusion (sometimes others do the transfer).
Cost is $15 for one entry or $25 for TWO.
You DO NOT have to attend or signup for the Festival or classes in order to enter the contest.
Once you’ve sent the entry fee, SEND YOUR ENTRY TO: email@example.com
You will get a confirmation that it’s been received.
The Contest Coordinator will process the entry to ensure it’s in the correct group.
Cover/Information Page: this is to be included with your entry as page one. It will include: Title as it appears on your manuscript, author’s legal name (no pseudonyms , address, email address, phone number, category entered, and wordcount.
Contest closes on SUNDAY AUGUST 15, 2021 AT 2359 PST
If you have any questions or concerns, contact me (Faye) at firstname.lastname@example.org