2016 Speaker: Jordan Villegas!

The Ch1Con team is thrilled to announce our final speaker for the 2016 Chapter One Young Writers Conference: Jordan Villegas!

jordan villegasJordan is a YA writer represented by Emily Keyes of Fuse Literary. He’s a senior in high school, an alum of the Alpha Workshop, and recently was accepted to Harvard University. (Congrats!) You also might recognize him from the Ch1Con Yule Ball this past month!

Jordan will be giving a lecture on the publishing process and participating in our special “ask anything” panel at Ch1Con 2016. Plus: in honor of speaking at the conference, he’s pleased today to give away a query critique!

Click the link below to enter the raffle. We’ll leave it open for one week!

ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

Find Jordan Online: Website / Twitter

We’re SO EXCITED about all of our Ch1Con speakers, and hope you are too. See you in August!

– The Ch1Con Team

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February Ch1Con Events

Can you believe it’s already February? Here’s the schedule of Ch1Con Chats coming your way this month.

Thursday, January 4th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “genres.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Saturday, February 27th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

We have a new event this month! We’re now alternating our live video chats with virtual write-ins.(So, for example we have a write-in this month, but a video chat in March.) Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point that you’re available during the evening on February 27 at: http://us21.chatzy.com/64233597168581

Talk to you Thursday!

~Julia

PS. Speaking of Thursday, we maaaybe have a pretty awesome announcement coming your way that day!

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Ch1Con Yule Ball Giveaway

Today’s the day! Welcome to the first ever Ch1Con Yule Ball: a live video panel featuring young authors answering YOUR questions about writing and publishing!

The panel is taking place today from 4:00 to 5:30 PM EST. You can watch it at www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference–or, I’m conveniently embedding it below, so you can watch it right here:

The Yule Ball panelists are Ava Jae (BEYOND THE RED), Eilis Barrett (OASIS), Christina Li (YA author represented by Foundry Literary + Media), and Jordan Villegas (YA author represented by Fuse Literary). You can find information about all of them in the Ch1Con Yule Ball announcement post here.

Want to ask the panelists a question, or comment on what’s going on in the Yule Ball in general? Tweet using #Ch1ConYuleBall!

ALSO we’re giving away some pretty amazing prizes throughout the event, so check those out at the Rafflecopter linked below!

Enter to Win Query Critiques and Manuscript Critiques!

Enter to win ARCs & signed books!

Put on your dancing shoes, because it’s time for the Ch1Con Yule Ball!

– The Ch1Con Team

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January Ch1Con Chat

This Thursday (January 21) at 8 PM EST, we’ll be hosting our bimonthly video Ch1Con Chat, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is the querying process. You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.

Also, I’m conveniently embedding it in the post below:

Good luck with finals if it’s that time of the year for you, and talk to you Thursday!

~Julia

PS. And don’t forget that the Ch1Con Yule Ball is this Saturday!

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Ch1Con 2016 Book Signing Info

Ch1Con is pleased to announce that we’re partnering again this year with Anderson’s Bookshop as our official conference retailer!

Now through Monday, July 27, you can purchase books by the Ch1Con speakers using a special order form on the Anderson’s Bookshop website. At the end of the conference, we’ll deliver your books straight to you in order to get them signed by Susan Dennard and Francesca Zappia. (Yay!)

You can find the order form at: www.andersonsbookshop.com/chapter-one

We can’t wait to see you August 6th!

Love,

The Ch1Con Team

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2016 Keynote Address: Susan Dennard!

The Ch1Con team is absolutely delighted to announce our keynote speaker for the 2016 Chapter One Young Writers Conference: Susan Dennard!

susan_square1Susan is the New York Times bestselling author of both the YA steampunk series Something Strange & Deadly (HarperCollins) and the new YA fantasy series Witchlands (Tor)–the first installment of which, Truthwitch, just came out last week and premiered at #4 on the New York Times bestseller list!! (And got a starred review from Publishers Weekly, no less.)

Before settling down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor, Susan traveled the world as a marine biologist. When not writing these days, she can be found hiking with her dogs, exploring tidal pools, or earning bruises at the dojo. Her writing is represented by Joanna Volpe of New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc. 

Susan will be giving the keynote address and participating in our special “ask anything” panel at Ch1Con 2016. Plus: in honor of speaking at the conference, Susan is pleased today to give away a SIGNED copy of Truthwitch!

Just click the link below to enter the raffle. We’ll leave it open for one week!

Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

Find Susan online: Website / Blog / Newsletter / Twitter / Pinterest

We’re SO excited about our wonderful speakers, and we’re looking forward to another great year. Check back on our website for more information about the 2016 conference soon!

 

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– The Ch1Con Team

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2016 Workshop Leader: Jennifer Yu!

The Ch1Con team is thrilled to announce our next speaker for the 2016 Chapter One Young Writers Conference: Jennifer Yu!

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Jennifer is the author of YA novel Four Weeks, Five People, out from Harlequin Teen and Seventeen Reads in spring, 2017. She is a nineteen-year-old senior at the University of Pennsylvania, studying English. (Like getting a two-book publishing deal while in college, alone, isn’t impressive enough!) Her writing is represented by Laura Dail of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.

Jennifer will be leading a workshop and participating in our special “ask anything” panel at Ch1Con 2016. Plus: in honor of speaking at the conference, she’s pleased today to give away a first chapter critique!

Your novel does not need to be complete to win this critique. Click the link below to enter the raffle. We’ll leave it open for one week!

Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway

Got a guess about who our keynote speaker is? Guess (visit the giveaway to guess) & be entered to win a Ch1Con t-shirt!!

Find Jennifer online: Tumblr / Twitter

And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another speaker reveal!

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– The Ch1Con Team

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