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2017 Workshop Leader: Booki Vivat!

The Ch1Con team is extraordinarily excited to announce our fifth and final speaker for the 2017 Chapter One Young Writers Conference: Booki Vivat!

Booki Vivat - photo credit Kamolpat Trangratapit (2)
Photo by Kamolpat Trangratapit

Booki Vivat is the New York Times bestselling author of the Frazzled series. She has been doodling somewhat seriously since 2011 and not-so-seriously since childhood. She grew up in Southern California and graduated from the University of California, San Diego. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can follow her on Instagram at @bookibookibooki and on Twitter at @thebookiv.

Booki will be leading a workshop (topic TBA!) and participating in our special “ask anything” panel at Ch1Con 2017.

Find Booki online:

Check out Booki’s books:

We’re thrilled to have our 2017 speaker lineup finalized, and can’t wait to share these fabulous young authors and publishing professionals with you. See you in Chicago in August!!

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– The Ch1Con Team

June Ch1Con Events

It’s June, which means HAPPY SUMMER! Here’s the schedule of Ch1Con online events coming your way this month.

Thursday, June 15th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is sidekicks. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Saturday, June 24th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point that you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room TBA.

– The Ch1Con Team

May Ch1Con Events

May the Fourth be with you! Here’s the schedule of Ch1Con online events coming your way this month.

Thursday, May 11th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is love interests. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

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

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point that you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us23.chatzy.com/32693865293519.

– The Ch1Con Team

P.S. Don’t forget to enter our writing contest! Winners get e-published (and conference discounts!).

P.P.S. Our spring blog tour is ongoing! Don’t miss out on all the awesome giveaways (including signed books and critiques)!

Ch1Con Blog Tour 2017!

Hey, everybody! We’re thrilled to announce the Ch1Con Blog Tour 2017!

We put together this annual blog tour to share info and fun, behind-the-scenes facts about the Chapter One Young Writers Conference (and to give away some awesome prizes, of course). The 2017 blog tour will kick off on Saturday, April 15 and conclude at the end of May. Follow the tour for guest posts, interviews by the Ch1Con team–and, of course, giveaways of books and critiques!

2017 ch1con blog tour banner

Check out the schedule below:

As always, we welcome you to join the tour! If you have a blog/Tumblr/website/anything else with which you’d like to participate, contact us at chapteroneconference@gmail.com and we’ll add you to the schedule. Pingbacks, reblogs, and sharing are of course 100% welcome as well!

We can’t wait to share the tour with you, and hope to see you in Chicago at Ch1Con 2017!

– The Ch1Con Team

April Ch1Con Events

Looks like it’s time for April showers! Here’s the schedule of Ch1Con online events coming your way this month.

Thursday, April 20th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is starting new projects. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Saturday, April 29th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point that you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/68580678301280

– The Ch1Con Team

P.S. Don’t forget to enter our new writing contest! Winners get e-published (and conference discounts!).

P.P.S. Keep an eye out for into about our annual spring blog tour, coming soon!

Announcing the Poetry and Short Fiction Contest

Hello Ch1Con people! We’re thrilled to announce a new event opening up this year, the Ch1Con Poetry and Short Fiction Contest!

Submissions open up tonight for this exciting contest, and close on May 15. By early June, we hope to announce the first, second, and third place winners, as well as a number of honorable mentions, all of whom will be published in an e-book anthology coming out in July. Additionally, the first place winners will receive discounted admission to the conference in Chicago!

This is a chance for publication and to submit your best works of poetry and short fiction. Judged by members of the Ch1Con team, your work is guaranteed to be looked over with a careful eye. You can submit up to three stories and three poems (though you can’t win more than one top three spot). Short stories should be from 1,000 to 5,000 words, and poems should be no longer than one page in standard formatting.

We’re seriously excited to see all your submissions, and the submission page will be up soon! Check our social media and website for upcoming announcements about this contest.

March Ch1Con Events

Happy March! Here’s the schedule of Ch1Con online events coming your way this month.

Thursday, March 9th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is antagonists. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Saturday, March 18th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point that you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us22.chatzy.com/99394866141839.

– The Ch1Con Team

P.S. Keep an eye out for a fun, new opportunity here on our website soon!