We’re coming at you today to let you know two very exciting things:
The anthology of winning poems and short stories from the First Annual Chapter One Young Writers Conference Writing Competition is now available on Amazon as a Kindle e-book! And for the next couple weeks, it’s only $0.99! We’re in love with the winning poems and short stories, and we think you will be too. Check the e-book out on Amazon by clicking here. And make sure to purchase it while it’s at this special sale price, only available until the end of July! (If you’d prefer to purchase the anthology in a different e-book form, it will also be available on Nook and iBooks come August.)
2017 conference session descriptions are available! We’re so excited about what all of our speakers are talking about at Ch1Con this year. You can check out the descriptions by visiting our Schedule page.
Third place: “What the Sirens Say” by Annie Louise Twitchell
Honorable mentions: “Telling Them” by Alicia Barr and “Ache” by Annie Louise Twitchell
SHORT FICTION WINNERS
First place: “The Art of Acceptance” by Rona Wang
Second place: “Collywobbles” by Haley Crosby
Third place: “Lost and Found” by Zoe Noble
Honorable mentions: “Come Home” by Alicia Barr and “Romana” by Cameron Vanderwerf
We are so thrilled about all the entries we received for the contest and encourage everyone who entered to keep submitting work for future contests. And congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions, who will all be published in an e-book anthology that will be available in mid-July. The first through third place winners will also be receiving discounted admission to the conference.
Thank you again to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the young writers whose work will be published in our anthology!
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 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.
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!
Special post on the Ch1Con Tumblr, hosted by Ch1Con team member Emma Rose Ryan
Giveaway: $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!