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!

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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

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!

2017 Speaker Reveals

The Chapter One Young Writers Conference team is thrilled to announce that we’ll be revealing our 2017 speakers here on the conference blog (www.chapteroneconference.com) beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, March 1)!

The Chapter One Young Writers Conference is a writer’s conference both for and by young writers. Ch1Con 2017 will take place Saturday, August 5th at the SPACE by Doejo event center in downtown Chicago. It will include workshops, panels, trivia (with prizes!), lots of nerding out about writing and books, and more.

We’re SO EXCITED to share our 2017 speakers with you. However, we don’t want anyone to spontaneously combust from an overload of awesomeness (these authors and ~other~ speakers are so talented, it could happen)–so, we’ll be spreading out the speaker reveals throughout the rest of this week. Starting Wednesday, we’ll reveal one speaker a day, leading up to our incredible keynote speaker on Saturday. The speaker reveals will also include some pretty great giveaways!

So, make sure to keep an eye here on www.chapteroneconference.com to be part of the fun! And register to attend the 2017 Chapter One Young Writers Conference today at www.chapteroneconference.com/register

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– The Ch1Con Team

2017 Conference Registration Is Open!

We’re thrilled to announce that registration for the 2017 Chapter One Young Writers Conference is officially open!

The conference will take place Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at the SPACE by Doejo event center in downtown Chicago, IL. It will include workshops, two panels, trivia (with prizes!), and all kinds of other good stuff.

(There will also be a pizza party the night before the conference at the official conference hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites in Rosemont, a suburb of Chicago! Check our travel page for more info.)

Register early (now through the end of May) to get our special Early Bird Admission rate of $49.99! Registration is available at:

www.chapteroneconference.com/register

Interested in who this year’s speakers are?

Keep an eye on the blog, because we’ll be announcing the first few speakers very soon!

Spots are limited to attend the conference, so make sure to register before they’re gone!

We’re so excited for the 2017 conference (and hope you are too)!

See you in August!

— The Ch1Con Team

2016 Virtual Write-a-Thon Details

This Saturday is the 2016 Ch1Con Virtual Write-a-Thon!

When? Saturday, December 17th from 11 AM to 11 PM eastern time.

What’s a virtual write-a-thon? A virtual write-a-thon is an event where a bunch of people get together to write a bunch of words, talk about writing, and procrastinate–online. You don’t have to attend for the whole event (only as much as you want to) and you can write whatever you want (no need to limit yourself to novels!).

Where? The write-a-thon will take place through a private chat room on the website Chatzy. You can find the chat room at:

http://us20.chatzy.com/12577207235036

We’re so excited to hang out with you on Saturday! Chat with you then.

– The Ch1Con Team

P.S. We maaay have a special 2017 conference-related perk coming for people who attend the Virtual Write-a-Thon. Stop by to find out what it is!

Twisted Book Giveaway

Hey there! The Ch1Con team spent this fall teaching two fantastic young writers about the publishing process in our inaugural mentorship program. The final step of this program was the release of an anthology featuring these up-and-coming young authors’ short stories (as well as some of our own). The anthology is called Twisted, because these stories all have some pretty killer plot twists (pun possibly intended).

We’re absolutely in love with this book. And we want to share it with you. So, in honor of its release, we’re giving away one paperback copy of Twisted!

Isn’t it pretty?

If you’d like to win this copy of Twisted, you can enter the giveaway at the link below:

Click here to enter the Twisted giveaway!

 

If you don’t win the giveaway and still want a copy of Twisted (which, you know, we think you should want, in our entirely unbiased opinions), the paperback edition is available now for order on Blurb.com, and the e-book is available on Blurb.com, Amazon, and iBooks. (It’ll also be available from Barnes & Noble soon.)

You can also find excerpts, interviews with the authors, and more at the other stops on our Twisted blog tour:

Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

– The Ch1Con Team

December Ch1Con Events

Happy December (aka the Month of a Million Holidays)! Here’s the schedule of Ch1Con online events coming your way this month.

Thursday, December 8th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

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

Saturday, December 17th from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-a-Thon

It’s back! Join us for the 2016, twelve-hour, through-the-day Ch1Con Virtual Write-a-Thon!

A virtual write-a-thon is an event where a bunch of people get together to write a bunch of words, talk about writing, and procrastinate–online. You don’t have to attend for the whole event (only as much as you want to) and you can write whatever you want.

We’ll post a link to the Chatzy chatroom we’ll be hosting the virtual write-a-thon through soon.

Talk to you Thursday!

– The Ch1Con Team

P.S. Keep your eye out for more 2017 conference news, coming soon!