Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 4, 2011

Changes and Additions to New Jersey SCBWI Conference

We have made a few changes to the NJSCBWI June conference.  The following Intensives on June 3rd have been cancelled:

Contracts and Query Letters with agents, Edward Necarsulmer and Mary Kole. 

Carolyn Yoder’s Historical and Non-fiction Biography has been cancelled.  Of course, Carolyn will still be attending the conference. The same applies for Edward and Mary Kole.

Mary Kole is joining the Characterization Intensive to work with the attendees on improving what they write in the session.  Mary will also talk with each participant individually on what they have written.  The Intensive is small, so you will get a lot of individual attention.  It isn’t too late to sign up. 

I hope to announce an addition to the Humor Intensive tomorrow.

Illustrators, remember the logo contest deadline is April 8th. Send in your submissions to: with 2001 Logo Contest in the subject line.
Illustrators: To participate in the Juried art exhibit, email Cathleen Thole-Daniels by April 15th, with a subject line of NJ SCBWI – Juried Art Exhibit.
Published authors who want to participate in the bookfair need to email Kelly Calabrese by April 15th, with a subject line of NJ SCBWI – Bookfair.
To participate in the peer group critiques on Saturday night, email Connie Colón by May 1st , with a subject line of NJ SCBWI – Peer Group Critique.  Writers exchange manuscripts before the conference and critique each others work to bring them to the conference.  Peer groups usually are limited to five writers.

David Caruba will moderate the Agents Panels, please give some thought to questions you have for the agents and send them to  This does not mean you can’t ask a questions.  We just want to start off the conversation with the questions that are at the top of your minds.  The nice thing is, we are having the panel sessions in the theatre, so you will have access to microphones on the table in front of you.  That means no more asking people to repeat the question.

The hotel does not have Kosher meals.  They do have vegetarian and gluten free.  Meals will be buffet with plenty of choices for vegetarians, but I will have to know who the gluten free people are by May.  Later this month I’ll send out an e-mail letting you know who is handling the special needs list.

Talk tomorrow,


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: