SCBWI Conference Scholarship

One more pointer–this one for kids’ writers–to another blog, and then I’ll be back next week with a writing book review.

This announcement of incredible generosity comes from the Shrinking Violet Promotions blog:

fAiRy gOdSisTeRs, iNk announces its 2nd Annual SCBWI Summer Conference Scholarship!

FGI is offering a $1500 scholarship for a SCBWI member to attend the August 2009 conference in Los Angeles. The 2008 scholarship to Linda Lodding of the Netherlands.

To apply for the 2009 scholarship, submit a 250-word, double-spaced essay describing what you hope to accomplish by attending this year’s summer conference. Send your essay to: fairygodsistersink@yahoo.com

The application deadline is April 15th, 2009. The winner will be notified May 15th, 2009.

fAiRy gOdSiStErS, iNk. is a small, benevolent squadron of Santa Barbara children’s book authors who believe in the magic of passing forward lucky breaks, bounty, and beneficence, as so many have done for us. We are: Thalia Chaltas, Mary Hershey, Valerie Hobbs, Robin LaFevers and Lee Wardlaw.

If you would like to share some fairy dust of your own to help send a writer to the 2009 Summer Conference, FGI welcomes your donations!

For more information about the grant and/or making a donation, please visit the FGI website (which will be up and running any day now! We promise!) at http://www.fairygodsistersink.com.

And I checked, www.fairygodsistersink.com is up and running!

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4 thoughts on “SCBWI Conference Scholarship

  1. free2cr8 says:

    Hi Becky,

    Great information and FGI’s sponsorship is very generous. I am not a kids’ writer (though a short mystery I co-wrote for hospitalized children has inspired me to consider it in the future). But, I am hoping to attend a writer’s conference in NYC (or some other location) to connect with other writers and attend a workshop (or two).

    Love your posts Becky!

    Keep ’em coming 🙂
    Jaimie

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  2. beckylevine says:

    Jaimie–

    Good luck getting to the conference–they’re wonderful. If you’re even considering kids’ writing, you could head over to my other blog–http://beckylevine.livejournal.com and look at the blogroll there–lots of great kids writers talking about things. 🙂

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