Monday, December 5, 2011

WORKSHOP - How to Enter Your Book into Award Contests.

You've written your book, fine tuned it with help from your crit group, and now it is finally published.  You'd love to have your book win an award - right? But how do you go about choosing a legitimate competition + the right one for your book?

Author and Workshop Queen, Donna McDine will help you add that final, award icing to your cake.

 Sign up for the
Second Writer's Workshop on:
How to Enter Your Children’s Book into Award Contests
with Award-winning author, Donna McDine
The world of book award contests is immense, and the wealth of information cannot be covered in one workshop, so please mark your calendar and join us at the Working Writer’s Club on Thursday, December 15 at 11 am CST, for the second workshop given by multi-award-winning children’s author, Donna McDine.
Here’s the scoop on this two-part LIVE
Writer’s Workshop at the
Working Writ
 Cost:  FREE for Working Writer’s Club Members                          
      $19.97 for Non-club members (includes both sessions)
     Description: 2x  55-minute writers workshop.
First Workshop Attendees learned. . .
·         The importance of entering book award contests
·         Where and how to research contests
·         How far in advance should you research the contest
·         How to prepare your contest entry
·         To pay or not to pay an entry fee

In the second Workshop
On Thursday, December 15, 11:00 a.m. CDT
Donna will discuss the following:
·         Estimating how many books you need on hand
·         Author copies from your publisher, negotiate with your publisher
·         Determining your budget
·         The importance of having a prepared hard copy media kit and website presence
·         Do contests payoff in the end
Not a Working Writer’s Club member? Register at the Working Writer’s Club for both sessions of “How to Enter Your Children’s Book into Award Contests” and receive an email invitation to this live event, PLUS the replay the day after for just $19.97.
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Donna McDine is an award-winning children's author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions, Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction, and Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader ~ The Golden Pathway
Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna has three more books under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing, Hockey Agony, Powder Monkey, and A Sandy Grave. She writes, moms and is the Editor-in-Chief for Guardian Angel Kids, Publicist for the Working Writer’s Club, and owner of Author PR Services from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI.


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  1. Hi Margot:

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful promotion on my workshop. Much appreciated!

    Warmest regards,