SCBWI Las Vegas Critique Groups & Events
If you’re a writer or illustrator living in Nevada, please join us at nevada.scbwi.org.
There are several SCBWI Critique Group in Las Vegas and Reno. It is open to writers and illustrators of children and young adult books who are interested in furthering their craft. Critique meetings are free to all SCBWI members. Members frequently exchange information on our SCBWI NV Facebook page and on Meetup.
As the Regional Advisor of SCBWI NV, Cynthia produces the Nevada Mentorship Program biannually. More information on the program can be found on the Nevada SCBWI website.
Join us and be part of our community.
One of the best resources for writers and illustrators is the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. (SCBWI) www.scbwi.org
Additional Writer Resources:
- Holly Black & VerlaKay.com – all sorts of resources for writers
- Scrivener – manuscript software for writers
- How to Write a Query by Nathan Bransford
- Query Shark
- Literary Rambles Blog
- http://sff.onlinewritingworkshop.com/ – online critique group for science fiction, fantasy and horror writers
- http://susandennard.com/2010/11/29/how-i-got-my-agent-part-1-the-prep/ My friend Axie Oh wrote me saying this website is a step by step process that YA author Susan Dennard followed in order to get an agent. She outlines how to query, using her own agent-winning query, as well as how she built her agent query list.
- http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2012/04/17/how-to-write-a-1-page-synopsis/ (Per Axie) This website, publishing crawl.com, is really useful too b/c it’s a bunch of agents, editors, and writers blogging about the publishing industry and writing life.
- http://misssnarksfirstvictim.blogspot.com/ (Per Axie) This blog is probably the most popular blog for hosting huge contests. Also, it links to a ton of agent blogs, writing websites, etc. I also know that agents themselves (through twitter) really respect this blogger and this website.
- http://confessionsofawanderingheart.blogspot.com/ This agent, Suzie Townsend, goes through her week of queries and lists what she requested and what she didn’t request and why. It’s super helpful and fun to see what she’s interested in and what mistakes she found in peoples’ queries.
- http://www.lukeman.com/landaliteraryagent/index.htm Literary Agent wrote a book about what a writer must do to find an agent. The book is free.