Friday, September 13, 2013

Giveaway!!! Go to the James River Writers Conference for FREE!

We are pleased to announce a giveaway for one lucky RCW reader to win

a free conference registration for both days of the James River Writers Conference in Richmond, VA.

The James River Writer's Conference is in its 11th year and continues to set the standard for providing information, feedback, and networking to writers in the Richmond area.  Publishers, editors, and agents from all over the country come to help writers hone their craft.  For more information about this year's conference, please visit:

Many of the Richmond Children's Writers members will be at the JRW conference, and we hope to see you there.

To enter, you MUST leave a comment of 100 words or less explaining why you want to attend the conference this year (and then make sure you login to Rafflecopter below and check that item off the list). You may obtain additional entries into the contest by completing other tasks listed on the Rafflecopter tool: spread the word on FaceBook, Twitter, and other formats. The more items you complete, the better your chance of winning!

The giveaway will run from Friday September 13th until Friday, September 27th. Spread the word!

We're excited to read all the responses!  Good luck!

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  1. I've never been to the JRW conference before and would love to attend it. Large gatherings of writers (would that be called a gaggle or herd?) are always hugely inspiration and leaves me floating on a cloud of creativity for weeks.

  2. Ha! I think the correct collective noun is an anthology of authors. :)

    I feel the same way about conferences!

  3. This will be my second year attending the conference. I went last year, and loved so many of the panel discussions, and especially enjoyed getting to chat about all things writerly with other authors. This year, I'm also taking in a YA Historical Fiction book to pitch to an editor. I can hardly wait.

  4. Yay, Karen! The conference this year is going to be amazing!

  5. Thanks to JRW, there is no better place to write than Richmond. I have attended the conference several times, finding it both top-notch and inspiring. Unfortunately this year I am attending the SCBWI Conference and cannot afford both.

    After years of writing, I am excited to find my niche in middle grade with my first completed manuscript. Now that Beth Phelan from the Bent Agency has been added, I would LOVE the opportunity for her last one-on-one meeting. Middle grade is a specialty for her, and she is “eagerly looking for new writers.” The timing is perfect! Pretty please!

  6. Hope I submitted this all correctly! Thank you for your time and consideration!

  7. Looks great, Libby. Thanks for entering. Good luck to everyone!

  8. I would love to attend this writer's conference! I write in the YA genre and want to expand my writing to MG. It would give me the opportunity to explore that outlet and meet with like minded writers and industry professionals!