So, have I mentioned already that I'm an assistant for the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference to be held June 18-22? Let me just remind you because it's coming up fast. FAST. And if you haven't already signed up, then you need to do so now. NOW. And sign up for Greg Leitich Smith's class--because not only is Greg a great writer, he also has a really fabulous assistant *cough*ME*cough*cough*.
Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers announces its First Annual WIFYR Writing Competition and Fellowship Award
So, this really aweseome writing conference for children's book writers and illustrators is giving away a thousand dollar award to the most awesome person...or something like that. Check out the contest details here for a snootier (I mean more professional) wording, and to see how you can win.
But, don't get discouraged thinking there's only one thousand dollar prize and lots of people trying to get it--because there are actually other "smaller" prizes too! I'm not going to give anything away (because that's for WIFYR to do) but I will say that these prizes will be GOOD and well worth your time and effort.