Fairfield University sponsors workshop for unpublished writers



Image: Fairfield UniversityAre you an unpublished children's book writer or illustrator? Want to get your work into the hands of literary agents and publishers but you don't know where to begin?

Fairfield University's MFA in Creative Writing Program is sponsoring a free workshop on Thursday, Dec. 1, to help aspiring writers submit their work for the 12th annual New Voices in Children's Literature: Tassy Walden Awards, a juried, statewide competition presented by the Shoreline Arts Alliance. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. at the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield.

Members of the Tassy Walden Awards committee and past winners and finalists will present the Dec. 1 workshop, providing insights and answering questions about getting your work 'out there.'

The Guilford-based Shoreline Arts Alliance presents the Tassy Walden Awards, open to all writers and illustrators who are not published or under contract for publication. All submitted works that meet the contest guidelines will be sent to literary agents for the first tier of judging. Works deemed outstanding will be sent on to publishers and editors at major children's literature publishing houses. Categories are: Picture Book (text only), Illustrated Picture Book (one person as author and illustrator), Illustrator's Portfolio, Middle Grade Novel and Young Adult/Teen Novel. The contest deadline in February 3, 2012.

Reservations are requested and may be made via e-mail to donita@shorelinearts.org or by phone at (203) 453-3890. Visit www.shorelinearts.org for more information on the awards and entry guidelines.

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Posted on November 8, 2011

Vol. 44, No. 118