Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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The Graduate Center / CUNY

365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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Kweli Editors
Kweli Journal

The Color of Children's Literature Conference

Celebrate and support #OwnVoices. Join us on April 7th at The Graduate Center/CUNY for an incredible day with top editors, agents, authors & illustrators in the children's publishing world. Our spring conference is an excellent opportunity for writers and illustrators of color to learn, get inspired and network with others in the industry.

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    For an additional fee of $40, you can participate in a manuscript critique or portfolio review. Please select three (3) names below. You will be able to rank them by preference. If you are already agented, you may opt out. NOTE: Your manuscript for the critique session must be sent via email to editors@kwelijournal.org by Friday, March 16th, 5pm (i.e., 5 - 10 pages ONLY, in standard manuscript format). Include a synopsis if you are submitting an excerpt from a middle grade or young adult novel.

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  • Books for all of our participating authors and editors will be available for sale and signing on Saturday, April 7th at the Graduate Center / CUNY.

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Manuscript Critique Fee

There is a small fee for manuscript critiques. If you would like to have a manuscript critiqued by a literary agent or editor participating in the conference, please check this item. Please note that most editors and agents have a manuscript wish list. Please take the time to review what each agent or editor is seeking before you make your selections! Details on editors and agents are available on the following link on Kweli's website: http://www.kwelijournal.org/april-2018-conference-panelists

1 $40.00 each

Master Class Fee

We are offering three Master Classes on Friday, April 6, 2018: A Story, A Story with Angela Johnson (Young Adult Novel); Waiting in the Deep: A Character Study with Rita Williams Garcia (Middle Grade Novel) and Visual Journeys with Bryan Collier (Picture Book). These workshops are limited to 12 - 15 students. First come, first served. The Master Classes will be held at Scandinavia House.

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1 $100.00 each
1 $100.00 each
1 $100.00 each


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  • Please make check payable to:
    Kweli Journal, Inc.
    PO Box 693
    New York, NY 10021

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