Thursday, June 02, 2011


Louise Jackson will SHOW US THE Editors and Publishers. The door to most editors/publishers is through the medium of a successful query letter. Louise will help OWAIC members learn how to be more effective at getting through that initial door. She'll be talking about constructing an effective query letter at the June meeting. Come prepared to look at some query letters that worked, some that didn't, and try your hand at writing one yourself.

The meeting will be at the LIBRARY STATION, in the Children's Story Room, from 9:00-11:00am with a critique session to follow. (Please contact me at if you have a critique and don't know our guidelines.)

Two important dates to remember this summer ***July 29th & 30th Dinner and Workshop with Paula Morrow, Judy Young, and Vicki Grove. I have sent brochures to some of you through the mail. Please share with a friend or post it to the local newspaper. We need your help in getting the word out. This may be our strongest workshop so far! The brochure should be posted on our website now, or soon. for details.

If you are able to attend and want to take advantage of a one-on-one critique with Paula Morrow, please check the brochure for guidelines and deadlines. Your critique must be submitted by June 30th, 2011.

You have helped us each year have a successful workshop. This year, as in the past, we need you again. First, we need promotion. Please let me know if you could get the news out. I can get extra brochures to you. Tell a friend, tell a teacher, a librarian, a writer or illustrator.

We will also need help with refreshments and organization when the time gets closer. Please let me know if you are available. I really appreciate it.

Blessings to all,
Naomi Shaw

1 comment:

Betty Craker Henderson said...

Be sure and go to this workshop if possible. Louise is a great speaker and you'll really benefit from it. Wish I could make it but unfortunately I've about done my share for the time being! Have a great time, everybody.