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Early Bird Specials on Two Conferences

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These two conferences are offering early bird and pre-registration rates for those writers who like to plan ahead.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Winter Conference
Grand Hyatt New York
New York, NY
February 21-23, 2014

SCBWI brings together top professionals in the children's publishing world to share their knowledge and expertise with attendees. The annual SCBWI Winter conference is also an excellent networking opportunity for those already established in the children's industry, and for those just starting to enter the world of children's book writing and illustrating.

Preregistration runs until January 15, 2014, and can save you up to $100.
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Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference and Bookfair
Washington State Convention Center & Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Washington
February 26 - March 1, 2014

Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair to celebrate the authors, teachers, students, writing programs, literary centers, and publishers. More than 12,000 writers and readers attended the 2013 conference, and over 650 exhibitors were represented at the bookfair. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America.

Early Bird registration- which saves you up to $50- ends October 31, 2013.
Preregistration- which saves you up to $35- runs from November 1, 2013 to January 22, 2014.
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