Ready to have your MS published?
Want to submit with the confidence that comes from insider guidance?
Have questions about getting published in today's fast-changing market?
Not sure what an MS is? Or how to market your brand?
If so, join us as
CANSCAIP and the Humber School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA) present our inaugural
A CANSCAIP-focused version of The Insider's Guide to Getting Published
Canada's oldest and largest conference for building the craft and business of writing, illustrating and performing children's culture has teamed up with Humber to bring you a specialized PYI follow-up workshop on getting published specifically in the world of children's literature.
Cynthia Good of Humber's SCAPA has led her Insider's Guide to Getting Published for thousands of aspiring and established authors, and together with children's publishing expert Vikki VanSickle, they will lead you on a special one-day, highly focused bootcamp for CANSCAIPers looking for a current industry overview backed up by the concrete steps you need to take to get your children's projects published. Present yourself and your WIP professionally and with confidence.
Who will benefit most? This workshop is for those who have yet to be published, as well as for those who have a completed manuscript ready to go out to a new market. Learn how to get published, and how to market yourself effectively. Questions welcome!
During the first three hours of this workshop the speakers will cover the following:
The afternoon session will include:
- an update on issues in Canadian publishing.
- effective query letters and proposals.
- self publishing.
- the benefits of an online writing community.
- effective use of social media.
- time management (writing life versus promotional life).
- brand management. (Does your image say what you want it to?)
Cynthia Good is a former president and publisher of Penguin Canada and the current director of Humber's Creative Book Publishing Program. Cynthia was instrumental in launching the careers of Canadian children's literature stars Shane Peacock, Kathy Kacer, Kit Pearson, Jean Little, Sharon McKay and Joan Clark, among many others.
Vikki VanSickle is the acclaimed author of four middle grade novels (Words That Start With B, Love is a Four-Letter Word, Days That End in Y and Summer Days, Starry Nights), all published by Scholastic Canada. After obtaining a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature from the University of British Columbia, Vikki managed the Flying Dragon Bookshop in Toronto for four years, earning the CBA Young Bookseller of the Year Award in 2011. Vikki is an active member in the children’s literature industry. She is a member of Small Print Toronto, has presented at many professional conferences, participated as a panelist on CBC’s Fresh Air, and was recently profiled in Quill & Quire magazine’s children’s issue in March 2013. Currently she works at Penguin Canada in marketing and publicity, which she balances with her own writing career.
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ON-SITE REGISTRATION 9:00 a.m.
WORKSHOP 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The entire day, including morning coffee and tea, is only $150.00. No lunch is served; please bring your own!
Registration note: This event is only available for in-person attendance; there is no virtual option. To register by snail mail, complete this registration form.
Refund Policy: Cancellation fee is $45.00 before October 18. No refund after October 18.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 515-1559.
A Deal You Shouldn’t Miss...
New to CANSCAIP? Want to find out what being CANSCAIP Friend is all about? Join the community and keep growing as a writer or illustrator. Expand on what you learn from our exciting lineup of workshops and grow your network of children's culture creators as well.
How? By joining CANSCAIP as a Friend!
As a Friend you receive our quarterly newsletter, The CANSCAIP News, featuring profiles of our professional members explaining how they practice their craft, up-to-date marketing information and cross-country news about what’s happening in the children's literature community.
On our website, you have access by password to a Members/Friends-only section that includes useful and informative articles plus a Critique Exchange.
As a first-time Friend, join at the special PYI fee of $35 (regularly $45) when you send your application with your registration form.
CANSCAIP PYI Partners
CANSCAIP acknowledges the generous support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and conference partner Humber College School of Creative and Performing Arts.