• Join us in celebrating the success of these members who made a connection or contact at one of our events! Do you have your own Rocky Mtn Chapter Success Story to share? Did you meet an editor or agent at one of our events and end up placing a manuscript or receiving representation? Did you meet an illustrator who ended up illustrating your self-published book? If so, we want to hear from you! Send an email to webmaster, Denise Vega, with RMC-SCBWI SUCCESS STORY in the subject line. Include the event, the date, and your success story! NOTE: These are stories directly related to your attendance at an event. To submit other good news, click here. See below for examples.  Letters & Lines Fall Conference, September 19-20, 2015 Greg Barrington signed with agent Deborah Warren at East West Literary in November 2015 as an author-illustrator. "Have to wait and see what happens next but I can say (without a doubt) this signing wouldn’t have occurred if I had not attended the Conference–not just because of the submission opportunity but directly because of what I learned from the speakers and panels." Author-illustrator, Ruth Harper, also signed with agent Deborah Warren at East West Literary after meeting with her at the Fall Conference. Deborah fell in love with Ruth's work and contacted her afterwards to represent her! Author Eileen Ross is the third member to sign with agent Deborah Warren after meeting her at the RMC-SCBWI Fall Conference! She will be shopping Eileen's middle grade novel. Says Eileen: "My feet have yet to hit the ground. Hurray for SCBWI!" Illustrator and 2015 Calendar winner Tiemdow "Dow" Phumiruk also signed with Deborah Warren! Dow says "Shortly after signing with Deborah Warren, I received an offer to illustrate Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Walker Harvey. This will be released by Christy Ottaviano Books (a division of Henry Holt/Macmillan) in the spring of 2017, which is the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam Memorial Wall." Congratulations, all!!! For information on East West Literary Agency, click here.   Letters & Lines Fall Conference, September 23-24, 2014 Heather Preusser sold a picture book manuscript, A SYMPHONY OF COWBELLS, to Sarah Miller (Sleeping Bear Press) after Sarah critiqued the piece at the 2014 fall conference. Letters & Lines Fall Conference, September 28-29, 2013 Stephanie J. Blake sold a picture book entitled MY ROTTEN FRIEND to Kelly Barrales-Saylor (Albert Whitman) for publication (tentatively) March 2015. Ms. Barrales-Saylor requested this manuscript after the First Pages session at the Fall Conference. Ana Crespo sold four manuscripts to Kelly Barrales-Saylor (Albert Whitman); the first after Ms. Barrales-Saylor critiqued it and the others after sending her summaries of different manuscripts she had available, including manuscripts for a small series inspired by her son. Big Sur in the Rockies, May 3-5, 2013 Denise Vega met agent Lara Perkins of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency while on faculty at Big Sur. A month later she signed with her and the agency and Lara sold one of Denise's picture book manuscripts in October 2013.
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  •   Angela C. Hawkins won the 2016 Illustration contest at the 2016 Fall Letters & Lines Conference. Angela's illustration will be featured in a calendar and on merchandise that will be given to industry professionals at the 2017 Fall Conference. Calendars will be for sale to members and interested others. You can find out more about this talented illustrator on her website. Congratulations, Angela!
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Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Region!

The Rocky Mountain Chapter includes both Colorado and Wyoming. We have over 500 members, with just over 400 of those designating themselves as writers and about 100 as illustrators or writer-illustrators. Of the 500, about 320 are Associate members and 180 are either Full or PAL (Published and Listed) members. …

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Our members have been busy receiving kudos, having books published, winning awards, and more!

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