• 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! 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.
  • Tiemdow (Dow) Phumiruk won the 2015 Illustration contest at the 2015 Fall Letters & Lines Conference. Dow's illustration will be featured in a calendar and on merchandise that will be given to industry professionals at the 2016 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, Dow!
  • APRIL 30, 2016  Limited spots available. Registration NOW OPEN! Click here. Featured faculty Carolyn Yoder, senior editor of Calkins Creek Books, the U.S. history imprint of Boyds Mills Press, a Highlights Company. She is also senior editor of history and world cultures at HIGHLIGHTS Magazine. David Meissner, author and winner of the Golden Kite Award in Nonfiction. David will talk about digging deep: How Authentic Research Leads to Authentic Writing. Terri Farley, author of several award winning books. Terry wrote 37 fiction books before she wrote her first nonfiction work. Terri will discuss Writing Nonfiction for the Fiction Writer. Laura Perdew is the author of more than a dozen books and will discuss Writing for the Educational Market. This will be a dynamic and active event that will equip participants with an arsenal of practical take-home tools!      
  • Save the date! September 17 - 18 Marriott Denver West, Golden, CO
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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