February 5

writers_night_out_01Writers Night Out

Demystifying YA: Take Your Young Adult Novel from Process to Publication

How do you know your YA manuscript is ready to send out? How do you secure the right agent and publisher who will help you find readers? What else must be done once you land that dreamed-of book deal?
Three recently debuted YA novelists and an editor specializing in YA fiction will take you behind the scenes of YA writing and publishing.

You’ll hear insights on:

•    What they learned (and wished they had known) along the way
•    Craft and connecting with the YA world
•    Publishing and marketing

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 Best-Selling Authors Featured at the 2014 Chicago Writers Conference:



Christine Sneed


Sara Paretsky


Eric Charles May


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Chicago Writers Conference is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.