SD26 is nearly seven months away. Staff updates won’t begin ’til September, but be assured we’re already at work assembling accomplished authors, editors, agents actively seeking new clients, and other publishing professionals to our extended February weekend retreat. As always, there’ll be plenty of both familiar faces and new filling out the schedule. Before we get there, though, we’re going to have a contest. It’s pretty simple really: Tweet a great tale and you could win a Kindle book reader–and maybe even a free SCWC Full Conference registration package. Okay, so maybe it’s not so simple. At least it’ll be fun!
What we’ve done is create an SCWC Twitter account @SCWriters to feed publishing/transmedia-related items of value to writers, but are maybe super-timely or not posted on the SCWC Facebook group. For the contest, writers are invited to post an entire, original story in any genre in a single tweet at hashtag #TwitFiction. Writers may submit as many stories as they wish between now and December 31, 2011. So long as your story is complete and contained in no more than the length of a single tweet, your story will be in the running for one of several prizes, including two Kindles and two SCWC Full Conference packages for either San Diego 2012 or L.A. 2012. Other awards will be announced. Awards will be handed out at SD26. And only attending conferees are eligible to receive an award.
Early “Bard” Registration is now open for SD26. Do so by September 1 and knock a whopping $100 off Full Conference or NovelCram Immersion Track registration. As usual, San Diego in Winter is a place to see, and the SCWC is definitely where you’ll want to be.