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Today I applied for the SCBWI's Kimberly Colen Grant, with only a few days to spare before the deadline. I spent about two and a half hours last night composing my 250-word letter, which tells you how frighteningly anal-retentive determined I am to give this thing my best shot.

If I'm chosen for the grant -- although I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much, as I hear rumors that the committee doesn't care much for fantasy, and I know there's bound to be hundreds of other applicants -- then I get $2,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to New York in February to attend the SCBWI Annual Winter Conference, where Susan Cooper is the keynote speaker [insert SQUEE here].

And if I'm not chosen, well, then, there's always next year...

Date: 2006-11-07 02:51 am (UTC)

Date: 2006-11-07 02:51 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] boji.livejournal.com
Susan Cooper of The Dark is Rising fame? I'm crossing my fingers for you. And then some.

Date: 2006-11-07 03:25 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lizbee.livejournal.com
*crosses fingers and prays*

Date: 2006-11-07 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yahtzee63.livejournal.com
Good luck! And if you come to NYC, we must do coffee/dinner/something!

Date: 2006-11-09 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rj-anderson.livejournal.com
That would be very cool indeed!

Date: 2006-11-07 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pameladean.livejournal.com
susan Cooper! Oh, the best of luck to you!

P.

Date: 2006-11-07 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sabrinanymph.livejournal.com
Susan Cooper!?

Okay, I seriously need to join and make plans to attend because "squee" is all I can say!

Date: 2006-11-07 07:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] izhilzha.livejournal.com
Oh wow! I'll join in the praying and squee--because that would be awesome! :-)

Date: 2006-11-07 12:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serenasnape.livejournal.com
Very best of luck!

Date: 2006-11-07 11:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
Susan Cooper? That would be very cool.

It seems ironic that the committee doesn't care much for fantasy, sending someone to a conference where a fantasy author is the keynote speaker. Huh?

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