Saturday, November 12, 2011

Writers Workshop: How to Enter Your Children’s Book into Award Contests with Award-winning author, Donna McDine

The world of book award contests is immense and the wealth of information cannot be covered in one workshop, so please mark your calendar and join us at the Working Writer’s Club on Thursday, November 17 at 11 am CST and December 15 at 11 am CST and join multi-award-winning children’s author, Donna McDine.

Her first children’s book The Golden Pathway has received numerous awards: Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction, and Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from someone in the trenches of children’s book award contests as she reveals what she has learned along the way.

Here’s the scoop on this two-part LIVE Writer’s Workshop at the Working Writer’s Club:

Topic: How to Create and Present Effective Instructional Workshops & Teleclasses

Date: Thursday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. CDT

Presenter: Donna McDine, Award-winning children’s author

Cost: Free for Working Writer’s Club Members

$19.97 for Non-club members (includes both sessions)

Description: In this 55-minute writers workshop, we’ll learn and discover…

On Thursday, November 17, Donna will discuss:

• The importance of entering book award contests

• Where and how to research contests

• How far in advance should you research contest

• How to prepare your contest entry

• To pay or not to pay an entry fee

On Thursday, December 15, Donna will discuss:

• Estimating how many books you need on hand

• Author copies from your publisher, negotiate with your publisher

• Determining your budget

• The importance of having a prepared hard copy media kit and website presence

• Do contests payoff in the end

Not a Working Writer’s Club member? Register at the Working Writer’s Club for both sessions of “How to Enter Your Children’s Book into Award Contests” and receive an email invitation to this live event, PLUS the replay the day after for just $19.97.

About Donna McDine:

Donna McDine is an award-winning children's author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions, Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction, and Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader ~ The Golden Pathway.

Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna has three more books under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing, Hockey Agony, Powder Monkey, and A Sandy Grave. She writes, moms and is the Editor-in-Chief for Guardian Angel Kids, Publicist for the Working Writer’s Club, and owner of Author PR Services from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI.

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.


  1. Sounds like a really helpful workshop for published authors. :D

  2. This sounds awesome, Donna! I will definitely have to catch the replay if I can't tune in at the original time.

  3. Donna, this workshop sounds great. I can't make the times, but I'll definitely be listening to the audio!

    Karen Cioffi Writing and Marketing

  4. Ladies thanks for visiting and for your words of support, much appreciated!


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