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Children's Book Writers
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Work-for-Hire Writing: What Is It and How Can I Get Started?

In this one-hour webinar, author Laura Purdie Salas will explain what work-for-hire writing means, show how work-for-hire books differ from “trade” or “bookstore” books, and discuss the basics of creating an introductory packet to send out to publishers. The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Laura’s always happy to share nuts and bolts, good and bad experiences, and money details, so have your questions ready!

About Laura:
Laura Purdie Salas has written more than 130 books for kids, including Lion of the SkyIf You Were the MoonWater Can Be…, and BookSpeak! Her books have earned the Minnesota Book Award, NCTE Notables, starred reviews, and more. Laura’s written more than 100 books for the U.S. educational market, and her experience has honed her writing skills, paid the bills, and helped her feel like “a real writer.” She offers resources for children’s writers at and through her Patreon Group ( Laura wrote the book on Writing for the Educational Market: Informational Books for Kids, about work-for-hire writing. She enjoys teaching and speaking at writing conferences around the country (you know, before the pandemic). 

DATE: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
TIME: 8:00pm (Central European Time) / 2:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)
15€ for SCBWI members
25€ for non-members


Payment must be in EUROS via PayPal.
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Brahy, RA SCBWI France:
**This webinar will be available as a recording for 2 weeks only after the live event**
**A computer, webcam and reliable internet connection are necessary. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the event**