May Online Events

How did January last 5,000 years yet April passed in 0.5 seconds?

Nevertheless, we’re excited to be hosting our usual two free, online events for you this month. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, May 10th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is Pinterest for writers. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, May 19th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us20.chatzy.com/14331761737469

– The Ch21Con Team

P.S. Don’t forget to follow our spring blog tour, which includes lots of cool insights into our inaugural conference, writing advice, and giveaways!

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April Online Events

Happy April! We hope this month brings you ~showers~ of words.

We’re hosting our usual two free, online events for you this month. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, April 12th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is timelines within stories. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, April 21st from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us20.chatzy.com/14994552686227

– The Ch21Con Team

Poetry and Short Fiction Contest

We’re thrilled to announce

the 2nd Annual Chapter One Events Poetry and Fiction Contest!

Want to attend the 2018 Chapter One Young Writers Conference (ages 11-20) or the Chapter Twenty-One Conference (ages 21-29) but need financial assistance? Want a free, professional critique of your work-in-progress? Want to see your writing published in an eBook anthology this summer?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Chapter One Events Poetry and Fiction Contest is for you!

Today (Thursday, March 15) through Tuesday, May 15, we’ll be accepting poetry and short fiction contest entries from writers who, as of the 2018 conferences on August 4, will be between the ages of 11 and 29. The contest is free to enter.

We’re separating entries this year into four categories:

  • Ch1Con (ages 11-20, as of August 4)
    • Poetry: no longer than 1 page, single-spaced
    • Short Fiction: 1,000 to 5,000 words
  • Ch21Con (ages 21-29, as of August 4)
    • Poetry: no longer than 1 page, single-spaced
    • Short Fiction: 1,000 to 5,000 words

Prizes include discounted conference admission to either Ch1Con or Ch21Con (depending on your age group), writing critiques from the Chapter One Events team, and publication in the 2018 Chapter One Events Writing Competition Collection!

For more details (including contest rules, info on the 2018 judges, and a full list of available prizes), please visit this page.

We’re so excited to read your wonderful writing!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE CONTEST

March Online Events

It’s time for MARCH MADNESS! (AKA when we spend March reading a billion books.)

We’re hosting our usual two free, online events for you this month. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, March 8th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is revising methods. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, March 17th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us23.chatzy.com/49203375390613

– The Ch21Con Team

February Online Events

Is it just us or did January last a decade? We can’t believe it’s finally Febrrruary!

We’ll be spending the month bundled up indoors and writing, and hope you will join us. We’re hosting two free, online events for you this month. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, February 8th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is genre vs. realistic fiction. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, February 17th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us20.chatzy.com/25971045635605

– The Ch21Con Team

January Online Events

Happy 2018! We’ll be spending the month bundled up indoors and writing, and hope you will join us. We have two free, online events for you this month. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, January 11th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is character development. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, January 20th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point that you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/62472957305958

 

– The Ch21Con Team

P.S. Look out for info on our first annual conference, coming soon!

December Online Events

Happy holidays! We’re back this month with more fun, free, online Ch21Con events. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, December 7th at 8:00 PM EST: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is short stories vs. novels. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, December 16th from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM EST: Virtual Write-a-Thon

Join us for our first ever, twelve-hour, through-the-day Ch21Con Virtual Write-a-Thon!

A virtual write-a-thon is an event where a bunch of people get together to write a bunch of words, talk about writing, and procrastinate–online. You don’t have to attend for the whole event (only as much as you want to) and you can write whatever you want.

Link to the Chatzy chat room where we’ll be hosting the virtual write-a-thon: http://us21.chatzy.com/57171331659540

Talk to you Thursday!

– The Ch21Con Team