WIFYR & Scholarship opportunity!
Some information about the conference from their website
Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers is for anyone who is seriously interested in publishing books for children and teens. If this is a passing interest, you may not want to invest the 40 + hours this conference takes. But if you really want to publish, there will be people here who will be able to help you get the best work possible in the time allotted.
Many people find this conference to be a life-changing experience as far as their career as writers or illustrators. It's a long, hard week that attendees love. In fact, we have many return attendees--almost 50 % of the people who come have been here more than once.
Introduction to Writing for Children and Young Adults
Picture Book Class
Middle Grade Novel
Beginning YA Novel Class
Science Fiction Class
Mette Ivie Harrison
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Writing the LDS Middle Grade and Young Adult Novel
Greg Leitich Smith
Carol Lynch Williams
Writer's Boot Camp
Ann Dee Ellis
Here is the direct link to an awesome contest/scholarship