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Webinar with Award-winning Author/Founder of Dear, Deborah Halverson: The Ultimate Checklist for Submitting to Editors

Date(s) - 11/14/2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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The Ultimate Checklist for Submitting to Editors -10 Tests a YA/MG Novel Must Pass to Prove It’s Really Ready for

DATE: Thursday, 11/14/2019
TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CST

Cost: $20 for Members, $30 Non-members
Registration closes Nov. 11th @ 7:00 p.m. CST.

Webinar Summary:
How can you know when your Middle Grade/Young Adult manuscript is ready to submit to agents or editors? You think it is, but how can you know for sure? Learn ten actionable tests for knowing when a novel is really, truly ready to submit . . . along with ways to whip the manuscript into shape if it fails a single one of them. Halverson’s two-page, b/w, text-only pdf handout can be downloaded by attendees before the webinar.

Limited openings for e-critiques: SOLD OUT
For an additional $35, Halverson will critique a limited number of written-only critiques (MG & YA). The attendees will email the first 10 pages of their ms plus a one-page summary after the webinar but no later than Nov. 25th. Directions for submission will follow.

This event will be recorded, so if you can’t attend live, no worries, you can still sign up! A replay will be available for two weeks after the event to all those that register.

To register for the webinar:
• Register and pay on the bottom of this page with
• Approx. one week before the webinar, you will receive an e-mail containing the link to the webinar.
• Approx. one hour before the webinar, you will receive a reminder e-mail containing another link to the webinar. (Just in case you misplace the first e-mail.)
• Click on the webinar link to sign on live.
• All who register will receive a link to the video replay after the event. The replay will be available for two weeks following the event.
• Questions? Please e-mail Lupe Ruiz-Flores at

Deborah Halverson is the award-winning author of Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies and Writing New Adult Fiction, the teen novels Big Mouth and Honk If You Hate Me, the picture book Letters to Santa, and three books in the Remix series for struggling readers. Formerly an editor at Harcourt Children’s Books and now a freelancer specializing in Young Adult/Middle Grade fiction, New Adult fiction, and picture books, Deborah has been working with authors—bestsellers, veterans, debut, and aspiring—for almost twenty-five years. She is the founder of the popular writers’ advice site Website: Follow @Dear_Editor (Twitter), DeborahHalversonBooks and DearEditorDotCom (Instagram), DearEditorcom and DeborahHalverson (Facebook)