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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Magic in the Air: fAiRy gOdSiStErS, iNk Announces 2nd Annual SCBWI Summer Conference Scholarship!

This just in...

If you don't believe in fairy godmothers, what about fAiRy gOdSisTeRs?  Check out this incredible act of generosity and kindness...

fAiRy gOdSisTeRs, iNk (FGI) announces its 2nd Annual SCBWI Summer Conference Scholarship! 

FGI is offering a $1,500 scholarship for a SCBWI member to attend the August 2009 conference in Los Angeles. FGI awarded the 2008 scholarship to Linda Lodding of the Netherlands.

To apply for the 2009 scholarship, submit a 250-word, double-spaced essay describing what you hope to accomplish by attending this year's summer conference. Send your essay to: fairygodsistersink@yahoo.com

The application deadline is April 15th, 2009. The winner will be notified May 15th, 2009.

fAiRy gOdSiStErS, iNk. is a small, benevolent squadron of Santa Barbara children's book authors who believe in the magic of passing forward lucky breaks, bounty and beneficence, as so many have done for us. We are: Thalia Chaltas, Mary Hershey, Valerie Hobbs, Robin LaFevers and Lee Wardlaw.

If you would like to share some fairy dust of your own to help send a writer to the 2009 Summer Conference, FGI welcomes your donations!

For more information about the grant and/or making a donation, please visit the FGI website (which will be up and running SOON!) at http://www.fairygodsistersink.com or email Lee Wardlaw at author@leewardlaw.com.


Anonymous said...

I tried going on the website and it doesn't work yet. Do you know when they'll start accepting applications?


Robin L said...

The site should go live any minute. Our webmistress got buried in her dayjob, but it will be up soon. Promise! And we'll begin accepting applications as soon as it's live.

So begin polishing up those essays!

Vivian said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and answering Anonymous's question. The fAiRy gOdSisTeRs are filled with grace and kindness.