2018 Annual Conference – 25 and Still We R(ev)ise

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Date(s) - 03/17/2018 - 03/18/2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Blvd. - Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090


Logo design by Mary Barrows

NEW LOCATION!! Bigger and just as nice!

Registration is open!


Opening Keynote: James Ransome

Closing Keynote: Hena Khan

Editors: Stacey Friedberg (Dial), Celia Lee (Scholastic/Cartwheel)

Agents: Quressa Robinson (Nelson Literary Agency), Penny Moore (Empire Literary)

Art Director: Laurent Linn

Illustrator: Raúl Colón

Authors and Illustrators: Pintip Dunn, Meg Eden, Laura Gehl, Maria Gianferrari, Tamara Girardi, Leah Henderson, Carollyne Hutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd, Sue Macy, John Micklos, Jr., Courtney Pippin-Mathur, Laura Shovan, Meera Trehan, Lakita Wilson

Click here for Faculty Bios

Exciting opportunities for conference attendees:

  • Schedule a session with a headshot photographer during the conference and get a professional author photo for only $40!
  • Have your book stocked in the conference bookstore and participate in our Saturday signing!
  • Promote your 2017 or 2018 release through our conference slideshow!
  • Sign up for a manuscript critique, portfolio review, or social media consultation!
  • Drop-in Query or First Page Critique Booth for only $10!

Please check the schedule before registering. We ask you indicate a preliminary choice for breakouts. Click here for the full program schedule.


Early Bird December 4 to December 29

Member $130

Non-Member $160

Regular December 30 to March 10

Member $150

Non-Member $190

All critiques and intensive require Saturday conference registration. All critiques are on Saturday. Intensive registration may be made on the day of the intensive if the selected intensive is not at capacity. Drop-in first page and query letter critiques will also be provided by local authors on Saturday for $10 each.  Be sure to click HERE for further instructions.

Manuscript Critiques and Portfolio Reviews

Gatekeeper and Keynote** $60

Local author or illustrator** $45

**Critique Registration is NOT FINAL until you submit your manuscript following the directions here. Submit immediately to reserve your spot! If you register for a gatekeeper critique but do not submit your manuscript while slots are still available, you will be given the option to select a local author or illustrator critique instead and have the difference refunded, or have the amount refunded entirely.

Social Media Consultation with Lakita Wilson $30

Sunday Intensive

Member $65

Non-Member $75



REGISTRATION form will appear at the bottom of this page. Note: On the registration form, subchoices do not appear until you click on the category. We strongly urge online payment. If you need to send a check, use the Mail-In Registration Form and mail to

c/o Mike Karg
9158 Liberty Village Way
Union Bridge, MD 21791



All reservations must be made through the Maritime Conference Center. (Tel: (410) 859-5700, www.mccbwi.org) This is separate from conference fees. As at Claggett, lodging includes dinner and breakfast. Lunch and snacks are included in the conference fee. Dietary restrictions are no problem and are taken care of by the Center. The Center offers a 24-hour shuttle from BWI.


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Ticket Information

Regular Non-Member - $190.00

Regular Member - $150.00

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