What Comes After Bootcamp?

You survived our Spring Writing Bootcamp. You set goals. Met goals. Maybe even set new goals.

And now you're wondering, "What comes next?"

Well, we have a few suggestions ...


Another month-long writing challenge in June, this one created by a couple of writers who love NaNoWriMo enough to want to try writing 50K in a month TWICE a year. Sign up for JunNoWriMo

Ready, Set, Write!

Ready, Set, Write! is a summer writing intensive created by a few of our favorite YA writers. Last year it was organized by Elodie Nowodazkij (we interviewed her just last week!), sisters Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk, Alison Miller, and Katy Upperman. As far as we know, they'll be getting started in June. You can learn more by visiting Jaime Morrow's blog on June 2nd.

Camp NaNoWriMo

The awesome folks behind NaNoWriMo host a June** session of Camp NaNoWriMo. You can set your own writing goals, connect with other writers, get a progress tracker (you know we love those). Sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo.

**CORRECTION: The summer session is in July, not June.


Another great opportunity is WriteOnCon, a free online writing conference. For three days, they offer a jam-packed schedule of blog posts and live online events from authors, agents, editors, and writers. Plus, they hold contests and critiques in the forums. It's a fantastic event and can be a wonderful way to connect with those in the publishing industry! Although the dates for this summer haven't been announced, it's taken place in August for the past four years. Watch their Twitter feed for updates!

YA Buccaneers

And of course, we'll keep posting writing and reading challenges all summer long, plus author interviews and giveaways. So be sure to keep visiting your favorite YA-loving pirate crew! We have a few fun things coming up this summer (including the celebration for our one-year anniversary), and you'll want to be a part of it!

Let us know in the comments: Will you be participating in any of the above? Or are there summer events that we missed? 

Thanks for reading!