ASJA 2017 Annual Writers Conference

Lynne S. Dumas Personal Mentoring Program

 (Saturday ONLY): $60 additional fee

Trying to break into the magazine market? Need help making a query sing? Want to know how to get your nonfiction book published? Get answers and career advice from a professional writer. For $60, you'll get 30 minutes of face-to-face guidance from an ASJA mentor on the nonfiction writing topic you choose. Space is limited, so sign up early! Appointments will be scheduled Saturday morning. Meet the ASJA Expert Team.
Mentoring can jump-start careers. "I went to that meeting as a longtime newspaper writer, with no clue how to pitch anything," said ASJA member Laura Beil. "I followed what I learned about query letters and pitching to editors. I just completed a story for the New York Times (which made it onto the front page yesterday!) Reader's Digest query accepted right away."
Select a Mentoring Session add-on when you register, and find the personalized help you've been seeking. 

Professional Headshots Onsite – Steve Schulman Photography

Portrait and Street Photographer Steve Schulman, who will be photographing our awards ceremony, will also be shooting headshots at this year’s Conference. Steve is known for his engaging, relaxed style, quickly making writers feel comfortable and look their finest. Headshots can be used for book jackets, articles, social media, and all other professional needs.

Steve Schulman’s special package includes: a brief consultation with an expertly crafted 20 minute shoot -- with original images ready to download onto your computer. All this for ONLY $175! That’s over 70% off his private studio rate.

ADVANCE SCHEDULING STRONGLY SUGGESTED! When you are ready to schedule a shoot, please reach out to Sessions available on a first-come, first-served basis so don’t miss this opportunity. Make your appointment now! Accepts cash, personal checks, and credit cards (with 3% service charge).

The Coach is In: Sign Up for Intro Career Coaching Sessions

Sharon Stern, a Certified Career & Executive Coach will give 30 minute intro career coaching sessions to ASJA members who sign up for a time slot at the registration desk (spots are limited; first-come, first-served) on Friday, May 5th. Meet with Sharon for a free 30-minute INTRO coaching session to discuss your aspirations, dreams, fears or concerns. Sharon will help start you on the road to discover what your true priorities are and what you should be doing to focus on those key issues.

Sharon  Stern  spent over 20 years as a successful business owner working with C-suite executives and decision makers from Fortune 500 companies and Wall street firms. She has worked at Dale Carnegie Training as a Senior Corporate Training Consultant where she helped organizations of all sizes create measurable positive business change.

ASJA Industry Reception

LeGrande Lounge at The Time New York
224 West 49th Street, betw Broadway & 8th Aves.
Saturday, May 6, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The exquisite Time New York Hotel has planned a very special evening, just for us. Whether you’ve attended the ASJA conference or not, you and your industry friends are invited to our exclusive ASJA reception at LeGrande Lounge in The Time New York Hotel. Conveniently located in the heart of the theatre district, make sure this is your stop for a quick drink or lingering conversation before you head off to a dinner or night of Broadway. There’s no admission fee. Cash bar.

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