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Announcements and Updates

  • We at RUCCL are working behind the scenes to bring you our 51st annual One-on-One Plus Conference on October 24. However, nothing is more important than ensuring the health and safety of our mentees and mentors. If we feel the need to postpone or cancel, you will find an announcement here. But there’s been no cancellation yet. For now, we’re moving our application period a little further out. Please check back in May for further application news and additional details. Thank you and be safe!
  • Thanks to all who helped make our 50th anniversary conference a success!

  • Click here for a list of our 2019 mentors.
  • Thank you to our 2019 Keynote Speaker, author Wendy Mass



A unique conference for authors and illustrators of children's books

For fifty years the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature has helped aspiring writers and illustrators of children's and young adult books, both fiction and nonfiction, to grow in craft and professionalism.

Each fall RUCCL sponsors the One-on-One Plus Conference. One-on-One brings together the largest number of professionals of any conference of its kind. The unique one-on-one format gives writers and illustrators a rare opportunity to share their work with an assigned mentor from the children's publishing world, whether it be an editor, agent, art director, or published author or illustrator. These professionals generously volunteer their time to not only critique the work of new and talented writers and illustrators, but also to share constructive information about the overall business of publishing. Every attendee is guaranteed a forty-five minute one-on-one manuscript or portfolio review session, and there are additional opportunities to network with our 80+ faculty members.

Have a Question? Contact us at: ruccl.org1on1@gmail.com