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Thanks to all who helped make the 2017 One-on-One Plus Conference a success!

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Mark the date: the next One-on-One Plus Conference will be held on October 20, 2018.  The 2018 application form will be posted in April.  Please check this site regularly for updates.


Our 2017 Mentor list


Many thanks to our amazing 2017 Keynote Speaker, author and illustrator Pat Cummings


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

For over forty-five 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