Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 24, 2012.

Update #9 - For backers only

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    Your name and thanks on the CWC website and a CWC Bookmark!

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    Your name and thanks on the CWC website, Chicago Writers Conference Tote Bag and a CWC bookmark! Carry your books, mark your place.

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    Your name and thanks on the CWC website and a signed copy of "It Was Love When..." by Chicago author and conference presenter Robert K. Elder.

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    A critique of your query letter OR your book synopsis (choose one) from Writers Digest Editor and conference speaker Chuck Sambuchino. You may submit 1 page single-spaced (max). Delivery date is the latest date you may submit your query or book synopsis for feedback. Excellent for writers seeking representation!

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    Your name and thanks on the CWC website and a signed copy of "A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People Struggling with Homelessness," by Chicago author Karen Skalitzky.

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    Your name and thanks on the CWC website, and a signed copy of "The Crack Between the Worlds" by Chicago author Maggie Kast.

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    Your name and thanks on the CWC website and a signed copy of "It Was Over When..." by Chicago author and conference presenter Robert K. Elder.

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    Your name and thanks on the CWC website, and a poem written just for you (on a select topic) by author, poet, and Tuesday Funk host William Shunn.

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    CWC Founder Mare Swallow will bake you 2 dozen homemade cupcakes (choose one: lemon, yellow, or chocolate) and deliver them in person to within 50 miles of downtown Chicago. Homemade! Nothing from a can! Delivery date is latest date you may take delivery. You may take reward as early as May, 2012.

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    CUPCAKES! They were so popular, we had to bring 'em back. CWC Founder Mare Swallow will bake you 2 dozen homemade cupcakes (choose one: lemon, yellow, or chocolate) and deliver them in person to within 50 miles of downtown Chicago. Homemade! Nothing from a can! Delivery date is latest date you may take delivery. You may take reward as early as May, 2012.

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    Your name and thanks on the CWC website, and a Seat at the Table of Judgment (ie: you be the judge!) at a future Write Club Event. We will contact you to determine which date works for you -- delivery date below is just the latest possible date. Write Club happens every month.

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    Your name and thanks on the CWC website; an original screen print of Chicago Watertanks ("Kingsbury St." or "Watertanks & Birds") by Chicago artist and CWC board member Kevin Swallow. See images via the link to the left.

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    Art by friend of the conference, Chicago Artist Scott Simons. Choose ONE: "Red Abstract" or "Blue Abstract." Acrylic on panel, 16" x 20" View images to the left; indicate preference, Red or Blue. (Only 1 may be selected.)

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    Get cooking with Anupy! A package of goodies from author and conference speaker Anupy Singla! Receive a Spice Tiffin, a cookbook, and starter spices. Anupy is the author of "Indian as Apple Pie and "The Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook." (View images on the left.)

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    Your name and thanks on the CWC website; a framed original, digitally-enhanced photograph, "Marina Towers" by Chicago Artist and CWC board member Kevin Swallow. Last piece of art special: We'll throw in a tote bag and bookmark. See images via link to the left.

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    ATTEND THE CONFERENCE! Your name and thanks on the CWC website; 2-day admission to the Chicago Writers Conference; a Chicago Writers Conference Tote Bag and a CWC Bookmark!

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    CONFERENCE & CRITIQUE! April 20 Special: This is limited until 10 pm tonight. Attend the conference, plus receive your name and thanks on our website, plus short story manuscript critique (up to 10,000 words) by Hugo and Nebula Award nominee William Shunn.

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    CONFERENCE & CRITIQUE! Attend the conference, plus receive your name and thanks on our website, plus short performance manuscript or video critique (up to 10 minutes) by performer, writer and Write Club founder Ian Belknap.

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    CONFERENCE & CRITIQUE! Attend the conference, plus receive your name and thanks on our website, plus short story manuscript critique (up to 10,000 words) by Hugo and Nebula Award nominee William Shunn.

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    CONFERENCE AND ART! Attend the conference, plus recieve your name and thanks on the CWC website; a framed original, digitally-enhanced photograph, "Chicago Skyline Sunset" by Chicago Artist and CWC board member Kevin Swallow. See images via link to the left.

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    Spice Tour of Devon Avenue for up to 10 people. Take a walking spice tour of Devon Avenue with author and speaker Anupy Singla. Grab some friends, meet Anupy and explore the spicy treasures of Devon Avenue in Chicago. You'll snack along the way. Perfect for foodies! Note: Delivery date is the latest you may take the tour. You will arrange your tour directly with your guide.

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