Even though the SCBWI stand won't be back at the Bologna Book Fair until 2016 (we are there every other year), illustrators can always submit their work to the Illustrators Exhibition. Entry to the Exhibition is free and entitles you to a pass granting you admission to the 2015 Bologna Children's Book Fair. SCBWI members once again receive an extended deadline to enter. While the general deadline is October 3, 2014, SCBWI members have until November 30 to submit their work. To be eligible for this extension you must be a current SCBWI member and write "SCBWI member" on the outside of your submission.ReadMore News
I used to have this idea that being an author meant typing away for days in a little countryside house, chasing dreams like Chevy Chase in Funny Farm. Tea, wine, and chocolate would be the only work buddies I needed. I wanted to take that romanticized road less traveled. My resolve was reinforced when I told people I was an aspiring author. They gave me a standard “that’s nice” with a look of pity that said, “oh, that’s never going to happen. That’s not a real job. A real job has benefits. Office hours. Consistent paychecks.” And a break room with a water cooler and bad instant coffee—yes, I got it. I also got that I needed to find new people to talk to about writing.ReadMore Stories
Join us February 6th-8th in New York City for an incredible weekend with the top editors, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators in the children's publishing world. The Annual Winter Conference in New York is an excellent opportunity to learn, get inspired and network with others in the children's book industry. Enjoy acclaimed keynotes; special breakout sessions with editors, agents and art directors discussing craft, marketing and illustration; a Marketplace 2015: Report from the Front Line Panel; an opportunity to display your illustrations in the Portfolio Showcase; and optional Friday intensives for writers and illustrators who want to dive deep into their craft. Registration is now open!ReadMore News
From Struggle to Triumph: Master Your Craft SCBWI North & East Bay Region Fall Intensives & Conference October 17 & 18 Welcome to the wonderful world of children's writers and illustrators! We are a creative tribe that educates, encourages and supports each other to reach new heights of professionalism in our crafts – All to develop the highest quality literature for children. Intensives - Friday Oct. 17th, Oct. 17 is a full day Intensive FOR MEMBERS ONLY: Pro Marketing Workshop Open CONFERENCE – Sat. Oct. 18, 8:15 – 5PM Our conference has a blockbuster line-up of speakers. Programs and breakout sessions are for pre-published and published writers and illustrators.ReadMore News
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014 Merit Plaques and Honor Certificates for fiction, nonfiction, illustration and poetry which appeared in magazines during 2013. First Place Plaque Recipients: FICTION: Laura Williams McCaffrey for her piece, "Into the Vast”, which appeared in the March Yarn magazine ILLUSTRATION: Julia Kelly for her illustration of David Sklar’s poem in the May/June issue of Lady Bug NONFICTION: Barbara Walsh, for “The Poppy Lady” in the November issue of Highlights POETRY: Diana Murray for “Ocean Beach”, in the August Highlights.ReadMore News
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators announces the addition of authors Laurie Halse Anderson, Matt de la Peña, and Ruta Sepetys, illustrator Peter Brown, and art director Laurent Linn to the SCBWI Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors boasts an array of industry professionals committed to expanding and supporting the creation and availability of quality children’s books around the world. “Our Board represents a diverse cross section of leading lights in our industry,” Executive Director Lin Oliver said. “They play a crucial role in guiding the SCBWI forward.”ReadMore News
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