SCBWI CAROLINAS Best Practices Webinar Series
BEST PRACTICES WEBINAR SERIES
SCBWI Carolinas is pleased to announce BEST PRACTICES, a series of webinars discussing children’s publishing, covering topics such as self, indie and traditional publishing, international publishing and digital publishing.
There is no charge. Registration is limited so sign up quickly.
BEST PRACTICES: SELF, INDIE AND TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING
Our first webinar will be April 17, 2013 at 7:30 PM EDT. Self, Indie and Traditional Publishing with Emma Dryden. Join us for Emma's informative discussion on the state of publishing today, learn more about marketing and publishing resources, social media's impact and best practices in indie and self-publishing.
drydenbks is a multi-faceted company pertaining to all aspects of children's book publishing. You may find more information about Emma @ drydenbks.com
Registration is now open. You will be required to select a password to access the webinar on April 17. To register, go to:
BEST PRACTICES: INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING
Join us July 17, 2013 for Christopher's informative discussion on the international publishing, learn more about international children's literature, book festivals in Bologna and Singapore, ezines and the libretto he wrote for a children's musical.
Registration will open July 1, 2013 for International Publishing with Christopher Cheng.
Chris is the awarding winning author of more than 40 children's books. He is co-chair of the International Advisory Board for SCBWI, recipient of the Lady Cutler Award for Children's Literature, director of the digital publishing company, Sparklight and established the international peer voted SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards. He lives in Sydney Australia. Learn more about Chris @ www.chrischeng.com
BEST PRACTICES: DIGITAL PUBLISHING
And, in October, 2013, Best Practices will present Digital Publishing with Stacy Abrams. Registration will open October, 1, 2013.
Join us for Stacy's discussion on Entangled Publishing, an all digital publisher. Stacy is the Executive Editorial Director of Entangled Teen, Digi-teen, Bliss and Senior Editor. Before Entangled, Stacy was an Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing's children's division. For more information about Stacy go to http://www.entangledpublishing.com/the-team/
4th Annual SCBWI C Art & Writing Contest is now closed!
The submission period for the 4th Annual SCBWI C Art & Writing Contest is closed. Now we sort, record, number and post to judges. All submissions are anonymous.
Winners in the Writing Category and Art will be announced by June 30, 2013.
Checksheets will be mailed after July 15, 2013. Award certificates are handed out at the 2013 SCBWI C Conference, September 27-29 in Charlotte North Carolina at the Marriott Executive Park Hotel on Westpark Drive.
Please visit our Illustrator Contest entries page to see all the Illustrator Art
ENTRY FORMAT Illustrate the following text from Mother Goose.L
Simple Simon met a pieman, Going to the fair;
Says Simple Simon to the pieman, “Let me taste your ware."
Says the pieman to Simple Simon, “Show me first your penny.”
Says Simple Simon to the pieman, “Indeed I have not any.”
Pen & Palette Summer Edition
ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2012 SCBWI C ART & WRITING CONTEST
Congratulations to the winners and to all who submitted!
1st place Alice Ratterree
2nd place Brenda Gilliam
3rd place Jennifer Noel Bower
WRITING Nonfiction Category
1st Place Without Elephants by Melissa Payne
2nd Place Can You Imagine What's Under Your Feet? by Michelle Henry
3rd Place Skin is Skin by Ellen L. Fischer
WRITING Novel Category
1st Place The Chronicles of the Karma Kids Book One by Holly Smith
2nd Place Arcanum by Chris Hoerter
3rd Place Emergency by Vijaya Khisty Bodach
WRITING Illustrated Fiction Category
1st Place The Moonbees by Donna Marie Lynk
2nd Place Rocket, Run! by Lucy Rozier
3rd Place Violet Meets the Relatives by Maria N Ross
PEN & PALETTE ARCHIVES
Pen & Palette is a quarterly publication of the SCBWI for those member who live in North or South Carolina. These are the Pen & Palette publications for 2011.
To access more back issues of Pen & Palette go to
December 2011 [PP Winter 2011.pdf]
March 2011 [PP Spring 2011.pdf]
June 2011 [PP Summer 2011.pdf]
September 2011 [PP Fall 2011.pdf]
December 2012 [PP Winter 2012.pdf]
Graphic Novel Workshop with Mark Siegel, Editorial Director, First Second Books
Confused about how to write and submit a graphic novel? Interested in illustrating a graphic novel? Are you an illustrator/writer with a graphic novel proposal? Then register at www.scbwicarolinas.org after March 15, 2012 for Mark Siegel's Graphic Novel Workshop, in Asheville, North Carolina, May 19, 2012. Cost SCBWI members, $95.00, Non-members $115. There will be a free presentation Graphic Novels and the New Visual Literacy at 7:00 PM Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolinas on Friday, May 18, 2012. Location for the workshop TBA
Learn the entertaining and informative history of comics in America. Mark Siegel, the Editorial Director of First Second Books, http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/markSiegel.html, which BoingBoing, www.boingboing.net, dubbed "one of the great literary comics presses of the modern world.” will take you through a popular workshop which has been honed in writing programs and art schools all over the country.
This workshop is for the writer and/or illustrator interested in pursuing publication in the most dynamic and exciting publishing market today. Mark offers a unique exploration of the graphic novel genre (focused on but not limited to those working in the graphic novel form.) Mark is a talented illustrator and writer of graphic novels. You can enjoy his work at http://sailortwain.com/
3rd Annual SCBWI Art & Writing Contest UPDATE
The 3rd Annual Art and Writing Contest
PS. this contest ONLY is for members of SCBWI living in North and South Carolina
Entries are accepted via USPS only during the month of February, 2012
Mail to Post Office Box 1216, Conover, NC 28613.
CONTEST RULES are available HERE.
Writing Contest Judges: Novel Category: Reka Simonsen and Adah Nuchi, Harcourt Children's Books, Fictional Picture Books: Kate Fletcher, Candlewick Press, Non Fiction: Mary Rodgers, Lerner Books.
Art Category Judge: Katrina Damkoehler, Sterling Publishing Company
First, Second and Third Place winners receive written notification via USPS and are announced in the Summer Pen & Palette. Certificates are awarded at the SCBWI C annual fall conference held at the Marriott Executive Park Hotel, Charlotte, NC, September 28-30, 2012. Certificates of winner unable to attend the conference are mailed after October 1, 2012. The judges checklists are mailed no later than September 30, 2012.
2011 SCBWI C Fall Conference Report
2011 Fall Conference Report.
We had just about everything from Illustrating the Story to Writing the Hero’s Journey, Perfecting the Book Trailer and that was just Friday morning.
Agent’s Marietta Zacker of Nancy Gallt Literary, Josh Adams of Adams Literary and Rachel Orr of Prospect Agency participated in panels and were accessible to participants during the conference. Mark Kate Castellani, Editor, Walker Books for Young Readers, Amy Lennex, Editor, Sleeping Bear Press and Mallory Kass, Associate Editor, Scholastic Press along with Lucy Cummins, Associate Art Director, Simon & Schuster rounded out our publishing faculty.
Other speakers included NYT BestsellerBeth Revis, Angie Smibert, Bettina Restrepo, Chris Mandelski, John Claude Bemis, Katy Kelly, Sue Uhilg. 2007 Agatha Award Winner, Chris Roerden and Emmy Winner Curtis Sponsler rounded out our faculty. We gave boxes of books to Carolina International School, a K-10 Charter school in Harrisonburg, NC, handed out the Crystal Kite Award for East Asia’s winner Monika Schroder and awared certificates for the 2011 SCBWI C Art and Writing Contest. Activities included an Illustrator Chat, Critique Schmooze, A TweetUp, Red-Eye Critiques, and an Author’s Roundtable. It was an exciting, exhilarating, fun-filled, fast-paced weekend with record attendance.
2011 Conference Posters
Annual SCBWI Raleigh Schmooze
You're Invited to the Annual Raleigh SCBWI Schmooze!
When: Sunday, June 12th, 2011, 3-6pm
Where: Quail Ridge Books and Music, Raleigh, NC. (http://www.quailridgebooks.com/)
What: Come network, munch, and learn with other Children's/YA book writers & illustrators.
Who: Experienced and new writers & illustrators welcome.
Speaker: Our own beloved local Children's Book Writer/Illustrator Karen Lee will lead an interactive discussion on the illustrator's role in storytelling and ways in which writer's can use details effectively to set the scene in their picture books and YA/MG novels."
Come join us for this great networking and learning opportunity!
Sponsored by the Goalies Critique Group and the SCBWI, it's a rousing good time every year. : )