News

  • An important reminder.... You do NOT have to be a member of SCBWI to join the open areas of this message board. Anyone with a true interest in the world of children's literature may register and join our community.
  • New to this board? Play nice. Avoid swearing, political, religious, kickstarter or fundraising posts. Get permission before promoting services. Read the Rules of the Board for details. Link to basic rules:  http://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=34154.0
    WELCOME! And Happy Posting, Everyone!
  • Please remember to post a message only one time on the Blueboard. Duplicate posts will be removed without notice.  (An exception is made for Regional Advisors, who may post a notice about their regional events on each of the appropriate boards.) 

FAQ - Board Policies & Information

No New Posts About the Message Boards - Everyone Read!

A FAQ section with the "rules" of this board as set by the creator, Verla Kay, as well as information on how to use the Board.

53 Posts
7 Topics

Last post by Verla Kay
in Re: Basic Blueboard Rule...
on July 11, 2014, 08:57 AM

No New Posts How to Register for this Message Board

To join this board YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS!

2 Posts
2 Topics

Last post by Marissa Doyle
in Not a member of SCBWI? Y...
on September 29, 2014, 01:23 PM

No New Posts HELP! How to Use the Blueboard.

Here's the place to come for information if you need help using any of the many wonderful features of this Message Board.

1,644 Posts
179 Topics

Last post by H. Pinski
in MOVED: Help! How do I fi...
on January 05, 2015, 08:03 AM

Board News

No New Posts Important Board Announcements

Information important to everyone that concerns this message board will be posted here. EVERYONE please read IMMEDIATELY!

Moderator: Verla Kay

2,470 Posts
144 Topics

Last post by Amy S
in Re: Board Management Cha...
on January 10, 2015, 02:30 PM

No New Posts SCBWI Blueboard News

This board will alert SCBWI members of any important changes in their private area of the board.

30 Posts
3 Topics

Last post by Mrs. Jones
in Re: Did You Know... (Abo...
on December 03, 2014, 08:24 AM

No New Posts Board Merger & SCBWI Issues

This is the place for Blueboard members to inform SCBWI's design/programming/website team of any issues, problems, glitches or discrepancies they are noticing on SCBWI's website or the Blueboard since the merger with Verla Kay's Blueboard. Please give as much information about the problem as you can.

630 Posts
35 Topics

Last post by Artemesia
in Re: SCBWI logo on my blo...
on September 19, 2014, 09:57 PM

Writing, Illustrating & Publishing

No New Posts Book Talk

Here's the place to chat about books you love and hate.

Moderator: AnneB

8,094 Posts
497 Topics

Last post by LadySlipper
in Re: Re: Whatcha reading?
on Yesterday at 03:25 AM

No New Posts Computer, Web & Tech Discussions

Here's the place to share tips and information about using your computers for writing and illustrating and it's also the place to talk about building websites, using the internet for promoting books, etc. Please use the URL's boards for listing specific URL's that don't pertain to these topics.

Moderator: Kell

7,254 Posts
659 Topics

Last post by Stephanie Ruble
in Re: Do you use tumblr to...
on January 22, 2015, 07:57 AM

No New Posts Apps & the Digital Frontier

This is the place to ask questions about or to share new developments in children’s storytelling apps and anything else pertaining to the ever-changing media landscape of the digital frontier.

Moderator: H. Pinski

309 Posts
39 Topics

Last post by Duskydawn
in Re: Links within e-book ...
on January 23, 2015, 10:41 AM

No New Posts Education

This is the place to discuss conferences, writing &/or art classes, anything that would "educate" you in your chosen profession - writing &/or illustrating for children.

Moderator: Vonna

3,990 Posts
197 Topics

Last post by Elaine (aka sweetpea)
in Re: Agents & Editors at ...
on Yesterday at 09:00 AM

No New Posts Illustrating

Especially for illustrators to post questions and comments about their craft.

Moderator: Artemesia

3,390 Posts
310 Topics

Last post by joey-welsh
in Re: To Cintiq or not to ...
on Yesterday at 09:03 AM

No New Posts Research

Here's the place to post information that will help others who are doing research on specific subjects, or for you to request information. NOTE: ONLY request research help here if you have already exhausted your own internet sources first.

Moderator: Vijaya

6,381 Posts
422 Topics

Last post by read lisa scott
in Re: How did kids refer t...
on Today at 07:40 AM

No New Posts Writing

A place to post all your questions and comments on the craft of writing and submitting stories for children to publishers.

Moderator: Vijaya

13,607 Posts
502 Topics

Last post by Tori
in Re: The Official EARLY R...
on Today at 08:14 AM

No New Posts Writing & Illustrating Contests

Here's the place to put all information about writing and illustrating contests.

Moderator: Larissa

2,634 Posts
148 Topics

Last post by Marissa Doyle
in MOVED: LEE & LOW BOOKS A...
on January 21, 2015, 04:55 PM

No New Posts With Special Permission from SCBWI

This board contains information that has been given special permission by SCBWI to be posted on the Blueboard. Note: All posts on this board must first be approved by a Moderator before they will show up on the board.

8 Posts
2 Topics

Last post by Stephanie Ruble
in Re: donations matched to...
on November 21, 2014, 08:53 AM

Genres

No New Posts Graphic Novels

Here's the place to discuss writing and illustrating graphic novels. Enjoy!

Moderator: Artemesia

281 Posts
29 Topics

Last post by TH
in Re: Agents for Graphic N...
on November 11, 2014, 08:34 AM

No New Posts Historical Fiction

This is the board to post discussions of historical fiction stories and books for children.

Moderator: Marissa Doyle

1,597 Posts
112 Topics

Last post by zoraida-rivera
in Re: Writing a historical...
on January 10, 2015, 07:31 PM

No New Posts Magazines & Ezines

A place to post tips, hints, and suggestions on how to make your writing and illustrating the best it can be for magazines and Ezines.

Moderator: Ev

3,137 Posts
338 Topics

Last post by Debbie Vilardi
in Re: Cicada
on Today at 08:09 AM

No New Posts Middle Grade (MG) & Chapter Books

A place to discuss the craft of writing chapter books and middle grade novels for children aged 8 to 12.

Moderator: JennaWren

4,756 Posts
255 Topics

Last post by Mindy Alyse Weiss
in Re: From the Mixed-Up Fi...
on January 23, 2015, 06:13 AM

No New Posts Mysteries

Here's the place to discuss the craft and specific issues pertaining to mysteries for children.

Moderator: Pons

151 Posts
12 Topics

Last post by Pons
in Re: Edgar Award Nominees...
on January 10, 2015, 02:43 PM

No New Posts Non-Fiction (NF)

Here's the place to discuss questions relating to non-fiction books.

Moderator: Vijaya

813 Posts
98 Topics

Last post by HaroldU
in Re: permissions
on Yesterday at 03:12 PM

No New Posts Picture Books (PB) & Easy Readers

A place to discuss the craft of writing and illustrating picture books and easy/early readers.

Moderator: Donna J. Shepherd

5,104 Posts
329 Topics

Last post by jancoates
in Re: Books about fishing
on January 18, 2015, 08:50 AM

No New Posts Poetry

A place for poets to gather and discuss their craft.

Moderator: Ev

1,417 Posts
110 Topics

Last post by EMILYDICKINSON
in Kids' Poetry Contest-NOT...
on Yesterday at 09:07 PM

No New Posts Sci Fi & Fantasy

A place to discuss the special problems and needs of writing sci-fi and fantasy stories for children.

Moderator: dewsanddamps

1,747 Posts
97 Topics

Last post by Debbie Vilardi
in Re: Epic Fantasy without...
on October 27, 2014, 10:32 AM

No New Posts Script Writers

Here's the place to discuss any and all aspects of script writing.

Moderator: H. Pinski

697 Posts
79 Topics

Last post by CC
in Re: Creative Spark
on December 06, 2014, 08:01 AM

No New Posts Series

A place to discuss the specifics of what it takes to write series books for children.

Moderator: Jayca

829 Posts
55 Topics

Last post by Barbara Etlin
in Re: Does anyone write co...
on September 27, 2014, 07:18 AM

International & Multilingual Area

No New Posts Outside the USA

This board is for discussions pertaining specifically to people living in countries outside of the USA.

Moderator: dewsanddamps

1,254 Posts
131 Topics

Last post by dewsanddamps
in Re: Lonely in Leprechaun...
on January 17, 2015, 12:25 PM

No New Posts Translating From English & Translating Into English

This board is a place to discuss translation of children's books.

Moderator: DianaM

8 Posts
4 Topics

Last post by Verla Kay
in READ ME FIRST!
on January 06, 2015, 01:22 PM

Blueboard Member News

No New Posts Kidlit Good News

This board is for all writing and illustrating good news pertaining to children's literature − book birthdays, book sales, magazine acceptances, agents, awards, professional journal reviews, etc. Please be sure you have at least five quality posts before sharing your good news here.

Moderator: Larissa

8,512 Posts
207 Topics

Last post by Meredithmiller1
in Re: DISCOVERING GEOGRAPH...
on Yesterday at 09:08 AM

No New Posts Promotional News

Here's the place to post news about covers, trailers, launch parties, blogger & internet reviews, giveaways, etc. Note: We don't want your post counts to go up and down like a yo-yo, so posts here do not count towards your post total because these posts are periodically purged from the board in order to make way for more current posts. Plus, for those of you who have just joined the board, new members must have at least 5 "quality" posts before posting here, and preferably more. It's usually a good idea to spend some time in the community before jumping right in and promoting yourself or your book. Give us all a chance to know you, and then we'll be happy to celebrate with you. Thank you!

Moderator: Kell

246 Posts
19 Topics

Last post by Vonna
in Re: Review for Multicult...
on Today at 04:09 AM

No New Posts All Other Good News

This board is for anything and everything that doesn't fit in Kidlit Good News or Promotional Good News. If something wonderful has happened to you or someone you love, you can share it here. Note: We don't want your post counts to go up and down like a yo-yo, so posts here do not count towards your post total because these posts are periodically purged from the board in order to make way for more current posts. Also, we are thrilled to celebrate news and events with all our members. However, to cut down on some of the drive-by posting we have seen, we ask that you wait to post your news/events until you have at least five quality posts elsewhere on the board. Thank you!

Moderator: Mrs. Jones

529 Posts
20 Topics

Last post by DellaRF
in Re: EXCITING NEWS! I Hav...
on January 16, 2015, 04:21 PM

No New Posts Events (Open to All)

Here's the place to post all events that anyone can attend, including SCBWI open events. Please note: We are thrilled to celebrate news and events with all our members. However, to cut down on some of the drive-by posting we have seen, we ask that you wait to post your news/events until you have at least five quality posts elsewhere on the board. Thank you!

Moderator: Vonna

156 Posts
23 Topics

Last post by SClark
in Austin SCBWI 2015 Conf M...
on December 13, 2014, 09:36 AM

URLs - MUST be PG rated to post

No New Posts Children's Writer/Illustrator URLs

Writer and Illustrator PG rated URLs and helpful comments about those websites are posted here.

Moderator: DianaM

1,165 Posts
128 Topics

Last post by Sue G.
in Re: Sue Gagliardi, Child...
on January 04, 2015, 09:41 AM

No New Posts Other helpful URLs

This is the place to post website PG rated URLs that are not necessarily writing-related but that you would like to share with your fellow board members.

Moderator: Pons

482 Posts
54 Topics

Last post by Barbara Etlin
in MOVED: Medievalists.net
on November 17, 2014, 10:25 AM

Off Topic

No New Posts Off Topic Board

This is the place to post anything not related to children's writing or illustrating.

Moderator: dewsanddamps

1,809 Posts
142 Topics

Last post by Stephanie Shaw
in Re: Medical Crisis in Or...
on Yesterday at 08:39 AM

Regional Boards

No New Posts Florida

This board is for the use of the Florida Region of SCBWI.

70 Posts
5 Topics

Last post by zoraida-rivera
in Re: Florida Regional Con...
on January 10, 2015, 08:26 PM

No New Posts Indiana

This is a board for the SCBWI Region of Indiana.

Moderator: Kristi Valiant

2 Posts
1 Topics

Last post by Liz Straw
in Re: Indiana Conference A...
on April 12, 2014, 09:14 PM

No New Posts Japan

This board is for all SCBWI Members in Japan to share information and concerns pertaining to their region.

Moderator: Holly Thompson

8 Posts
2 Topics

Last post by seamikan
in Re: New SCBWI Japan webs...
on November 08, 2013, 10:53 PM

No New Posts Texas Brazos Valley Region

This is a discussion board for the Brazos Valley Region of Texas.

Moderators: lizbmertz, Candilynn

14 Posts
3 Topics

Last post by connie-grudzinski
in Re: Critique Groups for ...
on April 20, 2014, 04:26 PM

  • No New Posts
  • Redirect Board

SCBWI's Blueboard - A Message & Chat Board - Info Center

Recent Posts Recent Posts

Re: The Official EARLY RISERS and NIGHT OWLS Club by Tori (Writing)
Today at 08:14 AM
Re: Cicada by Debbie Vilardi (Magazines & Ezines)
Today at 08:09 AM
Re: The Official EARLY RISERS and NIGHT OWLS Club by Melissa K (Writing)
Today at 08:03 AM
Re: Status Query Question by Debbie Vilardi (Magazines & Ezines)
Today at 07:56 AM
Re: Feelings vs. Imagination by Debbie Vilardi (Writing)
Today at 07:49 AM
Re: How did kids refer to good grades these days? by read lisa scott (Research)
Today at 07:40 AM
Re: How did kids refer to good grades these days? by Debbie Vilardi (Research)
Today at 07:37 AM
Re: Review for Multicultural Children's Book Day -- Aloha! by Vonna (Promotional News)
Today at 04:09 AM
Kids' Poetry Contest-NOT FREE by EMILYDICKINSON (Poetry)
Yesterday at 09:07 PM
Re: Review for Multicultural Children's Book Day -- Aloha! by Ev (Promotional News)
Yesterday at 08:16 PM
Re: Market for Long Story? by Allison (Magazines & Ezines)
Yesterday at 04:37 PM
Re: permissions by HaroldU (Non-Fiction (NF))
Yesterday at 03:12 PM
Re: The Official EARLY RISERS and NIGHT OWLS Club by Melissa K (Writing)
Yesterday at 01:00 PM
Re: permissions by trubbles (Non-Fiction (NF))
Yesterday at 10:58 AM
Re: permissions by HaroldU (Non-Fiction (NF))
Yesterday at 09:58 AM
Re: Myth about stealing something and selling it back by Whizbee (Research)
Yesterday at 09:26 AM
Re: DISCOVERING GEOGRAPHY series wins AGTA award by Meredithmiller1 (Kidlit Good News)
Yesterday at 09:08 AM
Re: To Cintiq or not to Cintiq by joey-welsh (Illustrating)
Yesterday at 09:03 AM
Re: Agents & Editors at Conferences in 2015 by Elaine (aka sweetpea) (Education)
Yesterday at 09:00 AM
Re: Medical Crisis in Oregon by Stephanie Shaw (Off Topic Board)
Yesterday at 08:39 AM

Upcoming Calendar Upcoming Calendar

Upcoming Birthdays: Joanna (31), howellpix (71), Breezy Brookshire (24), Jessica Burkhart (28), literaticat (113)

Forum Stats Forum Stats

242,814 Posts in 14,079 Topics by 5,317 Members. Latest Member: emward
Latest Post: "Re: The Official EARLY R..." ( Today at 08:14 AM )
View the most recent posts on the forum.
[More Stats]

Users Online Users Online

17 Guests, 14 Users (2 Hidden)

Users active in past 15 minutes:
benlin-alexander, chris-fordyce, Mike Jung, joey-welsh, Debbie Vilardi, olmue, Alison A, Sara, PatEsden, Tori, Ree, mflaherty

Most Online Today: 42. Most Online Ever: 444 (June 25, 2008, 12:49 PM)