LIST OF U.S. REGIONS WITH NEWSLETTERS
* indicates that the newsletter is not “embedded” within the SCBWI.org website, in that it is online in the form of a BLOG outside of the SCBWI.org website. All others, whether blogs or electronic newsletters, are found within the SCBWI website. All newsletters can be located by following a link on the regions’ SCBWI page. (This list is not meant to be exhaustive.)
California North Central:
Contains a regular feature titled “Five Minutes With…” that profiles agents, editors, and other industry professionals.
This newsletter is chock-full of illustrating & writing tips, interviews of those who’ve successfully published, and A FLY ON THE WALL perspective highlighting SCBWI conferences and events.
This blog regularly highlights writing and illustrating contests that don’t charge fees. It contains conversations with published authors and illustrators, insights from the pros, and monthly posts that stick to themes like revision, structure, illustration, and diversity.
This blog features profiles of illustrators, writers, and articles on a wide-range of subjects like voice, poetry, tracking submissions, graphic novels, and so much more.
A beautifully designed newsletter that includes interviews, tips regarding the writing craft, articles about illustrative technique, and reader-responses to interesting questions about the industry.
This newsletter is beautifully designed and full of articles on a wide-range of topics. It’s also one of the few SCBWI newsletters that still lists markets for children’s book writers and illustrators. For instance, in its latest Marketplace installment there’s a wish list from an editor of a new imprint and from a new agent.
An informative blog that is easy on the eye and meaty on content. Some of the popular tags include: Agents, Voice, Editors, A Professional Series, Art Directors, Character, and Craft.
Each post on this blog is written by an industry pro and carries a monthly theme that focus on subjects like the business side of publishing, learning from the silver screen, and how to better educate ourselves with regard to writing and illustrating for children.
Rocky Mountain (Colorado/Wyoming):
Southern Breeze (Alabama/Georgia/FLA Panhandle):
This beautifully designed newsletter contains page after page of must-reads for seasoned to newbie writers alike with book reviews, interviews and articles on all things writing and illustrating.
Though this blog seems designed to inform illustrators within its region about SCBWI-related events, the wrap-ups about past events as well as a how-to page about portfolios will be useful to any illustrator of any region.
Email subscription, too
(May be defunct; last newsletter was Spring 2015)
This blog is full of high-powered interviews with agents, editors, authors, illustrators, and more.
Compiled by Dionna L. Mann, SCBWI Mid-Atlantic member who has learned oodles upon oodles by reading the advice of others in the kidlit field. Thanks to you, SCBWI, and to all the newsletter creators and contributors found in her midst!