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If you're not a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, you can still join the Blueboard...though you won't be able to access all the resources the Board has to offer, not to mention all the other benefits of SCBWI membership.  To learn more, please visit the main website here:

To join the Blueboard as a non-SCBWI member, please read on

Click on the REGISTER button and fill out your profile with the requested information. Be sure to include the following:

1) Your year of birth. You must be at least 18 years of age to join this board. Due to legal reasons, age limit is strictly enforced, and yes, we will check. If a registered member is found to be underage, instant deletion & possible ban will ensue.

2) List your website or other on-line sources where the Administrators of this message board can find out more about you and what kind of person you are. This information is necessary to weed out spammers. If you don't have a website, your on-line source can be a blog, another message board where you regularly post, a Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ account or any place on the web where the Administrators can go to verify that you are a real person (not a bot) who is interested in children's literature.

3)  Tell us a little about yourself -- are you a teacher, librarian, writer, illustrator, editor or agent? Do you have a passion for children's literature? Why would you be a good addition to this message board's family? (And this message board IS a family. It's filled with people who all love children's literature.)

4)  List the user name you want in your account, the password and email you want to use on this board. 

NOTE:  Anyone not giving all of the above 4 categories of information in their registration request may have their registration request deleted without notice.

There are only a few Administrators for this board and it takes a lot of time to Google and research each person who wishes to join the board. Giving the information requested above in your registration request email will expedite the activation process substantially.  It can take up to a week to be approved if requested information cannot be verified by the Administrators.

Be sure to add us to your approved email list if you email us requesting to be registered. If we are blocked from your email account, you may never receive activation info needed to sign onto the board.

Once you have been approved, you should receive an acceptance email from this message board. You may need to activate your account. Be sure to check your spam filter folder if you don't see your activation email! Once you have been accepted AND HAVE ACTIVATED YOUR ACCOUNT IF REQUESTED you may then log onto the board and begin posting.  NOTE:  Unless you are an SCBWI member, you must log in at least once in every 90 days to stay a member of this board. Regular elimination of inactive members takes place every few months and logging in at least once every 90 days (even if you don't post anything) will keep you active and your membership account will not be deleted.

The main reasons people are not approved for this message board are because the applicants are either known spammers or they are apparently people who only want to get onto the board to promote themselves, their services or their books. This board is a community for sharing writing and illustrating ideas, techniques and information, it is NOT an advertising/promoting venue. Only verified SCBWI members and established board members who have previously contributed substantially to the message board community are allowed to promote their books or services on this board.

People may not register for anyone but themselves.

Please do not register for a second account if you are already a member of this board. This is to prevent trolling and other internet misbehavior, which is against the spirit of community on this Board. Keep in mind that the Administrators can see identities, and double registrations will be found and deleted without further notice.

#1 - September 29, 2014, 01:23 PM
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)


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