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ALL ABOARD THE BLUEBOARD
by Verla Kay

This article will introduce you to the new Diversity boards, help you find on-line critique partners and show you how to quickly locate the newest messages on the Blueboard. 

Essential Reminder:

Make sure you read the Rules of the Board before you post!
Board Rules:  https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=34154.0

How to find critique partners:

The Blueboard is open to anyone interested in writing and/or illustrating for children – people are from all over the world, with all levels of expertise and experience. SCBWI members looking for critique partners can:

1)   Post in the open area of the board in Query & Critique Requests:
  https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?board=73.0
2)   Use the SCBWI Only area, posting a manuscript on the Manuscript Critiques board:  https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?board=121.0
3)   Ask to join a group on the Critique Groups (SCBWI members only) board:  https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?board=127.0

What’s New on the Blueboard:

A new section – Diversity in Children's Books – has recently been added to the Blueboard. This new section provides a safe, welcoming place for members to discuss how to bring more diversity into children’s fiction and the challenges that might be faced while creating these important, much needed stories.

Timesaver Tips:

Under your name in the top left corner of the Blueboard are two links:
1) Show unread posts since last visit
2) Show new replies to your posts

Clicking on choice #2 gives a list of all responses on the board only to posts you have made.

Choice #1 shows a list of all new posts since the last time you visited the board.

To see ALL unread posts on the board, click All Unread Topics in the bottom right-hand corner of the list. The first time this will bring up 350+ PAGES of messages!

Click Mark All Messages Read to clear the list. Next time you visit the board, you will have a much smaller number of unread messages!

If you are new to the Blueboard:

SCBWI members are already registered on the Blueboard. Log onto the Blueboard using your SCBWI email (this is your user name) and SCBWI password to automatically create your profile.

Login:  https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php
Welcome:  https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=72965.0

Blueboard problems?
 
Send Verla Kay a trouble ticket: http://www.verlakay.com/contact-form-2/

Until next time, happy posting, Everyone.


Bio:  Verla Kay is the author of historical picture books in rhyme. She is the original creator of the Blueboard, a former instructor for the Institute of Children’s Literature and she loves traveling and presenting to both adults and children. Visit her online at www.verlakay.com.

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