• Calling ALL Superheroes to SCBWI-Illinois' 2016 Prairie Writer's and Illustrator's Day.  Details avilable now at www.illinois.scbwi.org where registration begins on September 1st.  
  •  It’s time to break the fast with a new Food For Thought program intended for published (PAL and Independents) and under contract SCBWI members.   Published and soon to be published members of SCBWI are invited to join Jennifer Mattson of ANDREA BROWN LITERARY AGENCY at OPEN BOOKS WEST LOOP. Jennifer will talk about royalty statements and unpack some of the pertinent business language that may have authors and illustrators confused. This will be an informal presentation with time for questions and discussion. We’ll save time at the end to mix and mingle.   Open Books, our hosts, will also introduce their non-profit mission.   By Oct. 10: RSVP (with pertinent questions for Jennifer to answer) to Sallie Wolf, salwolf@comcast.net Cost is Free: coffee/tea will be provided. If your last name is in the A-L part of the alphabet please bring a small snack to share.
  • https://illinois.scbwi.org/events/creating-stories-for-every-reader-diversity-in-your-work-3/ From top, left to right Jerome Pohlen, Senior Editor, CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS Gwendolyn Mitchell, Consulting Editorial Director,THIRD WORLD PRESS and Cynthea Liu, Author Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Author-Illustrator; Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, Author; Andrea Hall, Editor, ALBERT WHITMAN & COMPANY and Patricia Hruby Powell, Author   Photos Courtesy Susanne Fairfax Media
  • Gwendolyn Mitchell, Consulting Editorial Director, THIRD WORLD PRESS, delivers a keynote at the Creating Stories for Every Reader Event, March 19, 2016 https://illinois.scbwi.org/events/creating-stories-for-every-reader-diversity-in-your-work-3/ Photos courtesy Susanne Fairfax Media
  • A Skype visit from Adriana Dominguez, agent at FULL CIRCLE LITERARY, at the Creating Stories for Every Reader Event, March 19, 2016.  Ms.Dominguez is the 2016 judge for SCBWI-Illinois' new annual Many Voices Outstanding Manuscript Prize, http://illinois.scbwi.org/scholarships/many-voices-outstanding-manuscript-prize/ .    Photos courtesy Susanne Fairfax Media  
  • SCBWI-IL Promotional Booth teams are making plans to WOW Illinois teachers and school librarians at their annual conferences: Illinois Reading Conference, Sept 29-Oct 1 and Illinois School Library and Media Association, Nov. 3-5  SCBWI-IL plans to showcase a display of our recently published (2014-2016) PAL books. In addition we will bundle and hand out posters, flyers, postcards or brochures you have to promote your books and your school/library visits/skypes. We accept promo materials from any PAL published authors/illustrators, not just the most recently published.   How can you make sure your book/promo materials are included? Contact Louann Brown newlou2008@hotmail.com  
  • The SCBWI Book Blast is back for 2016 and better than ever! It’s a 6-week promotion from October 10-November 18, 2016. It’s a super fun way to get the word out about your book, no matter when it was published in 2016. Get started creating your SCBWI Book Blast page today!: http://www.scbwi.org/bookblast-info/

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