• Calling ALL Superheroes to SCBWI-Illinois' 2016 Prairie Writer's and Illustrator's Day.  Details avilable now at www.illinois.scbwi.org where registration ends October 29th.  
  • Thanks to Jennifer Mattson, Agent, of ANDREA BROWN LITERARY AGENCY, who presented "Royalty Statements and other Conundrums" at our fall Food for Thought.  Jennifer gave a complete and concise run-down of several types of royalty statements, unpacking pertinent language and outlining basic percentages and things to avoid.  We really appreciate her expertise in helping our published members to take ownership of this most important facet of their literary careers. Also, many thanks to Zylon Tokash of Open Books, our host for Saturday's meeting.  Zylon outlined the mission of Open Books and volunteer opportunities to support it.  We're grateful to attendees for bringing used books to the event.  YOUR generosity will support Open Books' ongoing community outreach and programming! For more information on upcoming FFT programming, or to recommend a topic, speaker or location, please email FFT Coordinator, Sallie Wolf (salwolf@comcast.net) .
  • 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.   Want to sign your PAL books and promote yourself at ISLMA? Contact Dawn Pennacchia dawn@ideahappy.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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