SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Save the date for our virtual fall conference, Illinois Interactive 2020, with interactive, feedback-filled sessions with editors, agents, PAL professionals and celebrity guests! Congratulations to the Prairie Prize Winner, Gabriella Vagnoli and all the illustrators who submitted illustrations for our conference image contest.
  • https://illinois.scbwi.org/events/wow-wired-webinars-with-adria-goetz-erin-siu/
  • Illinois congratiulates Sarah Aronson, winner of the 2020 Crystal Kite Award Winner, Midwest Division, for  JUST LIKE RUBE GOLDBERG, illustrated by Robert Neubecker
  • Join PAL & Published Coordinator Sarah Aronson for her 3-Cs: Care, Community and Creativity! All SCBWI-Illinois Members Invited Every Monday night 7PM CST Online using Zoom--to join: https://zoom.us/j/912578951 PASSWORD: ThxDebbie If you're new to ZOOM, see TUTORIALS, at bottom.   UPCOMING SCHEDULE THESE ZOOM MEETINGS ARE NOT RECORDED.  Please attend to be
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  • https://illinois.scbwi.org/scbwi-il-on-social-media/
  • We have info about the Spectacular Conference, April Powers and the Equity and Inclusion Statement of Intention, and other SCBWI opportunities; an interview and contact of editor Pilar Armida (Ediciones Castillo) who is accepting projects and manuscripts, article about taboo topics in Children's books by Becky Rubinstein, and an article about how to survive as an author and book-seller of children's books in the COVID19 new reality, by Elena Martínez Blanco. Besides, news about the field, next contests, and other ideas. I remind you that the illustrations, quote and articles are members' collaborations.    La Cometa subscription: http://eepurl.com/chqGTb   I hope your Spanish speaker members can find it useful. Please, reach out for any clarification.   Thanks for the support to LOTE membership! ¡Gracias! slc@scbwi.org  Spanish Language Coordinator
  • Read the current issue of the Prairie Wind, the newsletter of SCBWI-Illinois.
  • SCBWI-IL Networks provide free, drop-in programming monthly in a city or town near you.  Writing, illustrating and diversity netwotks arr open to both members and non-members. They focus on the craft and business of children's storytelling. Come and see what our creative community is all about!

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