SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SEPTEMBER SELECTIONS

REGISTRATION BEGINS FRIDAY SCBWI-ILLINOIS INTERACTIVE BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE

Shopping for an agent or editor?
—Receive boutique feedback on your work-in-progress

— Industry professionals size up your WIP in small-group setting and critique 
— Tailor-make this customizable event: ONLY 50 ATTENDEES
Critique Chats, Critique Sessions, Critique Contest, Dummy Viewing, Pre-event Critiques & Post-event Submission Opportunities
Confirmed faculty includes: Saritza Hernandez (Andrea Brown Literary Agency), Samantha Fabien (Root Literary), Aneeka Kalia (Viking) and D. Ann Williams (Emerald City)

BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE November 12-13: CLICK FOR DETAILS

 

SEPTEMBER 17 #ReadALOUDIllinois DAY
PAL Participants
Announce on socials: https://illinois.scbwi.org/files/2021/08/2021-ReadALOUDIllinois-Sign-UP.pdf
 Schools contact YOU to request a FREE virtual visit.
Are you an Illinois educator, librarian or know one?

Your class will get a 20 minute session in with a SCBWI-IL Author/Illustrator, listen to a reading, ask questions and have fun!
Your school will be entered to win an in-person all-school visit with a grant from iCARE.

Click HERE to view #ReadLocalILLINOIS catalog
— Reach out with this link: https://illinois.scbwi.org/files/2021/08/2021-ReadALOUDIllinois-Sign-UP.pdf
Find all the #ReadALOUDIllinois info here

 

MORE SCBWI BENEFITS FOR PUBLISHED MEMBERS
— Congratulations to members celebrating a SEPTEMBER BOOK BIRTHDAY, including Gabriella Vagnoli and Cheri Colyer!

— Check out the full list of NEW benefits for independently published!  HERE. 
— SCBWI BookStop: Independent and PAL published books from 2019, 2020, and 2021 are eligible for promotion. BookStop FAQ page.
— SCBWI-IL at AISLE Conference November 8-9, Champaign IL

—2021-22 #ReadLocalILLINOIS Blog and Ambassador Schedule to PAL participants
Find all the #ReadALOUDIllinois DAY info here
2022 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards SUBMISSIONS OPEN
Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant Submissions Open
Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award SUBMISSIONS OPEN

 

SEPTERMBER 18 2021 NETWORK REP & REGIONAL VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION
 Regional Team celebrates Network Representatives & Regional Volunteers for their service!

RSVP with event password by September 10
—Current volunteer and didn’t get the password? Email the Co-Regional Advisor
 Can’t attend?  We’ll send you a party favor!
Click for complete details & RSVP today!

Check out FALL 2021 NETWORKS

 

Looking for MORE upcoming SCBWI events & opportunities? Check out our SEPTEMBER CALENDAR and beyond:
SEPTEMBER 1
— Geneva Network; Email Janet Riehecky
Prompt for DRAW THIS! in the INSIGHT. Share with the hashtag #SCBWIDrawThis.
2022 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards SUBMISSIONS OPEN
Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant Submissions Open
Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award SUBMISSIONS OPEN
Check out FALL 2021 NETWORKS

SEPTEMBER 3
BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE November 12-13: REGISTER HERE
SEPTEMBER 7

— SCBWI BookStop: BookStop FAQ page.

SEPTEMBER 8
— North Suburban Network Planning Meeting.  See NETWORKS for link
— Dundee Network Critique Night.  Contact Jen Wagh for Zoom Link
— Edwardsville Network; Contact Juli Caveny
SEPTEMBER 9
— Chicago’s Southland Network Welcomes Demitria Lunetta; Contact Jim Danielson for Zoom Link
— Oak Park Network Welcomes Deborah Topolski, Co-RA IL.  See NETWORKS for link
SEPTEMBER 11
— Chicago-Area Illustrators’ Network.  See NETWORKS for link

SEPTEMBER 15
—Fall issue THE PRAIRIE WIND
—Debut: 2021-22 #ReadLocalILLINOIS Blog

—DeKalb Area Network; Contact Sarah Tobias
— Fairview Heights Network; Contact Katie Otey
—SCBWI On-The-Verge Emerging Voices Grant OPENS
SEPTEMBER 17
 #ReadALOUDIllinois DAY

SEPTEMBER 18
—2021 Network Rep & Regional Volunteer Celebration
SEPTEMBER 24
OCTOBER SCBWI Book Birthday deadline

SEPTEMBER 25
—Bolingbrook/ Naperville Network. See NETWORKS for link

—Galena/Freeport Area Network; Email Jamie Petras for Zoom link
SEPTEMBER 27
—Geneva Network; Email Janet Riehecky
SEPTEMBER 30
— BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE November 12-13: REGISTRATION CLOSES
OCTOBER 1
—SCBWI-Illinois Interactive Fall Program: MATTHEW SALESSES: CRAFT IN THE REAL WORLD
SCBWI Independently Published Book Launch Marketing Grant OPEN

SCBWI Independently Published Pre-Publication Grant OPEN

 —SCBWI announces, Cushman, WIP and Don Freeman Award Winners this week,