SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
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SCBWI-IL January Journal

 

 

 




SCBWI-IL MANY VOICES & DIVERSE NEW MEMBER PATHWAY PRIZES – ANNOUNCEMENT MONDAY
— The 6th annual Many Voices Prize celebrates and amplifies the voices of our members from underrepresented communities. 
— In its 5th year, the Diverse New Member Pathway seeks to reach out to underrepresented Illinois authors, illustrators and translators to increase diversity among children’s book creators and members of SCBWI.
— Jacqueline Alcántara, our Illinois Equity & Inclusion Team Chair, will make an exciting announcement about these awards & MORE this Monday, January 18th—stay tuned!

 

 

SCBWI-IL CRITIQUE GROUPS RESOURCE PAGE – START 2021 OFF WRITE (AND ILLUSTRATING!)
—If you are looking for a critique group and want to be posted on this page, log in to FILL OUT & SUBMIT THIS FORM
—Individuals may query Group Contacts and Group Contacts may query Individuals to find a Critique Group fit.

—Like individuals may query one another to create their own group! Click on a name to email query.
—Want to know more about a potential critique group partner? Want to see their portfolio or read their bio?  Use the SCBWI Member Search function,
—Illinois NETWORKS that critique are listed under GROUPS.
— Check out SCBWI-IL’s Winter Networks, HERE. Our FREE online programming is open to all to maintain outreach. Thanks to our Representatives for all their innovation and imagination in 2020!

 


2021 PUBLISHED MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES – 2021 #ReadLocalILLINOIS PROMOTIONS/ SCBWI READING LIST / FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Thanks to our #ReadLocalILLINOIS PALs for participating in our 2021 promotional video! 
—JANUARY 1: Ambassador Cherie Colyer will boost PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS. Contact her with questions.
—JANUARY 15: Read Cozbi Cabrera’s #ReadLocalILLINOIS Blog
SCBWI Reading List: At the beginning of each month, PAL members receive an invite to add one PAL book to that month’s list. The invite for February’s list, Black History Month, will go out early January.  To add your book to the list: Go to your Member Profile page. Questions?: Email Bonnie Bader, SCBWI Publishing Advisor.
—Spring Food For Thought will be announced February 1.  Registration for published members begins February 6. Thanks to Rebecca Siegel, your Food For Thought coordinator!
—Congratulations to all our Illinois members celebrating a JANUARY/FEBRUARY book birthday!

 


SCBWI-IL COMMUNITY –
WINTER PRAIRIE WIND / ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE LAURA CRAWFORD MEMORIAL MENTEE / REGIONAL EVENT SURVEY

— Later this month, all members will get a chance to respond to our REGIONAL EVENT SURVEY, asking you what events you might like to attend in 2021!  You’ll be entered into a drawing to win a SCBWI Membership renewal as a thanks for your input!
— JANUARY 15: Suzanne Slade will announce the 2020 SCBWI-IL Laura Crawford Memorial Mentorship mentee! Good luck to all applicants!
— JANUARY 18: Read the winter edition of our Illinois Chapter’s bulletin, The Prairie Wind. Thanks to the PW Contributors, staff and RT consultant!

 

Looking for MORE upcoming SCBWI events & opportunities? Check out our JANUARY CLAENDAR and beyond:
JANUARY 1
—Social Media Coordinator Application Open. Apply TODAY
— Ambassador Cherie Colyer will boost Read Local PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS.
Prompt for DRAW THIS! in the INSIGHT. Share with the hashtag #SCBWIDrawThis.
JANUARY 4

—Springfield Network Smart Goals with Suzy Leopold. Contact Debra Daugherty 
JANUARY 6

—Far North Suburban Network Critique Night; Contact Kim Oclon 
—Geneva Network; Email Janet Riehecky 
JANUARY 10
— Ambassador Darcy Zoells will boost Read Local PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS.
JANUARY 13
—North Suburban Network GAME NIGHT. Email Ilana Ostrar for link.
—Edwardsville Network; Contact Juli Caveny
—Dundee Area Network Critique Night; Contact Jennifer Wagh 
JANUARY 14
—Chicago’s Southland Network; Zoom link: Jim Danielson 
—Oak Park Network January Reset: Creative Resolutions; Join Online Network
JANUARY 15
—SCBWI-IL REAL LOCAL 2020-2021 Blog featuring COZBI CABRERA
Suzanne Slade will announce the 2020 SCBWI-IL Laura Crawford Memorial Mentorship mentee
JANUARY 17

— Ambassador Alexandria LaFaye will boost Read Local PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS.
JANUARY 18
—Read The Prairie Wind.
2021 Equity & Inclusion Prizes Announced

JANUARY 20
—DeKalb Area Network; Contact Sarah Tobias

—Fairview Heights Network; Contact Katie Otey 
JANUARY 23
—Bolingbrook / Naperville Network Craft Books & Goals Contact Cathy or Rich and Mary for meeting link.

—Freeport/Rockford Area Network; Contact Leone Anderson
JANUARY 24
— Ambassador Songju Daemike will boost Read Local PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS.

JANUARY 25
—Geneva Network; Email Janet Riehecky 

—Deadline for SCBWI FEBRUARY Book Birthdays. Send this information to bookbirthday@scbwi.org.
FEBRUARY 1
Application opens for the Ann Whitford Paul / Writer’s Digest Award for Picture Books
— Ambassador Carolyn Crimi will boost Read Local PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS