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SCBWI: The Blog · 5d ago

Literary Agent and V.P. Elizabeth Harding of Curtis Brown discusses the $3 Billion children's book business

From this interview with Valerie Peterson on the Balance, Elizabeth shares:'Where the retail booksellers have been the primary market for adult books, for children's books, the school, and library markets have always been really important to sales — ...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1w ago

Start the new year with creative inspiration from Marla Frazee

This video short by Adam Goodwin about award-winning author illustrator Marla Frazee is lovely, full of wisdom and anecdotes and inspiration for starting this new year of creativity for us a...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Newbery-Winning Author Kwame Alexander on how giving back changed his world view

This moment, as told by Tamra Bolton at the Parade website, is full of lessons for us all. New York Times Bestselling and Award-Winning author Kwame Alexander helped create a library for chi...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Aim High in 2018 - You and SCBWI's 25 Different Award and Grant Programs

SCBWI has awards and grants for Published Authors and Illustrators, for Writers, For Illustrators, for Students, and even a Community grant to help schools pay for an author/illustrator visi...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

Give Yourself the Best Gift Of All For 2018 - Time For Your Creativity

Whether it's filling-the-well time (as suggested in Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way) and/or being part of a writing/illustrating group that meets regularly, and/or scheduling time in your c...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

Which 2017 books got YOU to read them as soon as they were published?

This idea came from a comment left by blog reader awesomeMT...Look at the books you've read in 2017. How many were published in 2017?Consider which books got you to read them as soon as they...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

What's Your Favorite Book(s) of 2017? A twist on the question...

It's that time of the year for all the best-of lists, which always brings up the comment, "Well, choosing favorites is very subjective."YES! And that's a great thing.Here's a challenge. Put ...
SCBWI: The Blog · 4W ago

Listen to SCBWI's Newest Podcast: A Conversation with Jennifer Laughran

Jennifer Laughran is a senior agent at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. In this interview...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

Mark Fearing's phases of creating a graphic novel

On his website, Author/Illustrator Mark Fearing takes us through the process of creating h...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

Happy Book Birthday! A New Benefit For SCBWI Members

SCBWI is thrilled to launch a new member benefit—the Happy Book Birthday program. Beginning in February, 2018, our Happy Book Birthday program invites all members to announce their new book...