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SCBWI: The Blog · 5d ago

Ellen Oh on the Power of Representation

Posted over at the Nerdy Book Club, Ellen writes of how:"When you’re little, you don’t kno...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1w ago

It's a new season of Podcasts - and the first one is a conversation with Linda Sue Park!

SCBWI Members, make sure to check out the new season of podcasts.The first episode is available today, a behind-the-scenes, in-depth conversation with Newbery Award-Winning Author Linda Sue ...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Character Development Through Music - An Excellent Exercise By Alison Green Myers At The Highlights Blog

I thought this exercise was great in how it took the idea of music and your character beyond the simple, 'what's your character's playlist?'The idea of identifying the song that your charact...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

It's National Poetry Month!

Here in the U.S.A., April is National Poetry Month.Here are five ways to consider joining in the fun:1. Write a poem. Try an Ekphrasis. or an Triolet. Or a Pantoum! (There are many more poet...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

Silhouette foreground: An Art Trick, and More Tips, For Illustrators

From this Creative Bloq list of ten top tips for book illustrators, come these three suggestions:Silhouette foreground A good art trick is to mask over your foreground to create a silhouet...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

Crystal Kite Round 1 Voting Is Now Open!

SCBWI Members can vote for their favorite book in their division until April 14 (5pm Pacif...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

Illustrators! Have You Applied For the Don Freeman Grant?

Two grants of $1,000 each will be awarded annually. One grant to a published illustrator a...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

Innovations In Book Marketing: Bill Konigsberg's Free Short Story That Bridges His Novel and Its Sequel

I thought this was a really cool approach, so I reached out to Bill to learn more.Lee: You...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

PW rounds up a baker's dozen of children's and YA agents heading to Bologna

The article is a fascinating snapshot of 13 agents and agencies' take on what's going on in the children's and YA marketplace, both in the US and internationally.While it's good to know about the movements (like #ownvoices) and trends (like middle gr...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

Registration For The 2017 SCBWI Summer Conference Opens Today (10am Pacific)

What a lineup for #LA17SCBWI!Get all the details, and register, here.We hope to see you in L.A.!Illustrate, and Write, and conference on!Lee