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SCBWI: The Blog · 2d 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 · 3d 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
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

SCBWI Books For Readers

It's SCBWI's new literacy initiative, aimed at increasing book access, promoting SCBWI authors and illustrators, and advancing the mission of SCBWI: to support the creation and availability ...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Diversity Initiatives: SCBWI Illinois’ Many Voices Outstanding Manuscript Prize

Today’s post is from SCBWI Illinois Diversity Committee Chairperson Susanne Fairfax, who w...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

The Professional Writer Skill Set - A Guest Post By Children's Book Writer and Editor Heidi Fiedler

I'm a big fan of The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, who encourages readers to make a list of the skills that are needed to excel at their craft.So I've been thinking about what makes a writer skilled and where I can focus my attention, building on wh...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

Wisdom From Animators Who Have Crossed Over To Illustrating Children's Books

Giuseppe Castellano, Executive Art Director at Penguin Random House, asked 12 animators to...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

Helen Wang, Winner of the 2017 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation: An Interview By Nanette McGuinness

Helen Wang accepts her 2017 Marsh Award for translating "Bronze and Sunflower" by Cao WenxuanHelen Wang is the translator of Jackal and Wolf by Shen Shixi (Egmont, 2012) and of Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan (Candlewick Press, U.S. release on Ma...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

Diversity Initiatives: SCBWI Illinois' Diverse New Member Pathway

In this new Diversity Initiatives series, we'll be highlighting cool, inspiring, and repli...
SCBWI: The Blog · 4W ago

Check out this wonderful conversation between Nikki Grimes and Kwame Alexander on the Power of Poetry

It's a wonderful discussion, shared with us at Publishers Weekly...We learn about The Golden Shovel form of poetry, hear the latest on Kwame and Nikki's books coming out and in-the-pipeline,...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

Creative Habit Achieved!

Back on January 10, 2017, I asked, What's Your New Creative Habit Going To Be? Leveraging the science that 21 consecutive days of doing something helps it to become a habit, I shared that my...