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SCBWI: The Blog · 5d ago

Inspiration on writing Intersectional Diversity from Kelly Loy Gilbert in this School Library Journal Interview

One of the great exchanges in this Shelley Diaz interview of YA author Kelly Loy Gilbert: Shelley Diaz: Picture Us in the Light addresses multiple facets of identity: class, immigration status, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, lan...
SCBWI: The Blog · 6d ago

Book Swag: One Bookstore's Perspective

Bookmarks. Buttons. Posters. Book-Branded Lip Balm. Storytime Kits. Kid-Friendly give-aways. Samplers.Besides an ARC, what do bookstores actually use/want? What swag helps your book succeed—and what might not be worth the expense? To help us figure i...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Larry James's tips on making your next book signing "an event!"

This article by Larry James includes some great ideas, including:DON'T - Don't just sit at...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

"There's No Serendipity Online" - Inspiration and Wisdom about Discovering Books from Tom Cheesewright on Shelf Awareness

When thinking about the many roles bookstores can play (including community building, thou...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

Listen to SCBWI's Newest Podcast, a Conversation with Mike Curato

Mike Curato is the award-winning author-illustrator of the Little Elliot series of picture books. There are now four books in the series, with the first, Little Elliot, Big City winning seve...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

It's the last day to vote in the Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards!

SCBWI Members, don't miss your chance to vote in the final round of the SCBWI Crystal Kite...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

Exercise Part Two: Advice on Writing a Synopsis of Your Novel

If you played along earlier this week, you have a plot outline. Now, you can take that and...
SCBWI: The Blog · 4W ago

Exercise Part One: An Eight-Part Way To Outline Your Plot

This week, we have two exercises to challenge us and enjoy, posted by Glen C. Strathy on "...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

Check out this virtual YA panel on The Brown Bookshelf with Justina Ireland, Brandy Colbert, and Dhonielle Clayton, moderated by Paula Chase Hyman

This two-part panel at The Brown Bookshelf is well-worth reading!screen shot of the panel ...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

Registration for the SCBWI 2018 Summer Conference (#LA18SCBWI) Opens Today!

Join us!Click here to find out all the #LA18SCBWI information and register.There's new pro...