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SCBWI: The Blog · 3d ago

An excellent article by Mikki Kendall on writing "the Other"

From Mikki Kendall's blog, this article "Diversity, Political Correctness and the Power of...
SCBWI: The Blog · 5d ago

Diversity Awards and Grants for authors and illustrators

Do you know all 13 of these?SCBWI Diversity Awards and Grants – Emerging Voices Award and ...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's "BIG MAGIC: Creative Living Beyond Fear"

Just started reading Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, and I had to share what's at the end of chapter one:"But I will never forget what the real Jack Gilbert told somebody else––an actual flesh-and-blood person, a shy Univ...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Racism, Growth of an Author/Illustrator, and Context: A Museum and Children's Book Creators Grapple with the "right" thing to do

So the Dr. Seuss museum had a mural painted on a main museum wall, illustrations from Dr. Seuss' first book, "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.." (Mulberry street is only blocks...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

Continuity of Subject: A Portfolio Checklist from Rosanne Kakos-Main courtesy of Harold Underdown's

Getting out of the Art File over at Harold Underdown's The Purple Crayon website has lots ...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

#PubForPR! An Auction to Aid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

A very worthy cause! The Publishing for Puerto Rico auction starts Monday, October 2nd at 9 AM Eastern and ends Thursday, October 5th at 10 PM Eastern.Find out more (and get bidding) at http...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

Melissa Stewart's Nonfiction resource on the four year journey to writing her picture book, "Can an Aardvark Bark?"

Created for teachers, but with lots of value for all of us who write picture books, Meliss...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

Zareen Jaffery On The Latest Episode of the SCBWI Podcast

Zareen Jaffery wears two hats as an editor at Simon & Schuster - she focuses on commercial...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

Wrong Hands "Horror Movie Plot Generator" -- or, a useful list of clichés to avoid for everyone creating scary stories

This is brilliant! (And next month there is a pre-Halloween Friday the 13th - maybe you'll be inspired!)Cheers to John Atkinson for the Chartoon fun!Illustrate and Write On,Lee
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

The 2017 National Book Awards For Young People's Literature Longlist!

10 books to add to your to-read list!Congrats to all!Find out more (and read synopses of each book) at the National Book Foundation's website page for the 2017 National Book Awards here.