Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  •   Compiled by Library Coordinator Karen Kulinski, Hoosier Book Happenings is a newsletter sent to Indiana Libraries to publicize recently released traditionally-published books by Hoosier authors and illustrators. The current call for submissions is as follows: Watch for the next request for titles on our e-list and Facebook page. Current HBH sent out to libraries in Indiana
  • PAL creators      *      Non-traditionally published creators
  • Presenting a series of interviews by Sammy the Toucan (a.k.a. Suzanne Walker at Indiana State Library) of SCBWI members who are authors or author-illustrators Listed in order of appearance in 2020 Skila Brown Peggy Reiff Miller B.A. Williamson Meg Demakas Nathan Clement Teresa Robeson
  • Join us... for three terrific webinars given by industry professionals! Click in each of the following names to be taken their pages for more information and to sign up when registration opens: Editor Erin Siu - March 13, 2021 Art Director Kirk Benshoff - May 1, 2021 Agent Jennifer March Soloway - September 18, 2021
  • Mark your calendar for the next Marvelous Midwest Conference...coming up in 2022!
  • Our talented group of PAL authors and author-illustrator will be giving virtual talks in 2021. Check them out and sign up: Shannon Anderson - February 6, 2021 Kristi Valiant - July 17, 2021 Cindy Argentine - November 6, 2021 Sharon Biggs Waller - December 4, 2021 - info to come

IN SCBWI Volunteer Job Descriptions

This organization is run by volunteers, from the Indiana Regional Team members (RA, ARA, IC) to all the other coordinators.

Membership dues go to support the national organization to provide for things like insurance, Zoom contracts, websites, and more.

The events we hold have to pay for themselves, that is,

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Due to the current public health crisis, we are moving as many events as possible online. We look forward to the near future when we can all meet in person again to achieve the full value and experience of the conference.


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 Thank you, Tanya, for creating this terrific edition!


The application period for the 2021 Illustrator Mentorship is closed. Winner for this mentorship is:

Melanie Bryce with illustrator Michele Wood


Winner for the second round, PB mentorship is: Tanya Konerman with author/poet Helen Frost   Winners for the first round are: Monica Whitehead Hoover (PB mentorship) with author Judith L. Roth Sylvia Hyde (CB, MG,YA mentorship) with author Sharon Biggs Waller We received feedback that the picture book mentorship needs to be longer in duration to make it more effective. Therefore, we will have only two picture book mentorships this year. The application for the second PB mentorship (for non-PAL members only) with longtime PAL member, and Printz Award Honoree, Helen Frost ran from June 2 to June 16.  
La Cometa is a bi-monthly digital bulletin in Spanish published by SCBWI-Spain. It provides reports on various literary and publishing events around the world, as well as interviews with agents, editors, and authors working in the children’s book market in Spain and Latin America, and information about contests, grants, courses, and other opportunities for writers and illustrators. Check out the site for past issues.