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
  • 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
  • More info on this amazing opportunity at

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.


Click HERE to read the latest Newsletter!


 Thank you, Tanya, for creating this terrific edition!

  Our last mentorship will be a virtual round-table format with brilliant, award-winning author, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley! Registration for PAL/Full IN-SCBWI members will open October 1, 2021. Click here for details.  

Winner for the illustrator 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  
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.