SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • 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, the charges for the events are to cover renting a facility, hiring faculty, flying in/housing faculty, etc. Therefore volunteers are needed to help run these offerings. We now have a new Regional Team in place, effective May 19, 2020. Diane Bradley-Kantor and Teresa Robeson, as Co-RAs, will be assessing the roles and duties of volunteer positions over the next month or two, consolidating where deemed prudent to and rewarding coordinators for their hard work. They will post an update for the membership post-assessment.
  •   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
  • We have created this blog to showcase Indiana SCBWI members' announcements and good news. To read the latest post, click here! If you are an Indiana member with something you want to announce, such as awards, or book signings, please send your news to Co-RA Teresa Robeson at indiana-ra2@scbwi.org . Send along all vital info and any picture files you want to use. Please keep each picture file to under 1 MB, preferably under 500 KB, or she won't be able to download/upload them. Thank you! We look forward to sharing all our members' achievements. And don't forget to read the most recent quarterly newsletter created by our Newsletter Coordinator Tanya Konerman! It is chock-full of interesting interviews about our members and news you can use.  
  • 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  
  • Graphic Novel Conference

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.
 

NEW IN-SCBWI LOGO/BANNER CREATED BY NATHAN CLEMENT!

 

Click HERE to read the Summer Newsletter!

 

 Thank you, Tanya, for creating this terrific edition!

 
Don't miss our graphic novel conference to be held on Saturday, January 16th, 2021! More info at https://indiana.scbwi.org/events/turning-writing-and-illustrator-ideas-into-graphic-novels/  
 

The second round of applications is now closed.

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.