SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand BlogIt was totally mind-blowing. Wall-to-wall writers, artists, agents, editors, book people of all ilk who were madly passionate about kid's books. They have regional chapters all over the country, and a large national presence. Kristine Carlson Asselin: In , I was hoping to break into writing for children. I'd finished several picture book manuscripts as well as the short story that would later become my first completed novel.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
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The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators SCBWI is a nonprofit, c 3 organization that acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people. The SCBWI has more than 22, members worldwide, in over 80 regional chapters, making it the largest children's writing organization in the world. The mission of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is to promote the appreciation of children's books around the world by fostering a vibrant community of individuals who bring books for young readers to the public, including writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers, bloggers, enthusiasts and others. SCBWI provides education and support for these individuals through their awards, grants, programs and events. They strive to increase the quality and quantity of children's books in the marketplace, and act as a consolidated voice for professional writers and illustrators worldwide. Authors Judy Blume and Jane Yolen sat on the original board and continue to be involved today. In October , details were announced for the Golden Kite Award, the only children's literary award judged by a jury of peers.
Stop by booth tomorrow and support your local PAL members! We also have some panels lined up this weekend featuring our authors and some special guests! Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?