Thursday, June 4, 2015

SCBWI Insight - The Latest Benefit of Membership!

SCBWI Insight is a new, monthly report on the children's book field. Members will receive their copies of Insight on the first of every month.

Here's a peek at what's in the inaugural issue,  June 1, 2015:

Cyberspace As A Source For Book Acquisitions
In this article, Lin Oliver, Author and SCBWI Executive Director explores new paths to traditional publication, exploring examples from Twitter, Blogging, YouTube, Facebook and authors' and illustrators' websites.

SCBWI Exclusive with... Allyn Johnston
A profile and Q&A with VP & Publisher Allyn Johnston of Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

On the Shelves
This month Dolly's Books in Park City, Utah, weighs in on what books readers "can't put down" and how the store is open to being contacted directly by local authors and illustrators.

Illustrator Info
4 Questions for ... Jannie Ho
Full-time Illustrator Jannie (who started out as an in-house designer at Nickelodeon, Scholastic and an art director at TIME Magazine for Kids) answers questions aimed to help other working illustrators, including advice about how to break into children's magazines.

Best Advice Ever...
Linda Sue Park shares the best single piece of advice she's ever received.
No surprise, it's brilliant. But then, so is Linda Sue Park!

Draw This!...
BOUNCE was June's word, and the featured images are from Kathryn Ault Noble and Bryan Langdo.

Info Links
A collection of blogs, news articles and other must-see links for authors and illustrators

Monthly Contest
Funny first lines...
A chance to get that first line (of a picture book or novel) noticed!

Wanna read these articles, enter your work for Draw This! (July's prompt is "Adventure") and maybe enter the Funny First Lines contest, too? Members can. We hope you join us! Find out all the details (and other benefits) of SCBWI membership here.

Illustrate and Write On,

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