Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What Is SCBWI And Is It Important?

One Organization That Writers and Potential Writers Should Consider

Society ofChildren's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The SCBWI is for writers and illustrators no matter what stage they are at, published or striving to reach that goal. They provide support to all members. You might think they only provide help and information for the traditional path to publishing, but they also provide information regarding self-publishing. 
SCBWI has 20 thousand plus members and is noted for its high standards. They have workshops, webinars, podcasts. retreats, and much more. They also have numerous awards and grants.
It is a good place to get your work critiqued, join a critique group, find news about agents, and just visit with other authors. If you are a published author you can list your book in SCBWI's online bookstore. If you have a blog, you can also publish that in their blogroll, regardless of whether you have any published books. Illustrators can display their portfolio in their gallery, which offers lots of exposure since art directors and those looking for artists visit that site.

Though it can seem like a steep price to join, you immediately gain access to several helpful things. Check out these links below:

scbwi blog

Illustrator Gallery

Home Page
Why Join SCBWI?

SCBWI Frequently Asked Questions


While this may not be for everyone, it's worth taking a few minutes to explore what they have to offer.

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