SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • In this one-hour webinar, author Laura Purdie Salas will explain what work-for-hire writing means, show how work-for-hire books differ from “trade” or “bookstore” books, and discuss the basics of creating an introductory packet to send out to publishers. The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Laura’s always happy to share nuts and bolts, good and bad experiences, and money details, so have your questions ready! About Laura: Laura Purdie Salas has written more than 130 books for kids, including Lion of the Sky, If You Were the Moon, Water Can Be…, and BookSpeak! Her books have earned the Minnesota Book Award, NCTE Notables, starred reviews, and more. Laura’s written more than 100 books for the U.S. educational market, and her experience has honed her writing skills, paid the bills, and helped her feel like “a real writer.” She offers resources for children’s writers at https://www.laurasalas.com/writing-for-children/ and through her Patreon Group (https://www.patreon.com/LauraPurdieSalas). Laura wrote the book on Writing for the Educational Market: Informational Books for Kids, about work-for-hire writing. She enjoys teaching and speaking at writing conferences around the country (you know, before the pandemic).  DATE: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 TIME: 8:00pm (Central European Time) / 2:00pm (Eastern Standard Time) COST: 15€ for SCBWI members 25€ for non-members REGISTER HERE Payment must be in EUROS via PayPal. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Brahy, RA SCBWI France: france-ra@scbwi.org **This webinar will be available as a recording for 2 weeks only after the live event** **A computer, webcam and reliable internet connection are necessary. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the event**
  • The American Library in Paris is hosting the first ever Teen Author Smash where you'll get a chance to meet young adult authors, ask lots of questions, and get books signed. http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/events-programs/library-events/teen-events/eventdetail/1367/-/teen-author-smash.html Saturday, April 25 from 7:30-9:00pm
  • The fourth biennial SCBWI Europolitan conference took place May 4-5, 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland. The Swiss chapter, led by Elisabeth Norton did an amazing job organizing a long weekend of workshops, panel discussions, networking and critiques for writers and illustrators across Europe. The conference was a fantastic opportunity to meet peers and learn from professionals on a variety of topics from diversity in publishing to foreign rights, from making your first pages shine to creating a deeper emotional connection. The faculty included inspiring writers, editors, agents and art directors from the US, UK and Switzerland, all eager to share their advice on how to take your work to the next level. Thanks to everyone who participated and see you in two years!
  • Looking for Critique Partners? Join the Europe-wide SCBWI member Critique Partner database! Connect with other writers and illustrators in your region and beyond to get valuable feedback on your works-in-progress. For more information, email Elizabeth Brahy at france-ra@scbwi.org  
  • In fiction, it’s often plot that engages readers—but it’s character development and setting that enthrall them. Join literary agent Savannah Brooks to learn how fiction writers can delve into the world of research to strengthen the foundation of their manuscript. Looking at award-winning works from both YA and MG, she’ll discuss various strategies for weaving in fascinating layers of information, giving your book a competitive edge for market and maybe even drawing in your own strange obsessions. Meet Savannah Savannah Brooks joined the Jennifer De Chiara team in 2018 as an associate agent after interning for a year and a half. As a kid lit agent, she focuses on middle grade and young adult, both fiction and nonfiction, and is always on the lookout for works that teach her strange new things. She earned her MFA, focused in creative nonfiction, from Hamline University and her BS in marketing management from Virginia Tech. As well as agenting, she works as a teaching artist at the Loft Literary Center and is a reader for multiple literary magazines. When not immersed in the world of words, she can be found on her motorcycle, at her MMA gym, or lounging at one of Minnesota's 11,842 lakes. Read more about her wishlist at jdlit.com/savannah-brooks and on Twitter: @slbrooks91. *A limited number of written critiques are available. DATE: Wednesday, April 1 TIME: 8:30pm (Central European Time)  COST: 20€ for SCBWI members 35€ for non-members.  Payment must be in EUROS via PayPal. PAID INDIVIDUAL CRITIQUES: Written critiques by Savannah are 30€. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER CLICK HERE
  • Self-publishing is becoming a more and more popular option for authors and illustrators. In this 90 minute webinar, author Karen Inglis will give an overview of the process and help you understand the key options for self-publishing in print and in eBooks, including: – working with illustrators and editors – how to find the best collaborators – scams to look out for – first steps towards marketing The presentation will be followed by a Q & A. About Karen: Self-published international bestselling author Karen Inglis writes picture books, chapter books and short middle grade novels for ages 3-11. Her time travel adventure The Secret Lake has sold close to 300,000 copies in print in the English language. Karen has presented on children’s self-publishing around the UK and is Children’s Advisor at The Alliance of Independent Authors. She blogs at Selfpublishingadventures.com and is currently working on an update to her hugely popular non-fiction book How to Self-Publish and Market a Children’s Book. DATE: Sunday, May 16, 2021 TIME: 5:00pm (Central European Time) / 11:00am (Eastern Standard Time) COST: 20€ for SCBWI members 40€ for non-members. REGISTER HERE Payment must be in EUROS via PayPal. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Brahy, RA SCBWI France: france-ra@scbwi.org **This webinar is not available as a recording.** **A computer, webcam and reliable internet connection are necessary.**
  • Members Sarah, Gudrun and Lindsey met for breakfast during our annual June 21 Scrawl Crawl.
  • Highlighting the work of our members at the Bologna Book Fair SCBWI stand
About SCBWI FRANCE

SCBWI France was launched in June 1996 and is now a dynamic group from a variety of countries and backgrounds. About half of the SCBWI France membership is made up of published authors and illustrators; the other half is comprised of aspiring creatives and industry professionals.

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Looking for Critique Partners? Join the Europe-wide SCBWI member Critique Partner database! Connect with other writers and illustrators in your region and beyond to get valuable feedback on your works-in-progress. For more information, email Elizabeth Brahy at france-ra@scbwi.org