Tag Archives: SCBWI

Conference Quotes – SCBWI Mid-Atlantic 2015

I am an avid collector of words. When I hear something interesting or profound, I write it down.  I love attending children’s literature conferences and hearing authors, illustrators, agents and editors impart their infinite wisdom on all things in the world of children’s books. There are usually a few gems that I scribble down and […]

Golden Kite Winners 2014

This weekend, the Golden Kite awards will be presented at the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) conference in Los Angeles, CA. They are the only awards for children’s literature voted on by a jury of peers (I voted!). Each year, there are over 1,000 entries. The categories are: Picture Book Text, Picture […]

My Poem Published!

As I mentioned in an earlier post (Celebrate Your Successes), I wrote a poem, submitted it to SCBWI’s Bulletin publication and received a check in the mail with the hope of it getting put in a future publication. I did a happy dance up the driveway from the mailbox that day! Well, today was an even […]

Celebrate Your Successes

That short story you sent to a children’s magazine? Sorry, it’s not right for our current needs. The writing contest you entered? Thank you for trying, but you were not chosen. The manuscript you’ve sent out over and over and over? Too long, too short, needs more of a story arc, character is not relatable […]