Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Join us April 7th for Spring Spirit 2018
  • Critique Group Information


Take a look at the map of our region. It is vast, extending from the Oregon border southward to Kings, Tulare and Inyo counties. Endless inspiration abounds from such majestic sites as Yosemite, the Eastern Sierra, South Lake Tahoe, the Mendocino coast, Lassen and Mt. Shasta, not to mention the

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R.A. CORNER  News & Regional Updates: Feb 2018
  1. Illustrators, don't  forget the Traveling Sketchbooks are making their rounds! When you've finished your contribution, don't forget to share it in our Facebook group and on your Twitter, Instagram, etc with the hashtag #SCBWITravelingSketchbook. Anyone not participating in the sketchbooks will get to see the artwork in person at Spring Spirit, where the sketchbooks will be on display and star in a slide show. A big thank you to our fabulous sketchbook wranglers and member volunteers Kristen Schwartz and Elizabeth Stevens Omlor. 2. Speaking of our big fat  annual "Spring Spirit 2018" conference, we have reminders galore. Written Manuscript  Critiques and payments are due 2/17/18. That is the date they are DUE IN HAND, not postmarked. If you miss the deadline, you will not get your critique, or your money back. Don't miss this deadline! (Slots are still open if you haven't yet registered so act soon.) The deadline to sign  up for headshots is midnight 3/11/18. Only a few remaining! The  deadline to sign up for face-to-face portfolio critiques is midnight  3/11/18. Only a few remaining! 3.  At the big New York conference earlier this month, your friendly RA got her mitts on a slew of award-winning books, including some NYT best sellers like The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and had them signed. They will be part of the door prizes you can get raffle tickets for at the conference. Three other books up for grabs are signed by Chelsea Clinton. (Yep, THAT Chelsea Clinton!) Too many others to mention. Good stuff. You gotta be registered and present to win.