For those of you just starting to write (or illustrate) children's books, SCBWI is an organization designed to help support you in your efforts. My blog today is designed to give you a broad overview. If you want more information or specific information check out the SCBWI website at: http://www.scbwi.org
Question: What does SCBWI stand for?
Answer: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. It started in 1971 and is a non-profit organization.
Question: Who can join?
Answer: Any children's book author and illustrator, published or unpublished or a children's book publisher.
Question: What are some of the benefits of SCBWI membership?
Answer: SCBWI sponsors two international conferences and several regional conferences. They send out a bimonthly magazine called the SCBWI bulletin and offer the Golden Kite Award for best fiction and non-fiction along with the Side Fleischman Award for humor. SCBWI has podcasts available as well as support forums. Upon joining, you become a member of your local region's chapter. The biggest benefit is that SCBI helps you become "discoverable."
Question: How much does it cost to join SCBWI?
Answer: $95.00 for the first year. $80.00 the following.
Question for you: Are you a member of SCBWI? Has being a member been beneficial for you? If not a member, are you considering joining?
Author Bio: Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher with LAPD. She loves chocolate, adores coffee, and is a Cub Scout den leader for her son's pack. Her stories, "The Giving Meadow" and "First Flag of New Hampshire" are published with 4RV Publishing.
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