SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • SCBWI Alaska's Big Thaw Retreat May 2-3rd, 2020 Workshops by Jennifer March Soloway of Andrea Brown Literary Agency NOW ONLINE!
  • WE NEED YOU! SCBWI is 100% volunteer run.  We could use your help! Want to run a critique group? Want to be a web master? Help calendar events? Contact us!   Image Credit:     https://es.kisspng.com/kisspng-f32ss7/
  • Happy book birthday! Paul Greci's YA novel
  • Submissions 101: Perfecting Your Query Letters and Synopses Plus Query or Synopsis Reviews by Dante Medema and Brooke Hartman Online via Zoom (training available to make it easy) Thursday, March 26, 2020, 7 PM $15 (Members) for the webinar; $30 for query letter & synopsis reviews (limited number available); recording available for one month afterward Is it scary when you query? In the swamp with comp titles? Do your synopses need a necropsy? This 90-minute webinar is perfect for writers huddled in the submission trenches. Starting with how to write a synopsis-thingamabob that does the job, we'll boil down your submissions to craft the perfect query letter, and finally whittle everything down to your pitch/hook. Includes bonus tips and tricks for finding where, who, and how to submit your story. Bring your work-in-progress, if you have one, or start fresh.   You can learn more and register here: https://alaska.scbwi.org/events/webinar-submissions-101-with-dante-medema-and-brooke-hartman/
  • Inking and the Comics Market Plus Illustration Reviews by Jerry Bennett     Online via Zoom (training available to make it easy–see below) Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10 AM Alaska Time $15 (Members) for the webinar; $35 for illustration reviews (limited number available–See below for more information); recording available for one month afterward     Have you always wanted to know more about comics and how to create them? This 90-minute webinar is perfect for illustrators or writers who want to learn more.  Jerry Bennett will talk a bit about his journey, how to ink for comics, show some of his process, and talk about alternative comic markets he has successfully utilized that you might not be aware of yet.  Bring your comic book work-in-progress, if you have one, or just come to learn more about the process.   You can learn more and register here.
  • Comics: Pacing, Panels, and Pitches Plus Illustration Reviews by Drew Brockington (see below)     Online via Zoom (training available to make it easy--see below) Saturday, June 6, 2020, 10 AM Alaska Time $15 (Members) for the webinar; $35 for illustration reviews (limited number available--See below for more information); recording available for one month afterward   This is the second part in a series about comics.  This webinar is perfect for illustrators or writers who want to learn more about the traditional kidlit comic market with Drew Brockington. We all know Graphic Novels are a huge undertaking, but they don’t have to be. In this webinar, we will examine different styles of graphic novels and the mechanics of how a comic page works. Also, we will breakdown the process of creating a graphic novel in to manageable chunks of pitching, scripting, storyboarding, and illustrating. Whether you’re curious about comics or ready to start inking your own graphic novel, this session will offer a great introduction into the genre.
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Got goals? Questions? A desire to create for children? SCBWI AK is here to help.

For many of us, carving out time to write or illustrate can be a challenge. We’ve got jobs, kids, partners, parents, and commitments. But sit down we must. For some of us, if we don’t

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The Spring Retreat graphic was designed by Laurie Smollett Kutscera. You can find more of her work at her website: https://www.lskillustration.com/