Tag Archives: SCBWI

Nominate A Charitable Cause for SCBWI’s Books for Readers Campaign! by Lindsay Bandy

Amidst all the ups and downs of the business and the process, it’s good to stop and remember why we do what we do: the readers. We all dream of that kid who will hug our book to her heart! … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Agent and Author Tracy Marchini, by Lindsay Bandy

Hey, everyone, hope you’re getting as excited about the Pocono Retreat as I am! Deadlines are looming for critiques and portfolio reviews (April 7th!). If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. Just click here.  Tracy Marchini of BookEnds Literary … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Illustrator and Author Kelly Light, by Lori Ann Palma

As March slowly comes to an end and April begins, we grow closer to this year’s Pocono Retreat! Today, as part of our interview series with our fabulous faculty, I chat with Kelly Light. Kelly Light lives in New York but … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Executive Art Director, Designer, and Illustrator Giuseppe Castellano, by Lindsay Bandy

It’s Pocono Retreat Interview Season! Today we have our first faculty interview of 2017 with Giuseppe Castellano – an award-winning Designer, Illustrator, and Executive Art Director at Penguin Random House. Giuseppe also offers personal guidance for illustrators through classes and … Continue reading

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Writerly Advice—Get Involved, by Eva Polites

Writing is solitary, and after a while, loneliness and doubt may set in and lead to a slump. To overcome this obstacle, I recommend joining a writing group such as our very own SCBWI. As a member, you can get … Continue reading

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A Newb Hoping To Give a Little/Get a Little (Advice, I Mean), by Joanne Vencius

I’m a newb (a newbie). I’m not new to writing—I have a 20-year career in corporate marketing communications, but the idea of me writing for children is only a little over a year old. One night in my sleep, I … Continue reading

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BY THE NUMBERS with Adrienne, Lindsay, Alison, and Kim

This year is the 25th Anniversary of our Pocono Retreat. We thought what better way to celebrate this milestone than by the numbers! Just look at some of the numbers we found about our region: On the first night of the … Continue reading

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Registration is Now Open for the 25th Annual Pocono Retreat!

SCBWI POCONO RETREAT 2017 Join us to celebrate 25 years of Eastern Pennsylvania SCBWI!  April 28-30, 2017 Held at the Highlights Foundation Retreat Center Network with peers, authors, illustrators, agents and editors.   Attend Workshops, have your work professionally critiqued, … Continue reading

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Web Wednesday: Late December Edition, by Lori Ann Palma

Welcome to the last edition of Web Wednesday for 2016! I’ll be back in January with all new links to publishing news you need to know. Please note that the following contests are not sponsored by SCBWI. The newly created … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Author/Illustrator Val Jones, by Lindsay Bandy

I’m so excited to have  local EPA SCBWI author/illustrator Val Jones in the Cafe today! If you’ve met her at an SCBWI event, you know just how lovable she is.  Her debut picture book, WHO WANTS BROCCOLI? is pretty lovable, … Continue reading

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