Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Hook Finalists 2016!

The Hook 2016, SCBWI's own Dragons' Den style pitching event, is almost here and once again we have five finalists polishing their pitches for a fresh agent panel - Yasmin StandenDavinia Andrew-LynchAnne ClarkBryony WoodsThérèse Coen -  and of course, a very encouraging SCBWI conference audience.  You have to come to the conference to find out who the finalists actually are but here they've given us some clues. How do you compare? Do you have a 'pitch twin' in The Hook?

Monday, 24 October 2016

Who should be the next Children's Laureate?

Did you know that SCBWI has a voice in selecting the next U.K. Waterstone's Children's Laureate? 

This means you!

Saturday, 22 October 2016

A Fabulous First for Fir For Luck and Barbara Henderson

Barbara Henderson
My oldest daughter and I are big historical fiction fans, so when I saw that a new historical novel for upper MG/lower YA called Fir for Luck was hitting the book shelves from an SCBWI member, I dropped Barbara a line to see if she would tell us about her first launch.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Conference One-to-One Reviews for Illustrators

For any SCBWI illustrator who is still thinking about booking their conference place will you also be considering having a 1-1 portfolio review?

Even if you've already taken the plunge and have it all booked, signed up and planned, here are some comments and feedback from a selection of last year's illustrators who opted for a review. By Paul Morton

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Network News - North east - more changes in the networks

Cathy dances out into the sunset 

There’s more change in the Networks, as the vintage queen Cathy Brumby steps down from her role as joint Network Organiser for the North East and hands over the reins to Claire O’Brien. (By Marie Basting)

Event Report: SCBWI Agent's Party 2016

On Friday 30 September, somewhere in central London, 12 literary agents met a roomful of budding children's writers. Agent's Party newbie Jo Dearden reports...