Thursday, 29 December 2016

Network News: South west


by Marie Basting and Lesley Moss 



SCBWI British Isles would like to say a huge thank you to Lesley Moss, who is stepping down from her position as Network Organiser. For the past six years, Lesley has been the bedrock of the South West Scooby community, managing one of our more logistically challenging networks with gusto and enthusiasm. Thanks to Lesley, the South West has benefited from write-ins, socials, author visits, regular critiques and much more. Lesley is also a great team player, contributing generously to discussions on how to develop the wider networks. We have Lesley to thank for thinking up our 20th birthday summer of celebrations.

Thank you so much Lesley – you are an SCBWI star and we’ll miss you! 
You can find out more about Lesley below:

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Advent 25th December MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Jo Byatt
@JoanneByatt1
#W8PAdvent
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All of the now complete 2016 Advent Calendar Gallery is here


So we have finally arrived at our final, wonderful advent image. Merry Christmas to you all, thank you for looking and especially for entering the competition.
December isn't all about illustration - writers we want you to join in too. Can you comment on our advent images with a tweetable micro story? @Words8Pictures and @SCBWI-BI will tweet those that fit into 140 characters with your twitter handle and #W8PAdvent.

Do you have a Tweetable micro story for
Eric's illustration?

Post it in the comments and we'll tweet it with#W8PAdvent and your Twitter handle

Don't forget to allow for the # and the @

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Advent 24th December

Olivia Palmer
#W8PAdvent
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All of the growing Advent Calendar Gallery is here



December isn't all about illustration - writers we want you to join in too. Can you comment on our advent images with a tweetable micro story? @Words8Pictures and @SCBWI-BI will tweet those that fit into 140 characters with your twitter handle and #W8PAdvent.

Do you have a Tweetable micro story for
Eric's illustration?

Post it in the comments and we'll tweet it with#W8PAdvent and your Twitter handle

Don't forget to allow for the # and the @

Friday, 23 December 2016

Advent 23rd December

Anna Willett
@Anna_M_Willett
#W8PAdvent


Click the thumbnail crop to see the whole illustration!

All of the growing Advent Calendar Gallery is here



December isn't all about illustration - writers we want you to join in too. Can you comment on our advent images with a tweetable micro story? @Words8Pictures and @SCBWI-BI will tweet those that fit into 140 characters with your twitter handle and #W8PAdvent.

Do you have a Tweetable micro story for
Eric's illustration?

Post it in the comments and we'll tweet it with#W8PAdvent and your Twitter handle

Don't forget to allow for the # and the @

Thursday, 22 December 2016

LONDON Industry Insiders: An Evening with Literary Agents - January 2017

Are you looking for an agent? Well we have good news! You have the opportunity to kick-start the New Year with an inspiring evening with not one but two agents!

When?

16th January 2017 between 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Where?

The Savoy Tup
2 Savoy Street - London, WC2R 0BA


Who with?

We are pleased to be joined by Amber Caravéo of Skylark Literary in the UK and visiting U.S. agent Clelia Gore from Martin Literary in Seattle.


What will they talk about?

-What they are looking for in a manuscript.
-The low-down on how to approach an agent in the United States as well as the UK.
-There’ll be a Q and A session (so do please come with your questions).
-You may have a chance to pitch your idea to the agents afterwards!

 Want to know more about these wonderful agents? Sure!




Clelia Gore is the head of the Children’s and Young Adult division of the U.S.-based literary agency, Martin Literary Management.  She represents fiction and nonfiction picture book, middle grade and young adult authors, including Kory Merritt, Jack Andraka, Jennifer Swanson and Cheryl Lawton Malone. Clelia is a former attorney born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. She lives in Seattle where she resides with her husband in a blueberry house at the top of a hill.



Amber Caravéo is the co-founder of Skylark Literary a specialist literary agency that seeks and supports the very best in children’s and YA fiction. Prior to founding Skylark, Amber was the Editorial Director for Orion Children’s Books where she was privileged to work with a host of prize-winning and bestselling authors such as Caroline Lawrence, Liz Kessler, Juno Dawson and Holly Black. She has also worked as Senior Commissioning Editor for Random House Children’s Books and for Working Partners where she edited and developed the million-copy selling series phenomenon, Rainbow Magic.



Why not beat those January blues and join us for this fun and interesting evening? Pick up your manuscript and ideas and come along to have your questions answered!

IMPORTANT: Booking is currently for SCBWI Members only.

Click here for event details and to book. 


A M Dassu is the Events Editor for Words & Pictures
Contact: events@britishscbwi.org
Or follow her on Twitter: @a_reflective


Advent 22nd December

Pat Walsh
@PatWalsh777
#W8PAdvent
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All of the growing Advent Calendar Gallery is here




December isn't all about illustration - writers we want you to join in too. Can you comment on our advent images with a tweetable micro story? @Words8Pictures and @SCBWI-BI will tweet those that fit into 140 characters with your twitter handle and #W8PAdvent.

Do you have a Tweetable micro story for
Pat's illustration?

Post it in the comments and we'll tweet it with#W8PAdvent and your Twitter handle

Don't forget to allow for the # and the @

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Advent 21st December

Catherine Lindow
@cathlindow
#W8PAdvent

Click the thumbnail crop to see the whole illustration!


All of the growing Advent Calendar Gallery is here


December isn't all about illustration - writers we want you to join in too. Can you comment on our advent images with a tweetable micro story? @Words8Pictures and @SCBWI-BI will tweet those that fit into 140 characters with your twitter handle and #W8PAdvent.

Do you have a Tweetable micro story for
Catherine's illustration?

Post it in the comments and we'll tweet it with#W8PAdvent and your Twitter handle

Don't forget to allow for the # and the @

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Advent 20th December

Demelsa Haughton
#W8PAdvent

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All of the growing Advent Calendar Gallery is here
 

December isn't all about illustration - writers we want you to join in too. Can you comment on our advent images with a tweetable micro story? @Words8Pictures and @SCBWI-BI will tweet those that fit into 140 characters with your twitter handle and #W8PAdvent.

Do you have a Tweetable micro story for
Demelsa's illustration?

Post it in the comments and we'll tweet it with#W8PAdvent and your Twitter handle

Don't forget to allow for the # and the @
 

Monday, 19 December 2016

Advent 19th December

Eric Heyman
#W8PAdvent
Click the thumbnail crop to see the whole illustration!

All of the growing Advent Calendar Gallery is here
 

December isn't all about illustration - writers we want you to join in too. Can you comment on our advent images with a tweetable micro story? @Words8Pictures and @SCBWI-BI will tweet those that fit into 140 characters with your twitter handle and #W8PAdvent.

Do you have a Tweetable micro story for
Eric's illustration?

Post it in the comments and we'll tweet it with#W8PAdvent and your Twitter handle

Don't forget to allow for the # and the @

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Advent 18th December

Su Dore

#W8PAdvent
Click the thumbnail crop to see the whole illustration!

All of the growing Advent Calendar Gallery is here
 

December isn't all about illustration - writers we want you to join in too. Can you comment on our advent images with a tweetable micro story? @Words8Pictures and @SCBWI-BI will tweet those that fit into 140 characters with your twitter handle and #W8PAdvent.

Do you have a Tweetable micro story for
Su's illustration?

Post it in the comments and we'll tweet it with#W8PAdvent and your Twitter handle

Don't forget to allow for the # and the @



Larisa Villar Hauser - Winner of the July 2016 Slush Pile Challenge

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Larisa Villar Hauser
 Larisa Villar Hauser entered our July 2016 Slush Pile Challenge set by Felicity Trew from Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency. 

Larisa won this challenge by demonstrating she was able to produce a brief synopsis and first chapter of a fantasy novel to appeal to 9-12 year olds.  It had to have wonderful characters whose adventures we wish to follow; it needed to be set in a world with its own habitat and rules. Think 'The Magic Faraway Tree' by Enid Blyton. It could have been high fantasy that took itself very seriously or light with humour. All the agent/judged asked for that you fed her need. (Or if you're not a fantasist just tickle the agent's/judge's humour with anything funny). 

Larisa tells us why she entered the competition and all about her experience of discussing her submission with Felicity. 


Saturday, 17 December 2016

Advent 17th December

Paul Morton

#W8PAdvent
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All of the growing Advent Calendar Gallery is here
 

December isn't all about illustration - writers we want you to join in too. Can you comment on our advent images with a tweetable micro story? @Words8Pictures and @SCBWI-BI will tweet those that fit into 140 characters with your twitter handle and #W8PAdvent.

Do you have a Tweetable micro story for
Paul's illustration?

Post it in the comments and we'll tweet it with#W8PAdvent and your Twitter handle

Don't forget to allow for the # and the @


Friday, 16 December 2016

Advent 16th December

Jo Byatt
#W8PAdvent

Click the thumbnail crop to see the whole illustration!

All of the growing Advent Calendar Gallery is here
 

December isn't all about illustration - writers we want you to join in too. Can you comment on our advent images with a tweetable micro story? @Words8Pictures and @SCBWI-BI will tweet those that fit into 140 characters with your twitter handle and #W8PAdvent.

Do you have a Tweetable micro story for
Jo's illustration?

Post it in the comments and we'll tweet it with#W8PAdvent and your Twitter handle

Don't forget to allow for the # and the @