CELEBRATIONS December 2018


There's a sparkle in the air and a tingle of excitement as one year draws to an end and the possibilities of the next begin to creep forward. For our holiday issue, BB Taylor rounds up an action-packed year of SCBWI celebration news. 

2018 is drawing to a close and what a year it has been! It has been my absolute honour to celebrate SCBWI's finest authors and illustrators every month, as they have achieved so much to be proud of! From new releases to exciting book deals and new agents, awards and other good news. There has been so much to be excited about this year and so much more ahead in 2019!

New Releases 

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SCBWI members have been storming the shelves of book shops worldwide throughout 2018. Here is just a tiny snapshot of some of the amazing books to land in the world this year!

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Awards 

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The awards have been piling up this year and our members have been getting out that polish ready to shine those trophies! From the Blue Peter Book Awards to the Carnegie, Kate Greenway and even the Costa Book Awards, we are immensely proud to have seen so many of our SCBWI authors and illustrators long-listed, short-listed and winning awards throughout this rollercoaster year. Here are just a few books that have been either nominated for an award or won an award this year, including our very own SCBWI Crystal Kite winner 2018!

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Agents

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For many the dream of getting an Agent came true in 2018! Every month I have had the pleasure of announcing new agent signings, some of which have come directly through SCBWI events like the yearly agents party, the slush pile challenges and the conference. We have our fingers crossed for all of you, hoping for that magic yes this year, on your hunt for the perfect agent! 

Image credit: Alex Edwards

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New Members

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2018 has seen record numbers of new members for SCBWI with over 22,000 members worldwide and over 1,000 members in the British Isles alone, we are always super excited to welcome new members into the family! SCBWI is a wealth of support and friendliness, whether you're a seasoned creative or just starting out on the adventure of a lifetime. We welcome and congratulate all of our new members and hope 2019 is filled with celebrations for each and everyone of you! 


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From all of us, we thank you for allowing us to celebrate 2018 with you all. Lets raise a glass and toast to the adventures and dreams that 2019 holds for you all!


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And don't forget as the new year approaches if you have good news to share ...

New book? New agent? Award nominee or winner? Are you a new member? Say hi and let us know. We want 2019 to be a year of celebrating how awesome you all are! Why not send an email to celebrations@britishscbwi.org with your good news, a picture and links so we can celebrate too :)




2 comments:

  1. December is a standout amongst the most excellent and additionally noteworthy months of the logbook year. In addition to the fact that it marks the finish of a year and in a way clears a path for another fresh start, it additionally has a standout amongst the happiest events, Christmas.

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