EVENTS British Isles Round-up

Are you feeling FOMO for missing out on this year's conference? Or maybe you just want to keep riding the wave? Either way, SCBWI British Isles has loads of fantastic events on the horizon. Network News & Events Editor, Stephanie Cotela gives the lowdown. 

November 2023

A special online webinar hosted by SCBWI BI's Co-Regional Advisor, Natascha Biebow for picture book writers and illustrators during which Natascha will demonstrate how to create, "An Exciting, Rock-Solid Premise that Makes Editors, Agents & Readers Say WOW!"

Online Agent Intensive - Available until 25 Nov

Find out what children’s literary agents are looking for and how to submit your work for consideration. SCBWI British Isles will host a one-hour agents’ panel for fiction writers. The discussion will be pre-recorded and released on 25th October. It will be available for ticket-holders to view for one month.

Registration required.

December 2023

SCBWI London Christmas Drinks - 4 Dec

If you're in or around London, why not pop by the Silver Cross, 33 Whitehall, SW1A 2BS
from 6.30pm to mingle with fellow Scoobies and enjoy a festive cocktail. 

Ticket price: £10 for members, £12 for non-members. A limited amount of soft drinks, wine or beer (one or two glasses) is included in the ticket price.

Registration required (seats unlimited). 

Don't forget your local critique groups: 

North West meets at Manchester Metropolitan University and includes everything from PB through YA. Contact if you would like to join this in-person group.

There's also a monthly online critique group offered via Zoom. 

Scotland runs an online picture book group for rhymers and non-rhymers in all stages of their career. Contact if you would like to join in.

North East critique group also meets online. Email for details.

January 2024

The shortlisted novel extracts that will be featured in the Undiscovered Voices 2024 anthology will be announced in mid-January.

 *Header image: Promotion poster for upcoming SCBWI event with Children's Book Insider


Stephanie Cotela
 is the Network News & Events Editor for Words & Pictures online magazine. She writes across genres from children’s picture books to adult crime fiction and is particularly fond of ghost stories. Originally from New York she has been living in and around London for nearly two decades. Her debut middle-grade novel The Ghosts of Hawkthorn will be released in 2024.

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