Monday, August 26, 2013

Current Scratch: Interest, Business Buzz, For the Illustrator, & Just For Fun

Howdy folks! As our summer comes to an end, it's time to fall head first into our writing and illustrating projects. Jump on the productive bus! Need some inspiration? See the Join Us section below. :)


For our next Schmooze: On Wednesday, August 28  for "Picture Book Potpourri"--a panel discussion of the best current books, best resources, acquiring agents, picture book development, U Tales etc. We meet at 10 a.m. in the College Station Barnes & Noble, 711 Texas Ave.

Gentle critique begins at 9:30 a.m. Bring 5 copies of 5 double-spaced pages to share. Feel free to join us for lunch afterwards.

Piney Woods Retreat Nov. 15-17, 2013 for writers and illustrators

Join SCBWI Brazos Valley for a working retreat in the pines of East Texas at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center near Palestine, TX. This event is for working writers and illustrators who need time, space and encouragement to move forward with their works in progress.

Additional information is available here
Online registration is available at Eventbrite.

To register by mail, please indicate whether you are an author or illustrator, make your check payable to SCBWI Brazos Valley and send it to: SCBWI Brazos Valley P.O. Box 9622 College Station, TX 77842


Looking for helpful information about small business deductions?

Read Highlights Fiction Contest guidelines here.


Here's a WOW story for you: Penguin signs a 13-year-old author!

A success story about a picture book, a girl named Sophie, and a butternut squash, emerging from the slush pile. Too cute!


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 The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of the SCBWI.

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