Monday, December 1, 2014

Current Scratch: Join Us, New BV Evening Meet-up, Business Buzz, Opportunities, & Creative Gifts

Hello, Friends! My deepest apologies, this was due out last week. Between Thanksgiving and trying to squeeze in final edits before I ship this MS off, I lost track of time. Hope your holiday was fabulous and y'all ate lots of pie! May the magic of December bring lots of sparkle to your projects!


Tomorrow Evening! It's time for our annual holiday happening!
WHEN: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at 06:30 PM
WHERE: Johnny Carino's Patio, 620 Harvey Rd, College Station TX 77840
*Once again we will be accepting donations for Books and A Blanket, a local non-profit chartered by two elementary school girls in the Brazos Valley to promote literacy to underprivileged children.

New BV Monthly Evening Meet-up:
SCBWI & Friends, you are invited to the new Kid Lit Coffee Klatch on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 7-8 p.m. in Lupa's Coffee Shop, 2501 Texas Ave , Suite C-100, College Station. It's in the middle of the strip center behind Kentucky Fried Chicken at Southwest Parkway and Texas Avenue.This will be a chance to meet other writers and illustrators, maybe gossip a bit about our characters, and encourage each other. You can email Liz at for further details.

Next Schmooze: January 28, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the College Station Barnes and Noble. Details to follow!


Do you write Young Adult? If so, you may want to spruce up your manuscript and jump onto the The YA Wave. New YA-only imprints are popping up everywhere!


Call for submissions. "Actively seeking Inspirational and/or Sweet themed manuscripts. Think Hallmark Hall of Fame, Janette Oke, Little House on the Prairie, etc."

Writing Contest. "Nightlight Reading is requesting submissions for our 2014 Nightlight Readings Short Story Writers Contest that is geared to at-risk boys in the 10-12 year age group who often stop reading for pleasure.  Nightlight Reading’s goal is to fund and promote literature that appeals to boys and keeps them engaged and reading."

Cricket Magazine Group's Call for Articles. The theme for this issue is “Weird But True: Body
Facts ”—articles, interviews, stories, and activities about the human body.


Tis the season, folks! Friends and family needing gift ideas for you? Check out these lists:

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

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