Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Current Scratch: Join Us, Local SCBWI Happenings, SCBWI Opportunities, Events, Agents, Inspiration

Did you miss us? Your intrepid Scratchpad contributors were slammed with stuff last month, but we are back: "better, stronger, faster."  Wow, what great creative weather we are having!  Nothing like dull, rainy days to make us turn to our imaginations. I hope that you are doing awesome things.

Join us at the College Station Barnes and Noble on March 25 (Last Wednesday of the month). for discussion, news, and encouragement. Topic "Writing for the Youngest Readers." Gentle critique begins at 9:30 a.m, our program stars at 10:00 a.m. Bring copies of 5 double-spaced pages of your work in progress. Those who have time stay for lunch at a local restaurant. Members and friends welcome!


Kid Lit Coffee Klatch

Join other SCBWI members and friends for a Kid Lit Coffee Klatch on Monday, March 16, 2015 7-8 p.m. in the Starbucks at the corner of Hwy. 6 and Rock Prairie Rd. 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…

The Deets: 
Date: 03/16/2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:  Starbucks, 3985 State Highway 6 South, College Station, TX, Un

BV Illustrator Event! Free Lecture by The Neuland Concept Designers

Concept designers Margaret Wuller and Patrick Hannenberger will discuss their work for film projects such as The Croods, Rise of the Guardians, Monsters vs. Aliens, and How to Train Your Dragon. The free public lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Geren Auditorium at the College of Architecture on the A&M campus. http://www.theneuland.com/about/

Date/Time: 04/16/2015,7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Langford Building, College of Architecture, Texas A&M Universtiy, College Station, TX,


TAX Seminar, Phone

It's tax season, and to take away some of the pain, we've arranged for a seminar to help. Tax Tips for Writers & Illustrators will be given by Robert Pesce, a CPA with the New York firm Marcum LLP. The one-hour seminar is for both writers and illustrators, self-published, traditionally published and pursuing. Click here for more info.

Date/Time: 03/17/2015, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SCBWI Work-in-Progress Grant

SCBWI provides numerous grants to unpublished writers. The application window is currently open! 
Please click here for more info.

Crystal Kite Award Deadline

The annual Crystal Kite Award is a peer-given award to recognize great books from 15 SCBWI regional divisions around the world. ~~Deadline: You must enter your book published in 2014 by March 15th, 2015. For more information, visit: http://www.scbwi.org/awards/crystal-kite-member-choice-award/ ​

Do you want to participate in the East Texas Book Festival?  Click here for all the info. 

NF4NF Childrens Writers' Conference.  Do you write Non-fiction? Are you interested? Check out the link to the conference held in Rosenburg, Texas on September 17-20.  


This listing of children's literary agents may be interesting to you. Follow this link thanks to Casey McComick at Literary Rambles. 


Because you freaking need inspiration.  Here are links to many podcasts that are sure to stir you up. Here is the link. 

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

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