• Click here to download a flyer of the fall 2016 releases from our SCBWI-Wisconsin PAL members!
  • We live in a rich, diverse world that's constantly changing and growing. So how can we show this in our stories and our illustrations?    Join us at the 2017 Spring Luncheon: Creating Richer Narratives for a full day of instruction, helpful insights, inspiration, and networking with fellow creators. Our three amazing speakers will address how to add diversity to your work to more accurately reflect the world around you. Learn how to strengthen, deepen, and hone your craft by creating richer narratives.   REGISTER HERE.     Speakers: Penny Moore, Agent at Empire Literary Alicia Williams, Author Juana Martinez-Neal, Illustrator   Saturday, April 22, 2017 8am-3:30pm   Oconomowoc Lake Club 4668 Lake Club Cir Oconomowoc, WI    Members: $75 Non-members: $105               Registration opens February 20th!                        
  • Congratulations to Lisa Konkol (Illustration); Susanne Benton (Picture Book); Susan Hunnicutt (Middle Grade); and Colleen Riordan (Young Adult). We received dozens of highly qualified applicants across the categories, and our mentors had a tough time selecting this year. Our mentors expressed that it was not an easy decision, saying: "All of the manuscripts were well written and all of the applicants were enthusiastic about writing for children." "I found the manuscripts heartwarming, funny, and entertaining. Every single one has its positive aspects." "I felt [the other applicants'] writing was excellent and to keep at it." Whether you participated or not, remember that your SCBWI membership entitles you to apply for additional awards, grants, and mentorships through scbwi.org and other links posted at the blue board forums. Please consider taking advantage of these opportunities.       The 2017 mentors for this program are Angie Stanton (YA), Gayle Rosengren (MG), JoAnn Early Macken (PB), and Michael Kreuss-Russick (Illustration). Mentor Bios can be viewed HERE.