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  • From our friends in Michigan: The 4 Out the Door Illustrator Challenge! Do you wonder how you can get on an art director’s or editor’s radar? Mailing a promotional postcard on a regular basis is the simplest self-promotion an illustrator can do! Maybe you have good intentions to send several postcards a year, but end up falling short. Wouldn’t it be easier if you were pleasantly prodded and cheered on by your peers? Join SCBWI Michigan illustrators in sending quarterly mailings on Feb. 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and Nov. 1st.   NEXT STEPS To participate, e-mail us at saying you are up for the challenge. Once you sign up, you will receive a welcome e-packet about the basics of promotional mailings and next steps, along with a digital badge you can use to share the news of our challenge. Check the MichKids listserv, social media, and The Mitten blog because SCBWI-MI illustrators Kirbi Fagan, Kara Marsee and Deb Pilutti will share printing resources, production tips, encouragement and success stories over the coming weeks. (BE SURE TO CONNECT ON THESE PLATFORMS! For more information on how, click HERE.) You can share your postcards on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag: #4outthedoor. We look forward to seeing what you create! Special shout-out to Kirbi Fagan for creating the 4 Out the Door logo and illustration.
  • Our friends in Nevada have compiled THIS LIST of SCBWI WEBINARS. SCBWI offers webinars across the regions in the US and abroad. VIEW WEBINARS Many thanks to the Nevada Regional Team for creating and updating theSCBWI Webinars webpage. Questions about specific webinars should be addressed directly to the Region hosting that webinar.  Thanks to illustrator Ken Lamug for use of his beautiful artwork on this website. SaveSave
  • Save the Date: 2019 Wild Wild Midwest Let's Go to the Fair! Date/Time Date(s) - 05/03/2019 - 05/05/2019 Location Chicago Marriott Naperville 1801 N. Naper Blvd. - Naperville, IL 60563
  •                                       Click HERE for a downloadable PDF   SaveSave
  • Congratulations to the beautiful books launched in August!
  • SCBWI-Wisconsin is once again offering mentorships to writers and illustrators in several categories. There are two parts to our application—please see below for more info. APPLICATION PERIOD: October 1, 2018 - November 20, 2018 RULES:  1. You must be a current member of SCBWI who has attended at least one of our member events in the past year. 2. You're only able to apply for one categrory of mentorship. 3. You must be pre-published in the category that you're applying to. Self published authors/illustrators are considered pre-published. 4. You must follow the requirements and format instructions to be considered. Double and triple check your files and emails before you submit.   PROCESS: PART 1 - Fill out this online application form and click
  • Congratulations to the beautiful books launched in September!
  • Congrats to all the authors and illustrators who are releasing these beautiful books in 2019! Click image for downloadable PDF. Please feel free to share widely!  
  • SAVE THE DATE: WI-SCBWI Winter Webinar Agent Day Event: First Impressions JANUARY 20, 2019 - 1: 00 - 4 :30 p.m. How do you best present yourself to an agent - and furthermore, to your readers? REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MID-DECEMBER.  Join us for the WI-SCBWI Winter Webinar Agent Day Event from the comfort of your home computer! This half-day event will focus on first impressions, from an agent with your query to a reader in the book store, opening your novel to its first page. Two agents will speak on the day of, and an author/agent pair will meet you ahead of time in the private, registrant-only Facebook group* to talk about how they met. Want more access? This year, instead of optional public pitches, faculty will give private feedback on queries and your first page. Sign up now to make sure you get a spot! Once registered, join us on twitter: #WISCBWI18, or in the private Facebook group* where we will peer-workshop first lines. *Not on Facebook? Don’t worry, we can email you the video! We will also put together a transcript of select questions from the pre-event.   For further inquiries about our 2019 Agent Day, email Joanna via winterwebinar [at] gmail [dot] com. *Registered attendees will receive a link on 1/20/18 to access both the live webinar and the video recording, which will be available after processing for 30 days.  


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