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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
  • Congratulations to illustrator Duachaka Her, who received this year's SCBWI-Wisconsin Diversity Committee grant. She has been awarded full registration with a portfolio critique and paid lodging for this year's 2019 Marvelous Midwest conference in Illinois. You can check out her beautiful illustrations on her website: [gallery columns=
  •   CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL EVENT INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION.   Wisconsin Diversity Committee is offering a scholarship to the Marvelous Midwest Conference. Please click HERE for more information.   To access Rideshare info for this event please click HERE.    The 2019 Marvelous Midwest Conference “Let’s Go to the Fair!” will be held May 3-5, 2019 at the conference center of the Chicago Marriott Naperville, in Naperville, Illinois. Location: Chicago Marriott Naperville 1801 N. Naper Blvd. – Naperville, IL 60563 Hosted by six SCBWI regions: * INDIANA * IOWA * MICHIGAN * OHIO NORTH * WISCONSIN * [caption id=
  •                                       Click HERE for a downloadable PDF   SaveSave
  • 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!  


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