Picture Book Support

Do you write or illustrate picture books ? Find confirm for your write and illustrating through these on-line kidlit communities, challenges, courses, contests, and events .
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year-round resources are listed first, followed by events and opportunities available each month. Click the name of a calendar month to go directly to that month ’ s listings. Watch for more-detailed posts each calendar month .
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Know a good resource or event that isn’t on this list? Is it intended for picture book writers or illustrators? Is it available online (not an in-person conference or event)? Please send a message through the Contact Form on the About Us page. Thanks.

Available all year:

Children’s Book Academy ($)
On-demand self-paced courses from industry professionals on a variety of topics. CBA besides offers scheduled courses with staff documentation ; see monthly listings. Hosted by Mira Reisburg .
Children’s Book Insider ($)
Monthly newsletter, on-line resources & courses, Writers ’ Secret Sauce coach, and more. Sign up for newsletters here, and get a free ebook : The Ultimate Children ’ mho Writing Cheat Sheet. ” Hosted by John Bard and Laura Backes .
Color Collective (free)
Weekly Twitter challenge for illustrators where you make exploit based on a single tinge .
The Complete Picture Book Submissions System ($)
Takes you through each and every step of the submission action. No more fear. No more guess. Online course created by children ’ south authors Emma Walton Hamilton and Julie Hedlund .
Ditty of the Month Club (DMC) (free)
Practice writing in verse and submit your poem. A new challenge each month, plus interviews. Hosted by Michelle H. Barnes on Today ’ s Little Ditty web site .
FireButtChallenge (free) (#FiBuCha)
About once a month, without warning, a # FiBuCha notice goes out on Twitter. You have 24 hours to write a new PB blueprint or revise an existing one. Grab a write spouse to keep yourselves accountable. Hosted by children ’ second authors Michal Babay and Katie Frawley .
#FirstDraftFriday (free)
The first Friday of each calendar month, 8am-8pm eastern Time ( 1pm-1am UTC ), write a new visualize koran first gear enlist with divine guidance from the day ’ sulfur blog post featuring guest authors, then record to win a free MS criticism. # FirstDraftFriday. Hosted by children ’ second writer Hollie Wolverton .
Highlights Foundation ($)
Offers in-person, on-line, and on-line on-demand workshops throughout the class for children ’ south writers and illustrators of all know levels .
Institute of Children’s Literature ($)
Offers multipart course Writing for Children and Teens, with one-on-one mentorship by an diligence professional ; The Writers ’ Block, an on-line community with many benefits including monthly critiques.  
KidLit 411 (free)
Comprehensive on-line resource for children ’ sulfur writers and illustrators, with consort Facebook group. KidLit411 has their own list of Writing Challenges here and Challenges for Illustrators here. Founded and maintained by Elaine Kiely Kearns and Silvia Liu .
#kidlitart (free)
Every Thursday, 9pm eastern Time ( 2am UTC ), Twitter old world chat for children ’ s bible illustrators & friends. Moderated by author/illustrators @ RubinPingk and Charlene Chua ( @ charlenedraws ) .
KidLitHive ($)
Helping creators develop their trade and cognition of the publish diligence via high quality, low-cost events in the form of webinars, workshops, and multi-week courses led by established authors, illustrators, agents, editors and more. Coming soon from Justin Colón .
LitMingles (free)
Every calendar month ( except in summer ), the Los Angeles Region SCBWI hosts multiple LitMingles, opportunities to discuss topics of pastime to kidlit writers and illustrators. For this month ’ sulfur LitMingles calendar, go to the connection above and then click the “ LitMingle Calendar ” connect at the top of the bring page. Hosted by SCBWI Los Angeles, loose to everyone via Zoom .
The Loft ($)
Minnesota-based write community for writers of all genres, including children ’ mho. Check locate for on-line versus in-person courses. Scholarships available .
Lyrical Language Lab / Peek & Critique (free)
YouTube impart available all year long, providing detached critiques and lessons to kidlit writers every Monday. Hosted by children ’ south poet and generator Renee LaTulippe .
Lyrical Language Lab Courses (*See note)
This on-line course teaches children ’ s writers the poetic techniques. Subscribe to mailing list for following handiness. * Link lands on a page with links to five free lyrical speech lessons, plus information about 10-week pay path. Hosted by children ’ s poet and writer Renee LaTulippe .
Make Your Marks & Splashes! ($)
Self-paced on-line naturally on how to be a children ’ randomness script illustrator, hosted by children ’ s author/illustrator Mark Mitchell .
Making Picture Book Magic ($)
A 4-week course with brusque, daily lessons. Options for working with a small class or on your own. New enrollments begin the first of every month. Taught and hosted by children ’ sulfur generator Susanna Leonard Hill.

Master Course on Picture Book Writing and Editing  ($)
An intensive self-guided workshop on the eight Core Principles of mental picture book spell and editing. Taught and hosted by children ’ mho writer Karla Arenas Valenti .
Might Could Studiomates (free)
Tired of social media, but still want a space to share your art and be inspired ? Meet artist friends and grow your art practice in this release, private on-line community. Founded by artist Christine Nishiyama .
Monthly Twitter Writing Challenge (free)
Participants agree to aim for 500 words or 1 hour of editing each day for a month. Five hundred words ? That ’ s a whole mental picture book. Founded by generator Kristy Acevedo .
Naps and Notebooks Masterclasses ($)
It ’ s not easy to make space for creative work when you ’ re raising young kids. These on-demand writing masterclasses are designed to make the moments you have with your notebook count. From children ’ randomness author and writing coach Heidi Fiedler .
PBParty New Draft Challenge (free)
normally the third base Thursday of each month, unless it conflicts with a lurch party, so check web site. All day, eastern Time. Hosted by Mindy Alyse Weiss .
PB Workshop Chat Group (free)
In the PB Workshop chat server you can discuss write, ask for tips and opinions, share your favorite books, hash out events, etc. Hosted on the Discord App by author Chris Nantais .
Penny’s Two Cents ($)
Picture book writer Penny Parker Klostermann offers video new world chat sessions, small-group webinars, and packages that include feedback on picture book manuscripts. Contact Penny here to schedule .
Picture Book Study Hall ($)
Marcie Colleen hosts this month-long on-line review group for writers who have multiple word picture book manuscripts to revise. New session starts each calendar month .
Picture Book University (free)
Series of lessons by picture bible writer Pam Calvert, on her blog .
Rate Your Story ($)
year-round broadcast with registration in November, December, and January. Manuscript critiques from professionals in the playing field, among early benefits. Nonmembers may submit for free critiques on open submission days, buy a Speed Pass for a single criticism, and participate in the fee-based annual contest .
SCBWI ($)
Society of Children ’ s Book Writers and Illustrators. International organization with a potent on-line presence, including challenges, webinars hosted by regional chapters but receptive to all, and active discussion boards on all topics of interest to children ’ south writers and illustrators .
SCBWI Regional Webinars ($)
Low-cost webinars hosted by SCBWI regional chapters, available everywhere. List continually updated, with approaching webinars at top .
SCBWI Draw This! Challenge (See note*)
Monthly challenge for illustrators with a newfangled subject each month. take by the twentieth for following calendar month ’ mho gallery. * No application tip, but must be a dues-paying penis of SCBWI .
SCBWI: YouTube Channel, The Vault (free)
SCBWI has over forty years of video recording archives featuring speakers at their annual conference–authors, illustrators, editors, agents, and publishers, now available on the YouTube groove, The Vault .
Society of Visual Storytelling ($)
Online courses for illustrators. Hosted by illustrators Will Terry, Lee White, and Jake Parker .
Storyteller Academy ($)
Online, on-demand courses taught by diligence professionals. monthly or annual fee includes access to all Signature Course Library courses, alive workshops, and more. Hosted by writer/illustrator Arree Chung .
SubSix (free)
Children ’ s Book Creatives Support Group. Facebook group of children ’ sulfur writers and illustrators working toward submission goals.  
Whale Rock Writing Workshops ($)
Whale Rock Workshops is a community of kidlit authors ( aspiring and published ) that facilitates writing through workshops, retreats, and on-line resources. Hosts online events throughout the year .
The Writing Barn (free and $)
Texas-based writing community offering low-cost webinars, free virtual book launches and literary events, one-session and 6-session on-line classes.

Writing Blueprints ($)
On-demand webinars and resources. Each Writing Blueprint takes a detail writing style or class of script and breaks the process of writing and revising it into bantam steps. Each step then features a video with an technical teacher describing this assemble of the writing puzzle and giving instructions about using the fillable PDF form for that step. From Children ’ s Book Insider .
The Writers’ Loft (free and $)
Massachusetts-based writing community offering on-line events available to anyone with an internet joining .
Writers.com ($)
Offers on-line courses for writers in all genres, including children ’ second .

Month by Month Listings

Challenges, Contests, Mentorships, & Awards

12×12 Picture Book Challenge ( $ )
Write 12 visualize books in 12 months. annual membership includes criticism opportunities, monthly live webinars, and the support of the entire 12×12 community. register in January and February for a full-year membership. Hosted by children ’ randomness writer Julie Hedlund.  
NFFest Registration for February consequence normally happens in January. ( see February listing )
Storystorm (free)
Come improving with 30 floor ideas in 31 days. inspirational guest posts. Raffle of prizes for those who succeed. adjustment begins in December ; see this page for general information. Hosted by children ’ south writer Tara Lazar .
Kids ’ Choice KidLit Writing Contest ( free )
Write a narrative for PB, MG, or YA readers ( 200 words or less ) and it will be judged by KIDS ! Rules and info will be posted January 4, 2023, entries may be submitted 1/26 – 1/28. Hosted by author Kailei Pew .
How to Make Children’s Books – Challenge Week (free)
Bring your picture script fib to biography in 2023 ! Learn how to write, illustrate, and print children ’ mho books. January 9 – 13, 2023, 5 – 6pm Pacific Time. Hosted by Storyteller Academy .
Scholarship Celebration and Information Session (free)
The Highlights Foundation team will gather to celebrate and launch the 2023 Scholarship application season. Attend to learn more about available scholarships and how to apply . January 31, 2023, 8pm easterly time .
New England SCBWI Windows & Mirrors Scholarship (free to apply)
The NESCBWI Windows & Mirrors Scholarships were created to boost marginalize writers and illustrators from historically underrepresented groups in children ’ randomness literature. The applicants themselves must identify in one of the list categories ( see connect for list ). Submission deadline normally January 31, check web site for more information .
Rate Your Story ($)
Manuscript critiques from professionals in the discipline, among early benefits. sometimes holds unfold submission days with free critiques for nonmembers. SpeedPass critiques are available. besides watch the locate for events and free review opportunities.  

Webinars & Conferences

Events lasting from an hour to a few days, in by and large chronological regulate .
It Takes Two – Co-Authoring Kidlit ($)
Join Nancy Churnin for this craft webinar on co-writing. When is it the veracious time to co-author a script ? What are the factors that make this the best and most meet choice — and what are the concerns ? January 14, 2023, 10am – 11:30 am central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Mining the Heart: How to Emotionally Connect with Readers ($)
Author Kaitlyn Wells breaks Heart, that once unteachable write skill, into digestible parts in this interactional session. January 15, 2023, 2 – 5pm central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Aesop Writers (free)
A virtual publish workshop for un-published fiction and non-fiction video script creators. As an expression of avail to others–the 3rd virtual workshop is January 16, 2023, 12 noon Central Time. Hosted by generator Alice Faye Duncan .
Non-Traditional Picture Book Structure ($)
Join children ’ s bible writer Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and literary agent Rachel Orr to celebrate option approaches to picture book structures. A two-night miniskirt course. January 23 & 25, 2023, 7 – 8:15pm each nox. From The Highlights Foundation .
DVCON (free)
A two-day virtual writers conference for authors & illustrators who identify with a marginalized community. 2023 dates not yet announced. 2022 information at this link. A intersection of # DVPIT .
Winter Writing Wonder Picture Book Writing Workshops ($)
Ditch the winter blues and excavation into painting books. Come to one or to all six workshops with Charlesbridge editor Karen Boss. For both fabrication and non-fiction word picture script writers. Hosted by The Writers ’ Loft of Hudson, MA .

  • Characters Count. Pull out your work(s)-in-progress and spend time getting to know your characters in ways you might not have thought possible. January 11, 2023, 6:30 – 8pm Eastern Time.
  • Pacing/Tension for the Win. Learn more about the importance of pacing and tension in picture books. January 19, 2023, 6:30 – 8pm Eastern Time.
  • Four Keys to Dialogue. Come learn more about how dialogue works in a picture book. January 24, 2023, 6:30 – 8pm Eastern Time.
  • See February webinar and conference listings for three more workshops.

ADD ON: Karen Boss criticism ! ( limited spots ) You must be enrolled in at least one workshop. Karen will let you know how to submit your word picture book and she will return it by APRIL 15th .
Read Like a Writer ($)
Writers fill their wells with stories : stories from the casual happenings around them, and stories from boyfriend writers. Author Eric Bell asks, “ Do you read like a writer ? ” January 26, 2023, 8:15pm eastern Time. From Highlights Foundation .
Writing Picture Books Like A Playwright ($)
Have you ever thought of a picture bible as being like a little stage play for kids ? Author Meeg Pincus does ! Join Meeg explains how you can use this craft border on in your own write. January 28, 2023, 11-12:30 central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
SCBWI Regional Virtual Events (Fee and Free)
Clink link to see what ’ s happening this calendar month and in months to come. Tons of fabulous, low-cost webinars available !

Multi-Week Courses

Courses lasting more than a day or two .
Write Your Children’s Book! ($)
In this eight-week long personalized workshop, you ’ ll gulp ( or revise, or finish up ) your work-in-progress for a children ’ mho book ( PB, MG, or YA ). With author/illustrator Kelly Bingham. Eight weeks starting January 4, 2023 .
The Ultimate Craft and Business of Writing and Illustrating Children’s Picture Books Course ($)
Everything you need to write, illustrate, and publish fantastic children ’ south visualize books, taught by a fantastic dream team ! January 9 – February 13, 2023. See links for full details. From Children ’ s Book Academy .
Diving Into Picture Books: Format, Structure, and Practice ($)
Join writer Nikki Shannon Smith to kickstart your mental picture ledger project with a combination of live lectures, exercises, Q & A, and critiques. January 14 21, 2023. From The Highlights Foundation .
Perfecting the Picture Book II ($)
Perfecting the picture bible is not an easy task ; let author Carmen Oliver be your guidebook in this on-line workshop. Six Wednesdays starting January 18, 2023, 7pm – 9pm Central. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
A Place at the Desk: Writing Fiction for Children ($)
Writing for children is a target with a wide-eyed spectrum, from picture books to middle grade to youthful pornographic. Come to this session to explore it all with teacher and author Lisa M. Bolt Simons. Six Tuesdays, January 24 – April 11, 2023, 6pm – 8pm cardinal Time. Hosted by The Loft .
Intensive Picture Book Workshop ($)
Work with a developmental editor in SIX 30-minute Zoom meetings as you write and revise your fabrication or nonfiction painting ledger. January 1 – February 28, 2023. Led by Anastasia Suen, generator ( and ghostwriter ) of 400+ books for children, teens, and adults .
February

Challenges, Contests, Mentorships, & Awards

12×12 ($): Register by end of month for 2023. See January list .
NonFiction Fest (free) ( @ NFFest )
NF Fest turns February into a crash course in writing nonfiction for children. Read at least 20 of the posts and arrant 20 of the suggest activities. Prizes will be awarded in a random describe of those completing the challenge. Hosted by the nonfiction Chicks : Lisa Amstutz, Stephanie Bearce, Nancy Churnin, Susie Kralovansky, Linda Skeers, and Peggy Thomas .
Valentiny Writing Contest (free)
Write a Valentines ’ fib no longer than 214 words, appropriate for ages 12 and under, including a fictional character with a specified emotion ( changes each year ). Happens the second gear workweek of February. Check Susanna ’ s web log for this year ’ s announcement. Hosted by children ’ mho author Susanna Leonard Hill .
Fractured Fairy Tale Short Story Contest ($)
ready to reimagine your favored fairy fib in 1000 words or less ? This contest is for you ! Coming from Institute of Children ’ randomness Literature, February, 2023 .
The Ann Whitford Paul—Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award (See note*)
Submissions window normally open February through April. Annual monetary award given for a Most Promising Picture Book manuscript. * No application tip, but must be a dues-paying member of SCBWI .
#PBPitch (free)
A Twitter cant party entirely for picture books, Tuesday February 16, 2023, 8am – 8pm eastern Time. Check web site for full details, hashtags, and rules. Founded and run by Debra Kempf Shumaker, PJ McIlvaine, Mette Engell, and Mandy Yates.  

Webinars & Conferences

Events lasting from an hour to a few days, in by and large chronological orderliness .
Get Inspired: Small Books, Big Ideas! ($)
Looking for inspiration for your first picture book ? Want to explore big ideas ? not certain how to weave messages into your craft ? Join author Abdullahi Janno for this beginner-level class to find answers to these questions. February 4, 2023, 9 ante meridiem – Noon Central Time. Hosted by The Loft .
Winter Writing Wonder Picture Book Writing Workshops ($)
Ditch the winter blues and dig into picture books. Come to one or to all workshops with Charlesbridge editor Karen Boss. For both fabrication and non-fiction picture bible writers. Hosted by The Writers ’ Loft of Hudson, MA .

  • Revision Is Hard. Use this workshop to jumpstart revising a project you’ve been struggling with or one fresh off your pen! February 8, 2023, 6:30 – 8pm Eastern Time.
  • Back Matter Matters. Both fiction and nonfiction picture books benefit from strong back matter. How much is the right amount? February 16, 2023, 6:30 – 8pm Eastern Time.
  • Unique Ideas Stand Out. How can you make your idea stand out in a sea of submissions and in an ocean of published books on the shelf? February 21, 2023, 6:30 – 8pm Eastern Time.

ADD ON: Karen Boss criticism ! ( limited spots ) You must be enrolled in at least one workshop. Karen will let you know how to submit your movie ledger and she will return it by APRIL 15th .
Make Your Story Unputdownable: Secrets of Creating Suspense in Kid Lit ($)
Struggling to build suspense in your floor ? Join writer Bruce Hale and take a deep prima donna into all the tips and tricks that make it impossible for a proofreader to put your book down ! February 11, 2023, 2-5 PM Central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
SCBWI Virtual Conference ($)
The 2023 SCBWI New York Conference is virtual ampere well as in person ! February 25, 2023. early on Bird registration until 1/25/2023. Hosted by SCBWI-National .
SCBWI Regional Virtual Events (Fee and Free)
Clink radio link to see what ’ s happening this month and in months to come. Tons of fabulous, low-cost webinars available !

Multi-Week Courses

Courses lasting more than a day or two .
Editing Children’s Picture Books ($)
Intended for professional editors, but surely to be of use to writers who self-edit and review. Instructor Lou Piccolo is a freelance developmental editor of fiction and creative nonfiction. February 1 – March 16, 2023. Hosted by Editorial Freelancers Association .
Intensive Picture Book Workshop ($)
Work with a developmental editor in SIX 30-minute Zoom meetings as you write and revise your fiction or nonfiction mental picture book. February 1 – March 31, 2023. Led by Anastasia Suen, writer ( and ghostwriter ) of 400+ books for children, teens, and adults .
Writing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Picture Books ($)
Picture books featuring SEL concepts are in demand by editors, sought out by educators, and loved by children. Author Lisa Katzenberger will help you learn how to weave SEL concepts into your video book manuscripts. Six Tuesdays , February 7 – March 21, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00 prime minister central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Getting to Know Your Character ($)
Use this course to deepen your reason of your characters and make decisions about point of scene, diagram, pacing and more. February 15 – March 8, 2023, see liaison for details. From Highlights Foundation .
The Crash Course in Children’s Book Publishing ($)
At the end of this 10-week course, you will understand how the children ’ sulfur script publish industry works, including take, publication, marketing a book for children, teens, or young adults, and beginning ideas about craft and review. February 28, 2023 – May 2, 2023. From The Highlights Foundation .
March

Challenges, Contests, Mentorships, & Awards


#50PreciousWords Writing Challenge (free)
Write a story allow for kids ages 12 or under, using only 50 words. early March each year, timed to celebrate Dr. Seuss ’ birthday. Awesome prizes ! Hosted by generator Vivian Kirkfield .
March On With Mentor Texts! (free)
The successor to ReFoReMo : improve your write by completing a challenge to read mentor text throughout the month of March. Watch the Rate Your Story Blog for 2023 details. Hosted by the Rate Your Story Blog .
PBParty Annual Contest (free)
The annual PBParty contest is for unagented writers and author/illustrators with finished and polished visualize ledger manuscripts. You submit an entry, contest coordinators pick a kind of genres and forward the entries to participating agents/editors to read and hopefully request. Submissions happen in March, check link for details. Hosted by writer Mindy Alyse Weiss .
Chapter Book Challenge #ChaBooCha (free)
Write one completed first draft of a chapter book in one calendar month, from March 1 – March 31. Guest posts by authors and agents, prizes at end. Hosted by author Rebecca Fyfe .
SCBWI The Ann Whitford Paul—Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award (See note*)
Submissions windowpane normally open February through April. Annual monetary award given for a Most Promising Picture Book manuscript. * No application fee, but must be a dues-paying extremity of SCBWI .
SCBWI Don Freeman Grants (See note*)
Submissions normally open March 1 – March 31. annual awards given to illustrators of children ’ south books in support of a exploit in progress that is not already under contract. * No application fee, but applicant must be a member of SCBWI, which requires dues .
SCBWI Karen and Philip Cushman Late Bloomer Grant (See note*)
Submissions normally open March 1 – March 31. Recognizes a promising manuscript by a writer over the old age of 50 who has never been published. Submit in conjunction with the Work-in-Progress Awards ( see below ). * No application fee, but applicant must be a member of SCBWI, which requires dues .
SCBWI Work-in-Progress Awards (See note*)
Submissions normally open March 1 – March 31. annual awards given to writers of children ’ south books in confirm of a shape in advance that is not already under contract, including photograph books. * No application fee, but applicant must be a member of SCBWI, which requires dues .

Webinars & Conferences

Events lasting from an hour to a few days, in largely chronological order .
The Art of Nonfiction: Writing Outside the Box ($)
Join acclaimed nonfiction author Carole Boston Weatherford to discover how the perfect premise and the elements of voice and point of view can suggest a social organization that elevates nonfiction to art. March 4, 2023, 11:00am-12:30pm Central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Color of Children’s Literature Conference ($)
Join us online for an incredible weekend with top editors, agents, authors & illustrators in the children ’ s/YA publish global. Our jump conference is an excellent opportunity for BIPOC writers & illustrators to learn, get inspired and network with others in the industry. Please eminence that this league is EXCLUSIVELY for Black, Indigenous and POC writers and illustrators. March 31 – April 2, 2023. Link goes to “ save the date ” page, check web site for more details. Hosted by Kweli Journal .
WriteOnCon ($)
Online conference for kidlit writers and illustrators for all levels ( PB, MG, YA ). connection goes to 2022 information, check web site for 2023 details .
SCBWI Regional Virtual Events (Fee and Free)
Clink connection to see what ’ s happening this calendar month and in months to come. Tons of fabulous, low-cost webinars available !

Multi-Week Courses

Courses lasting more than a day or two .
Picture Book Biographies I: Style and Substance ($)
Join acclaimed mental picture ledger biography writer Rob Sanders for this six-week on-line class. Attendees will dig deep into the style and message of nowadays ’ s creative non-fiction picture koran biographies. Six Mondays, March 6 – April 10, 2023, 7:00 – 9:00 autopsy central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Not Your Typical Biography: How to Write Narratively About the Natural World (Even Rocks!) ($)
How do you take your mounds of inquiry and shape them into a report that moves readers ? This fast-paced course with acclaim nonfiction writer Candace Fleming will show you how. Three Wednesdays : March 8 – March 22, 2023, 7:00 – 9:00 prime minister cardinal Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Perfecting the Picture Book I ($)
Picture Book I is all about perfecting the basic craft and structural elements needed to write successful mental picture books cook for sale. Join Author Jyoti Gopal to learn basic format elements, how to work with illustrations, give voice consider, photograph book tips and tricks, and more. Six Thursdays, March 16 – April 20, 2023, 6:30 – 8:30 phase modulation central Time. From The Writing Barn .
Children’s Writing for Beginners ($)
This course will explore the excite world of writing for children and new adults through a mix of spell activities and discussion. teacher : author Lisa Bullard. Six Thursdays : March 16 – April 20, 2023, 6 post meridiem – 8 post meridiem central Time. Hosted by The Loft .
Write. Submit. Support. ($)
For Picture Book/Chapter Book Writers, a 6-month course offering structure and support not lone to our writing lives but besides to the roller coaster ride of submissions. March 19, August 20, 2023, 2 – 5 promethium cardinal Time. Join writer Ann Marie Stephens for this 6-month exploration of your literary life ! Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Intensive Picture Book Workshop ($)
Work with a developmental editor in SIX 30-minute Zoom meetings as you write and revise your fiction or nonfiction movie bible. March 1 – April 30, 2023. Led by Anastasia Suen, generator ( and ghostwriter ) of 400+ books for children, teens, and adults .
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Challenges, Contests, Mentorships, & Awards

Spring Fling Writing Contest (free)
Challenge for writers, find a springtime-themed gif and write 150 words. normally happens in April, match link for more information. Hosted by Ciara O ’ Neal and Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez. Check out Fall Writing Frenzy, excessively .
Annual Spring Writing Contest ($)
Rate Your Story ’ s Annual Spring Writing Contest ! normally happens in April, check radio link for more information. Hosted by Rate Your Story .
#WriteMentor Summer Programme (free)
UK-based program pair professionals in children ’ south literature with pre-agented writers for on-line summer mentorship. Open to anyone who writes in English. Applications usually open in April, check link for info .
DVmentor (free)
For koran creators from marginalized and underrepresented communities, DVMentor pairs agented and/or published creators with unagented authors and illustrators for a mentorship through revision, querying, and more. Applications usually open in April and May, check link for info .. From Diverse Voices, Inc .
DVdebut (free)
For debuting, marginalized script creators who are looking to survive their debut year. Mentors are season authors who have been through it all before and are volition to guide a new author through the highs and lows of this experience with the hope of retentiveness and expansion of our community. Applications usually open in April and May, check link for info. From divers Voices, Inc .
AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books
The AAAS/Subaru Book Prize aims to encourage the read, writing, and publication of quality science books for children. Four categories for published books. Check link for more information ; unclear if loot will be repeated in 2023 .
The Ann Whitford Paul—Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award (See note*)
Submissions window normally open February through April. Annual monetary prize given for a Most Promising Picture Book manuscript. * No application fee, but must be a dues-paying member of SCBWI .

Webinars & Conferences

Events lasting from an hour to a few days, in largely chronological order .
New England SCBWI Spring Virtual Conference Event ($)
Join your mate authors and illustrators for a weekend of craft and chumminess. Panels, workshops, on-line socials, keynotes, ask-a-mentor sessions. Happens in late April or early May, details to follow .
SCBWI Regional Virtual Events (Fee and Free)
Clink link to see what ’ s happening this month and in months to come. Tons of fabulous, low-cost webinars available !

Multi-Week Courses

Courses lasting more than a day or two .
Intensive Picture Book Workshop ($)
Work with a developmental editor in SIX 30-minute Zoom meetings as you write and revise your fabrication or nonfiction picture bible. April 1 – May 31, 2023. Led by Anastasia Suen, generator ( and ghostwriter ) of 400+ books for children, teens, and adults .
May

Challenges, Contests, Mentorships, & Awards

Mermay Challenge (free)
A month-long mermaid-themed example challenge, with a different prompt for every day of the month. Post artwork on Instagram with challenge hashtags to be eligible for prizes. Happens in May, check link for this year’s details. Hosted by illustrator Tom Bancroft .
New Voices Award (free)
Given annually by children ’ s koran publisher Lee & Low for a children ’ s visualize book manuscript by a writer of semblance or Native/Indigenous writer. Winners receives a $ 2,000 cash trophy and a first time print contract with Lee & Low Books. Submissions were open from May through August in 2022, check link for updates.
#QueerKidlit Mentorships (free)
For pre-published LGBTQ+ writers, illustrators, and writer/illustrators. Mentors will connect with selected mentees at least once per month for a three-month period to work on a specific visualize. Applications period was open from May to June in 2022 ; check yoke for updates .
Spring into Writing (free)
May 1 – 31 each year. Set your own writing goals for the calendar month. Hosted by writer/illustrator Dani Duck .
DVmentor (free)
For script creators from marginalized and underrepresented communities, DVMentor pairs agented and/or published creators with unagented authors and illustrators for a mentorship through revision, querying, and more. Applications usually open in April and May, check link for info .. From Diverse Voices, Inc .
DVdebut (free)
For debuting, marginalized book creators who are looking to survive their debut year. Mentors are seasoned authors who have been through it all before and are will to guide a raw writer through the highs and lows of this know with the hope of memory and expansion of our community. Applications usually open in April and May, check link for info. From diverse Voices, Inc .
Key Colors Competition (*see note)
Clavis Publishing, New York launches Key Colors , the two-yearly national contest for illustrators of unpublished mental picture books. Winner receives $ 8000 and the fetching cultivate will be published by Clavis Publishing. Check link for 2023 details. overt to residents of the United States and Canada only. * No introduction fee listed .

Webinars & Conferences

SCBWI Regional Virtual Events (Fee and Free)
Clink associate to see what ’ s happening this month and in months to come. Tons of fabulous, low-cost webinars available !

Multi-Week Courses

Intensive Picture Book Workshop ( $ )
Work with a developmental editor in SIX 30-minute Zoom meetings as you write and revise your fabrication or nonfiction movie ledger. May 1 – June 30, 2023. Led by Anastasia Suen, writer ( and ghostwriter ) of 400+ books for children, teens, and adults .
A Deep Dive into Picture Books ($)
Join writer Phyllis Root for a deep dive into picture books. Draft six picture-book manuscripts and complete one mental picture book blank. Six Tuesdays, May 16 – June 20, 2023, 7:30 – 8:30pm Eastern. Hosted by Whale Rock Workshops .
The Crash Course in Children’s Book Publishing: Illustrator’s Edition ($)
At the end of the course, you will understand how the children ’ second koran publish industry works for illustrators and author/illustrators, including ways to build your portfolio and engage with art-directors. May 31, 2023 – July 26, 2023. From The Highlights Foundation .
June

Challenges, Contests, Mentorships, & Awards

#KidLitVibes Writing Contest for Picture Book Authors (free)
measure correct up to the WHEEL OF FEELS ! What bible did you spin ? Your goal is to write a history that captures that vibration. Happened on Twitter in 2022 ; see web site for updates.   Hosted by the Frenzy Friends .
Rising Stars Picture Book Mentorship (fee or free unknown)
# PBRisingStars Mentorship pairs energetic mentors with energetic mentees. See web site for details and requirements. Applications happened in June, 2022, assay link for 2023 information. Hosted by children ’ second writer Kailie Pew .
#PBPitch (free)
A Twitter pitch party entirely for mental picture books ! Often happens in June, check radio link for details .
#QueerKidlit Mentorships (free)
For pre-published LGBTQ+ writers, illustrators, and writer/illustrators. Mentors will connect with selected mentees at least once per month for a three-month period to work on a particular project. Applications period was open from May to June in 2022 ; check link for updates .
AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books
The AAAS/Subaru Book Prize aims to encourage the read, write, and publish of quality skill books for children. Four categories for published books. Check connect for more information ; ill-defined if pry will be repeated in 2023 .
Annual Spring Writing Contest ($)
Rate Your Story ’ s Annual Spring Writing Contest ! normally happens in April, check associate for more information. Hosted by Rate Your Story .
#KidLitZombieWeek (free)
Bring your absolutely manuscripts back to life ! Join “ 6 Ladies and a MANuscript ” Critique Group for KidLitZombieWeek. Blog posts, chirrup discussions, and prizes ! At web site ( above ) and on Twitter @ 6and_Manuscript. normally happens in June, check mark link for updates .
Key Colors Competition (*see note)
Clavis Publishing, New York launches Key Colors , the two-yearly national contest for illustrators of unpublished word picture books. Winner receives $ 8000 and the succeed work will be published by Clavis Publishing. Check link for 2023 details. outdoors to residents of the United States and Canada only. * No entrance fee listed .
Black Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest (free)
The contests ’ mission is to elevate authentic, culturally relevant children ’ mho stories written by and about Black people. Every introduction is considered for publication and three cash prizes will be awarded. See associate above for details. Submissions were open in June and July 2022, check link for updates. Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing and Strive Publishing .
New Voices Award (free)
Given annually by children ’ s bible publisher Lee & Low for a children ’ randomness picture book manuscript by a writer of coloring material or Native/Indigenous writer. Winners receives a $ 2,000 cash respect and a first clock publish condense with Lee & Low Books. In 2022, submissions were clear from May through August, confirmation connection for 2023 information .
#Pitchdis (free)
A Twitter pitch event for disable authors. See hashtags, rules & guidelines here. Check link for 2023 info. Moderated by Despina Karras .
Russell Freedman Award For Nonfiction For A Better World (free)
In honor of the former Russell Freedman, Newbery Award winner and one of the advanced masters of narrative nonfiction, a choice to a traditionally published nonfiction book for children or new adults, released during this calendar year. Check link for 2023 details. From the SCBWI Impact and Legacy Fund .

Webinars & Conferences

Events lasting from an hour to a few days, in by and large chronological order .
Aesop Writers (free)
A FREE workshop for Un-Published Picture Book Creators. Check connection for 2023 details. Hosted by generator Alice Faye Duncan .
Picture Book Slipper Camp ($)
Size-limited intensive picture book camp wax of lessons, teacher and peer critiques, fun, and submissions ! Check link for 2023 details. From Children ’ s Book Academy .
SCBWI Regional Virtual Events (Fee and Free)
Clink link to see what ’ s happening this calendar month and in months to come. Tons of fabulous, low-cost webinars available !

Multi-Week Courses

Courses lasting more than a day or two .
Intensive Picture Book Workshop ($)
Work with a developmental editor in SIX 30-minute Zoom meetings as you write and revise your fabrication or nonfiction visualize ledger. June 1 – July 31, 2023. Led by Anastasia Suen, writer ( and ghostwriter ) of 400+ books for children, teens, and adults .
July

Challenges, Contests, Mentorships, & Awards

New Voices Award (free)
Given per annum by children ’ s book publisher Lee & Low for a children ’ second picture koran manuscript by a writer of color or Native/Indigenous writer. Winners receives a $ 2,000 cash prize and a first meter print sign with Lee & Low Books. Submissions were open from May through August in 2022, see connection for updates .
Black Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest (free)
The contests ’ mission is to elevate authentic, culturally relevant children ’ sulfur stories written by and about Black people. Every entrance is considered for publication and three cash prizes will be awarded. See yoke above for details. Submissions were open in June and July 2022, check connect for updates. Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing and Strive Publishing .
AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books
The AAAS/Subaru Book Prize aims to encourage the recitation, writing, and publication of quality science books for children. Four categories for published books. Check connect for more data ; unclear if respect will be repeated in 2023 .
#SunWriteFun
Non-fiction/Informational Picture Book Writing Contest, hosted by authors Jennifer Buchet & Karen Greenwald. Stretch your writing muscles & resource as you craft a short story within the contest guidelines and enjoy the best summer beach party on the ‘ final ! Happened in August in 2022. See yoke for 2023 details .
Russell Freedman Award For Nonfiction For A Better World (free)
In honor of the belated Russell Freedman, Newbery Award winner and one of the mod masters of narrative nonfiction, a prize to a traditionally published nonfiction book for children or young adults, released during this calendar year. Check link for 2023 details. From the SCBWI Impact and Legacy Fund .

Webinars & Conferences

Picture Book Slipper Camp ($)
Size-limited intensive movie book camp full of lessons, teacher and peer critiques, playfulness, and submissions ! Check link for 2023 details. From Children ’ s Book Academy .
Nonfiction Kidlit Confab ($)
Two days of digging deep into nonfiction kidlit, with distinguished faculty including authors, illustrators, agents, and editors. Check link for more information. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Picture Book Palooza! (free)
Annual SLJ Picture Book Palooza, an all-day, free virtual celebration of authors and artists dedicated to the ocular dance and extraordinary craft of movie books ! Check SLJ site for 2023 information. Hosted by School Library Journal ( SLJ ) .
SCBWI Regional Virtual Events (Fee and Free)
Clink connection to see what ’ s happening this month and in months to come. Tons of fabulous, low-cost webinars available !

Multi-Week Courses

Intensive Picture Book Workshop ( $ )
Work with a developmental editor program in SIX 30-minute Zoom meetings as you write and revise your fiction or nonfiction picture book. July 1 – August 31, 2023. Led by Anastasia Suen, writer ( and ghostwriter ) of 400+ books for children, teens, and adults .
Augu
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Challenges, Contests, Mentorships, & Awards

AuGHOST (free)
# AuGHOST is an all-skills, across-the-board, all-for-fun day by day artwork event. For each day on August, pull back or create something “ ghosty ” that ’ s inspired by that day ’ second immediate word and post it online with # AuGHOST. It ’ second fun and friendly ! Created by @ Sommerjam and @ DavePietrandrea .
#SunWriteFun
Non-fiction/Informational Picture Book Writing Contest, hosted by authors Jennifer Buchet & Karen Greenwald. Stretch your writing muscles & imagination as you craft a short report within the contest guidelines and enjoy the best summer beach party on the ‘ net ! Happened in August in 2022. See link for 2023 details .
Russell Freedman Award For Nonfiction For A Better World (free)
In honor of the late Russell Freedman, Newbery Award winner and one of the modern masters of narrative nonfiction, a pry to a traditionally published nonfiction reserve for children or young adults, released during this calendar class. Check radio link for 2023 details. From the SCBWI Impact and Legacy Fund .

Webinars & Conferences

SCBWI Annual Summer Conference  ($)
Join SCBWI on Zoom for the annual Summer Conference. Keynotes, panels, break sessions, tracks for illustrators, self-publishing authors, traditionally published authors, and nonfiction authors, on-line socials, and opportunities to pitch to acquiring agents and editors. Check site for 2023 information .
SCBWI Regional Virtual Events (Fee and Free)
Clink radio link to see what ’ s happening this calendar month and in months to come .

Multi-Week Courses

Intensive Picture Book Workshop ($)
Work with a developmental editor program in SIX 30-minute Zoom meetings as you write and revise your fiction or nonfiction picture book. August 1 – September 30, 2023. Led by Anastasia Suen, author ( and ghostwriter ) of 400+ books for children, teens, and adults .
September

Challenges, Contests, Mentorships, & Awards

Smart Dummies (free)
Complete a picture book dummy in 30 days. September 1 – 30 each year . Join the Facebook group for notifications. Hosted by writer/illustrator Dani Duck .
ReVISIONweek (free)
Revise your PB manuscripts that you wrote for challenges earlier in the year ! A workweek of support, inspiration, and revision charming. OH, and prizes ! Always prizes ! normally happens in September, check connect for 2023 details. Hosted by children ’ south authors Lauren H. Kerstein, Joana Pastro, Katie Frawley, Lynne Marie, Shannon Stocker, and Michal BaBay .
Russell Freedman Award For Nonfiction For A Better World (free)
In honor of the former Russell Freedman, Newbery Award winner and one of the modern masters of narrative nonfiction, a respect to a traditionally published nonfiction record for children or young adults, released during this calendar class. Check link for 2023 details. From the SCBWI Impact and Legacy Fund .
We Need Diverse Books Mentorships (free)
Pairs writers and illustrators who belong to underrepresented groups with experience children ’ mho bible creators for year-long mentorships. Applications are normally open in September for the following year .

Webinars & Conferences

Becoming a Nonfiction Writer: A Two-Part Online Course ($)
Join Jennifer Swanson and Teresa Robson for this an on-line path with two parts : an intensive weekend, followed by one week of mini-lectures, Q & A sessions, and 1:1 consultations. September 16 – 24, 2022. Hosted by The Highlights Foundation .
The KidLit Palooza ($)
A Kind But Kickass Kidlit Career Making Conference including data, interaction, tips, ​techniques, prizes, pitches, personal advice, handouts & re-usable worksheets. normally happens in Fall, check connect for details. From Children ’ s Book Academy .
SCBWI Regional Virtual Events (Fee and Free)
Clink yoke to see what ’ s happening this month and in months to come. Tons of fabulous, low-cost webinars available !

Multi-Week Courses

Intensive Picture Book Workshop ($)
Work with a developmental editor program in six, 30-minute Zoom meetings as you write and revise your fiction or nonfiction visualize book. September 1 – October 31, 2023. Led by Anastasia Suen, generator ( and ghostwriter ) of 400+ books for children, teens, and adults .
  October

Challenges, Contests, Mentorships, & Awards

Fall Writing Frenzy (free)
Write 200 words inspired by one of the contest photograph, and submit it between October 1 and October 3, 2022. A badge for all participans ! Hosted by Lydia Lukidis and Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez .
#SeasonsOfKidLit’s First Annual Trick-or-Treat Event! (free)
A brand-new month-long fall-themed event filled with book recommendations and interviews with authors, illustrators, publishers, and literary agents, plus fun Tricks and tons of Treats for kitlit creators ! Lots more data at the liaison above. October 1 – 31, 2022. From # SeasonsOfKidLit, Heather Macht, Lynne Marie, and Rate Your Story .
Halloweensie Contest (free)
Write a 100-word Halloween story allow for ages 12 and under, following prompt for the current class. Prize for the winner. Search Susanna ’ s blog to find this class ’ sulfur information. Hosted by children ’ mho writer Susanna Leonard Hill .
Inktober (free)
Challenge to draw 31 illustrations in ink, in 31 days. Hosted by illustrator Jake Parker .
Fall Poetry Contest ($)
Your mission is to write a fall-themed poem for kids ages 6-10 years previous. It can be fishy, lyrical, thoughtful, or entertaining ! No matter the tonicity, it should speak to the elementary set. See link for more details. Submit by October 31, 2022. Hosted by ICL ( Institute of Children ’ s Literature ) .
#DVPit and #DVart  (free)
Twitter lurch parties for historically underrepresented voices in children ’ mho literature. Children ’ randomness & YA Fiction/Nonfiction ( # DVpit ) October 25, 2022, Artists & Illustrators ( # DVart ) October 25, 2022. From diverse Voices, Inc .
Picture Book Critique Fest # PBCritiqueFest (free)
A MASSIVE picture script review game show, featuring 36 of the top authors, illustrators, and literary agents on the kidlit scene. Hosted by Brian Gehrlein, creator of Picture Book Spotlight .
SCBWI Narrative Art Award (*See note)
Each year, a rotating dialog box of judges challenges illustrators to tell a report in three consecutive images. The winner will receive dislodge tuition to the Virtual SCBWI Winter Conference. Submissions open September 15 through October 21, 2022. * detached for dues-paying members of SCBWI .

Webinars & Conferences

Events lasting from an hour to a few days, in largely chronological order .
SCBWI Digital Workshops 7.0 Session Four: A Picture Book Writing Safari (*See note)
Come take a trek through the wilds of video book writing advice like, “ gloomy discussion count ” and “ keep it simple. ” In this webinar, agent Kaitlyn Sanchez will discuss what this advice means and how you can implement it in your own compose. October 6, 2022 1pm Pacific Time. * detached to dues-paying members of SCBWI .
Picture Book Summit ($)
Full-day writing conference live-streamed to your calculator. Saturday October 8, 2022. Founded and hosted by Katie Davis of ICL ( Institute for Children ’ s Literature ), Julie Hedlund of 12 x 12, Emma Walton Hamilton of Just Write Children ’ second Books, and Founders Emeritus Jon Bard and Laura Backes of Children ’ s Book Insider .
SCBWI Digital Workshops 7.0 Session Five: Meet the Agents, Session Two! (*See note)
Meet the agents of this year ’ s Association of American Literary Agents ( AALA ) Mentors of Change plan and hear what each of them is looking for. October 13, 2022 1pm Pacific Time. * free to dues-paying members of SCBWI .
From Query to Acquisitions ($)
Join agent Sera Rivers and editor Jennifer Baker for this two-night minicourse to gain a better reason of the meekness serve, from querying your work through acquisitions. October 18 – 19, 2022, 7pm – 8:15pm easterly Time. From The Highlights Foundation .
SCBWI Digital Workshops 7.0 Session Six: Keeping It Real, Illustrator Style (*See note)
Illustrator Ruth Chan will explore what authenticity means to you – whether it ’ s identity, style, humor, or emotional authenticity. We ’ ll besides look at how these factors contribute to making your illustrations unique, impactful, and so very amazing. October 20, 2022 1pm Pacific Time. * release to dues-paying members of SCBWI .
Pace, Pagination, and Page Turners ($)
Learn to hook your readers with picture ledger generator Ana Siqueira ! How to work on pacing through pagination and how to add tension to your report with page turners. Saturday October 22, 2022, 2 – 5 prime minister central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Writing Books for Children: Everything You Need to Know ($)
Explore the creative and excite world of writing children ’ second books in this insightful seminar led by Ying Compestine, multi-talented generator of 20 books. October 22, 2022, 1:30-3:30pm Pacific Time. From Writing Workshops .
Writing Playful Picture Books ($)
Does the business side of publishing occasionally make you feel besides grownup-ish ? Protect your imaginative bounce ! This webinar with Carter Higgins is designed to pull out your playful side and breathe it into your movie books. Saturday October 29, 2022, 11am – 12:30pm cardinal Time. From The Writing Barn .
SCBWI Regional Virtual Events (Fee and Free)
Clink link to see what ’ s happening this calendar month and in months to come. Tons of fabulous, low-cost webinars available !

Multi-Week Courses

Courses lasting more than a day or two .
The Crash Course in Children’s Book Publishing ($)
At the end of this 10-week course, you will understand how the children ’ sulfur koran print industry works, including put in, print, commercialize a book for children, teens, or young adults, and beginning ideas about craft and criticism. October 4, 2023 – December 6, 2023. From The Highlights Foundation .
Writing Leveled Readers for Education ($)
Leveled readers are a standard part of K–6 programs in learn and early contentedness areas. Sonny Regelman will be your guide to entering this specialize write market. Six Mondays starting October 17, 2022, 7 – 9pm Central. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Becoming A Master Submitter ($)
Join Chaitali Sen for this two-hour weekly class. We will spend half the time learning about ways to build a print history and get your voice out there, and half the time preparing a piece for submission through a modified workshop format. Six Thursdays, October 27 – December 8, 2022, 7 – 9m central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
November

Challenges, Contests, Mentorships, & Awards

Black Friday Bootcamp (Free)
Learn how to write, illustrate, and publish children ’ randomness books. ( No artistic talent required. ) November 25th, 2022, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Hosted and organized by Storyteller Academy and author Arree Chung .

Webinars & Conferences

Events lasting from an hour to a few days, in by and large chronological order .
Introduction to Writing Picture Books for Children ($)
Do you have a fib you want to share with children ? In this introductory bipartite course, we will survey a range of contemporary photograph books and explore writing techniques for crafting stories in this unique music genre. teacher : Mélina Mangal. Two Sessions: November 9 and 16, 2022, 6pm – 8pm cardinal Time. Hosted by The Loft .
The Funny Women of Kidlit Confab ($)
Join us for a haha ( and serious ), craft-filled, questions-answered, yep, we are going there weekend ! Day one is all about the diligence, inspiration, and crafting our stories while assessing the market. Day two is all about asking the hard questions, deepening connections made on day one, and moving our travel forward. November 12 – 13, 2022, 9am – 7pm Central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Introduction to Wordless Picture Books ($)
Join artist Kate Samworth for an presentation to the mute picture book form, and the unique elements of narrative storytelling that are so all-important to telling a narrative through pictures. November 15, 2022, 7 – 8:15pm easterly Time. From the Highlights Foundation .
It Takes Two – Co-Authoring Kidlit ($)
Join Nancy Churnin for this craft webinar on co-writing. When is it the right clock time to co-author a book ? What are the factors that make this the best and most satisfy choice — and what are the concerns ? November 27, 2022, 10am – 11:30 am cardinal Tine. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
SCBWI Regional Virtual Events (Fee and Free)
Clink yoke to see what ’ s happening this calendar month and in months to come. Tons of fabulous, low-cost webinars available !

Multi-Week Courses

Courses and opportunities lasting more than a day or two .
Rate Your Story ($) (see January listing)
Registration open November through mid-january or until full. annual membership tip includes manuscript critiques from professionals in the field, among other benefits .
December

Challenges, Contests, Mentorships, & Awards

Holiday Writing Contest (free)
Write a vacation report between 300 – 400 words, appropriate for ages 12 and under, following prompt for the current year. The 2022 motivate is Holiday Bad Guy ! Hosted by children ’ mho writer Susanna Leonard Hill .

Webinars & Conferences

Events lasting from an hour to a few days, in largely chronological order .
Writing Humorous Picture Books (even if you’re not funny) ($)
Join headmaster amusing kidlit writer Tara Lazar to understand what makes us laugh and how to amp up the humor in our own employment. December 3, 2022, 1 – 2:30pm Eastern. Hosted by The Writers ’ Loft .
MAKING WAVES 2022: An Online Illustrator Event ($)
Join us for two days of craft-oriented presentations, hands-on intensives, optional critiques, and a juried artwork picture ! December 2 – 4, 2022. Registration closes 11/29. Hosted by SCBWI MD/DE/WV .
Picture Book Revision: A Two-Night Mini ($)
You are your book ’ south beginning and most important editor program. Join prolific picture book authors Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Anne Marie Pace for this curtly course filled with revision techniques for painting bible writers. Two sessions: December 6 and 8, 2022, 7 – 8:15pm eastern Time. From the Highlights Foundation .
Advanced Picture Book Revision Techniques: A Two-Night Mini ($)
Join prolific picture book writer Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen for this short course to advance your painting book manuscript and satisfy the most discerning readers in the market ! Two Sessions: December 12 and 14, 2022, 7 – 8:15pm easterly Time. From the Highlights Foundation .
Writing the Picture Book Series ($)
Have you created an irresistible character, a unique dress, or a concept worth expanding ? Join author Ann Marie Stephens for this trade webinar on turning it into a series . December 10, 2022, 10- 11:30am central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Practice Makes Pitch Perfect ($)
Join author Jocelyn Rish for this craft webinar on polishing the pitch for your visualize. You ’ ll go from dreading the deliver writing process to popping out knock-down pitches that capture people ’ south attention. December 12, 2022, 6 – 7:30pm cardinal Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Writing From Life: How to Turn Real Events Into Fantastic Fiction ($)
Join award-winning authors Pat Zietlow Miller & e.E. Charlton-Trujillo for a craft webinar on writing picture books inspired by on-key events ! December 16, 2022, 10 – 11:30am Central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
Writing the Collective Biography ($)
collective Biographies bring together the personal histories of many individuals under a individual root or purpose. Using his feel writing BLACK MEN IN SCIENCE as a guide, generator Bryan Patrick Avery will cover the process of creating a corporate Biography. December 18, 2022, 2 – 4:30pm central Time. Hosted by The Writing Barn .
SCBWI Regional Virtual Events (Fee and Free)
Clink link to see what ’ s happening this month and in months to come. Tons of fabulous, low-cost webinars available !

Multi-Week Courses

Courses lasting more than a day or two .
Rate Your Story ($)
Registration open through mid-january or until wax. annual membership fee includes manuscript critiques from professionals in the field, among early benefits. Look for more information at the liaison.

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