Welcome to the SCBWI Oregon!
Our Mission Statement:
The purpose of SCBWI Oregon is to provide writers and illustrators of children’s literature with information, instructional classes and events that will improve their writing and illustrating and aid them in meeting specialists who can further their careers. We also strive to offer opportunities for networking with others and building a community of like-minded professionals.
Announcing three newcomer scholarships to be awarded by SCBWI Oregon:
These scholarships are to be awarded to those new to SCBWI (one year or less). The funding for these scholarships in 2013 is made possible by a donation in honor of Dolores Barnes, a teacher for over 35 years who believed in the power of books to change children’s lives.
**We had such good applicants for the conference scholarship, we decided to award two! Congrats to both Fonda Lee, writer, and Jamie Zeppetella, illustrator.
Three copies of each of the application form and any attachments must be emailed (as separate attachments) or postal mailed to Sue Ford, Judi Gardiner and Barb Herkert by September 1, 2013. Email and postal addresses are on the form. The applicant’s name must be included on all attachments.
CLICK HERE for the Newcomer Scholarship Form and Instructions.
Thanks to Barb Herkert for all her work on this scholarship!
Headed by two Co-Regional Advisors and a committee of volunteers, SCBWI Oregon offers a Spring Conference on the Friday-Saturday after Mother's Day weekend each May. We are constantly updating our Events page with new happenings. Some programs are aimed at specific groups within our membership, such as beginners, illustrators or PAL members, and others are open to everyone.
New this year is our Youth Outreach: Book Fan Fridays. This was the brainchild of Rosanne Parry. Following the youth outreach are schmoozes for adults. Read more here. Click here for a printable brochure to share with teens.
Our next retreat is scheduled for November 2013.
We have some upcoming sUMmEr EvENTs! Go to our EVENTS page for more details. Check the Schmoozes, too!
More about us:
We host this website which is devoted to our Oregon and southern Washington SCBWI
members. (Thanks to Robin Koontz, who designed our logo!) We provide links to SCBWI member webpages. This is a free service for SCBWI Members residing in Oregon and southern Washington.
You might want to go to our RESOURCES page for answers to questions about children's book publishing as well.
We also assist with new critique groups throughout Oregon and southern Washington. Check out the Critique Groups we already have and see if one is a fit, or contact our Critique Group Coordinator on the Critique Group page.
We publish the bimonthly NewsWorthy
which offers feature articles, interviews, information about local events,
publishing tidbits, critique information, illustrations, and good news from our members. The current and previous issues are available to members at any time on the Regional Home News page at scbwi.org. Newsletter deadlines are: Jan. 30th, March 30th, May 30th, July 30th, Sept. 30th and Nov. 30th. Go to the volunteer page to see where to send your articles, illustrations, and good news.
The Co-RAs also send out a monthly communication, Cloudy with a Chance of Ideas, through the e-blast system on the main SCBWI website. It is usually sent on the first Monday of the month. Issues are also saved under the Regional News portion of our Regional Home page on the main SCBWI site. Also, if you haven't deleted them out of your personal messages on scbwi.org, Cloudys are there as well.
We now have an SCBWI Oregon Facebook page. We plan to put updates on it.
We're also on Twitter.
Our mailing address is: SCBWI Oregon, PO Box 990, Mulino, OR 97042-0990.
Questions or problems?
Contact one of the Co-Regional Advisors:
Judith Gardiner - email@example.com
Sue Ford - firstname.lastname@example.org
*SCBWI has three tiers of membership: PAL, Members, and Associate Members. To learn more about this, please visit www.scbwi.org. Meanwhile, you can download a list of PAL publishers here:PAL PUBLISHERS-JAN2011