Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Language Centre

Title

A worldwide network for children's writers and illustrators

Language

English

Abstract

Writers and illustrators for children have a worldwide organisation they can turn to in order to help them improve their craft, provide networking opportunities, and promote their interests regarding copyrights and contracts. The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) has over 20,000 members worldwide in over 70 chapters around the world and represents writers and illustrators in all genres and for all ages. As a professional organisation for children's writers and illustrators, it seeks to offer opportunities for the exchange of ideas between experts in the field, including editors, agents, publishers, librarians, educators, and booksellers. In this article, I'll detail the ways this organisation aids writers and illustrators, and I'll also explain its unique organisation structure, as SCBWI is primarily run by volunteers. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords

children's literature, illustrators, SCBWI, writers

Publication Date

2011

Source Publication Title

New Writing

Volume

8

Issue

3

Start Page

312

End Page

320

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

DOI

10.1080/14790726.2011.615406

ISSN (print)

14790726

ISSN (electronic)

19433107

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