Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

News and Events: July 2016

Upcoming Events (Click on an event to view details and register):

For all our Chapter Meeting dates, please click on the ‘Events’ link on the purple menu to the right, but below are some highlights. See you then!


July 23 – Chapter meeting at Barnes and Noble  – The Picture Book Process from Contract to Actual Publication and Distribution


August 30 – Texas Webinar: What is Author Platform Building Anyway? The Ins and Outs of Building Your Niche



Other Events (these are outside of SCBWI):

The Writing Barn in Austin is hosting some great events in the South Austin Area. The Writing Barn is a great supporter of SCBWI, and we encourage you to attend some of their great workshops. You can view the calendar and all event details at


Awards/ Honors:

To view the guidelines, submission process, and more about the award itself, visit and click on “Awards & Grants” on the purple ribbon.


Texas SCBWI Events

Austin:  July  7 – Monthly Meeting – Expanding Your Toolbox: how Non-Fiction and Fiction Writers Use the Same Craft Tools Differently with Cynthia Levinson and Lindsey Lane

Details here.



Houston:  October 22 – Houston Conference Registration Open Now! Surrender to the Story. Register at the jump. 

Details here.



North Texas:  July 23 – Using Book Talk to Guide Revision

Details here.



Let us know if you have any news you would like to share with the chapter by emailing See you soon, be safe, and Happy Holidays!