You are probably aware of recent changes underway at SCBWI which will affect the organization and how it supports its membership. Members are invited to participate in the conversation with SCBWI at or direct any questions to
We are down to our last few manuscript critique spots for our fall conference. Conference recordings will be available for 60 days after the event, so you don't need to attend in person to take advantage of the manuscript critiques.

Purchase a second manuscript critique by contacting our RA, Erica Wood

(names you may recognize from the Big 5-0's Pitch Roundtable)

*Critique Submissions due by July 18th, 2021 11:59 pm EDT*


*Portfolio Review Submissions due by September 1st, 2021 11:59 pm EDT*

  • Jim Hoover, Associate Art Director at Viking Children’s Books
  • Ellice Lee, Art Director of Philomel Books at Penguin Random House
  • Jasmin Rubero, Associate Art Director of Kokila at Penguin Random House.

Conference Book Store

Carolinas self-published authors of children's books: we are extending the bookstore deadline so we can add your titles to our fall conference bookstore! Please fill out the bookstore form so we can determine if our book seller is able to carry your title. If the book seller is unable to carry your title, we will add your book and contact info to our conference website so buyers can contact you directly. We're excited to see recent programming being added by SCBWI to support our independently publishing members!

SCBWI Carolinas members are invited to Ignite the Spark by writing—and drawing—MicroFiction. Fast, furious fun and inspiration...all within one hour! 

Hosted by our very own
John Strong Linda Gerber!

Ignite the Spark is held every third Tuesday. The next meeting will be
July 20th @ 7:30 pm EDT

For more information:

To sign up:
The purpose of this program is to support our PAL members by getting more of their books out into the Carolinas communities.

Each month, our membership will be notified of new PAL member releases and asked to help out by contacting their local library systems, local bookstores, local schools, and other specialty locations that might be interested in a particular title. 

Email PAL Coordinator Derick Wilder with any questions! 
The SCBWI Book Launch Parties are a fantastic way to boost your newly-published book's outreach. Design a one-of-a-kind, online book launch party page that lets visitors get an inside look at you and your book.

JULY Participants Include:

Todd Sturgell
Todd Sturgell (author/illustrator)
Sourcebooks Kids
Release Date: July 6, 2021

Ashley Belote
Author: Joy Keller
ISBN: 9781250765802
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends/ Macmillan
Release date: July 13, 2021

Judy Allen Dodson
ISBN: 978-1499811087
Publisher: Little Bee Books
Release Date: July 6, 2021


We want to blast your good news throughout our social media, so please send it our way!
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Send news of agency signings, contracts and awards to
A warm welcome to all of our new members—we are so glad you've joined us! If you have any questions, please let me know! —Megan Hoyt

You MUST be a member to join the WIN Facebook page and/or the new PAL FB group. You can check your membership expiration on your profile page at You can also renew online if necessary.
Unless otherwise specified, questions about the contents of this newsletter should be directed to one of the following members of the SCBWI-Carolinas Regional Team: Erica Wood (Regional Advisor); Elizabeth Rawls (Assistant Regional Advisor); Becky Shillington (Co-Assistant Regional Advisor); or Ashley Belote (Illustrator Coordinator).

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