SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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  • Spring is here, and our annual conference is around the corner, June 1-2, at the New Brunswick Hyatt. More editors, more agents, more critique slots, even more food (yes, we added a snack break as well as food during the cocktail hour). Keynote speakers: Bruce Coville and Laurie Wallmark! A special performance by the YA author all-star rock band, Tiger Beat--featuring Libba Bray, Dan Ehrenhaft, Barnabas Miller and Natalie Standiford. Registration for our annual conference in June is set to open 3/31; check your email for updates!
  • We are so proud to offer a new feature: LOCAL BOOKSHELF: NJSCBWI Author and Illustrator Showcase! Our first author is Tami Charles, keynote speaker for NJ SCBWI June 2018 Conference. Check out her interview here.   Would like to be featured in a future installment of the Author or Illustrator Spotlight?  Are you are a New Jersey SCBWI PAL member with a new book?  Share your success with your fellow NJSCBWI members! Fill out the Author/Illustrator Spotlight Request Form        
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  • The NJ SCBWI chapter is looking for a new logo and we would like you to design it. Some things to keep in mind when designing the logo: Keep it clear and simple, but clever and unique. In keeping with the official SCBWI logo which features a kite, we'd like to maintain the kite theme in some form. It does not have to be overt. Feel free to browse online and see what other chapters of SCBWI have done with their logos to make them unique to their country or state. And remember, we are New Jersey! Cost: FREE! The challenge is open to all current NJ SCBWI illustrator members (published and not). Deadline: Entries should be emailed by 9 pm on March 15, 2019  Technical Requirements: The logo should be submitted as a JPG. Limit file size for submission to 2MB, but make sure you have a large hi-res file on hand. The Logo Design Needs To: • Capture the unique identity of our region • Include the words “SCBWI New Jersey” and include a kite • Be adaptable for both print and digital/online use • Be readable at various sizes-from a very small size (eg. on a button) or large (poster size) • The artist should submit a max 2MB jpg for the contest judging process-but be able to provide either a vector art file or a high-resolution layered photoshop file, with any text on a separate layer. Formatting: Since we need a circular format for social media profile icons and a horizontal banner for social media headers, artists can suggest multiple versions for various applications. NJ SCBWI reserves the right to tweak the winning logo to fit various digital and print applications. NJ SCBWI also reserves the right to adjust the typeface if the winning entry excels at illustration, but needs a nudge with typography. Logo usage: • The designer will grant permission for unlimited use. • The designer's name will be acknowledged on our website. • The winning logo will be used thereafter on all materials and social media. Submission Requirements: Email jpg to newjersey-ic@scbwi.org. Be sure to include
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Upcoming Events in Neighboring Chapters

FREE Event!  New York: Westchester Writer & Illustrator Day

Date/Time
04/06/2019
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Location
First Baptist Church
456 North St – White Plains, NY

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We are so proud to offer a new feature: LOCAL BOOKSHELF: NJSCBWI Author and Illustrator Showcase! Our first author is Tami Charles, keynote speaker for NJ SCBWI June 2018 Conference. Check out her interview here.   Would like to be featured in a future installment of the Author or Illustrator Spotlight?  Are you are a New Jersey SCBWI PAL member with a new book?  Share your success with your fellow NJSCBWI members! Fill out the Author/Illustrator Spotlight Request Form