Society of
Children's Book Writers
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  • Holiday Extravaganza and Debutante Ball Update! While we won’t be having our in-person Holiday Extravaganza this year, you can enjoy the same excellent information from the comfort of your own home. Coming in December: a holiday newsletter with fun details about 2021, followed by a special edition announcement with cool links introducing our 2020 virtual debutantes!          Please be on the lookout in December for our special Holiday Edition Newsletter, highlighting exciting news about our region in 2021.         Keep writing and illustrating. The world needs our messages! Shells and Lisa     Are you a 2020 Debutante Author or Illustrator who would you like to join our December special edition Debutante 2020 Grand Announcement?   Sign Up Right Now to be a Debutante! Deadline: December 4th   Wait, an announcement? Via email? Say, what! Yes, we know it's not the same as presenting in person at our super fun holiday party. But our Core Volunteers put our heads together to make this year just as special for our debutantes. Our ARA, Nadia Salomon, has offered to create a video, using the one-minute vid of our debutantes reading from their newly published works, combined with headshots, bios, and cover photos to present to our email readership a snapshot video that highlights the arrival of some very special new books. Debs, you can use this promo video anywhere you like! It's our gift to you. We will continue to promote you, and your videos, through our website and social media outlets, too.   So, don't hesitate, and apply now so our region can get busy celebrating.   To apply to be a debut(ante) for the ball... If you are an SF North & East Bay region debut author, author/illustrator, or illustrator, with your first book coming out in 2020, (traditionally published with publisher recognized by SCBWI), and you'd like to apply to be one of our official debut(antes), please send a short bio, headshot, a description of the book, including title, genre, age range (PB, CH, MG, or YA, etc.) the publisher, date published, and a 300 dpi .jpg or .png of the cover art (at least 2
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