Since being established in 1990, BRW has developed or worked on over a thousand books for dozens of publishers in the USA, UK and elsewhere. We are a one-stop resource for book publishers seeking to outsource all or part of a project. We work with a large number of editors, designers, artists, picture researchers and other resources and have the ability to join a project at any stage and take it through to completion on time and on budget.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
For a group of kids who find reading a challenge, they are amazingly passionate about books! Many are also gifted atrists. So, every year at their auction they try to feature lots of books and art. They would love to gather together signed copies of books/artwork by local authors or illustrators. Also, if any local authors are interested, they can put together a 'lunch with a local author/artist & discuss the book' package.
Friday, January 28, 2011
There are six mentees in the program, and they enjoyed meeting each other so much that we decided to launch this site so that we could share our progress as well as information and tips for other illustrators interested in the children's publishing industry. Here's the link for the mentee blog.
For Eastsiders, there's a Kid Lit Pub Night hosted by Carolyn Ossorio on Tuesday, February 15, starting at 7 p.m. at the Renton Keg, and on Thursday, February 24, is a second KLPN in the heart of Ballard at 7 p.m. at The Noble Fir, where there will be door prizes.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Interested in building a non-fiction career? The Nonfiction Intensive will take place at the Marriot Redmond Center on Friday, April 15, the day before our 20th Annual SCBWI Western Washington Annual Conference. You will meet with a small group of nonfiction authors for a four-hour workshop with a strong focus on nonfiction. The workshop will be led by Lionel Bender, editor with non-fiction book packager Bender Richardson White, and Jim Whiting, author of over 100 books for children (mostly non-fiction).
Space is limited, with a first-come, first-served basis depending on the date registered. You'll need to register prior to signing up for the class. The fee is either $35 or $40 (depending on your SCBWI membership status). Here's the link to register for the conference.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Space is limited, with a first-come, first-served basis depending on the date registered. You'll need to register prior to signing up for the class. The fee is either $35 or $40 (depending on your SCBWI membership status). Here's the link to register for the conference. There will be specific information about due dates, etc. once you've registered.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Dan's first book, THE GUILD OF GENIUSES, was selected for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. The artist behind many highly praised picture books, he also created the animated TV show The Replacements. His clients include Macy's, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Random House, and Walt Disney Animation (just to name a few!).
Sunday, January 23, 2011
This submission round is for electronic submissions only. Please see their link for guidelines, and make sure you read through their website to familiarize yourself with their company.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The Western Washington University Children’s Literature Conference is now in its eighth year! This event is where teachers and librarians, readers and writers gather to celebrate and learn about children’s literature. At the end of last year's conference the creator and director, Nancy Johnson, announced that she had accepted a two-year appointment at the Singapore American School.
Because of the overwhelming response from attendees to keep the conference going, the conference committee is presenting The Children's Literature Alternative Conference! The conference is March 5, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at WWU. CLAC. Caldecott winner Chris Raschka and Newbery honoree Kirby Larson will keynote the event. Early bird registration (before February 11) is only $40. For more information, and to register visit their webpage.
Friday, January 21, 2011
The event is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at University Bookstore in Bellevue, 990 102nd Avenue Northeast. Mark your calendars, please!
You are eligible to participate as a presenter if you meet ALL of the criteria below:
- You are an SCBWI member at the PAL level or have signed up for SCBWI Western Washington's current regional programming;
- You live in the official Western Washington region. If you’re uncertain which region you’re in, please check online at scbwi.org using the "Search Members" feature, or email us and we’ll check for you.
- Your publisher is on SCBWI’s lists of recognized (traditional) publishers (found in the SCBWI Market Surveys or on the registration pages of the SCBWI website);
- Your book is released within four months before or three months after the event; AND
- Your book is readily available through normal trade channels (e.g., Baker & Taylor).
Click here for the Spring 2011 Inside story Application.
If you applied last time and didn't make the cut, please note that in your application. And if you don't hear from us within a week, please contact Martha (insidestory AT scbwi-washington.org).
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I have always been interested in picture books as a form, which stems (I suppose) from my background in theater. I am fascinated by the intersection of words and images – the way meanings of words can be altered by changing their presentation. An actor varies her intonation, or an illustrator changes a line – and the story is new.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
How to Write Like I Do
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Deborah Reber launches her newest book LANGUAGE OF LOVE (part of the two-book collection LOVE, LOVE, LOVE) Wednesday, February 2, starting at 7 p.m. at Secret Garden Bookshop.
Monday, January 17, 2011
GET IN THE HABIT OF COMING TO THE GARDEN FOR ULTIMATE TUESDAYS!
It’s a special story time every last* Tuesday of the month, where the story teller is an author or illustrator reading his or her own work! There will be themed prizes for all listeners!
* according to dictionary.com, the first definition of ultimate is “last” so,
ULTIMATE TUESDAY is really just a fancy way of saying LAST TUESDAY . . . and we’re setting every last one of them aside to showcase the best and brightest minds working in kid’s literature today, from Seattle authors to those on national tours.
January's Ultimate Tuesday is January 25, from 7-7:30 p.m. at the Secret Garden Bookshop. You can find out more information about Erik, and his work on his website.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Participants write 26 picture books during the month, essentially one per day. Since February has 28 days, this leaves two well-deserved rest days. Marathon "training" emails will start in mid-January for those who sign up. This year illustrator Nathan Hale is creating a logo for the marathon, which will be available on t-shirts.
There is no cost to join, your email won't be shared with anyone, and you don't post your work. The marathon is simply a motivational tool to jumpstart your writing. Visit www.picturebookmarathon.org for more details and to sign up. The deadline to join is January 30.
Friday, January 14, 2011
- Dear Editor:
As the Executive Director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and
Illustrators, a non-profit international organization of 24,000 professional
children’s book writers, illustrators, publishers, editors and agents, I have to
express dismay at the decision this week of NBC’s Today Show not to run the
traditional interviews with the winners of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals.
The books that are granted these prestigious awards represent the best of what
we have to offer children---great storytelling, strong values, a legacy of
literature and hope and high-minded ideals. What they elected to run in that
spot, an interview with reality star Snooki, represents the exact opposite.
In choosing not to run the interviews with Clare Vanderpool and Erin Stead,
television has once again underestimated the intelligence of its audience.
Parents are dying to get their hands on good books for their kids. Booksellers
are eager to sell and promote good books for kids. It’s good business, good
broadcasting and good ethics to honor the best books for children.
Executive Director, SCBWI
Secret Garden Books is throwing a WHIZ BANG of a launch party for F.o.G. (Friend of the Garden) Paul Schmid's new book, A PET FOR PETUNIA!
Maurice Sendak had to say this about A PET FOR PETUNIA; “a simple, beguiling story greatly enhanced by pictures by an artist with a superb eye for line & composition. Bravo Paul!”
Come and join the festivities Janurary 27, at 7 p.m. at Secret Garden Books. There'll be age-appropriate libations (wine for the over 21 crowd, fizzies for those below), treats, along with various celebratory activities related to Petunia and her particular predicament. For more information visit the event page. You can find out more information about Paul, and his work, at his website.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
"With the national television news outlets providing wall-to-wall media coverage since Saturday of the tragedy in Tucson, it’s not surprising that two children’s book award winners would be overlooked during a week of breaking news. But, to some who tuned into the Today Show on Tuesday morning expecting to see the Newbery and Caldecott Medalists, insult seemed added to injury. The program did indeed take a break from its coverage of the shootings during the second hour to interview an author. But it was an author who's not likely to win a prestigious literary award any time soon: Nicole Polizzi, better known to the world as Snooki, the Jersey Shore star more famous for her trash talk and wild partying rather than her literary chops..."
Students should mail up to 12 double-spaced pages from their first chapters along with their application. Before class begins, students will be notified as to how many copies to bring to the first class.
There are four sessions; Thursday, Feb. 24 and March 3, 10, and 17, from 7-9 p.m. at the Library Meeting Room, at the Bainbridge Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N., Bainbridge Island). Cost is $160. To register, or for more information visit the Fields' End website.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
And, a reminder... if you're not registered especially for THE GREAT CRITIQUE event tonight, please stay home! We're not going to be adding any last-minute additions (despite the snow), and there will be no non-registered observers.
Stay safe. We hope to see EVERYONE next month!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Workshop held at Artist & Craftsman Supply
4350 8th Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98105
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