Friday, June 1, 2012

Call for Presenters for our 2012-2013 Season!

SCBWI Western Washington is seeking workshop presenters for our 2012-2013 season. Our chapter holds monthly Professional Series Meetings from September through May. We welcome fresh and compelling workshop ideas for any of these events! Details and application form after the jump:

Workshops may address topics relevant to potential attendees that include (but aren’t limited to) the craft of writing and illustrating for children, book marketing, or the latest industry trends. As a presenter, you’re expected to share information and experience, but may not use our events as a platform for commercial sales, self-promotion, political discussions, or to criticize competitors or public figures.

Workshop Categories
  • Mini-Sessions for our Professional Series Meetings should be approximately 30 minutes long, which includes 5-10 minutes for questions and answers. 
  • Main Programs for our Professional Series Meetings should be approximately 60 minutes long, which includes 10-15 minutes for questions and answers.

Presenter Benefits
  • Complimentary access to other workshops on the day of your presentation
  • Your books sold through our on-site bookstore and autographing time
  • Potential recommendations to other SCBWI regions as a knowledgeable industry resource
  • Improved profile for your organization
  • The knowledge that you’ve helped writers and/or illustrators overcome obstacles you had to overcome to get where you are
  • Honorarium
  • All mini-session and main session presenters also receive one regional programming meetings passport to our professional series meetings

To be considered as a workshop presenter, please complete the form below by JUNE 1, 2012. Please read through the form before filling it out. Note that questions with red stars indicate required fields. If you would like to propose more than one workshop or presentation, please fill out a form for each workshop or presentation.

Your application will be reviewed by our Advisory Committee during our annual planning meeting in June. We’ll take into account your presenting history, the workshop’s relevancy to the majority of our members and subscribers, and originality. We strive to balance our programs between craft, marketing, and trend-watching, and we look for variety in speakers and topics from one year to the next.

If you are selected as a workshop presenter, we will notify you during the summer of 2012. We will only contact you if we are interested in your workshop (please don’t e-mail to inquire). Occasionally we roll over applications that have appeal but don’t work out for the current year, in which case you would hear from us during a different year to find out if you’re still interested in presenting the workshop.

Presenters of successful submissions will be required to confirm their participation within 30 days of being notified and must adhere to SCBWI Western Washington speaking policies.

Thanks for your support of our region’s writers and illustrators of books for children! We're trying something new with the online form—if you have any trouble filling out the form below, please email

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