Monday, March 25, 2013

INSIDE STORY: Call for entries

Do you have a new book, or one coming out soon? If so, you may be eligible to present at Inside Story, our SCBWI Western Washington region's twice-yearly celebration of new books! We invite our membership and area booksellers, teachers, and librarians to view 2-minute presentations from the first 15 or so eligible PAL members who apply. The deadline is April 1st, but only a fool would delay.

Here are the details:
Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
Mercer Island Books
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island WA 98040

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible, you need to be able to say "yes!" to all of the following:

  • You are an SCBWI member at the PAL level and your profile at is updated to reflect this.
  • You live in the official Western Washington region. If you’re a member and uncertain which region you’re in, please check your member profile on
  • Your publisher is on SCBWI’s lists of recognized (traditional) publishers; (found in the Market Surveys section of the SCBWI Publication THE BOOK, available to members for free download here).
  • Your book is released between four months before or three months after April 30.
  • Your book is readily available through normal trade channels (e.g., Baker & Taylor).

To apply, please fill out and submit the application form found here.

Please honor the maximum word count where given. Our quick edits might not be what you have in mind! And if you haven't heard back from us within a week, please contact

If you're not planning to present this time around, please mark this event on your calendar anyway. We'd love to see you there!


Deb Lund, Library and Bookstore Liaison
SCBWI Western Washington

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