Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Apply now for our Fall 2017 Inside Story!

Inside Story is our region's biannual celebration of new books. It was started in 1999 by Laura Kvasnosky and George Shannon. Their goal was to create a community of people who share a love of children's books -- writers, booksellers, teachers and librarians. 

Mark your calendars for our Fall 2017 Inside Story, to be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the downtown Bellevue Library (1111 110th Ave. NE) from 2:00pm until 4:00pm.

* Meet and greet local authors and illustrators.
* Hear 2-minute "behind the scenes" stories from each author or illustrator. 
* Answer trivia questions and win prizes.
* Purchase autographed books. 
* Mingle with your fellow children's book lovers.

If you are a Western Washington SCBWI PAL member with a NEW book out this summer or fall, apply NOW to be a presenter. You'll find the application here.

In order to present at this Inside Story, you must be able to answer YES to each of the following:

1) You are a CURRENT SCBWI member at the PAL (published and listed) level and your profile at is updated to reflect this.

2) You live in the official Western Washington region.

3) Your publisher is on SCBWI's list of PAL publishers (Found here.).*

*Exception: If your self-published book is a continuation of a PAL published series and/or a Spark Award winner, you are still eligible to participate in Inside Story.

4) Your book is brand new (released between May 2017 and November 2017) and has never been published before. (Reprints/new editions do not qualify for Inside Story.)

5) Your book is readily available through normal trade channels (e.g., Baker & Taylor).

Deadline to apply: Friday, September 15, 2017.  

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