Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Inside Story May 2018 applications open

Do you have a new book out? If so, you may be eligible to present at Inside Story, our SCBWI region's biannual celebration of new books. We invite our membership, area booksellers, teachers and librarians to come and hear two or three minute presentations from eligible PAL (Published and Listed) members. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 16, 2018.

Here are the event details:

Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Bellevue Library
1111 110th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

In order to present at our Spring Inside Story, you must be able to say "Yes!" to all of the following:

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

• You live in the official Western Washington region.

• Your publisher is on SCBWI’s list of recognized (traditional) PAL publishers. Check the list, if you're unsure.

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

• Your book is brand new (released between November 2017 and May 2018) and has never been published before. (Reprints and new editions do not qualify for Inside Story)

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

The application form is here. Please fill in all areas. You will hear back a week or two after the application deadline with further information.

If you're not planning to present this time around, please mark this event on your calendar anyway. You won’t want to miss it!

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