This one: to attend the SCBWI-BI (too many acronyms! I know!!) conference. The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is long-established and a great international source of peer support and networking for unpublished (and published) children’s authors. The annual British Isles conference, held in Winchester, is a fantastic opportunity for those seeking publication to get all the info, experience, insight and connections they could wish for.
The BAME scholarship is generously sponsored by the Bent Agency.
SCBWI-BI Margaret Carey scholarships and the Bent Agency BAME scholarship
OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL MIDNIGHT SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST 2017!
SCBWI-BI Margaret Carey scholarships
Two conference scholarships were set up in memory of Margaret Carey, children’s writer and illustrator and SCBWI British Isles volunteer, in the following two categories:
- fiction author (Young Adult or Middle Grade)
- picture book author or illustrator
This year an ADDITIONAL scholarship, generously sponsored by the Bent Agency, will be awarded in the following category:
- BAME author (Young Adult or Middle Grade)
Each scholarship covers the cost of the conference attendance, a 1-1 manuscript critique with an editor, art director or agent*, hotel accommodation, and a grant towards travel to Winchester, where the conference will take place.
* The BAME scholarship winner’s manuscript critique will be with a member of the Bent Agency. The Bent Agency will also pay for a year’s SCBWI membership.