Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

* News & Updates *

Please now visit our BLOG page
for all news and updates.
Do check back to this page often for updates and additions to the SCBWI Bologna programme – the most recent updates appear next: 
And the SHORTLIST for the 2016 BiG has just been released.
Check it out! 






Just tying up a few loose ends and then REGISTRATION for the PERSONAL SHOWCASE timeslots at Bologna will be open.


The BiG judges are now hard at work … and the shortlist should be released later this month – January. We were really thrilled with the hundreds of entries that were submitted so thank you to all who entered.


The link to the Regional Showcase page is now set and members will be able to start registering December 4. Please note – your Regional Team Leader will notify their members if they are attending Bologna 2016 and will be showcasing PAL titles. 

We expect that members who wish to arrange a Personal Showcase will be able to register their expression of interest for these slots mid to late December.

Please note – Registrations for the Personal Showcases will be available early in January



TWO new SCBWI videos have been released!

This one answers oodles of questions about the SCBWI.

and this one has information about using the SCBWI website:













Bologna has its own home on the Blue Boards and it's right here (or

… where you can post about sharing a room and transport and more – just like you would do for the Los Angeles or New York Conferences. 

So – 

Looking for a room mate? Then post it here.
Looking for travel share? Then post it here.
Any other thoughts? Then post here.

Please note Team Bologna do not moderate or answer questions directly from the Blue Boards.



Find out more about the SCBWI here:



Bologna illustrators exhibit
The prestigious Bologna Illustrators Exhibit, sponsored by the book fair and not SCBWI, is open to all illustrators world wide. While the deadline is October 9th, SCBWI members have an additional month to send their entry. SCBWI members who submit after the deadline must:
1. Follow all guidelines listed on "how to take part"
2. Write SCBWI Member on the outside of the submission and include a copy of your membership card (access that through the Member Home facility of the scbwi website). 
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3. Be sure your submission arrives by 9 November

Those submitting entries will also receive a pass (emailed) from the festival organisers that enables them free entry to the fair. 



We expect to announce our booth location and additional SCBWI Bologna activities shortly as well as news on our Duelling Illustrators, and our cirtique scheduling. 



Our SCBWI Bologna banner at the top of all pages was created by Susan Eaddy, the SCBWI Midsouth Regional Advisor & Bologna Showcase Designer.