Are you a PAL member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators? PAL means “published and listed.” If the answer is yes than SCBWI has an opportunity that you are going to want to take advantage of this opportunity.
The SCBWI is putting together a Recommended Reading List for 2018. This is something they’ve been doing since the first list in 2016. The purpose of this list is to promote the work of PAL authors and illustrators. Unlike resources that are just for members, this list is made widely available. Teacher, librarians, and booksellers can digitally download all or part of the complete list.
This means that a bookseller who wants to feature Missouri or St. Louis authors could download just the portion of the list with Missouri. Or a teacher could download the entire list and look through it for the perfect author to contact for a Skype visit.
Each SCBWI PAL author gets to send in information on one book that has been published or will be published in 2018. If you are an SCBWI PAL member, you should have gotten an e-mail about this opportunity. In case it got caught in your spam filter, here is the pertinent information.
Fill in the following:
25 Word (or Less) Book Description:
Your City and State of Residence:
*Grade Level should fit into one of these categories: PreK-K; 1-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12
Send this complete “form” to email@example.com no later than July 16th. This is a great opportunity to get your work in front of book buyers, sellers and those who can help you gain access to young readers.
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