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"If you are interested in the craft and business of writing, illustrating and creating for the children's, middle grade, and young adult marketplace, and you are looking to connect with other professionals in the industry, then you have come to the right place."

-Michelle Parker-Rock
Regional Advisor SCBWI AZ
"I think the rule of thumb for what to write about is to write what you feel, write what you see, write what you know, and write what you think is true.That is what makes great writing."   Jack Gantos      

From JACK GANTOS, AN AUTHOR KIDS LOVE by Michelle Parker-Rock, Enslow Publishers, Inc.




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SUMMER 2014 NEWS



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         2014 CRYSTAL KITE AWARDS    
        


Congratulations to SCBWI AZ Member


Molly Idle

2014 Crystal Kite
Member Choice Award Winner


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2014 Golden Kite Award Announcements

Congratulations to SCBWI AZ Member



Bill Konigsberg



Winner of the
2014 Sid Fleischman Humor Award

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REGIONAL NEWS

SCBWI AZ 2013 CREATIVITY CONTEST 

"Celebrating Our Successes"

               First Place For Illustration

                         Tanja Bauerle


            Second Place For Illustration

                           Gail Maki Wilson


         Honorable Mention for Illustration


                               
Jules Gissler

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                First Place Narrative

WHO AM I NOT TO?

 By Rachel Stones

I looked around the crowded ballroom and wondered if anyone could tell I didn’t belong there. I was surrounded by authors, editors, and agents at my first SCBWI conference, and I knew I was out of my league. There were many unpublished writers as well, but most of them had been at this for years. I had been writing for a laughable seven months.

I enjoyed the workshops and keynote speeches and frantically scribbled notes. I soaked in every drop of advice, but I still felt like a fraud. When my roommate did not recognize a famous author, it was confirmed. We had no business.....
     Click here to read the entire winning piece.

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          RECENT PAST EVENTS


    2014 Tucson Festival of Books



SCBWI AZ member Mary Elizabeth Anderson, author of GRACE GANNON: MIDDLE SCHOOL ZERO

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     2013 WELCOME TO OUR HOUSE


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and registrants for joining us.  
                     


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