Sunday, March 16, 2014

Looking for volunteers

The SCBWI Writers of Lower Fairfield are always looking for volunteers. We are looking for people who can:

1. Host local critique groups

2. Help run local events or meetups

3. Add posts about local events, classes, etc to this blog.

If you are interested in helping out, or if you have another way you think you can help, please send an email to Stacy at

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Contest Winner: CAROLYN MADERO

We are proud to announce that one of our Picture Book Critique Group members, Carolyn Madero, recently won two writing contest awards.

She won a third place award in the Writers-Editors Network Contest in the poetry category for her poem, "Would You Like to Hear My Poem?"

She also placed in the Alabama Writer's Conclave for a short story, "The Problem with R's."

Congratulations, Carolyn, and we wish you continued good luck with all your writing endeavors!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Scholarships for Illustrators for NESCBWI 2013

Deadline April 1, 2013

In memory of Ann Barrow, an important member of SCBWI New England, NESCBWI will award a scholarship to the 2014 New England conference. The Scholarship winner will be selected by the committee and awarded to an illustrator who is registered for the 2013 conference. The scholarship pays full tuition for the 2014 New England Conference Saturday only.

Ann Barrow, a dedicated SCBWI member & teacher, illustrated over 20 children's books including Big Blue, published by Charlesbridge in 2004, Butterflies in My Garden, published by Mondo in 2003 and Growing up Abenaki, written by Joseph Bruchec, published by Rigby in 2003. Her career began in 1977 and included book jackets, children's magazines, greeting cards, giftware and portraiture. She was killed in 2006 in a tragic accident.

To apply for the Ann Barrow Illustrators Scholarship, send 10 images on a non-returnable CD by April 1, to: Margo Lemieux

NESCBWI Scholarship

Box 583

Mansfield, MA 02048

All CD's must be clearly labeled. The CD must be both Windows and Macintosh compatible. Files on the CD must be in JPEG format only (we will not accept any other file format for submission) using the following specifications: ? File size should not exceed 1MB ? Image resolution should be exactly 150 DPI (not smaller or larger) ? Artist name should appear on the artwork

Entries that do not follow the above guidelines may be removed from the jury process at the discretion of the committee. SCBWI: NE will not be responsible for entries that do not respect the guidelines above, defective media, or CD's which can't be read on our computers. Please test your CD before sending to insure that your files will open directly from the CD.

The applicant MUST be registered for the 2013 conference.

The scholarship is for Saturday tuition only and does not cover any other expenses such as editor critiques, hotel or travel.

Previous winners are ineligible.

Must be a resident of New England & a member of SCBWI