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Children's Book Writers
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6-Week Online Course: Drafting Your Book Proposal with Kelly Anne White

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Date(s) - 10/06/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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6-Week Online Course: Drafting Your Book Proposal
Presented by Kelly Anne White
Asynchronous online course begins Tuesday, October 6, 2020 with a live 1-hour Zoom session with instructor Kelly Anne White. A new lesson and assignment will be posted each Tuesday for 6 weeks, and registrants will have access to the lessons through December 29, 2020.

You feel your book project is ready to submit to publishers or agents, but you’re clueless about the submission process and its nuances? Whether you are a seasoned writer or a novice author, a rock-solid book proposal is an important tool in getting published. Learn how to submit, when to submit, where to submit…and why a detailed book proposal is often preferred over a basic query letter. Bring your manuscript or book idea in any kidlit genre—fiction or nonfiction—for personalized instruction on how to build a proposal that sticks out from the slush pile. At the end of six weeks, you will have a full-on proposal worthy of submission to respected literary agencies and book publishers.

Full course registration: SCBWI Members: $250; Nonmembers: $450

Includes:

  • -Live 1-hour introductory Zoom session with instructor Kelly Anne White on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, plus recording access to the intro session for the duration of the course
  • -Access to 6 weeks’ worth of online lessons and assignments
  • -Individualized written feedback from the instructor on each week’s assignment
  • -Access to the course Google Groups forum for the duration of the course
  • -A 15-minute 1-on-1 session with the instructor at the end of the course

 

Audit registration: SCBWI Members $150; Nonmembers: $350

Includes:

  • -Live 1-hour introductory Zoom session with instructor Kelly Anne White on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, plus recording access to the intro session for the duration of the course
  • -Access to 6 weeks’ worth of online lessons and assignments

Registration for the audit option will remain open through December 1, 2020. 

About the presenter:

Kelly Anne White is the award-winning author of The Legend of the Fairy Stones, The Bible Adventure Book of Scavenger Hunts, and other books for children and young adults. Kelly has edited hundreds of books in nearly every genre for HarperCollins, Kirkus Media, Christian Editor Connection, and more. As a product developer for Childress Ink, Kelly was recently instrumental in placing The Stars in April (IlluminateYA Fiction) and Where the Briars Sleep (Tangled Tree Publishing), both scheduled for release in 2021. Kelly is a developmental editor for Callisto Media and an indexer for Guideposts Books. Prior to her ventures into book publishing, Kelly was longtime executive editor of Girls’ Life magazine. She is an instructor for The PEN Institute, and she conducts publishing courses at Morgan State University. Kelly is a lesson designer on SchoolhouseTeachers.com and a regular contributor to Clubhouse magazine. She is actively involved in the Chincoteague Storytelling Guild, and she is a program mentor for the American Folklore Society. Kelly is represented by literary agency Legacy Management. Learn more at KellyAnneWhite.com.

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If you do not see a full course registration option below, that means this option is sold out. You may still register for the audit option through December 1. Registrants will have access to the lessons through December 29, 2020.

 

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Nonmember - Full course registration - $450.00
Includes Live 1-hour introductory Zoom session with instructor Kelly Ann White on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, plus recording access to the intro session for the duration of the course, Access to 6 weeks' worth of online lessons and assignments, Individualized written feedback from the instructor on each week's assignment, Access to the course Google Groups forum for the duration of the course, A 15-minute 1-on-1 session with the instructor at the end of the course


Nonmember - Audit registration - $350.00
Includes Live 1-hour introductory Zoom session with instructor Kelly Ann White on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, plus recording access to the intro session for the duration of the course, Access to 6 weeks' worth of online lessons and assignments


SCBWI Member - Full course registration - $250.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

Includes Live 1-hour introductory Zoom session with instructor Kelly Ann White on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, plus recording access to the intro session for the duration of the course, Access to 6 weeks' worth of online lessons and assignments, Individualized written feedback from the instructor on each week's assignment, Access to the course Google Groups forum for the duration of the course, A 15-minute 1-on-1 session with the instructor at the end of the course


SCBWI Member - Audit registration - $150.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

Includes Live 1-hour introductory Zoom session with instructor Kelly Ann White on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, plus recording access to the intro session for the duration of the course, Access to 6 weeks' worth of online lessons and assignments


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The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion.

 

The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, www.scbwi.org. SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

 

 

Code of Conduct

All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

  • intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Abusive verbal comments.
  • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.
  • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.

 

Reporting Procedures

Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

  • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
  • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
  • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-report-form/. Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.

 

SCBWI will investigate all complaints subject to the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy. If the policy applies, SCBWI will investigate the matter and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence and protect the environment at SCWBI Events. If a complaint is made anonymously, please note that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. Moreover, anonymous complaints may hinder SCBWI’s ability to investigate the complaint.  SCBWI will take steps to protect the confidentiality of the complaint, to the extent possible.  However, complete confidentiality may not be possible in all circumstances.  SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.

 

Non-Retaliation

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

 

Sanctions

SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.

 

Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:

 

  • warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
  • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
  • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
  • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
  • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
  • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.

 

Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

  • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event, without refund;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
  • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
  • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.

 

If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will handle utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.

 

Confidentiality

SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

 

   

If you wish to file a complaint or an anonymous complaint, CLICK HERE to access the Anti-harassment Report Form.

 

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