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Some Cool Books Wow Ireallymeanit (SCBWI)

March 5, 2013

I always thought that’s what SCBWI meant, but I was checking out their website recently and apparently it’s the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Which probably makes more sense.

If you aren’t familiar with this organization, you really should get to know them. I mean, assuming you’re a children’s book writer or illustrator. Or really even if you’re not. Because they do some really cool things in the publishing industry. And you can go check out their website.

Like one thing they do, is give awards to authors who have written exceptional books.

I guess there are all different kinds of awards they give, and again, you can check out their site, but right now I’m talking about the Crystal Kite Awards, which are given each year to “recognize great books from the 15 regional SCBWI divisions around the world.” And, something else that’s super cool, is that these awards are “chosen by other children’s book writers and illustrators, making them the only peer-given awards in publishing for young readers.”

You see where I’m heading don’t you? YOU CAN VOTE!!!

Now, I may be biased, but because I’m from New York, and I think New York happens to be like the awesomest place ever, that’s where I am going to vote, but of course you should vote in the region where your heart lies.

As a quick aside, do you know that’s what they’re trying to change the tax laws to? Or maybe they did. Like not where you actually live but “where your heart lies.” Like you can live somewhere but if you grew up somewhere else or your kids or parents or whatever is somewhere else, that’s “where your heart lies.” I find that so bizarre. But that could be just me.

But here, I think you should totally vote where your heart lies, and again, for me, that’s NEW YORK.

But the important takeaway, really, is just to get out and vote.

Because, I’m just saying, maybe one day your book will be nominated for a Crystal Kite award, and even though you won’t be able to campaign for it because that would automatically disqualify you, you will be allowed to encourage people to get out and vote.

So you’d probably want people to vote. I mean, I’m just saying.

Like I’m going to do in New York. Just saying.

But you should vote wherever. Or in New York too. If you want.

So voting ends on March 15. Which is right around the corner.

So you should probably vote right now. Just click here. Or on the word vote anywhere in this post.

Awesome. See you at the polls.

Although, not really since it’s virtual voting. But that sounded like a cool sign off. So just go with it.

See you at the polls!

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6 Comments
  1. I’m guessing you don’t really want people to vote. 😉

  2. i just voted in the second round of voting! thanks for getting the word out!

  3. I’m casting my VOTE in the second round as soon as I post this comment. Thanks for the reminder! I VOTEd in the first round, and want to follow through with a VOTE in the second round. So exciting!

  4. Aurelia Blue permalink

    I know of a fantastic book written by a SCBWI member in New York ^^^ “sunshower” ❤

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