Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Inside Story – May 2020

Date(s) - 05/31/2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Save the date for our Spring Inside Story on May 31, 2020 at Bellevue Library.

Do you have a new book out? If so, you may be eligible to present at Inside Story, our SCBWI region’s biannual celebration of new books. This May, we invite our membership, area booksellers, teachers, and librarians to hear two-minute presentations from eligible PAL (Published and Listed) members. 

When: Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

In order to present at our Spring Inside Story, you must be able to say “Yes!” to all of the following:

• You live in the official Western Washington region.

• You are a CURRENT SCBWI member at the PAL (published and listed) level and your profile at is updated to reflect this.

• Your publisher is on SCBWI’s list of recognized (traditional) PAL publishers*. (If you’re unsure, check the list here:

• Your book is brand new (released between November 18, 2019 and May 31, 2020) and has never before been published. (Reprints and new editions do not qualify for Inside Story)

• Your book is readily available under normal terms through normal trade channels (e.g., Ingram, Baker & Taylor)

*There is one exception to this requirement. If your self-published book is a continuation of a PAL published series and/or a Spark Award winner, you are still eligible to participate in Inside Story

Applications are open now through May 11. (link:

Start preparing your inside stories!


Michele Bacon, Dana Sullivan, and Laura McGee Kvasnosky, Inside Story Team