Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Inside Story – November 2020

Date(s) - 11/15/2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Save the date for our Fall (Stay) Inside Story on November 15, 2020 at YOUR house!

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 November, we invite our membership, area booksellers, teachers, and librarians to hear two-minute presentations from eligible PAL (Published and Listed) members, via Zoom webinar. 

When: Sunday, November 15, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: your favorite computer

In order to present at our Fall 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 May 31, 2020 and November 15, 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 November 1, 2020. Apply here.

Start preparing your inside stories!


Dana Sullivan and Laura McGee Kvasnosky, Inside Story Team

Questions? Email Dana: