Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Inside Story

Inside Story is our region’s biannual celebration of new books. It was started in 1999 by Laura Kvasnosky and George Shannon. Their goal was to create a community of people who share a love of children’s books — writers, booksellers, teachers and librarians.
Mark your calendars for our Spring 2018 Inside Story, to be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the downtown Bellevue library  from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

* Meet and greet local authors and illustrators.

* Hear 2-minute “behind the scenes” stories from each author or illustrator.

* Answer trivia questions and win prizes.

* Purchase autographed books.

* Mingle with your fellow children’s book lovers.

If you are a Western Washington SCBWI PAL member with a NEW book out this winter or spring, apply NOW to be a presenter. You’ll find the application here.
In order to present at this Inside Story, you must be able to answer YES to each of the following:

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

2) You live in the official Western Washington region.

3) Your publisher is on SCBWI’s list of PAL publishers.

Exception: 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.

4) Your book is brand new (released November 2017 and May 2018) and has never been published before. (Reprints/new editions do not qualify for Inside Story.)

5) Your book is readily available through normal trade channels (e.g., Baker & Taylor).

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 16, 2018.