February 20, 2018
Post by Avery Fischer Udagawa
Recently, much attention has focused on sexual harassment in the US children’s book industry. Here are two articles that provide background:
Children’s Book Industry Has Its #MeToo Moment (New York Times, 15 February 2018)
Sexual Harassment in Children’s Publishing Reaches a Crisis Point (Publishers Weekly, 13 February 2018)
Here is SCBWI’s response:
In addition to a revised anti-harassment policy, SCBWI has a dedicated email address, harassment [at] scbwi.org, which allows individuals to share concerns and complaints, either personally or anonymously. SCBWI and SCBWI Japan commit to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for participants in our programming, and we encourage learning and conversation around this issue.