Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Remote Creative Exchange

Date(s) - 05/14/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Remote Creative Exchange 

for SCBWI Japan Member Writers, Illustrators and Translators

Time:   Friday, May 14, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Japan time for Creative Exchange

Place:  Remote–via Zoom

Fee:     Free to SCBWI Japan members

RSVP:  Reservations required. Please state in your email if you would like to reserve a critique slot and in which category.

© John Shelley

To reserve, email japan (at) by Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  Manuscripts and digital dummies are due by Wednesday, May 12, 2021.  

This event is for SCBWI Japan members only. Please be sure your membership is updated before registering for this event. 

This event will be in English for writers and translators, English and Japanese for illustrators.


Sign up in advance to share your children’s or YA work-in-progress with other SCBWI Japan members for constructive feedback during a Zoom Creative Exchange event.

This SCBWI Japan Creative Exchange will be open to SCBWI Japan members only, including pre-published and published writers, illustrators, and translators of children’s and young adult literature. Depending on the number of attendees, members may be grouped in advance for discussions according to category of work.


What to prepare for the Creative Exchange:

For MG and YA Fiction:  Send up to 2,000 words of a story or chapter, per instructions received after making your reservation.

For Picture Books:  Illustrators: send a digital copy of a dummy or story board; Writers: send a picture book manuscript (recommended no more than 700 words), per instructions received after making your reservation.

For Translations (Japanese to English picture book, MG , YA): Send up to 2,000 words of a YA or MG story or chapter, per instructions received after making your reservation, or a picture book translation (please have on hand the original picture book).

SCBWI Japan members without manuscripts, dummies or storyboards are welcome to participate!


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