Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Mitten – SCBWI MI’s Official Blog

cupcake banner trimmedThe Mitten is the official blog for the Michigan chapter of SCBWI. Please spread the word and share with anyone interested in reading, writing, and creating quality literature for children and young adults.

SCBWI-MI members are encouraged to submit blog posts.  What are we looking for?

  • Success stories
  • tips on any aspect of the publishing process – writing, illustrating, promotion, time management, etc.
  • agent/editor interviews
  • photos, personal impressions, and brief overviews of events, such as conferences, meet-ups, book signings, book clubs, festivals, etc.
  • reviews of books on craft

We’re also looking for contributions for our ongoing features:

  • Ask Frida Pennabook: Sometimes it's helpful to tap into the expertise of a fellow writer or artist. Got a question? Need advice? Just ask Frida.
  • Hugs and Hurrahs: We want to trumpet your good news! Send 1-3 sentences about your accomplishment. We love to include photos and art, too.

Do you have an idea for a blog post or a new feature?  We’d love to hear it!

Submission guidelines: Please query Kristin Lenz at Include a 1-3 sentence bio and any links, art, book covers, or photos to accompany your blog post. (All images must be your personal property or fair use/public domain.)