Inside Story, the twice-yearly celebration of new books by members of Western Washington’s Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, usually occurs in a crowded bookstore or library auditorium. Not this spring!
On May 31, as per the organizers: “we’re gonna Zoom, Zoom, Zoom-a Zoom with booksellers, teachers, librarians, and our book peeps to hear your two-minute presentations about your new masterpiece!”
SCBWI members will be making these presentations on Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. from their homes. Only books “traditionally published” between between November 18, 2019, and May 31, 2020, can be presented.
The official rules and application can be found at https://wwa.scbwi.org/events/inside-story-nov-2019/
Applications for this event must be received by May 11.
As for this chance to engage booksellers and librarians, the organizers have the following lighthearted advice: “Scared of presenting? You don’t even have to leave your house or wear clothes from the waist down! We’ll help you with the tech if you need it. This is a great way to get your name and your book in the faces of people who want to buy it!”