Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Opportunities for Writers and Illustrators in Children’s Nonfiction

Date(s) - 06/12/2021
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Presenter Name: Lionel BenderWebinar Title: Opportunities for Writers and Illustrators in Children’s Nonfiction

Webinar Date and Time: Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2 p.m., EDT, Recording available for 30 days

Webinar description:

Children’s Nonfiction (NF) is booming—trade, school and library, and educational books, magazines, online, real and virtual visits. Also, it offers far more opportunities than fiction for getting published. And children’s NF can be just as creative, fun, and rewarding as fiction. How can you best find out who is producing what, the writing and illustrating opportunities on offer, how to connect with editors and art directors, and how to pitch yourself and/or your projects? What role do book packagers play? Do you need an agent to secure NF work? How much income might you earn? Whether you are new to or already in children’s nonfiction, get lots of hints, tips, advice, and guidelines on how to succeed in it.

Powerpoint presentation with Q and A time at the end.
[suitable for all Genres and Levels]


Lionel BenderLionel Bender is the founder and Editorial Director of book packager Bender Richardson White (BRW), which creates and produces illustrated nonfiction books for such publishers as National Geographic Kids, Time for Kids, Capstone, Highlights for Children/Boyds Mills, FactsonFile/Chelsea House, and Crabtree. At BRW, he has commissioned more than 120 authors, edited some 1,300 nonfiction books, and worked with dozens of illustrators. Before that, he wrote more than 70 children’s information books for 10 different publishers. For examples of BRW’s books see

Date registration opens: Monday, April 12, 2021

Date registration closes: Friday, June 11th at 11:59 p.m.

Price of registration for:

  • SCBWI Carolinas members: $10
  • SCBWI members: $15
  • Non-members: $20

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