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Scholarship CBA illustration course

Calling on illustrators and aspiring illustrators of children’s books. Here’s a scholarship for the game-changing illustration course: THE CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF ILLUSTRATING CHILDREN’S BOOKS by the Children’s Book Academy and the amazing Mira Reisberg. 

Scholarship Criteria:

a. If you identify as being of color, or LBGQTI, or as having a disability, or are a member of a group who are currently underrepresented in the children’s publishing industry, you can apply.

b. Also, low income folks who might not be able to take this course otherwise, as well as  SCBWI Regional Advisors, ARAs, and Illustrator Coordinators and children’s librarians  can also apply.

Here’s all that you need to do:

1. Using your funniest or most lyrical language, say something lovely about yourself
2. Describe how you meet the scholarship criteria
3. Include your website if you have one, or email 3 images labeled with your name and “CBICB” in the subject line to mira@childrensbookacademy.com
4. Talk about how you are going to give back by helping your fellow students and the Academy by participating in the group and helping us spread the word about our offerings
5. State if you are agented or if you’ve been previously published

It’s open till August 4. Do not miss it!

For more information about the scholarship, click on the link below:


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Making Picture Book Magic

making picture book magic

This month of July, I’m really thankful for this course: Making Picture Book Magic by Susanna Hill.

I can’t put into words how much it means to me.

The ideas I’ve gotten just from receiving the daily lessons in my mail: Out. Of. This. World. 💫💥

The feedback from Susanna is really helpful, encouraging and quick.

The course fee is pocket-friendly @ $139 only for a month.

Try it out.

Thank me later.

For more info, visit:

It’s definitely the best thing I did for my #picturebook writing career this month.

What steps have you taken towards achieving your career goals?