Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 10, 2016

SCBWI March Write This – Draw This


This cute paper illustration was sent in by Kendra Shedenhelm. Kendra is an artist living in Croton-on-Hudson, NY with her husband, their 7 year old son, Archer, and two lively cats. To find out more, please visit 

Write This! Guidelines

Write This! is a monthly prompt for writers appearing in the monthly SCBWI INSIGHT.Write This! March Contest: This month, you have 100 words to show us the bond between a child and an animal. Feel free to draw from your own life or create a fictional moment. In either case, make us feel the love. Deadline: March 20th

SCBWI reserves the right not to confer this contest in any given month.  Complete contest rules are available HERE.


  • You must be a current SCBWI member to submit to Write This!
  • Entries must be inspired by the prompt in some way.
  • Please no italics or bold fonts. 12 point text size.
  • E-mail subject line must be titled as follows: Write This_First name_Last name.
  • Each member may only submit one entry per prompt word.
  • E-mail your entry IN THE BODY OF THE E-MAIL, please no attachments to:


Calling All Illustrators!

We are excited to announce a great new feature for our illustrator members, Draw This!: a monthly art prompt that will be part of the new SCBWI INSIGHT. Members will have the opportunity each month to show their artwork in the online gallery and two pieces will be featured in the e-mail itself. The online gallery will be open to public viewing, so agents, art directors and editors have yet another way of finding our illustrators. Going forward,we will choose ONE winner and ONE runner-up to appear in the following month’s INSIGHT. The winner will receive a piece of SCBWI swag along with bragging rights.

SCBWI reserves the right not to confer this contest in any given month. See complete contest rules Here.

The March 2016 Draw This! prompt word is: LUCKY

Deadline for the monthly Draw This! is the 20th of each month. 
(Turn a submission in by March 20th to be included in the April gallery)

TIP:  Once the gallery is live each month, find your entry and write your website or blog address in the comment section.

The Draw This! guidelines are different from our Bulletin art submission guidelines, so please read carefully.


•You must be a current SCBWI member to submit to Draw This!
•Artwork must be inspired by the prompt word in some way
•Art may be black & white, grayscale or RGB color
•File resolution must be 72 dpi
•Jpegs only
•No image dimensions larger than 8.5″ x 11″ (or 11″ x 8.5″)
•Vignettes, line art and full bleed art are welcome
•File must be titled as follows:  Prompt word_First name_Last name.jpg (Bounce_Sarah_Baker.jpg)
•Each member may only submit one entry per prompt word
•Put “Prompt word Draw This” in the subject line
•E-mail your file as an attachment, NOT in the body of the e-mail, to:

**Failure to follow these guidelines will result in exclusion from the online gallery. For questions, write to

**Due to the high number of submissions, we cannot send a confirmation e-mail for every submission. If you do not see your art in the gallery on the 1st of the month, e-mail to inquire.


Talk tomorrow,



  1. Hi, Kathy; I was wondering if I am still eligible to be in this group now that I have moved to CA.  🙂 Jill IversenIllustrator


    • Jill,

      Of course. Send them something. It is another thing to help get you seen.



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