In early 2019 I went to Australia and gave my first SCBWI keynote. I'd done SCBWI conference presentations before, and lots of academic presentations from my days as a university prof., but this was my first keynote. The beautiful Aussie Regional Advisor Susanne Gervay had requested something high-level and really special, which I interpreted as "go overboard and give us everything you've got." And while you can't cram over 30 years of experience into one presentation, I did cram a lot in there. Hence the "it's epic" in the banner. So there it is - the Craft and Business of Getting and Staying Published (for both writers and illustrators)! I hope you love it! I'm giving this presentation as a gift to conference attendees but will make it available later on as a special intensive for others so stay tuned or join our mailing list to find out when that happens. xox

Your Instructor


Dr Mira Reisberg
Dr Mira Reisberg

Dr. Mira Reisberg is the Director of the Children's Book Academy and an acquiring Editor and Art Director for Clearfork Publishing/Spork. She is also a former literary agent who co-teaches most of the courses with her fabulous faculty. Mira has published best-selling and award-winning children's books herself, and helped many authors and illustrators make and get wonderful books published. In fact, Children's Book Academy students have published or contracted over 360 books so far!


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