We, in the Middle Grade Mafia, are proud members of Southern Breeze, the regional chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). We have the best SCBWI chapter in the world. (Hey, you want to brag about your chapter, write your own blog.) One reason Southern Breeze is …

Writing contest can be scary, stressful yet exciting. They are a great way to set deadlines forcing you to polish your manuscript. You can also meet other writers, add Twitter followers and make new Facebook friends. Best of all, even if you don’t win, often times you will get some valuable feedback. So, get those queries ready for the 2015 …