Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

WEBINAR: Writing that Crosses Over Christian & General Markets

Date(s) - 02/07/2022
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm


Writing that Crosses Over Christian & General Markets

with editor Bunmi Ishola

Monday, February 7, 2022 @7:00pm EST

(Lecture recording will be available for all participants registered before the event.)

Interested in writing for both the general and Christian market? This webinar will discuss the differences between the two spaces, where they overlap, as well as tips to successfully try to move from one market to the other. 

A limited number of written critiques are available.

CRITIQUES: (at additional cost of $50) Submissions are due on or before Friday, February 11, 2022. For picture books, send one full manuscript plus a 2-3 sentence pitch in the same document. For CB/MG/YA, send up to 10 pages of your manuscript, plus a one-page synopsis. (Include synopsis in the same document; please don’t send two documents.) Format your work in 12 point font, with one-inch margins, and double spacing.

⇒Please include your name on every page of your work as a header or a footer, as well as identifying information on page one: first & last name, email address, title, genre.

⇒Please SAVE YOUR FILE as Webinar Faculty Last Name_Your Last Name_TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT as a PDF or DOC or DOCx.

    Example: Ishola_Strocchia_PURPLE CARROTS

⇒Then send your file to Kristen at The subject should read: Webinar Faculty Last Name_Your Last Name_TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT (same as saved file name).

Get to know your instructor:



Raised in Texas and Nigeria, Bunmi Ishola spent most of her childhood reading. She thought she wanted to be an author, but Nigerian practicality encouraged her to pursue journalism instead. After working for different newspapers and magazines, Bunmi left journalism to teach middle school social studies and English. After seven years in the classroom, she decided to take a chance and find a job working with one of her biggest passions: books. She now works as an editor for Penguin Random House, primarily focusing on faith-based children’s books, and serves on the board for The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary.