In a word, Yes.
Becky Earl posted on the SCBWI facebook wall asking this question: Will joining SCBWI help me get published?
Well that I can’t answer but I do know a lot of writers who have been published since joining. Here are three very different, newly published SCBWI writers:
If this book isn’t made into a film I’ll eat my hat. It’s classic high-concept with perfect marketing opportunities! I can imagine everyone will want a sympathy LEVO – well done Teri Terry. ( I had a sneaky preview copy but you can pre-order on Amazon)
Katie Dale’s novel had me in tears, tenderly written on a difficult subject , it’s a fabulous debut.
I heartily recommend Dave Cousin’s first novel – a tough story told with humour and pathos – truly terrific – like a toughed up Jaqueline Wilson for boys. And girls. And grown women.
Is it worth joining SCBWI? If you get nothing else out of it you’ll meet some fantastic writers. And hey, Becky Earl, someone already blogged about you and you haven’t even joined yet!