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Registration Agreement

You may register for the Blueboard if your age is 18 or older. Carefully read the agreement below and complete your registration by pressing the "I accept" button.

The Blueboard follows the data privacy policy of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, which can be accessed at

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not register or have more than one persona on this board at any one time, and that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law.

Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and personal solicitations are prohibited on this forum. Your IP, host, and email addresses will be compared to a known spamming database before approving your registration to verify that you are not a spammer.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material.

Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

Posted messages express the views of the author and not necessarily the views of this forum, its administrators or moderators, or SCBWI. While moderators do actively monitor posted messages, it is not possible for the moderators, administrators, or SCBWI to confirm the validity of posts, the content contained within, or the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. If you feel a posted message is objectionable, you're encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The administrators and SCBWI reserve the right to remove objectionable content within a reasonable time frame if they determine that removal is necessary. Because this is a manual process, they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason. We also strongly recommend using a complex and unique password for your account to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile, including a display name. It is your responsibility to present accurate information. Any information administrators or SCBWI staff determine to be inaccurate, inappropriate, or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. This policy applies to member profile information as well.  When you register, you have the ability to choose a username and a screen name. Administrators reserve the right to require you to change a user name/screen name they consider obscene, vulgar or otherwise inappropriate. This also applies to avatars.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the forum software places a cookie (a text file containing bits of information such as your username and password) in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out and your personal information will never be shared or sold to anyone. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.
Having trouble registering? Does something on the board not work correctly? If so, use the Contact button at the top of the page and we will get back to you. Note: questions about writing, publishing, or "how to post" are NOT answered through the Contact button. If you are registered, scroll the Home page to find categories where you can post. Only registered members can post.