This year’s faculty includes editors, agents, authors, illustrators and an art director eager to share their expertise in a variety of presentations on the art and craft of writing and publishing for children.
Agents: Alexandra Penfold, Upstart Crow; Lori Kilkelly, Rodeen Agency; Natascha Morris, Bookends Literary, and Linda Camacho, Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Editors: Holly West, Feiwel and Friends/Swoon Reads; Caroline Abbey, Random House Books for Young Readers; and Liz Kossnar, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. PLUS: Annie Stone, former Alloy Entertainment Editor now Book Bub Account Manager; Art Director Saho Fujii, Little, Brown; authors Tammi Sauer, Linda Ashman, Julia Day, Donna Earnhardt, Megan Hoyt, Kelly Starling Lyons, Alan Gratz, Stacy McAnulty, Rebecca Petruck, and author/illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton.
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- We now invite members published in the children’s market who register to submit books to the conference bookstore
- Visit Published Books and Your Conference Bookstore for more information
- The conference rate includes conference breakouts, general sessions, after-hours activities, Saturday lunch, buffet dinner Saturday night, and continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday.
- Want more information on TUITION COSTS?
- YOUR REGISTRATION FEES WILL APPEAR UNDER SOCIETYCHIL ON YOUR CREDIT CARD STATEMENT.
- You MUST be registered for the conference to attend any of the conference activities or to register for intensive programs or consultations.
Friday, September 28; 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
- **Hands-on workshops designed to provide in-depth exploration of a topic, offered as a pre-conference add-on.
- **Conference registration is required.
- **Intensive programs are offered on a first come, first served basis with participation caps.
- **COST: SCBWI Member $80.00 Nonmember $100.00
Friday, September 28; 2:00 to 5:00 pm
NEW THIS YEAR! Participants may choose the faculty member to provide the critique. PLEASE READ MEET THE 2018 FACULTY to understand faculty interests and pay attention to the preferences listed below each faculty member. The process of formatting and submitting are listed under Tips, Tidbits & The Inside Scoop and you may click on the links below. (there are nine critique slots MAXIMUM available for each member of the critique faculty, and some specify fewer than the maximum number).
- **Limit two critique submissions [but you may choose an editor OR an agent but not both] and one review request.
- **Registration and Submission Deadlines
- **Formatting questions? How to submit?
- **For first-timers:
- **See the articles on What Happens in Critique…. What Happens in a Review…. at Tips, Tidbits and the Inside Scoop.
- **COST: SCBWI Member $50.00 Nonmember $65.00
We are offering our participants an opportunity for a fifteen minute One-On-One session with an editor or agent. Sessions are schedule on Saturday during the conference. Visit One-On-One
- **Limit one ON-ON-ONE Session per participant
- **COST: SCBWI Member $50.00 Nonmember $65.00
Saturday, September 29; 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Illustrators are encouraged to bring a portfolio to be displayed during the Saturday evening social.
See Entering the Portfolio Showcase for guidelines and tips on compiling a portfolio. For first-timers see Tips, Tidbits and the Inside Scoop. Contact Deb Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. NO FEE to participate.
RED EYE CRITIQUES
Friday, September 28 OR Saturday, September 29; 10:00 pm until . . .
- **Small peer group critiques. Participants will exchange manuscript pages prior to conference.
- **Want to know more about Red Eye Critiques? Contact Debbie Allmand at email@example.com. NO FEE to participate.
FIRST PAGES for Writers
Saturday, September 28; 3:30-4:30
- Writers: Submit first pages at registration desk by 8:30 am Saturday. Formatting and submission guidelines
Books by conference faculty and SCBWI members who are published in the children’s market and attending the conference are offered for sale at the conference bookstore. Attendees may submit one book at Conference Bookstore with title and ISBN by Friday August 20, to be included in the conference bookstore.
We welcome suggestions by registered members of the conference suggesting a craft book for our bookstore. You may submit one book at bookstore list with title and ISBN by Monday August 20, to be included in the conference bookstore.
Saturday, September 29; 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Conference faculty & SCBWI members published in the childrens market attending the conference will be available to sign books.
Saturday, September 29; 8:00 to 9:00 pm
SCBWI PAL authors and illustrators attending the conference share insights in an informal Q&A session.
Sunday, September 30; 8:00 AM to 1o:15 AM
FIRST IMPRESSIONS For Illustrators
The Illustrator’s Café is an informal gathering to assimilate new ideas, and share experiences and observations from the weekend’s activities.Images submitted for First Impressions will be reviewed during this session.
- Illustrators interested in participating in First Impressions: Submit a digital image to Deb Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 14.
- NO FEE to participate. Formatting and submission guidelines
Little, Brown Art Director Saho Fujii will be on hand to answer questions. Ms. Fujii will not be able to offer individual portfolio reviews or critiques of additional work during this session.
Bring a children’s book [new or gently used] to donate to an area reading program. Donations are received at the registration table until 12:00 pm Saturday, September 29.