SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

STORIES IN PICTURE AND PROSE

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/27/2019 - 09/29/2019
12:15 pm

Location
CROWN PLAZA HOTEL
5700 WESTPARK DRIVE - CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA


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.

AGENTSVicki Selvaggio (Storm  Literary Agency); Stephanie Fretwell-Hill, (Red Fox Literary); Kurestin Armada  (P.S. Literary)  EDITORS—Greg Hunter  (Lerner Publishing); Maya Marlette  (Scholastic); Kate Sederstrom (Bloomsbury USA), Katie Rose Guest Pryal (Blue Crow Publishing)

PLUS,  ART DIRECTOR Mallory Grigg, (Macmillian), author and 2018 Agatha Nominee, juvenile category, Cynthia Surrisi, authors, John Claude Bemis, Bea Birdsong, Robyn Campbell, Nora Carpenter, Molly Jones, Robin Kirk, Lisa Kline, Tara Luebbe, Gillian McDunn, Linda Vigen Phillips, and illustrators, Lina Maslo, Alice Ratterree and Jamie Zollars. 

Three pre-conference intensives—Industry Insights with agent Vicki Selvaggio;  on story structure with editor Greg Hunterand for illustrators with art director Mallory Grigg

 

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Conference FEATURES

  • 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.
  • NEW THIS YEAR!  A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE FOLDER!

    We are saving trees and moving into the modern age! Instead of copying and placing many paper documents in a paper folder, we are providing links to those documents, AND MORE, in a Virtual Folder exclusively for those who are registered for SCBWI Carolinas’s 2019 Fall Conference, 9/27-29/19

  • *The folder link will be provided to registrants by September 15, 2019
  • *Downloadable PDF are available for printing
  • *Or you may reference the documents from your handheld device.
  • *Printed copies of Virtual Folders will only be available, for a charge of $5.00, at conference registration if pre-ordered.
  • *Please do not share this link with those not registered

At the conference you will receive a folder with a hotel map!

The virtual folder will be accessible until October 28, 2019.

  • CONFERENCE TUITION
  • includes a continental breakfast available for participants Saturday and Sunday AM, conference lunch and a buffet at the Saturday Social, Autograph Party with Portfoilo Showcase.
  • * $185.00           SCBWI Member through July 31, 2019
  • * $205.00           SCBWI Member from August 1, 2019 to registration close.
  • $210.00           Non Member through July 31, 2019
  • $235.00           Non-Member from August 1, 2019 to registration close.

  • INTENSIVE FEES
  • Intensive programs are held Friday September 27, 2019 starting at 8:30 AM though 12:30 PM. 
  • INTENSIVE PROGRAM FEES:  Participation limits may apply
    • * $80.00             SCBWI Member        $100.00           Non-Member

  • CONSULTATION FEES
  • REMINDER!  Participants may choose the faculty member to provide the consultations and One On One sessions.
  • PLEASE READ MEET THE 2019 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 . (there are nine critique slots MAXIMUM available for each member of the critique faculty, and some specify fewer than the maximum number).
  • Manuscripts may require submission via USPS and some via email.
  • Categories:  Picture Book (PB).  Chapter Book (CH).  Middle Grade (MG)  Young Adult (YA)
  • Genres:  Contemporary. Historical. Nonfiction. Mystery/Thriller. SciFi/Fantasy.

  • MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUES   Register by August 2  and RECEIVED by August 9, 2019
    • * $50.00             SCBWI Member           $100.00           SCBWI Member (2)
    • $65.00             Non-Member                $130.00           Non-Member (2)
    • [Limit two manuscript critiques per attendee]
  • PORTFOLIO REVIEWS    Register by August 23, 2019
    • * $50.00             SCBWI Member
    • $65.00             Non-Member
  • Consultations are held on Friday September 27  between the hours of 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Consultations CANNOT be rescheduled. [Manscript Critique  are fifteen minute face to face sessions. Portfolio Reviews are twenty minute face to face sessions.] While we work to accomodate any timing request, please understand that we are scheduling more than one hundred sessions over a three hour period.  
  • We are offering our participants an opportunity for a fifteen minute ONE-ON-ONE session with an editor or agent. Sessions will be scheduled on Saturday during the conference schedule.  Visit One-On-One 
  • ONE-ON-ONE  Register by August 15, 2019
    • *$50.00             SCBWI Member
    • $65.00             Non-Member

  • ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY  
  • **SCBWI Member Registraton Guide
  • **You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay online. Scroll down the page at PayPal and pay as a guest.
  • **Or you may register online, continue to the PayPal page and close it. Then download the Pay By Check form. Your registration will be approved when your payment is received.
  • Have questions, concerns? Contact Regional Advisor @ carolinas@scbwi.org.
  • YOUR REGISTRATION FEES WILL APPEAR UNDER  SOCIETYCHIL ON YOUR CREDIT CARD STATEMENT.

  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS 
  • **CONFERENCE REGISTRATION is required for all programs and activities
  • **SCBWI Members MUST login to receive member pricing
  • **There are no partial refunds for failure to login
  • **Intensive Programs, Critiques and Reviews are priced separately and may have participation limits
  • **Consultation and Intensive fees are nonrefundable
  • ***Refunds:
    • **Before July 31, 2019  conference tuition only subject to a $50 handling fee
    • **Before August 14, 2019—50% of conference tuition
    • **No refunds after August 14, 2019
    • **No credits will be issued.
  • We are not responsible for any technical difficulties that may arise during registration.
  • WHEN CHOOSING A PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE OR A CONSULTATION
  • Sessions are limited and to ensure your slot, please check the payment box.
  • WHEN REGISTERING PLEASE CHOOSE SESSIONS FOR EACH TIME SEGMENT

  • You are not bound by your choice of session, but we use this information to gauge the size of the room we need for each session. Please take the time to download the Conference Schedule in order to make your choices.

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The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
To register for an SCBWI event, you are required to acknowledge our Anti-Harassment Policy.
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The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion.

 

The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, www.scbwi.org. SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

 

 

Code of Conduct

All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

  • intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Abusive verbal comments.
  • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.
  • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.

 

Reporting Procedures

Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

  • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
  • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
  • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-report-form/. Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.

 

SCBWI will investigate all complaints subject to the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy. If the policy applies, SCBWI will investigate the matter and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence and protect the environment at SCWBI Events. If a complaint is made anonymously, please note that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. Moreover, anonymous complaints may hinder SCBWI’s ability to investigate the complaint.  SCBWI will take steps to protect the confidentiality of the complaint, to the extent possible.  However, complete confidentiality may not be possible in all circumstances.  SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.

 

Non-Retaliation

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

 

Sanctions

SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.

 

Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:

 

  • warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
  • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
  • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
  • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
  • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
  • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.

 

Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

  • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event, without refund;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
  • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
  • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.

 

If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will handle utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.

 

Confidentiality

SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

 

   

If you wish to file a complaint or an anonymous complaint, CLICK HERE to access the Anti-harassment Report Form.

 

If you have questions regarding this policy, you may send an email to info@scbwi.org. Please include the words "anti-harassment policy" in the subject line.

I have read and accepted the SCBWI Anti-Harassment policy.