Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sneak Peek of #NY15SCBWI - The SCBWI Winter 2015 Conference In New York City

February 6-8, 2015 will be an incredible weekend with the top editors, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators in the children's publishing world!

The Conference will include:


We'll learn from and be inspired by Kwame Alexander, James Dashner, Kami Garcia, Herve Tullet, Laura Vaccaro Seeger and Anthony Horowitz.


Editors reporting from the front lines: Justin Chanda, Laura Godwin, Beverly Horowitz and Stephanie Owens Lurie.

Agents advising us on Charting Your Career Path: Barry Goldblatt, Jennifer Laughran and Tina Wexler.

Breakout Sessions!

Choose two of twenty-two sessions, covering the Seven Essentials You Need to Know about a wide range of topics, including: Thrillers and Mysteries; Writing Literary Fiction; Creating Picture Book Art; Working with an Agent or Artists Rep; Nonfiction; Working with an Editor; Developing Your Brand and Career Path; Cover Art; Writing Picture Books, Leveled Readers, Middle Grade and YA Fiction; and Writing for a Diverse Audience.

Illustrator Portfolio Show!

Illustrators who attend have the opportunity to have their portfolios included in the showcase and seen by a who's who of kid lit art directors and editors!

Saturday Gala Dinner!

With drinks and buffet treats, this Saturday evening party is organized by SCBWI regions to help you find your geographic neighbors and new BFFs!

Autograph Party!
Sunday afternoon's finale to the conference - where you can get your books signed by our amazing conference faculty!

All-Day Friday Intensives!

And for those of us who want to dig even deeper, there will be FOUR intensives: an Illustrator Intensive, the Writer Roundtables, a writer's World-building intensive and an intensive on building your first website.

It promises to be amazing, and we hope to see you there. Registration opens on October 14 at 10am Pacific Time at scbwi.org

Illustrate and Write On,