Tuesday, December 22, 2015

#NY16SCBWI - The Perfect Gift For Your Writing/Illustrating Career!

It's a weekend with the top editors, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators in the children's publishing world. The Annual Winter Conference in New York City is an excellent opportunity to learn, get inspired and network with others in the children's book industry.

The Conference Schedule is packed with


from William Joyce, Kate Messner, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Rainbow Rowell, Gary Schmidt, Linda Urban,  and Rita Williams-Garcia!


The Big Picture-Children's Publishing Now and in the Near Future

with Jon Anderson, Jean Feiwel, Mallory Loehr, Andrea Pappenheimer, and Megan Tingley

Acquisitions Today-Opportunities and Challenges

with Alessandra Balzer, Liz Bicknell, Ginger Clark, Sarah Davies, Alvina Ling, and Rubin Pfeffer

Breakout Sessions!

on picture books (text and art), middle grade fiction, nonfiction, revision, plotting your novel, series fiction, Young Adult fiction, creating teen characters, illustrating for middle grade, graphic novels and YA, writing for a diverse audience, writing a great query letter, working with an agent, building an effective portfolio and so much more!

There will also be an art browse, Gala Dinner, socials, presentation of the Tomie DePaola Award, the Jane Yolen Mid-list author grants and the Portfolio Showcase Awards, and an autograph session. Most of all, it's a deep dive into the inspiration, opportunity, craft, business and community that SCBWI offers.

You can find out more about the conference faculty here. And to find all the conference information, and to register, click here.

Happy Holidays, and we hope you'll join us at #NY16SCBWI!

1 comment:

WendyMcLeodMacKnight said...

You've reminded me of why I'm so excited! This is my first SCWBI Conference and I am thrilled/nervous/giddy, all good emotions for the first time doing anything! Can't wait!