Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Have You Registered for the SCBWI 2022 Winter Conference Yet?


The SCBWI Winter Conference Logo shows a group of children all looking at a book on a park bench in the light snow with friendly animals around them. The text reads: "SCBWI Winter Conference: Creating and Selling Children's Books in 2022: On Zoom February 11-13, 2022: #SCBWIWinter22

Here's the link to all the conference info!

And, to whet your appetite, here's a (very subjective) top five things to be excited about:

5: Keynotes! (From Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Stephanie Garber, Brian Selznick, Kelly Yang, and Paula Yoo)

4: The Editors Panel! (With Michelle Frey, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers; Farrin Jacobs, Little Brown Books for Young Readers; Emma Ledbetter, Abrams Books for Young Readers; Denene Millner, Denene Millner Books/Simon and Schuster; and Cynthia Leitich Smith, Heartdrum/Harper-Collins)

3: The Art Directors Panel! (With Erica De Chavez, HarperCollins; Maria Elias, Penguin Random House; Kristen Nobles, Charlesbridge; Lesley Worrell, Tor/Forge Books; and Cecilia Yung, Penguin Books for Young Readers)

2: The Agents Panel! (With Chad Beckerman, The CAT Agency; Jemisco Chambers-Black, Andrea Brown Literary Agency; Samantha Fabien, Root Literary Agency; Thao Le, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency; and James McGowan, BookEnds Literary Agency)

1: Online socials! (Including the LGBTQIA2+ Social, Spanish Language Social, Translators Social, and the orientation for conference first-timers)

Bonus: An online conference bookstore!

Bonus Bonus: Online Peer Critiques!

Bonus Bonus Bonus: The Portfolio Showcase!

There's lots more, including the "Up Close with Publishing Professionals" sessions for writers and an entire day of illustrator sessions on the theme: "Location, Location, Location!"

Check out the full conference schedule here!

We hope to see you at the online SCBWI Winter 2022 conference!

Illustrate, Translate, and Write On,

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