Check out the SCBWI Winter 2021 Conference schedule, offerings, and opportunities - it's hosted on Zoom February 19-21, and video recordings will be available through March 31, 2021. And SCBWI has lowered the cost to attend to $150 for members - making it more accessible for more children's book writers, illustrators, and translators!
The SCBWI Winter Conference: Inside Children's Publishing will include:
the Golden Kite Awards Gala,
a State-of-the-Industry In-Depth Interview with Jean Feiwel
Keynote Conversations with:
Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jerry Craft and Victoria Jamieson, hosted by Weslie Turner
Patricia Maclachlan interviewed by Lin Oliver
a Keynote with Tami Charles
There will also be a behind the scenes tour of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing with Katrina Groover (Managing Editor), Laurent Linn (Art Director), Chava Wolin (Senior Production Manager), and Paula Wiseman (Vice President and Publisher)
Genre Breakout Sessions with editors, including
Picture Books: Andrea Welch, Joanna Cardenas, Elizabeth Bicknell
Middle Grade: Tricia Lin, Krista Vitola
Young Adult: Stacey Barney, Alexandra Cooper
Nonfiction: Alyssa Mito Pusey, Shelby Lees
We'll get to attend a Fly-on-the-Wall Acquisitions meeting with Wendy Loggia and a team from Delacorte Press
and a Mock Book Production meeting with Yaffa Jaskoll and a team from Scholastic Books
There's an Agents Panel, with Kirby Kim, Kevin Lewis, Erica Rand Silverman, and Saba Sulaiman, and so much more!
Illustrators - make sure to check out the portfolio showcase opportunity, as well as the Monday Feb 22 Illustrators' Intensive.
We hope you'll join us – Get all the details here.