SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI AZ 2019 ANNUAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/21/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Delta Hotels Phoenix Mesa (Formerly Marriot)
200 North Centenniel Way - Mesa,


Lean, Mean Story Machine – Becoming your best in 2019!

SOLD OUT!

FACULTY:

Sarah Jane Abbott, Editor—Beach Lane, Simon & Schuster (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Middle Grade)

Linda Camacho, Agent— Gallt & Zacker Literary (Fiction, Historical Fiction, Picture Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Graphic Novel, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy)

Allison Moore, Editor—Bloomsbury – (Fiction, Picture Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult)

Rebecca Sherman, Agent—Writers  House – ( Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Chapter Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Graphic Novel, Biography/Memoir)

Janni Lee Simner, Author— (Young Adult)

Additional Faculty for overflow critiques:

Telephonic Portfolio Critiques: Martha Rago – Random House Children’s Books

Naomi Kirsten – Chronicle (Off-Site)

Bobi Martin

Dianne White

Laura Ellen

HOTEL:

Phoenix Marriott Mesa

200 North Centenniel Way

Mesa, AZ 85201

480-898-8300

SCBWI Arizona Conference Hotel Discounted Room Rate: $129 per night (single or double occupancy).

When registering, ask for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators group rate.

Book your group rate for Children’s Book Writing Conference 2019

 

COST:  

SCBWI Member Early Bird (Through August 16, 2019)   

Conference Only: $169

Non-Member Early Bird (Through August 16, 2019)   

Conference Only: $199

SCBWI Member Regular (Beginning August 17, 2019)  

Conference Only: $199

Non-Member Regular (Beginning August 17, 2019)   

Conference Only: $229

Buffet Lunch Included

 

EVENT EXTRAS

Friday Night Pre-Conference Dinner with Faculty: LIMITED SEATING!

(Only open to registered conference attendees)

Enjoy an intimate pre-conference dinner with faculty on Friday night, September 20, 2019

SCBWI Member: $55 (Sold Out)

Non-Member: $70 (Sold Out)

* Written Portfolio Critique Feedback –  (Portfolio Critique Guidelines Click Here)

(Only open to registered conference attendees)

SCBWI Member: $45

Non-Member: $60

 

*Written Manuscript Critique Feedback – (Manuscript Critique Guidelines Click Here)

(Only open to registered conference attendees)

SCBWI Member: $45 (Sold Out)

Non-Member: $60 (Sold Out)

 

*NOTE: Each on-site faculty member will select one submission for a special 15-minute face-to-face critique meeting, which will take place at the end of the conference. Those who are selected for the face-to-face critique will be notified when they pick up their registration packet. All other written critiques will be ready for pick up at the end of the conference.

Critiques will be assigned on a first come, first serve, pre-paid basis and a limited number of critiques with conference faculty are available. Once these slots are filled, additional critiques will be assigned to a qualified & published author in the appropriate genre.

 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL CONFERENCE AGENDA

7:30 am                                Registration

8:00 am – 4:40 pm             Conference Activities

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm              Faculty Selected Face-to-Face Manuscript Feedback Sessions

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm             Informal Peer Signings & Mingle in Hotel Lobby

 

FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITIES

Registered participants for the SCBWI- AZ 2019 Regional Conference, “Lean, Mean Story Machine–” will have three opportunities to receive feedback:

  • Paid (written) Manuscript Critique in the following categories:

* Picture Book

* Early Reader

* Chapter Book

* Middle Grade

* Young Adult

  • Paid Written Portfolio Consultation
  • Submission of work for possible selection as part of the “First Page, First Look” portion of the conference.

 ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS:

* You must register for the conference and pay for a written critique or portfolio consultation. Manuscripts and portfolios must be received electronically.

* You may submit only ONE manuscript for paid critique.

* Due dates are located on the information pages linked below.

Please READ and FOLLOW submission guidelines carefully!

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE PORTFOLIO CRITIQUE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE FIRST LOOK/FIRST PAGE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

SUBMISSIONS Email Subject: Please begin your subject line with the category of your submission: (Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, First Page, First Look), followed by your name.  ex. Picture Book_Mary Ford; First Look_Mary Ford

 

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT REGISTRATION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO: Arizona-RA@SCBWI.org

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

*CONFERENCE REGISTRATION is required for all programs and activities.

*SCBWI Members MUST log in to receive member pricing.

*There are no partial refunds for failure to log in.

*Critiques are priced separately and may have participation limits.

*Due to editor/agent time constraints, critique/portfolios fees are non-transferable and nonrefundable.

*Substitutions for conference attendance should be made 48 hours prior to the event. Regional Advisor must be notified in writing at arizona-ra@scbwi.org

*Refunds (Tuition Only):

*Before August 16, 2019 conference tuition only subject to a $30 handling fee.

*Before September 6, 2019—50% of conference tuition

*No refunds after September 6, 2019.

*No credits will be issued.

*We are not responsible for any technical difficulties that may arise during registration.