Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Registration for #NY16SCBWI Is OPEN!

Inspiring Keynotes! Informative Panels with Publishers, Editors and Agents! The Portfolio Showcase! The Art Browse! The Saturday Night Party! The Autograph Party!

And this breaking news from the main office:

We have just added two Young Adult Fiction Workshop which will be taught by Kristen Pettit, executive editor at Harper Collins Children's Books. This is a great opportunity for everyone interested in this genre.

Don't miss out on this and the rest of the great program. Go to and register now!

if you have already registered and are interested in the new workshops, please call our office at 323-782-1010 to have the change made.

The YA workshops with editor Kristen Pettit join an impressive list of options, designed so you can learn more about just what you need to know. Here's just the morning workshops for Saturday:

Writing Picture Book Text
Elizabeth Bicknell – EVP, Executive Editorial Director & Associate Publisher Candlewick Press

Building An Effective Portfolio
Guiseppe Castellano – Senior Art Director, Penguin Random House

Picture Book Art
Patrick Collins - Creative Director, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Saleable and Memorable Middle Grade Fiction
Sarah Davies - Agent, Greenhouse Literary

Writing a Great Query Letter
Susan Hawk - Agent, the Bent Agency

Cheryl Klein – Executive Editor, Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic

Writing for a Diverse Audience
Alvina Ling - VP and Editor-in-Chief, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Illustrating for Middle Grade, Graphic Novels, and YA
Laurent Linn – Art Director, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

How to Wow an Editor: You Have Three Pages to Win Me Over
Jacquelyn Mitchard - Author, Editor-in-Chief, Merit Press

Creating Teen Characters
Sara Goodman/Rainbow Rowell - Editor, St. Martin’s Press/Author

Finding Your Unique Voice
Nancy Siscoe – Senior Executive Editor, Alfred A. Knopf BFYR

Writing Young Adult Fiction
Kristen Pettit - Executive Editor, HarperCollins Children's Books

Check out all the details and register here.

Illustrate and Write On,


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mark Your Calendars, Set Your Alarms: Registration for #NY16SCBWI Opens at 10am PDT on Monday October 19, 2015

It's the 17th Annual Winter Conference, held February 12-14, 2016 in New York City!

With keynotes from

2 Keynote Panels featuring leading Publishers, Editors and Agents:

The Presidents' Panel: The Big Picture with Jon Anderson (President and Publisher, Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing Division), Jean Feiwel (Senior VP and Director, Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan Children's Publishing Group), Mallory Loehr (Vice President, Publishing Director, Random House/Golden/Doubleday Books for Young Readers), and Adrea Pappenheimer (SVP, Director of Sales/Associate Publisher HarperCollins Publishers.)


Acquisitions Today: Opportunities and Challenges with Alessandra Balzer (Balzer + Bray), Liz Bicknell (Candlewick), Ginger Clark (Curtis Brown LTD), Sarah Davies (Greenhouse Literary) and Alvina Ling (Little, Brown Books.)

There will also be:

22 interactive breakout sessions with Editors, Art Directors and Agents!

The Portfolio Showcase

The Art Browse

The Saturday Night Party

The Autograph Party

and A full Friday of optional pre-conference activities, with your choice of:

I. Writers' Roundtables

II. Writers' Intensive: The Big and the Small: A Novel Revision Intensive

III. Published Authors' Discussion

IV. Illustrators' Intensive: Work Long and Prosper: Career Longevity for Illustrators

Keep in mind, the Friday pre-conference activities always sell out fast, and the conference itself has sold out for the last four years running. Visit for registration and all the conference information.

It's going to be amazing, and we hope you will join us!

Illustrate and Write On,