SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2018 Conference Sneak Peek

 

To be held September 29-30, 2018

Marriott Westchase Hotel, 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston, TX  77042

THIS CONFERENCE FEATURES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MULTIPLE CRITIQUES OF YOUR WORK. CHOOSE FROM 130 FACE TO FACE SESSIONS WITH AGENTS, EDITORS AND AUTHORS FOR SATURDAY AND 70 E-CRITIQUES WITH AGENTS AND EDITORS.

Registration will open in early June. Watch Houston SCBWI Facebook, Houston SCBWI List Serve, and your email for further information.

CONFERENCE LINEUP:

SATURDAY SPEAKERS

Linda Sue Park – Author
Kelly Light – Author and Illustrator
Alexandra Arnold – Katherine Tegan/HarperCollins editor
Joanna Cardenas – Kolkila/Penguin editor
Jessica Sinsheimer – Sara Jane Freymann agency
Steven Salpeter – Curtis Brown agency
Lauren Spieller – TriadaUS agency
Nancy Brennan – Art Director for Viking Children’s Books
Ana Maria Rodriguez – Author
Joy Preble – Author
Nikki Loftin – Author
PJ Hoover – Author

SUNDAY Intensive workshops will have morning and afternoon sessions

Picture Book Intensives presented by Jennifer Hamburg and Sandra J. Howatt  

Illustrator Intensives presented by Kelly Light and Nancy Brennan

Novel Intensives presented by Linda Sue Park and Crystal Allen

 

CRITIQUE GALAXY

PLEASE STUDY THIS LIST AND PLAN TO REGISTER FOR THE GENRE THE PERSON AGREES TO CRITIQUE.
All manuscripts will be due by August 18, 2018

Editors, Agents, and Art Directors face to face critiques Saturday:

Alexandra Arnold – MG, chapter, YA, NF
Joanna Cardenas – PB, chapter books, MG
Jessica Sinsheimer – PB, MG, YA
Steven Salpeter – MG, YA
Lauren Spieller – MG, YA
Ann Rose – MG and YA – Prospect Agency
Nancy Brennan Portfolio critiques
Kelly Light Portfolio/dummy critiques

Local Author face to face critiques given on Saturday:

Sandra J. Howatt – PB Fiction Only
Jennifer Hamburg – PB
Kim Morris – PB, MG
Crystal Allen – MG
Joy Preble – MG, YA
Ana Maria Rodriguez – NF

E-critiques: You will send at the same time as all other critiques and hopefully we will email back to you at the time of the conference.

Elizabeth Law – Holiday House- PB to YA
Saba Sulaiman – Talcott Notch Agency- MG and YA
Annie Nybo – Albert Whitman – everything – PB to YA, fiction and NF
Kristin Daly Rens – Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins – PB to YA fiction, and NF PBs
Talia Benamy – Philomel/Penguin – everything – PB to YA, fiction and NF