Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Frequently Asked Questions



I have already registered for the conference, but I forgot to sign up for the Portfolio Showcase or the Up Close with Publishing Professionals sessions.  How can I add this to my registration?

Please call (323) 782-1010 Monday – Friday between the hours of 10am and 4pm PACIFIC TIME and someone will process your registration over the phone. Please have your credit card ready. 


Will SCBWI provide the emails and submission guidelines for the editors and agents who are presenting at the Winter Conference?

Attendees who register for the Up Close with Publishing Professionals sessions will be able to query  the two faculty members leading their sessions. Due to the large number of conference attendees, we cannot provide submission guidelines for the main conference faculty. That said, sometimes agents or editors will provide them during their panels. The conference is an excellent opportunity to hear from children’s book editors and agents and get clear on the types of books they represent. If you feel an agent or editor is a good match for your manuscript or artwork, you may research their submission guidelines and query them if they are open to unsolicited submissions.


What is your refund policy?

Full refunds are given up until January 28, 2022.  After that, no refunds are available. To request a refund, please email Laurie Miller at


When will I get my Zoom links?

Zoom links for all conference sessions will be emailed to you and provided in a downloadable attendee packet made available a week before the event.


For the Up Close with Publishing Professionals sessions, can I put myself on a specific editor’s or agent’s waitlist?

We’re sorry, you cannot. The waitlist is a general waitlist for a spot with any faculty member that becomes available.