Invest In Your Dream in the New Year--Spaces Available for SCBWI Winter Conference!

Will 2024 be the year your writing, illustrating, or translating dream becomes a reality? It can if you make a resolution to invest in your dream! The SCBWI Winter Conference has launched many publishing careers in the past. They’re the perfect places for you to meet industry professionals and grow your skills as a writer or artist.

“Our list is filled with many fantastic books by authors and illustrators we first met at SCBWI conferences. SCBWI is one of our favorite sources for new talent!” – Allyn Johnston, Andrea Welch, and Lauren Rille, Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Attend one or both of our Winter Conferences this February: In-Person or Virtual. Each event features master-level craft sessions to help you up your game plus the opportunity to meet and learn from agents, editors, and marketing professionals.  

“I have found several clients through SCBWI. The portfolio exhibits they do are one of my favorite events.” – Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary Agency

Conference faculty includes:

Acclaimed Craft-Teaching Authors and Illustrators:

Cece Bell

Phil Bildner

Catia Chien

Pat Cummings

Michael Hale

Kate Messner

Emily X.R. Pan

Alexandra Penfold

James Ransome

Claudia Rueda

Steve Sheinkin

Carole Boston Weatherford

Lee Wind

Renowned Keynote Speakers: 

Cece Bell, Newbery Medal winner author-illustrator

Joseph Coelho, United Kingdom 2022-2024 Children’s Laureate

James Ransome, Coretta Scott King Award winning author-illustrator

Agents from some of the best agencies in the business:

Aevitas Creative Management

CAT Agency

Catbird Agency

Erin Murphy Literary Agency

Gallt and Zacker

Greenburger Kids

Morhaim Literary Agency

New Leaf Literary Agency

Red Fox Agency 

Rubin Pfeffer Content

Upstart Crow Agency


Editors from stellar publishing houses:

Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster

Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Reader


Kokila/Penguin Young Readers

Lee & Low Books

Levine Querido

Penguin Random House


Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

TOON Books

Walker Books/Candlewick Press

Don’t miss out! Secure your spot today at the In-Person Winter Conference and Virtual Winter Conference.