Welcome to Iowa SCBWI

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Registration is Now Open

Join us for a Magical In-Person Retreat at Prairiewoods Retreat Center in Hiawatha, Iowa! Participate in four round-table critique sessions - one with each of our four faculty: Frances Gilbert, Wendy McClure, Sera Rivers, and Sandra Proudman.

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Welcome to SCBWI Iowa!

Writing can seem like an individual sport, but it truly takes a team. Our region offers state-wide conferences and local events that feature lessons on craft; industry advice; and connections to great agents, art directors, editors, and authors. Most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to meet like-minded people who love writing and illustrating for children. Whether you’re just starting out, ready to submit work, or have a long-standing career, SCBWI-Iowa has something for everyone. We believe that together we are stronger.


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Our team

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Iowa Events

Meet Our Team

Eileen Burke Boggess
Regional Advisor
Mackinzie Rekers
Assistant Regional Advisor
Candace Camling
Illustrator Coordinator

Keep in touch

To inquire about local events, awards, or opportunities, please email { iowa@scbwi.org }

Membership benefits

Jump into a quick overview of the benefits that SCBWI members can enjoy.

Becoming a translator

Translation: Some Frequently Asked Questions, by Avery Udagawa