Registration opens today for the SCBWI conference in Naperville. I’ve attached the details below.
If you love children’s books and have always wanted to write for kids there are great authors and editors teaching at the conference. You can get your manuscript critiqued too. Plus there’s a costume party!
In Illinois:2016 Wild, Wild Midwest Conference
Date(s) – 04/30/2016 – 05/01/2016
Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 N. Naper Blvd. – Naperville, IL 60563
Plans are underway. It’s going to be the bees knees!
Theme: Roaring 20s
Registration: Online registration OPENS February 1st for SCBWI members (Not-yet-members February 8th)
Program & Faculty:
• 40 faculty members!
• 7 different intensives – (three hour in-depth sessions on Friday afternoon)
• Newcomers to the Industry Session for Beginners
• 35-40 different sessions on topics related to Picture Books, Novels, Nonfiction, All-Genres, Business, Illustration, and Publishing Independently
• First Pages Panels, First Looks Panels, and onsite Art Show included in registration
• Written critiques; Onsite portfolio reviews; a manuscript contest (with four categories):prize–full manuscript submission!
• Autograph party and Costume Party and Prize for best costume!
Bookstore: Sponsored by Anderson’s Books. Registered attendees who are either traditionally or independently published will be able to sell one title. Faculty’s books will be available, too.