The Wild Wild Midwest SCBWI Conference announced these SCBWI members and winners in the Manuscript Contest: Lisa Katzenberger, Illinois, picture book; Christina Vagenius, Indiana, middle grade novel; Kristin Lenz, Michigan, young adult novel; and Amanda Caverzasi, Illinois, nonfiction.
Runners-up included: Tara Luebbe, South Carolina, picture book; Mary Sandford, Illinois, middle grade novel; Kelsi Turner, Minnesota, nonfiction.
Winners and, in some categories, runners-up won the invitation to submit additional projects, or a full novel manuscript. Many thanks to our judges Karl Jones, Wendy Loggia, Viana Siniscalchi, and Kathleen Merz.
The conference was held April 30-May 1 in Naperville, IL.