SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Marvelous Midwest 2019

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/03/2019 - 05/05/2019
12:00 am

Location
Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 N. Naper Blvd - Naperville, IL 60563

Category(ies)


Art by Dorothia Rohner

This conference is SOLD OUT. The waiting list is closed.

Please note: the name of our SCBWI Midwestern conference was changed to ‘Marvelous Midwest’ after learning the original reference to ‘wild west’ is offensive. The conference planning team is working on plans to discuss the issue as a source of learning at the conference.


This is a 3-day professional conference for authors and illustrators of children’s books hosted by six regions within the Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators. Professional editors, agents, art directors, industry experts, and prominent authors and illustrators will present intensives and breakouts on the industry and artistry of children’s book publishing.

 

DETAILS OF THE CONFERENCE CAN BE FOUND IN THE UPPER RIGHT-HAND MENU (in the beige box)

 

To link to our Facebook page for news and to connect with other attendees, click here.

 

Conference Fee Schedule:

Members: Early Bird (Feb 2 to Mar 26) $295.00
Regular (Mar 27 to Apr 24) $315.00
Not Yet Members Early Bird (Feb 9 to March 26) $315.00
Regular (Mar 27 to Apr 24) $335.00
Intensives (members only) $  50.00
Portfolio Reviews (members only) $  45.00
Manuscript Critiques (members only) $  45.00
Manuscript Contest (members only) $  15.00

 

Dates to Remember:

February 2: Member Early Bird Registration begins at 8am CST (9am EST).

February 9: Not Yet-Member Early Bird Registration begins

March 13: Optional manuscripts due for critiques (see guidelines)

March 1 – March 31: Optional First Pages due (see guidelines)

March 13th: Optional manuscripts for entry in the contest due (see guidelines)

March 15th: Book information due for the bookstore (see the Bookstore tab, upper right menu)

March 26: Regular Registration begins

April 1: Optional First Look deadline for art to be sent in (see guidelines). Also the deadline for cancellations.

April 24: Registration ends

 

Click here for details on:

General Information

Faculty

Keynotes & Breakouts

Member Intensives

Member Extras & Guidelines

Bookstore

Hotel Information

Scholarships

 

Tips before you begin registration:

PREPARE: Read through the descriptions and note your choices, so you don’t have to leave the page in the middle of registering. Breakouts are open to all attendees and you do not need to sign up for them at registration.

JOIN: If you want to take advantage of the reduced fees and Member Extras, you must join SCBWI BEFORE you register.

PAYMENT: When making your payment you will see the PayPal prompt only. Click on this and it will give you the option to pay through PayPal or with a credit card. Checks are not accepted.

INCOMPLETE: If you are a member and accidentally do not complete your registration, you will need to:

Log in to SCBWI.org
GO to MY HOME
Click on your EVENT HISTORY (left side menu)
Click on the right side of the Marvelous Midwest listing, your confirmation.
Click on the PAY NOW prompt at the top of the page.

If you are not a member and accidentally do not complete your registration, contact the registrar

 

 

UPDATES

2/2/19 The Manuscript Contest is full

2/2/19 Intensive with Cheryl Klein is full

2/4/19 Intensive with Stephen Fraser is full

 

Bookings

This event is fully booked.