Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Other Region’s Event Opportunities

Often other regions ask us to let our members know about their opportunities that are coming up. We will post these opportunities here when they arise.

More often than not, you will also find them under SCBWI Digital–> Regional Webinars.


Current Offerings!

 First Page Center Stage FREE! for SCBWI Members!

Each webinar in the 5-part series will focus on one category/genre—PB, CB, MG, YA and NF. Publishing experts in each category will spend the hour giving live editor or art director feedback (First Pages for manuscripts or First Looks for illustrations) on pre-submitted materials from participants.

August 12 – Middle Grade with Foyinsi Adegbonmire

August 16 – Nonfiction with Katie Heit

August 19 – Young Adult with Holly West

August 23 – First Looks with Ellice Lee

August 26 – Chapter Books with Bunmi Ishola

September 13 – Picture Books with Sylvie Frank

The Pennsylvania region also has a number of critiques available for purchase. Critique submission deadline is August 13.

Register here:

Top 10 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting Published With Carolyn Flores

Saturday, August 28, 2021 10-11:30 am Hawaiian Time zone

$15 member ticket

With Special Guests Authors Crystal Allen and Alexis O’Neil for a Q&A Session

So, I already see some of you rolling your eyes. And you’re saying: what makes Carolyn Dee Flores the expert in this particular area?

Well, first of all, I have made every one of these 10 mistakes – some in ways I care not to ever repeat.

I am a children’s author and illustrator of 14 traditionally published books.

But mostly, I am an expert in this area because many of my friends – who were unpublished when I met them – have become highly successful in the children’s publishing industry. And I watched as they navigated their careers in different ways. All of them have found their way through successfully, and every time, it came back to these 10 things. Which I will share with you now…

Ready. Set. Go!



Educational Publishing Webinar Series With Mentorship Option

Date(s) – 09/04/2021 – 10/16/2021
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (3 pm CT)

Educational publishers need writers for nonfiction and fiction books, test passages and questions, lesson plans, and more. Learn about the options in educational publishing, what makes a good work-for-hire writer, how to approach publishers, and how to produce a good resume and writing sample.

Attendees will have two options:

  • Watch the webinar series and work on your own.
  • Be paired with a mentor who will review assignments. Those who complete the course assignments will finish with a writing sample and résumé as well as connections to editors. The number of participants at this level will be limited by the number of mentors.

In addition, a roundtable with editors or individual meet-and-greet sessions with editors will be scheduled at the editors’ availability.

The webinar series will be on 7 Saturdays, starting September 4 and going through October 16. These webinars will start at 2 PM Mountain Time (1 pm PT; 3 pm CT; 4 pm ET) and last 60-90 minutes.

Recordings will be available through Mid-November for attendees and those who register after the series begins.


SCBWI-New Mexico is committed to increasing the representation of people from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in the children’s book publishing community, including educational publishing. These groups include BIPOC, LGBTQ+, people with physical or mental challenges (such as neurodiversity/Deaf/wheelchair users), and other people from traditionally underrepresented groups whose identity affects their worldview.


Limited scholarships are available. If you are in one or more of the communities that are traditionally underrepresented, and also have financial need, please apply for a scholarship.



Dakota’s Fall Conference: The Basics and Beyond.


Dates:  Sept. 17 -18, 2021 via ZOOM

Cost:  $50 for members

Post conference written critique:  $50—limited number so sign up early!

(Saba Sulaiman is offering several FREE CRITIQUES to writers who belong to marginalized communities that have been historically underrepresented in publishing—see how to apply at conference site.)


Our conference features Saba Sulaiman from Talcott Notch Literary Services and Julie Bliven from Charlesbridge as well as Sandra Sutter, Elise Parsley, Jim Averbeck, Annie Hough and Michael Hale. Each will speak for one hour on topics such as writing query letters and synopses; play writing; self-publishing; picture book basics; writing and revising middle grade; and the editing process.


A recording of the conference will be available for one month.                                    


Here is the link for all the info: