Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Learn some amazing new things about writing, publishing, and marketing children's books from industry leaders through the new SCBWI digital workshops! Watch previous webinars and sign up for future ones here:
  •   Save the Date for the 2022 Marvelous Midwest SCBWI Conference! This multi-region conference is designed to give you a large SCBWI NYC or LA conference experience closer to home.  Featuring over 35 faculty members sharing content for writers and illustrators that will move your Works In Progress -- and your career -- forward. Make industry connections. Get a portfolio review or critique. Gain access to acquiring editors, agents, and art directors. Find your people and make lasting relationships.  Start your planning now to join in! Much more information to come. Stay tuned.
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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 (Read More)

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We are now the Iowa/Minnesota Region! Check out our list of 2020 News & Events Here

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Critiques Galore! Critiques, critiques, and MORE critiques! If you have a story that's ready to publish, get it critiqued by a professional. Agents and editors from all of the children's book industry will be there to help. More information to come! Friday, January 1st, 2021 @ 5pm CST Cost: $50/critique Registration open December 12th @ 9:00am (Exclusive for SCBWI IA/MN members until 12/19)  
Are you unsure about the best way to publish your children's book? Author, Brigitte Brulz, is sharing the three different publishing options for children's book writers and what to expect from each. This is a Zoom Webinar you won't want to miss!
Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 @ 7pm CST Registration open December 5th @ 9:00am  

Let the Wild Rumpus Start!
SCBWI-IA/MN Spring Conference on Zoom
More information to come
The weekend of April 23-25, 2021
Registration open Saturday, February 13th @ 9:00am

Future Events:
  • September 18th: Non-Fiction Day Online
  • October 22-24, 2021: Fall Retreat at  Prairiewoods in Hiawatha
  • April 1-3, 2022: Marvelous Midwest in Davenport, IA