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:
  • Non-Fiction: New and Improved! Online one-day conference September 12th, 2020. $50 for members. $75 for Non-members. Registration opens July 18th, 2020 at 10am CST. Click here to learn more about the event here.
  • Thank you so much to one of our very talented Iowa illustrators, Joe Hox, for designing our new logo. We love it!
  • Congratulations to Jane Metcalf for winning first place at the Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think Conference! She won $50.00 toward a future SCBWI Iowa conference. Congratulations also to Dorothia Rohner who placed second! She will receive $25.00 toward a future SCBWI Iowa conference! Thank you to everyone who attended the conference and participated in the contest. It was great getting to view your work. Check out the winning pieces here: 1st Place Winner: Jane Metcalf                 Runner Up: Dorothia Rohner
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2020 News & Events

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Non-Fiction Day (Now Online!) September 12th, 2020 Featuring:
  • Author Barb Rosenstock
  • Millbrook Press and Lerner Publishing Editor Carol Hinz
  • Senior Editor at Charlesbridge Alyssa Mito Pusey.
(Registration opens July 18th)    
Discover the Trick to Finding an Agent Treat Yourself to SCBWI Iowa Online Agent Day! October 31, 2020

Future Events:
  • April 23-25, 2021: Spring Conference in West Des Moines
  • October 22-24, 2021: Fall Retreat at  Prairiewoods in Hiawatha
  • April 1-3, 2022: Marvelous Midwest in Davenport, IA