Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Autumn Prairie Retreat

Art by Claire Sedovic


Let’s save trees! Instead of copying and placing many paper documents in a paper folder, we are providing links to those documents here. You may print and bring any pages you wish to the conference. Otherwise, you may reference them from your handheld device or computer. There is wi-fi at the retreat center. Copies of these pages will NOT be provided at the event.


Virtual Folder Policy
Please be advised that by registering for the Autumn Prairie Retreat, you have agreed that the content of materials, including but not limited to all handouts and presentations, is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, tweeted, written, orally transmitted, and/or reproduced without written permission of the copyright holder. This falls into the category of protecting intellectual property.  It would be a breach of copyright law to give away a detailed report of a presenter’s material. Likewise, you may not share the link to this webpage with anyone. You will have access to this virtual folder until November 27, 2019. Thank you in advance for your professionalism.


SCBWI Anti-Harassment Statement


Prairiewoods Retreat Center Information


Directions to Prairiewoods


Autumn Prairie Retreat Tentative Conference Schedule


About the Speakers


Round Tables




Paid Portfolio Review Schedule


Sarah Jane Abbott Language Handout


Jessixa Bagley Both Sides of a Picture Book Handout


Meals at Prairiewoods Retreat Center


What to Bring to the Autumn Prairie Retreat


Sarah Jane Abbott Submission Information


Linda Camacho Submission Information


Marie Middleton Submission Information