Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Non-Fiction That Rocks the World

Date(s) - 09/18/2021
12:00 am

Non-Fiction That Rocks the World!

September 18th, 2021 — Non-Fiction Day Online Conference

Registration Opens July 17, 2021, 9:00 AM

  • Cost for SCBWI Members: $25.00
  • Cost for Nonmembers: $50.00

**Payment can be made online during registration with a major credit card or sent by check to SCBWI Iowa, 6732 Northview Drive, Urbandale, IA 50322**

Written Critiques:

Critiques are assigned as first-come-first-served basis and are $50.00 per critique. 

  • Megan Abbate (Assistant Editor at Roaring Brook Press): 10 critiques
  • Lisa Amstutz (Agent at Storm Literary): 10 critiques
  • Katie Heit (Editor at Scholastic): 10 critiques
  • Katherine House (Author): 10 Research Consultations
  • Rita Lorraine (Author): 10 critiques

Submit the first 10 pages and a synopsis in standard manuscript format or full picture book manuscript (double-spaced; 12 point Times New Roman or Arial font) to by 5:00 PM Friday, August 6, 5:00 PM. Late submissions will be charged, but not critiqued. Your subject line should include the title of your manuscript by your first and last name. Example: Eileen Boggess, The Best Novel Ever Written

Tentative Zoom Schedule (Central Time)

8:15 AM – Welcome 

8:30-9:45 AM  – Writing STEM in Nonfiction by Lisa Amstutz

10:00-11:00 AM – Successful Approaches to Nonfiction by Megan Abbate

11:15 AM-12:30 PM – Finding Unsung Heroes and Plotting Them in Picture Books by Rita Lorraine

1:00-2:15 PM – Topic TBD by Katie Heit

2:30-3:45 PM – Beyond the Basics: Doing In-Depth Research by Katherine House