Registration Opens July 23, 2022, 9:00 AM and Closes September 7, 2022, 9 PM
Illustration by David Malcolm
– 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
Critiques are assigned as first-come-first-served basis and are $50.00 per critique.
– Courtney Code(Editor at Abrams Books): 10 critiques
– Danielle Collins(Editorial Assistant at Beach Lane): 10 critiques
– Tricia Lawrence(Senior Agent at Erin Murphy Literary): 10 critiques
– Lisa M. Bolt Simons(Author): 10 critiques
– Melissa Stewart(Author): 10 critiques
For Written 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 5:00 PM Friday, August 5, 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)
9:10 AM Eileen Boggess, SCBWI IA/MN RA
9:15-10:15 AM Session One
Danielle Collins, Editorial Assistant Beach Lane
10:30-11:30 AM Session Two, Research and Writing Work-for-Hire Projects
Picture book biographies have been popular for many years, but there’s currently an increased demand for other kinds of nonfiction in the marketplace. One great option is STEM-themed concept picture books with an expository writing style. Join award-winning author Melissa Stewart for a lively presentation that digs deep into the expository nonfiction writing process, including strategies for developing an irresistible hook, selecting a text structure, experimenting with format, and identifying the best voice for a particular manuscript.
2:45-3:45 PM Session Five Creating with Curiosity: Finding and Refining Your Nonfiction Topic, Courtney Code, Editor at Abrams Books
INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS ONLY: If you are planning to attend and our payment system isn’t processing your credit card payment, please email Cindy Johnson at email@example.com to request an alternate method of payment. Please include your name and address in your request.