Archive for August, 2010

SCBWI AZ Welcome To Our House Conference

August 29, 2010

Hello Everyone,

I just thought that I’d post a note about our “SCBWI-AZ Welcome to our House” Conference that will take place at the end of September. We have an incredible faculty lined up this year.  Here is the info for the event:


Words and Pictures

A Full Day Conference with Industry Professionals

Saturday, September 25, 2010 – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Chaparral Suites Resort and Conference Center, 5001 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250


FRANCESCO SEDITA – Publisher of Grosset & Dunlap and Price Stern Sloan, children’s imprints at the Penguin Young Readers Group.

CLAUDIA GABEL – Senior Editor at Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books.

ANDREA WELCH – Editor at Beach Lane Books, a division of Simon and Schuster

JILL CORCORAN – Agent at Herman Agency representing middle grade and young adult authors

AMELIA ANDERSON – Senior Designer at Chronicle Books.


  • Faculty Presentations
  • Workshops
  • First Page and First Look
  • Panel Session
  • Q and A Panel Session
  • Slide Show
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Networking
  • Door Prizes
  • Manuscript and Portfolio Critiques (at an additional cost)


There is no online registration. Print and mail forms with checks and critique submissions. Go to Arizona Chapter Calendar Arizona Conference Info Pages Events

Individual critiques will take place before and after the scheduled conference events and presentations. Each critique is 15 minutes. Submissions will be vetted by the conference committee before being assigned a critique slot. Submissions that do not meet the guidelines will not be eligible for critique. Critiquers include the featured faculty and traditionally published authors and illustrators. Please remember that a critique is not a pitching session. It is your chance to get feedback and suggestions on how to improve and/or market your work. If your critiquer is an editor, art director, or agent, she/he will tell you if she/he would like you to send the project after the conference. However, this is not guaranteed. NOTE: Two copies of one manuscript submission are required. Hard copy portfolios must be accompanied by a CD version. Illustrators requesting a portfolio critique may include one dummy if applicable.

 BOOK BASKET DONATIONS: Please donate one new children’s book to the SCBWI Book Basket. The books will be donated to a worthy non-profit organization in our region.