Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Other Opportunites

Mini Book Launch for SCBWI Members

Send your new book covers (books released since October 2015) via high resolution jpegs to Debby Zigenis-Lowery at  for a PowerPoint presentation. Both PAL and independently published books are welcome. You'll have a few minutes to comment on your book(s) on Friday morning. Please limit your book images to three and send by September 23rd. Be sure to put "Fall Mini Book Launch" in the subject line. 

NOTE: We've extended this opportunity to those who have books coming out in 2017, whether you have cover images or not. Send your name and title(s) to Debby by Sept. 23rd. 

Illustrators' Showcase for SCBWI Members

Participate in the Illustrators' Showcase on Saturday morning via PowerPoint. You'll have a few minutes to talk and answer questions about your work. If you participated last year, please send new artwork. Send a maximum of five high resolution jpeg images to Sue Ford at by September 15th. Be sure to put "Fall Illustrators' Showcase" in your subject line. You must pre-register.

Open Mic

Sign up for the Friday night or Saturday night session. You'll have five minutes total to read. Your time includes any introduction you make in regards to your work. If you are having a One-on-One Consultation or are participating in a Round-the-Cabin Faculty Critiqe Session, please bring a different manuscript or read a different portion of your manuscript. You must pre-register.

Member Book Sale

Please see the Resources page for complete directions and to download the book sales form. All members who are attending the retreat may display and sell ONE title, whether that title is traditionally published or independently published. If you wish to buy books at the retreat, you will have several opportunities to do so. We take cash/checks only; sorry, no credit cards.

Portfolio Display

Please limit your portfolios to ten to twelve images. No originals. You may also bring postcards, business cards and other promotional materials. You may include a book dummy in your portfolio attached by string or something similar. Please limit the size of your book to 11" x 14". You must pre-register so that we have enough space for you.