THE MAGIC OF 13 - SCBWI: Northern Ohio 13th Annual Conference

Cleveland, Ohio
Friday, September 18, 2015

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THE MAGIC OF 13 - SCBWI: Northern Ohio 13th Annual Conference
Friday, September 18, 2015 2:00 PM -
Saturday, September 19, 2015 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel
(216) 267-1500
5300 Riverside Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44135
United States

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Welcome! 


The Magic of 13 - SCBWI: Northern Ohio 13th Annual Conference

The number thirteen brings to mind superstitions, black cats, and scary days. But the number thirteen is also associated with breaking new ground, revitalizing old strategies and learning some new. Our 13th annual conference, with an all-star faculty, is sure to banish superstitious thoughts and celebrate luck and good fortune for writers and illustrators in this ever-challenging industry.

Our all-star lineup, which can be viewed in the AGENDA/FACULTY tab at the top of this website, includes:


Gloria Adams, Author
Mary Kay Carson, Author
Sophie Cayless, Author/Illustrator
Liz Coley, Author
Shutta Crum, Author
Denise Fleming, Author/Illustrator
Nikki Garcia, Assistant Editor
, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Michelle Houts, Author
Loraine Joyner, Sr. Art Director, Peachtree Publishers
Marie Lamba, Associate Literary Agent & Author, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Kendra Levin, Sr. Editor, Viking’s Children’s Books/Penguin Young Readers Group
Miranda Paul, Author
Jodell Sadler, founding Agent, Sadler Children’s Literary
Victoria A Selvaggio, Associate Agent & Author, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

For a more interactive session, register for one of our Intensives (limited seating) led by:
 

  • Jodell Sadler, founding Agent, Sadler Children’s Literary
  • Kendra Levin, Sr. Editor, Viking’s Children’s Books/Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Mary Kay Carson, Author
  • Miranda Paul, Author
  • Shutta Crum, Author
  • Denise Fleming, Author/Illustrator
Our Friday Schedule includes General Sessions and Mac's Backs-Books bookstore opens for business. Late afternoon, join our Meet and Greet divided into picture books, middle grade/young adult, nonfiction and illustrator. Come meet and greet other writers, illustrators, our amazing faculty, and the SCBWI: Northern Ohio Executive Board. What a great way to connect! (Cash bar will be available serving soft drinks and alcohol.) See our AGENDA/FACULTY tab for more information. 

We offer Manuscript and Illustrator's Portfolio Critiques on Friday and Saturday this year.  Register early, as time slots will fill quickly! In an effort to accommodate more of our attendees, we’re offering both a Face-to-Face Critique to discuss your manuscript OR illustrator's portfolio (personally with your critiquer) and a Written-Only Manuscript Critique (not a face-to-face meeting) with written comments only. We’ve also adjusted the number of critiques each attendee may register for, so make sure to read the instructions carefully and follow them precisely. Manuscripts will be returned if directions are not followed.
 
We’re continuing our Annual Publication Celebration on Friday evening. Such accomplishments should be shared with as many peers and fans as possible! For more information, or to see if you meet the criteria, view the ESSENTIALS. tab above. 
 
Our Saturday Schedule continues with our Morning Address, Breakouts, Critiques, Book Basket Donation presentation, Calendar Contest winners, How to Choose a Book video, and First-Pages Panel.
 
There is something for everyone!
 
Remember to review all TABS above before moving forward with the registration process.  During the registration process, review all detail bubbles when applicable and always hit CONTINUE at the bottom of each page.

Thank you for the continued support. We look forward to seeing you soon!  

Heather Price, SCBWI: Northern Ohio Regional Advisor 

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SCBWI: Northern Ohio Executive Board
Emily Levin, Assistant Regional Advisor
Gloria Reichert, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator
Sophie Cayless, Illustrator Coordinator
Mike DeSantis, Illustrator Specialist
Denise Parsons, Events & Marketing Coordinator
Lisa Amstutz, Website Editor & Coordinator
Carole Calladine, Photograph Coordinator
Jean Daigneau, Active Past Regional Advisor
Victoria A. Selvaggio, Active Past Regional Advisor
Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, Regional Advisor Emeritus
 
Questions? Contact Heather Price, Regional Advisor - Heather.price@live.com
Denise Parsons, Events & Marketing Coordinator -  dbp417@windstream.net

Please note: SCBWI: Northern Ohio will be photographing this event. These photographs may appear on our website or be used in future events. Any questions or concerns, contact Heather Price, Regional Advisor, at Heather.price@live.com .
 
Audiotaping, video taping and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of this SCBWI event (including, but not limited to, presentations, individual sessions and networking events) is prohibited.
 
All information listed is subject to change without notice.
 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Conference Fees
    DISCOUNT thru AUG. 15 -
    SCBWI Members:
    • Friday only - $75
    • Saturday only - $140
    • Friday/Saturday - $180
    Non SCBWI Members:
    • Friday only - $95
    • Saturday only - $160
    • Friday/Saturday - $200
    FULL PRICE begins AUG. 16 -
    SCBWI Members:
    • Friday only - $95
    • Saturday only - $160
    • Friday/Saturday - $200
    Non SCBWI Members:
    • Friday only - $105
    • Saturday only - $170
    • Friday/Saturday - $210

    ADD-ON FEATURES:
    Prices are the same for SCBWI members and non-members.  No early registration discounts apply:
    • Face-to-Face Manuscript Critique - $45
    • Face-to-Face Illustrator's Portfolio Critique - $45
    • Written-only Manuscript Critique - $45
    • Intensive - $65
    Payments can be made by Credit Card, Check or Paypal.

    Make check payable to:
    SCBWI Northern Ohio Region

    Mailing address for manuscript(s)/check:
    Heather Price, RA
    P. O. Box 329
    Avon, OH  44011
    Ref: SCBWI Northern Ohio Conference

    DEADLINES:
    Manuscript(s) for critique: 
    Must be received
    by August 1, 2015.
    Formatting guidelines for manuscript submission:
    click here

    2016 Calendar Contest:
    BY EMAIL ONLY: Sept. 11, 2015.
    No conference drop-offs.

    Registration ENDS:
    Sept. 14, 2015.

    NO REFUNDS:
    After Aug. 1, 2015 for manuscript or Illustrator's portfolio critique.

    After Sept. 1, 2015 for registration.

    If paying by check:
    For manuscript critique, check must be received by Aug. 1, 2015.

    All others, check must be received by Sept 14, 2015.

    NOTE: We suggest sending your check via Certified Mail or via Fedex for tracking and proof of postmark purposes.

    SCBWI:  Northern Ohio is not responsible for lost, late or non-received items.

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