2019 New England SCBWI Conference: The Golden Brick Road

Springfield, Massachusetts
Friday, May 03, 2019

New England SCBWI 2019 
The Golden Brick Road
artwork by Neesha Hudson

This event is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Save the date:  May 2-4, 2020
We hope to see you at next year's conference!

Please read the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.
You will not be able to register for the Conference
until you have read this document.
If you have any concerns at the Conference,
please speak to a member of our Safety Team:
Regional Advisors (RAs)
Stacy Mozer, Denise Ortakales, and Kristine Asselin. 

Please read these online registration tips to help make the online registration process as smooth as possible!

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE CURRENTLY FULL (waitlist only):
Saturday Workshops:
J6  K1  K7  K9  M8  N4  N5
  N6  (email reg.nescbwi@gmail.com to be added to waitlist)

CLOSED:
Manuscript Critiques

Headshot Photo Opportunities
Portfolio Critiques
Career Consultations
Social Media Consultations



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*** BE A VOLUNTEER ***
The New England SCBWI Conference is run entirely by volunteers. 
If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the link below.

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If you'd like to learn more about the National SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), click here.


NESCBWI 2019    

Bonus Events


Bonus events are Conference offerings that must be selected at the time of your online conference registration. Critiques and Consultations, as well as the new Headshot Photo Opportunity, require an additional fee. There is no additional fee to participate in the Illustrator Challenge and Portfolio Showcase. You must be registered Saturday and Sunday to participate in the Portfolio Showcase; you must be registered for at least Saturday to participate in all other bonus events.

NEW THIS YEAR: there is a maximum of 1 critique and/or consultation per person, with the exception of Illustrators seeking both a manuscript and portfolio critique.

Remember: You must preregister and prepay (if applicable) for ALL bonus events. 

Click on the Bonus Event Headings below to read the specific guidelines.
Click here for printer-friendly Bonus guidelines.

Headshot Photo Opportunity (HPO) *** CLOSED
***new this year
When? Friday and Saturday evening
Where? 2nd floor Foyer
Additional cost? $65 for SCBWI members; $75 for non-members 
Questions? Contact Loretta Kapinos at NEscbwi19@gmail.com (subject HPO)

Portfolio Showcase (PS)
    mandatory Portfolio Showcase Waiver Form
When? Saturday evening
Where? Mahogany 
Questions?
Contact Milanka Reardon at centralIC@NEscbwi.org or Russ Cox at northIC@NEscbwi.org

Illustration Challenge (IC)
   mandatory Illustration Challenge Waiver Form
When? Saturday daytime
Where? 3rd floor Lobby
Questions?
Contact Milanka Reardon at centralIC@NEscbwi.org or Russ Cox at northIC@NEscbwi.org

CRITIQUES and CONSULTATIONS

All critiques and consultations take place during workshop sessions. Feel free to attend a workshop even if it conflicts with your meeting, but DO plan on slipping in and out quietly so as to not disturb the presenter or other attendees.

New this year: 

There is a limit of one (1) critique and/or consultation per attendee, with the exception of Illustrators who will be allowed to select BOTH a Portfolio Critique AND a Manuscript Critique.

Manuscript Critiques (MS) *** CLOSED
When? Saturday during workshop sessions
Where? Longford
Additional cost?
$50 for SCBWI members, $60 for non-members
Manuscript samples must be submitted by March 31, 2019 to be considered.
Questions? Contact Colleen Getty at crit.nescbwi@gmail.com 

Portfolio Critiques (PF) *** CLOSED
When? Saturday during workshop sessions
Where? Longford
Additional cost?
$50 for SCBWI members, $60 for non-members
Portfolio samples must be submitted by March 31, 2019 to be considered. 
Questions? Contact Sarah Lynne Reul at portfolio.nescbwi@gmail.com 

Social Media Consultations (SMC)
*** CLOSED
When?
Saturday during workshop sessions
Where? Longford
Questions?
Contact Sarah Lynne Reul at portfolio.nescbwi@gmail.com (subject SMC)

Career Consultations (CC) *** CLOSED
When? Saturday during workshop sessions
Where? Longford
Additional cost?
$45 for SCBWI members, $55 for non-members
Questions? Contact Sarah Lynne Reul at portfolio.nescbwi@gmail.com (subject CC)
 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payment by AMEX, Discover, MC, VISA, Diners Club, or check.

    If you have chosen to pay by check, please send your payment, along with your confirmation number or a copy of your registration invoice, to:
        SCBWI New England
        c/o Kristine Asselin
        19 Rita Lane
        Littleton, MA 01460


    REFUND POLICY:
    Conference cancellations up until April 19, 2019 will be refunded in full. 
    After April 19, 2019, refunds will only be given when proof is given to support military service or a death in the family.

    PRICES for 2019 CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
    Full Conference:
      Member/Non-Member: $290/$345
    Saturday (includes Friday):
      Member/Non-Member:$170/$200
    Sunday Only:
      Member/Non-Member: $140/$160
    Critique (MS/PF):
      Member/Non-Member: $50/$60
    Career Consultation (CC):
      Member/Non-Member: $45/$55
    Social Media Consultation (SMC):
      Member/Non-Member: $45/$55

    Headshot Photo Opportunity (HPO):
      Member/Non-Member: $65/$75
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