New England SCBWI 2016: The POWER of (RE) INVENTION

Springfield, Massachusetts
Friday, April 29, 2016

New England SCBWI 2016 

The POWER of (RE) INVENTION

artwork by Julia Anne Young

New this year! 
SCBWI members who register up until February 29, 2016 
may have 1-2 books sold in the conference bookstore. 
(Conference book signing is still for FACULTY ONLY.)

To prevent conference communications from being marked as SPAM, 
please ADD the following email addresses to your contacts:

nescbwi16@gmail.com
reg.nescbwi@gmail.com
agentquickquery@gmail.com
vc.nescbwi@gmail.com
crit.nescbwi@gmail.com

If you would like to learn more about the National
SCBWI (The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) 


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.



*Important Parking Information*:


There is limited parking in the area due to construction. PLEASE plan on arriving early to the conference hotel so you have time to drop off your bags and continue on to parking. 

Possible Garages (free w/conference validation):

Sheraton Monarch Place Garage: 1 Monarch Place, Springfield MA
Columbus Center Garage: 150 Bridge St., Springfield, MA
Interstate 91 South Parking Garage: 1600 E Columbus Ave., Springfield MA
Interstate 91 North Parking Garage: 1870 E Columbus Ave., Springfield MA 
Riverfront Parking Lot: Hall of Fame Ave., Springfield, MA
Taylor Street Parking Garage: 41-43 Taylor St., Springfield MA

For $10 a day:

Tower Square Parking Garage located above Springfield Marriott




Printer friendly bonus activities descriptions.

Portfolio Showcase
mandatory Portfolio Showcase Release Form

**FULL, waitlist only

The New England SCBWI is thrilled to once again present The Portfolio Showcase for Illustrators. This year the professional art directors will judge the Portfolio Showcase, with prizes awarded to one winner and two runners-up.

During the day on Friday, April 29, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, the Portfolio Showcase will be open to all attendees. Later, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, the Portfolio Showcase will be open for our specially invited art directors, editors, and agents from children’s publishing. Then from 9:05 pm to 10:15 pm the Portfolio Showcase will be open to all again during the Agent/Editor/AD Meet and Greet. The Portfolio Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for the illustrators who attend the Conference to have a showcase of their work seen by members of the publishing community.

Please note: You must register for BOTH Friday and Saturday of the conference in order to participate in the Portfolio Showcase. This event is free to participate in, BUT TO HAVE YOUR PORTFOLIO INCLUDED YOU MUST REGISTER in the Bonus Activities section of registration.

Click here for more details.



Illustration Challenge


In keeping with our theme, The Power of [Re]Invention, we dare you to enter the Illustration Challenge. Your artwork will be displayed in the hallway all day Saturday, April 30
th for everyone to see. This is a great portfolio building exercise and a wonderful promotional opportunity.


THE CHALLENGE:
It’s simple — Re-Invent Jules Verne. Choose anything written by Jules Verne and reinvent it, bring it into the 21st century. Anything goes, as long as it’s kid through teen friendly.

Click here for more details.

This event is free to participate in, BUT TO HAVE YOUR ARTWORK INCLUDED YOU MUST REGISTER for it in the Bonus Activities section of registration.

Questions about Illustration Challenge guidelines? Email Denise Ortakales at NorthIC@nescbwi.org

Note: Illustration Challenge participants are encouraged to attend Saturday afternoon workshop "First Look: Illustration Challenge Critiqued" (F2).


Critiques and Consultations 

All one-on-one critiques and consultations happen during workshop time slots. Please check your volunteer and/or workshop schedules before signing up for a critique slot. Writing professionals will be available in the Boardroom during critiques to help you prep for your one-on-one meeting with an agent, art director, or editor. Feel free to drop by and utilize this support!

 **For all critiques and consultations:

  • Attendees registered only for Friday are NOT eligible for any critiques/consultations. You are not required to register for BOTH Friday and Saturday, but you must register for AT LEAST Saturday.
  • Attendees registered only for Saturday may ONLY pick a Saturday slot for critiques/consultations.
  • You may ONLY sign up for ONE (1) of each type of critique/consultation, but you are welcome to sign up for one critique of all four types if you’d like. If critiques/consultations do not fill up, we will notify attendees via email and only then may you register for a second.
  • You may only schedule a critique/consultation on a day for which you are already scheduled.

Attendees who do not follow these guidelines will void their eligibility for critiques/consultations. You will be removed from your slot.

*New this year:
Pick your own critiquer and critique time!
Click on the links below for full details.


Manuscript Critiques:

**FULL - CLOSED**

Have you polished the first ten pages of your completed manuscript or picture book and are ready to show agents and editors? Register for the manuscript critique to get written feedback from an agent or editor AND a fifteen minute one-on-one meeting at the conference.

COST: $50 for SCBWI members, $55 for non-members.

WHEN: Friday, April 29th, between 2:00 and 4:30pm, and Saturday, April 30th, during workshop session time slots. Each critique lasts fifteen (15) minutes. Please note, critiques with agents are available ONLY on Saturday; critiques with editors are available BOTH Friday and Saturday.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE DAY ON WHICH YOU SCHEDULE YOUR CRITIQUE.

WHAT: First ten (10) pages of your manuscript, or one (1) picture book manuscript or up to three (3) poems. You may choose to include either a query letter or brief synopsis as your first page, and then include the first nine (9) pages of your manuscript. If you are submitting a picture book manuscript dummy, please include full text and use the additional pages to submit artwork.

No entry may exceed ten (10) pages in length.

TYPES OF MANUSCRIPT EXCERPTS ACCEPTED:  picture book, picture book dummy WITH text, chapter book, middle grade, tween, young adult, poetry, graphic novel

Click here for more details.

Manuscript Critique Faculty List

Questions about Manuscript Critique guidelines? Email Kristen Wixted at crit.nescbwi@gmail.com


Portfolio Critiques:

**FULL - CLOSED**

Are you looking for professional feedback on your portfolio? Register for a portfolio critique and get written feedback AND a fifteen minute one-on-one meeting at the conference with an illustrator agent or an art director.

COST: $50 for SCBWI members, $55 for non-members.

WHEN: Friday, April 29th, between 2:00 and 4:30pm, and Saturday, April 30th, during workshop session time slots. Each critique lasts fifteen (15) minutes.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE DAY ON WHICH YOU SCHEDULE YOUR CRITIQUE.

WHAT: Three (3) to six (6) art samples emailed in advance. Bring your portfolio to the meeting. If you wish to submit a dummy along with text, please sign up for the Manuscript Critique instead.

Click here for more details.

Portfolio Critique Faculty List

Questions about the Portfolio Critique guidelines? Email Denise Ortakales: NorthIC@nescbwi.org.
 

Agent Quick Query Critiques:

Do you have a middle grade or young adult novel submission ready, but you're not sure if your query letter does the job? Register for an Agent Quick Query meeting to get professional, face-to-face advice from an agent on the spot.

COST: $25 for SCBWI members, $30 for non-members.

WHEN: Friday, April 29th, between 2:00 and 4:30pm only. Each critique lasts ten (10) minutes.

WHAT: An on-the-spot critique of your query letter. Only open to middle grade, tween, and YA manuscript queries.

Click here for more details.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
IN ORDER TO SCHEDULE AN AQQ CRITIQUE.


Agent Quick Query Critique Faculty List

Questions about the AQQ Critique guidelines? Email Kristine Asselin: agentquickquery@gmail.com.
 

Career Consultations:

**FULL - CLOSED**

Want to speak to an industry professional about more than just a query letter or manuscript? Need some guidance with a business plan or career goals? Sign up for a career consultation with agent Jennifer Laughran, editor Harold Underdown, or industry professional David Henry Sterry.

COST: $40 for SCBWI members, $45 for non-members.

WHEN: Friday, April 29th, between 2:00 and 4:30pm, and Saturday, April 30th, during workshop session time slots. Each consultation lasts fifteen (15) minutes.

WHAT: During this one-on-one meeting, you will have 15 minutes to discuss the trajectory of your body of work, the publishing industry in general, or anything else relevant to your writing or illustrating career. We recommend that you come ready to speak knowledgeably about your career path and to have specific questions prepared. This is a great opportunity to get a professional consultation geared specifically to your personal career.

Click here for more details.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE DAY ON WHICH YOU SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION. 

Career Consultation Faculty List
 
Questions about the Career Consultation guidelines? Email Kristine Asselin: agentquickquery@gmail.com.



 

Contact Information

  • Conference Co-Directors: 
    Heather KellyJosh Funk and Marilyn Salerno

    Registrars: Shirley Pearson & Sandy Budiansky
    Volunteer Coordinator: Sera Rivers

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    Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
    (413) 781-1010
    One Monarch Place
    Springfield, Massachusetts 01144
    (Rooms at $119.00 USD per night)

    In addition to this conference hotel, for your convenience we have also reserved space at the Springfield Marriott, directly across the street from the Sheraton. Rooms are available at the Marriott for $135.00 USD per night. Please call (800) 228-9290 and ask to make a reservation in the Springfield Marriott SCBWI New England Regional Conference Room Block.

    To prevent conference communications from being marked as SPAM, please ADD the following email addresses to your contacts: 
    nescbwi16@gmail.com
    reg.nescbwi@gmail.com
    agentquickquery@gmail.com
    vc.nescbwi@gmail.com
    crit.nescbwi@gmail.com

Payment Instructions

  • 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 Marilyn Salerno

        30 Midfield Drive
        Rockland, MA 02370

    REFUND POLICY:
    Conference cancellations up until February 29, 2016 will be refunded in full. 
    After February 29, 2016, refunds will only be given when proof is given to support military service or a death in the family.

    PRICES for 2016 CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
    All 3 days: Member Price: $290, Non-Member Price: $340
    2 days - Fri/Sat: Member Price: $225, Non-Member Price: $275
    2 days - Sat/Sun: Member Price: $230, Non-Member Price: $280
    2 days - Fri/Sun: Member Price: $175, Non-Member Price: $225
    Friday only: Member Price: $85, Non-Member Price: $110
    Saturday only: Member Price: $140, Non-Member Price: $165
    Sunday only: Member Price: $90, Non-Member Price: $115
    Critique: Member Price: $50, Non-Member Price: $55
    Agent Quick Query (AQQ): Member Price: $25, Non-Member:$30
    Career Consultation: Member Price: $40, Non-Member Price: $45
       (payment by AMEX, Discover, MC, VISA, or check)

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