Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Online Summer Spectacular

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In light of the ongoing health crisis, this year’s summer conference has been moved from downtown Los Angeles to the digital realm. The new event, The SCBWI Summer Spectacular, will take place live on Zoom, August 1-4, 2020.

We are calling this online extravaganza ‘The Summer Spectacular’ because it truly is spectacular. It features the biggest stars in children’s literature. At the heart of the event are twelve Keynote Conversations with luminaries of the children’s publishing world. The line-up includes Kwame Alexander, Laurie Halse Anderson, Mac Barnett, Judy Blume, Jeff Kinney, Jon Klassen, Grace Lin, Alvina Ling, Meg Medina, Lin Oliver, Nancy Paulsen, LeUyen Pham, Jason Reynolds, Dan Santat, Heidi Stemple, Nic Stone, Raul the Third, Jane Yolen, Henry Winkler and Jacqueline Woodson.

There will be a panel of renowned editors including Stacey Barney, (Executive Editor, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers), Arthur Levine(Founder & Publisher, Levine Querido), Neal Porter (Publisher, Neal Porter Books/Holiday House), Jill Santopolo(Associate Publisher, Philomel Books/Penguin Random House), and Namrata Tripathi(Publisher, Kokila Books/Penguin Random House). An agents’ panel rounds out the list of keynote conversations. As of this publishing, participating agents include Regina Brooks of Serendipity Literary Agency, Brooks Sherman of Janklow & Nesbit, and Rosemary Stimolaof The Stimola Literary Studio.

There are also opportunities for individual manuscript and portfolio critique, consultations on your social media presence and your career path, the talent-discovering portfolio showcase, live twitter chat socials, an online member book sale, a meme contest and a festive costume contest via Instagram. The complete schedule can be found here.



La Sociedad Internacional de Creadores de Libros para niños y jóvenes presenta: Congreso Virtual SCBWI «Verano Espectacular»

31 de julio al 4 de agosto

Sesiones en zoom con grabaciones disponibles todo el mes de agosto. EL EVENTO ESTARÁ EN INGLÉS.

Socios: 100$. No socios: 175$

¿Qué incluye? Charlas y mesas redondas sobre la creación y publicación de libros para niños y jóvenes con los autores, editores y agentes fundamentales en el mercado estadounidense; encuentros informales con compañeros del sector, concursos y tienda online.

La exposición de portfolios, revisión de manuscritos, y otras consultas individuales con profesionales se pagan aparte.


Los socios de las secciones pertenecientes a países en desarrollo tienen un 50% de descuento en la matrícula.



-Encuentros informales, incluyendo el zoom en español:

-Tienda online:

-Informe del mercado EEUU: