Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2022 SCBWI-IL Riverside Writing Retreat

Feeling burned out? Zoomed out?
Join us in beautiful, historic Elsah, just 45 minutes from St. Louis.
This downstate Illinois retreat will feature in-person consults with industry professionals, quiet writing time, guided creativity exercises, sessions on how to create a media kit and author bio, good food, camaraderie and the spectacular river views.
For conference comfort, attendees will choose and book their own lodging. If you are considering attending, we recommend you book a room soon. This summer tourist destination is in high demand but many bed & breakfasts and hotels are nearby. Most meals are included in the attendance fee.
The event will be especially useful for people who have a complete PB manuscript or a well-developed MG or YA novel.
The Becky Mabry Scholarship will cover the attendance fee for Riverside Writing Retreat and is open to applicants who have not yet published a work of fiction with a mainstream publisher. Applications due May 14.