SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2022 SCBWI-IL Spring Thaw

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/06/2022 - 05/07/2022
12:00 am

Location
Brewster Creek Forest Preserve / Barbara Belding Lodge
6N921 IL-25 - Wayne, IL 60184


 

 

Are you ready for a kidlit double-header?

Choose you conference comfort level

In-person Pitch N’ Stitch 
OR

Online Coaching Chat + Critique.

 

Our all-star lineup of industry professionals will help you get in the game!

Join our hybrid pitch program for
on-the-cusp authors and author-illustrators.

 

Limited attendance for maximum feedback opportunities.

#SCBWI_ILpitch


 

JOIN OUR ALL-STAR LINEUP
JUST ADDED:
Wendy McClure & Karly Dizon
Industry professionals provide coaching advice and pitch practice to get you in the game! 

 

 

 

 

 

Confirmed faculty from left: Alexandra Weiss, Alicia Sparrow, Wendy McClure,
Joanna MacKenzie, Nivair Gabriel, & Karly Dizon

(See FACULTY bios in navigation pane, at right.)

 



YOUR PITCH N’ STITCH TICKET INCLUDES:
(Select this in-person option during registration. See full descriptions in navigation pane, upper right.)

ONLINE COACHING CHATS
Ask YOUR questions about how our kidlit professionals scout for new talent, coach clients and create literary line-ups. Attend one LIVE and enjoy unlimited viewings of both for one month.

Click for more information

 

IN-PERSON PITCH SESSION
Pitch up to 3 log lines!  Our industry professionals choose your most promising log line and give immediate feedback on its corresponding first page.

Fastballs. breaking balls and change-ups–show our faculty what you’ve got!
Click for more information

 

PITCH CONTEST
This event MVP will receive a 1:1 Zoom + Written Critique of a manuscript OR dummy with Joanna MacKenzie of Nelson Literary.

Click for more information

 

POST-EVENT SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES
Insider information to submit your WIPs to our faculty members. Stitch PITCH SESSION feedback into your post-event submissions.  You may submit to all faculty per their guidelines. Information provided to attendees in the Spring Thaw PITCH N’ STITCH VIRTUAL FOLDER 

We submit your contact information to our faculty so they can ascertain if you attended the conference and are therefore eligible to submit to them.  Choose whether you want your contact information shared during registration. See SCBWI PRIVACY POLICY.

 

Please review program POLICIES at right, prior to registration, for information on maintaining HEALTH during the in-person program.


YOUR COACHING CHAT + CRITIQUE TICKET INCLUDES:
(Select this online option during registration. See full descriptions in navigation pane, upper right.)

ONLINE COACHING CHATS
Ask YOUR questions about how our kidlit professionals scout for new talent, coach clients and create literary line-ups. Attend one LIVE and enjoy unlimited viewings of both for one month.

Click for more information

 

STITCHED PITCH
Pitch up to 3 log lines in writing!  Our industry professionals choose your most promising log line and give written feedback on its corresponding first page.

Fastballs. breaking balls and change-ups–show our faculty what you’ve got!
Click for more information

 

PITCH CONTEST
This event MVP will receive a 1:1 Zoom + Written Critique of a manuscript OR dummy with Joanna MacKenzie of Nelson Literary.

Click for more information

 

POST-EVENT SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES
Insider information to submit your WIPs to our faculty members. Incorporate your STITCHED PITCH written feedback into your post-event submissions.  You may submit to all faculty per their guidelines. Information provided to attendees in the Spring Thaw COACHING CHAT + CRITIQUE VIRTUAL FOLDER 

We submit your contact information to our faculty so they can ascertain if you attended the conference and are therefore eligible to submit to them.  Choose whether you want your contact information shared during registration. See SCBWI PRIVACY POLICY.

 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
(See 2-Day Schedule, at right)
This event may sell-out before registration close date! Please register EARLY..

 

MARCH 19
— Registration opens on this page at 12 PM CST


APRIL 29

Pitch N’ Stitch Attendee Deadline to Upload COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
PITCH CONTEST submissions due.

— LAST DAY for full attendance fee refund. See CANCELLATION REFUNDS on the POLICIES page.
— Registration is non-transferable.

 

APRIL 30
— Registration Closes at 11:30 PM CST

 

MAY 1
— Attendees receive SPRING THAW Pitch N’ Stitch or SPRING THAW Coaching Chat + Critique VIRTUAL FOLDER with all event details.
— Add scbwi.org to your Safe Senders list to make sure you receive our event emails.
— Didn’t receive your FOLDER? Email Deborah Topolski, Co-RA Illinois
— Unfamiliar with Virtual Folders? Click here for our Virtual Folder Policy.

 

MAY 06, 7:00 PM CST       
COACHING CHATS (Attend one LIVE. Both recorded for unlimited viewings; 60 minutes, 45 attendees each)
— PITCH CONTEST winner announced

 

MAY 07, 9:00 AM CST — 12:30 PM CST   
— PITCH N’ STITCH IN-PERSON PITCH SESSIONS
(50 participants includes faculty; 7 attendees + 1 professional per table; 3 hours includes check-in with snack & 15-minute break; addl.30 minutes for overages & farewell)
(See 2-Day Schedule, at right)

 

MAY 14
— COACHING CHAT + CRITIQUE STITCHED PITCH due 

 

JUNE 27  
— STITCHED PITCH SCBWI Gold Form returned via email to COACHING CHAT + CRITIQUE attendees.

 

SPRING THAW Hybrid Event Questions?: Email Deborah Topolski, Co-RA Illinois



FEES:

SCBWI Member Registration fee: $85.00 USD
Non-Member Fee: $140 USD

 

During registration, select either:

 

IN-PERSON Pitch N’ Stitch 

PITCH N’STITCH Attendance Fee includes:
—2 ONLINE COACHING CHATS with peers & industry professionals

—IN-PERSON PITCH SESSION with peers & selected industry professional
—PITCH CONTEST (Limited to 50 participants)
—SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES to our faculty

 

OR 

 

ONLINE Coaching Chat + Critique

COACHING CHAT + CRITIQUE Attendance Fee includes:
—2 ONLINE COACHING CHATS with peers & industry professionals

—STITCHED PITCH Pitch up to 3 log lines and corresponding first pages for written feedback.
—PITCH CONTEST (Limited to 50 participants)
—SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES to our faculty

 

 


TIPS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION:

JOIN SCBWI or RENEW TODAY before registering.

Please review hybrid event  professional POLICIES at right, prior to registration.  By registering, you agree to comply with our policies.

—DO NOT page backward during registration process.

—Credit Cards accepted for online payment.

—If you select a box during registration and want to make a change, simply un-check that box and check a new one!

—If a selection is not available during registration, that selection may be at capacity and sold-out.  Email Registrar to be added to wait list.

Registration Questions?: Email Deborah Topolski