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  • R.C. Chizhov

SCBWI Summer Conference 2022

Updated: Sep 7

I attended my first SCBWI (Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators) conference this weekend. The information packed three-day event has left me inspired and motivated.


I participated in my first ever live pitch roundtable and was selected as a finalist from 300 participants. I had the opportunity to pitch my story to the SCBWI staff and over 400 attendees from across the globe! A big thank you SCBWI for this encouragement.


Some of the highlights of the conference included:

  • Panels of agents, editors, and art directors discussing the current state of children’s publishing

  • Over 35 breakout sessions with tracks for illustrators, self-publishing authors, traditionally published authors, and nonfiction authors

  • An opportunity to pitch to acquiring agents and editors

  • The career-launching Portfolio Showcase

  • Online socials and peer critiques

Can't wait for the Winter Conference in February 2023!