Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators



The Southern Breeze Region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators welcomes and celebrates writers and illustrators from a broad spectrum of backgrounds through a threefold vision.

1) Reach. We seek to educate existing members and reach prospective members from diverse communities not previously

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wik '18  & Illustrators Day March 10-11

Early Bird Discount

SCBWI Member Registration Opens Dec. 15


Check our Regional Events Page often

New workshops are posted as venues and dates are finalized.

We ARE Accepting WORKSHOP PROPOSALS for 2018

Because we will no longer be holding two conferences each year, Southern Breeze is accepting Proposals for workshops to be held throughout the region. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please go to the Workshop Proposal page. NOTE: We will be using the same forms and information for submission of proposals for our conferences. You may submit more than one proposal. 


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Is Your Portfolio Ready?

2018 Liz Conrad Award submissions are open NOW!

2017 Liz Conrad Award Winner

Jason Bradley Rollins

Liz Conrad Entry

2017 Writing Contest Winners

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    ILLUSTRATED TEXT Judged by Karen Grencik from Red Fox Literary Winner: Speed and Spring: The Story of Forrest Grady (Spec) Towns by Sherri Rivers   2nd place: Bug-Truck Buddies by Heather Montgomery 3rd place: Little Bad Blue by Diane Anton Sherrouse   MIDDLE GRADE Judged by John Cusick from Folio Literary/Folio Jr. Winner: The Prickle Pod Tree by Glenda Slater   2nd Place: The Wildness of Mellie Feye by Candice Conner 3rd Place: Canada or Bust by Colleen Bennett   YOUNG ADULT Judged by Kelly Van Sant from D4EO Literary Winner: Last Year at Little Bend High by Joan Broerman   2nd place: Address Unknown by Re Marzullo 3rd place: The Crooked Truth by Kristine Anderson  

Submissions for the Writing Contest are open each June.

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Thanks to all who participated in our region-wide, month-long critique get togethers! Click HERE to read where events were held!