Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrators’ Day and Springmingle ’16

Date(s) - 03/11/2016 - 03/13/2016
12:00 am

Doc Lebow Center
1415 Old Canton Road - Marietta, Georgia 30062

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Springmingle registration opens December 28 for Nonmembers

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Join us in Atlanta for our annual spring conference!

March 11 to March 13, 2016

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (click for more information)



(Click on the faculty member name for more information)

Art Director at Simon and Schuster and Emmy Award–winning puppet designer and builder in Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop, Laurent Linn

Vice President and Associate Publisher at Peachtree Publishers, Kathy Landwehr

Creative Director at Peachtree Publishers, Nicki Carmack

Co-Founder of Adams Literary, and formerly with Otis and McIntosh and the editorial and marketing staff at Greenwillow Books and Margaret K. McElderry Books, agent Tracey Adams (see an interview at

Senior Editor, Penguin Random House/G.P. Putnam's Sons, Stacey Barney   (see profile at and blog post at

Marie Brown Associates agent Janell Walden Agyeman (see profile at

Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency agent Sally Apokedak (see profile at

Award winning Illustrator and recipient of the 2000 Recognition of Merit Award from The George G. Stone Center for Children's Books, and President of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA), Joe Cepeda (see an interview at

Award winning author of both picture books and novels, Deborah Wiles (see profile at

Award winning novelist and Hollins MFA/Children's Lit instructor, Han Nolan (check out her profile and list of awards at



Springmingle Brochure 2016

Conference Weekend Schedule

Optional Activities – Submissions Guidlines

Illustration Project with Laurent Linn – "Alice For the Ages"

Critique Guidelines


Click here to book a hotel room! 

Note: If the hotel reservation link does not work, you can call one of the following numbers and mention SCBWI when making reservations over the phone

Marriott Central Reservations: 1888-236-2427

Courtyard Decatur Front Desk: 404-371-0204

You can also make reservations at using the special group codes: SCBSCBA for king rooms and SCBSCBB for queen rooms.




Springmingle begins with the Reception with Faculty on Friday evening, March 11, and is the full day on Saturday March 12 and a half day on Sunday, March 13

SCBWI MEMBERS $185 (Not an SCBWI member? JOIN NOW!)


Springmingle'16 plus Writers' Intensives or Illustrator Day

Discounted price includes both Springmingle and the Friday Intensives or Illustrators' Day. Only those registered for Springmingle are eligible to register for Writers Intensives

SCBWI MEMBERS $250 (Not an SCBWI member? (Not an SCBWI member? JOIN NOW!)



Illustrators' Day Only  Friday, March 11, 2016

SCBWI MEMBERS $85 (Not an SCBWI member? JOIN NOW!)

First 25 to register eligible for FREE portfolio review by Illustrator Day faculty during the "Quickfire Portfolio Review" session.



Illustration Project with Laurent Linn Preconference activity with final presentation at Illustrators' Day only those registered for Illustrator Day are eligible to register for this activity. Additional $45 fee, limited to 10 participants. Projects will be presented at ID in a general session for discussion and comments by AD Laurent Linn.

Click on link above for more information.


Face-to-Face and Written-Only critiques

SCBWI MEMBERS $45 (Not an SCBWI member?​ JOIN NOW!)

One-on-One with Agent Friday, March 11, 2016 – Only those registered for Illustrators' Day or Springmingle are eligible for this additional activity. You may have to miss portions of Illustrators' Day or the writers intensives to participate in this activity.

SCBWI MEMBERS $50 (Not an SCBWI member?​ JOIN NOW!)




Note: SCBWI Members, you must log in before beginning your registration. This is the only way the member "ticket" will appear beneath your personal information on the registration form (which should be automatically filled in after you have logged in to the SCBWI website).

Non-members and Students, please fill in the personal information form. After your personal information is entered, click on the circle beside the appropriate "ticket" (Non-Member, Student) before clicking the CONTINUE button at the bottom of the page. Students please bring your student ID card to registration for verification.

Can't afford it? One RA scholarship is available for a first time attendee. For more information, contact the Regional Advisor at Deadline for consideration is January 30, 2016.

There is also an illustration scholarship available – submission deadline is January 15. Click here for more information.


Agreement for protection of Intellectual Property: By signing up for this event, you acknowledge that audio taping, videotaping, and/or transmitting any part of the conference or optional activities, including, but not limited to, presentations, handouts, and conference sessions, is prohibited. The material in all handouts and presentations is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, copied, visually or orally transmitted, or reproduced in any form without written permission of the copyright holder.