Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrator’s Corner

This is spot where Southern Breeze (Alabama, Georgia, Florida panhandle) Region Illustrators come for the latest information on regional events and to learn more about visual storytelling. If you would like to join in, reach out to the Illustrator Coordinator at


Register for Illustrator’s Day!

The Southern Breeze Annual WIK and Illustrator’s Day Conference is on the way and we have some wonderful things in store. There will be Something for Everyone with this year’s Illustrator’s Day – A day dedicated to advanced techniques in visual storytelling for children’s literature.  Come learn how to IGNITE YOUR ILLUSTRATION CAREER from Art Directors, Agents and Professional Illustrators!

There are a few things you may want to take advantage of BEFORE the conference:


Apply for the Liz Conrad Award – Deadline January 1, 2018

The Region offers our regional members the opportunity to have their work reviewed by top professionals in the industry. The Awardee of the Liz Conrad Award will receive free tuition to the annual Southern Breeze Conference and Illustrators Day.

JUDGE:  Claire Easton, Painted Words Agency 

Fee:  FREE 


Register for the Illustrators Mentorship with Nicki Carmack, Creative Director Peachtree Publishers

Register Early! Limited to 15 participants.      Deadline January 1, 2018

Gain valuable guidance from Creative Director of Peachtree Publishers, Nicki Carmack. She will challenge mentees to re-imagine the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.  Participants will understand the book development process through hands-on-experience with an art director.

FEE: $65.00  Space is limited to the first 15 registrants.

Final Two-Page Spreads will be on display during the conference for faculty and members to view.


Portfolio Showcase

Paid attendees of the conference are invited to show off their goods during the Southern Breeze Portfolio Showcase! You are welcome to bring postcards featuring your work.  Learn more about Portfolio Showcase Guidelines.


Quick Fire Review

Learn more about what Publishers are looking for in a 2-minute Quick Fire Review during Illustrator’s Day.  Conference faculty will review each portfolio quickly and give on the spot feedback. FREE – limited to first 25 to register.



Portfolio Reviews & Agent Consultations

Learn how to improve your work through private one-on-one reviews by conference faculty.

Portfolio Reviews: $50.00

Agent 1-on-1 Consultations: $55.00


(Illustration by Narges Jafari)


Hotel: Country Inn and Suites – to get the discounted rate you will need to phone 205-968-3700 and tell them you are with SCBWI/Southern Breeze. Reserve early! Limited number of rooms available.