Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Spring Spirit 2021

Date(s) - 05/08/2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Spring Spirit 2021

It’s all new … It’s virtual … And it’s CUSTOMIZABLE!!
Register for the FULL series, one session, or a handful. It’s all up to you!!

Registration is now closed. Thank you to everyone who registered!

Most of our faculty from the cancelled 2020 Spring Spirit conference will be joining us, and we’ve added agent Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez to the spring mix!
For more information, read on; see the conference schedule here & see the full faculty list here.

 Registration for individual sessions closes the Sunday before each live session.

Scroll down to fill out the registration form.


Conference Format: 

Everything will be hosted on Zoom. Recordings will be available 24-48 hours after each live session and available for two weeks after the date of the live session. For the best experience make sure you have the latest version of Zoom before the event. Download the latest version here:

Please Note: Although not common, technical issues and circumstances beyond our control could affect recording quality. It is always best to attend sessions live and although we wish we could, we cannot help everyone with their individual technical issues during the events.

A Note About Session Zoom Links: Links for each session will be emailed prior to the live event. If you haven’t received your link(s) by the Friday evening before the session, please check your spam folder first and then email to let us know. We will most likely be unable to help on the day of the sessions because we’re all working with faculty live on Zoom, so make sure to let us know before Saturday. Your recording links will be emailed no later than 48 hours after each session.


Individual Sessions SCBWI Member: $10 each session

Individual Sessions Non-member: $20 each session


While we are not offering paid critiques for our Spring Spirit Series, we have a special treat for SCBWI members who register for one or more paid sessions by April 10th! When you register, you’ll have the option to enter a FREE DRAWING for a manuscript OR portfolio critique by one of our industry professionals on faculty. Please read their bios before making your choice to ensure your work matches theirs. You will also be able to opt out of the drawing. A total of six winners (two per faculty member) will be drawn and announced on April 15th, and work for critique will be due on May 10th. Winners will be notified by email and will be provided with submission instructions at that time. Completed critiques will be returned to winners on June 20th.


Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to accept payments by mail this year. When you complete your registration you will be given the option to pay by PayPal or credit card. If you do not have either one, you can set up a Paypal account for free. Find out how here:

If you experience payment issues, please contact us: 


Post-conference submissions guidelines will be emailed at the close of the conference. To be eligible to send work to one of our industry professionals, you must be a current SCBWI member, and must register for that faculty member’s session. Submission guidelines may not be shared with anyone else, member or non-member.


We can only grant a refund (minus $30 processing fee) through March 20, 2021 for those who registered for the FULL Spring Spirit series. **Due to the availability of replays, refunds will not be offered for individual sessions. 

Please Note: Once you register, you will not be able to add additional sessions.