Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 10, 2013

New Jersey SCBWI June Conference


Registration for the 2013 New Jersey Annual Conference is open! Here is the link:  

June 7-9, 2013

peterandlaurenThe Crowne Plaza-Holiday Inn Express (Formerly the Wyndham)

Princeton, NJ

Keynote speakers:

We are proud to welcome this year’s keynote speakers. Both speakers will be giving an additional presentation at the conference, too, so this is not to be missed folks!

Caldecott Honor Illusrator/Author Peter Brown
Picture book illustrator/author Peter Brown (Children Make Terrible Pets, You Will Be My Friend, Creepy Carrots)

Times Best-selling Author Lauren Oliver
YA/MG author Lauren Oliver (Delirium, Pandemonium, Requeim, Before I Fall, The Spindlers)

Are you published, but need help with marketing your books? There’s a workshop for that!

Are you brand new to the kidlit world and don’t know where to start? There’s a workshop for that!

Have you had trouble fleshing out a main character, atagonist or plot for your story? There are several worshops for that!

And we’ve got more than 50 faculty members compiled of editors, agents, art directors, librarians and author/illustrator speakers joining us this year, and more than 70 workshops to choose from. Panels, pitching sessions, keynotes, one-on-one critiques, craft workshops, lectures, intensives, a bookfair, portfolio display, juried art show, and oodles of networking opportunities, oh my!


Jenne Abramowitz, Senior Editor, Scholastic

Heather Alexander, Editor, Dial BFYR/Penguin

Stephen Barbara, Agent, Foundry Literary + Media

Elizabeth (Betsy) Bird, Librarian, NYPL/SLJ

Erin Clarke, Senior Editor, Random House

John Cusick, Agent, Greenhouse Literary

Melissa Faulner, Editorial Assistant, Abrams

Liza Fleissig, Agent, Liza Royce Agency

Louise Fury, Agent, L. Perkins Agency

Julie Ham, Editor, Charlesbridge

Erin Harris, Agent, Folio

Janine Hauber, Agent, Sheldon Fogelman

Ginger Harris, Agent, Liza Royce Agency

Lexa Hillyer, Editor/Co-Founder, Paper Lantern Literary

Connie Hsu, Senior Editor, Little, Brown

Simone Kaplan, Editor, Picture Book People

Janet Kusmierski, Art Director, Scholastic

Tricia Lawrence, Agent, Erin Murphy Literary

Steve Meltzer, Executive editor, Penguin BFYR

Rotem Moscowich, Senior Editor, Disney/Hyperion

Meredith Mundy, Executive Editor, Sterling

Rachel Orr, Agent, Prospect Agency

Jessica Regel, Agent, Jean V. Naggar Agency

Shauna Rossano, Editor, G.P. Putnams’ Sons/Penguin

Martha Sikkema, Senior Designer, Charlesbridge

Christina Tugeau, Agent/Art Rep, Cat Tugeau Agency

Carolyn Yoder, SeniorEditor, Calkins Creek Books

Marietta Zacker, Agent, Nancy Galt

Talk tomorrow,



  1. wow, lots of familiar names and lots of new ones, too! I’m sure it’ll be a blast!


  2. Oh if only I could hop on my magic carpet and come over for the weekend.


  3. Tara Lazar teased us yesterday–we’re waiting for the announcement.


  4. Gosh! What a fabulous line up! Wish I lived closer 😦


  5. what a grouping!!! I can’t wait to be a part of it! 😉


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