Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 15, 2016


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Registration is Now Open for the June 2016 Summer Conference!

Early Bird Pricing Deadline: 9 p.m., April 4
Regular Pricing Deadline: 9 p.m., May 7

Don’t miss The 2016 NJSCBWI Annual Summer Conference in June.  We have a great lineup of 46 faculty members and 64 workshops for you to attend, plus all your favorite features such as first page sessions, agent pitching, book fair, pre-dinner social, illustrator intensive, panels and a new feature: Round Tables! All to help you on your journey to publication. And of course, and editor, agent, or author critique.

NJ SCBWI ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016 Registration Link:

Saturday, June 04, 2016 – Sunday, June 05, 2016

Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express 1-855-765-8708 900 Scudders Mill Rd Plainsboro Township, New Jersey 08536 United States Map and Directions

COST:  Early Bird pricing: Deadline 9 p.m., Monday April 4, 2016


Regular pricing: REGISTRATION CLOSES 9 p.m., Saturday May 7, 2016


*$35 Non-member surcharge 

Conference extras:

$90* – Sunday Illustrator Intensive

$35* – Round Table Session

$90* First one-on-one with an Editor/Agent/Art Director/manuscript critique or portfolio review     $105*  Second one-one-one with an Editor/Agent/Art Director/manuscript critique or portfolio review

$50* – All one-on-ones with an Author or Illustrator for a manuscript critique or portfolio review

*$10 Non-member surcharge per each conference extra.      


(Alphabetical by last name)

Baptiste, Tracey (Author/Editor)
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta (Author)
Bennardo, Charlotte (Author)
Bignell, Katie (Senior Editor,Scholastic)
Black, Erin (Associate Editor, Scholastic)
Brantley-Newton, Vanessa (Author/Illustrator)
Brennan, Nancy (Associate Art Director, Viking Children’s Books)
Brunskill, Pamela (Author)
Campbell, Jeff (Author)
Cardenas, Joanna (Associate Editor, Penguin/Viking)
Clark, Ginger (Literary Agent, Curtis Brown, Ltd.)
Colleen, Marcie (Author)
Degman, Lori (Author)
Delaney, Kelly (Associate Editor, Random House Children’s Books)
Dlouhy, Caitlyn (Vice President / Editorial Director Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, Simon & Schuster Publishers)
Ericsson, Annie (Designer, Penguin Random House)
Ferry, Beth (Author)
Fleissig, Liza (Founder/Agent, Liza Royce Agency)
Fraser, Stephen (Literary Agent, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency)
Galanti, Donna (Author)
Grange, Ben (Author)
Julie Gribble (Author & KidLit TV Founder)
Hsu, Connie (Senior Editor, Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan)
Husock, Leon (Agent, L. Perkins Agency)
Ismail, Suzy (Author)
Jones, Karl (Associate Editor, Penguin Random House)
Karzai, Amal (Author/Illustrator)
Kilkelly, Lori (Children’s Literary Agent, Rodeen Literary Management)
Lakosil, Natalie (Literary Agent, Bradford Literary Agency)
Levis, Caron (Author, Author represented by Wernick&Pratt)
Ling, Alvina (VP, Editor-in-Chief, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Manning, Virginia (Author/Illustrator)
Matysik, Julie (Editorial Director, Running Press)
Meltzer, Steve (Associate Publisher/ Executive Managing Editor, Penguin Random House)
Mitchell, Emily (Literary Agent, Wernick & Pratt Agency LLC)
Monteagudo, Marie (Author)
, Guy (Author/Illustrator)
Padron, Angela (Author/Illustrator)
Silvano, Wendi (Author)
Slater, Alexander (Literary Agent, Trident Media Group)
Slingerland, Janet (Author)
Swanson, Jennifer (Author)
Vicente, Maria (Associate Literary Agent, P.S. Literary Agency)
Wallmark, Laurie (Author)
Wiesner, David (Author, David Wiesner, LLC)
Witte, Michelle (Literary Agent, Mansion Street Literary Management)


Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn Express Princeton SE,

900 Scudders Mill Rd, Plainsboro NJ 08536

Conference Room Rate: 109.00 (plus tax & surcharges)

Click here to reserve your room or call 855-765-8708 by May 7, 2016

Booking code: NJ SCBWI Conference

BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment. There are a limited number of rooms.

FAQ:     Click here for Frequently Asked Questions                                                                          

General Questions to Cathy at:                 

            Hope to see you there!                                       

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Signed up yesterday and slots were already going FAST! But it makes sense because it is fabulous. 🙂 See you there, Kathy!


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