• SCBWI Kansas is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Fall conference illustration contest is Jesse Graber.    Jesse says, “I am a freelance illustrator working in Kansas City, Kansas. When I’m not drawing I play a lot of music on the fiddle and banjo. I attended Bethel College in North Newton, KS and The American Academy of Art in Chicago. I illustrate books, magazines and educational materials for clients such as McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, Oxford University Press, and Highlights for Children, and I am represented in the children’s market by Cornell & Company.”   Check out more of his fantastic work at www.jessegraber.com.    
  • Our 2016 Middle of the Map illustration contest 2nd place winner was Rob Peters of Topeka, KS. You can see his work at www.rob-peters.com.    
  • Our 2016 Middle of the Map illustration contest 3rd place winner was Michelle Meade. You can see her work at www.michellemeade.net.   

Welcome to SCBWI Kansas

Welcome!  We are dedicated to helping our member writers and illustrators pursue their dreams.  "Like" us on Facebook at kansas – scbwi to keep in touch! Contact us at kansas@scbwi.org. 

SCBWI Kansas

11709 Roe Ave., Suite D #200

Leawood, KS 66211


Early Bird online registration for the Middle of the Map conference, Nov. 4-5, opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22. Early Bird registration is open to current SCBWI members of any region only. Please read the "How to Register for the Conference" instructions in the sidebar menu before you register. You may pay when you register using Paypal or a credit card, or mail a check.
All manuscript critiques are sold out. Portfolio critiques or consultations with Chad Beckerman, Abrams creative director, and Daniel Miyares, author/illustrator, are available. General registration for non-members opens Monday, Aug. 29, at 9 a.m. 
PICTURE BOOK SECRETS, Full-Day Workshop with Tammi SauerSaturday, Aug. 27

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.BEST Conference Center, Overland Park, KS

Only a few spots remain for this workshop. During this productive, fun, full-day workshop, Tammi Sauer will unveil her favorite picture book writing secrets. Attendees will delve into the most important picture book components through discussion, examples and engaging exercises. They will come away with what to include in a picture book's beginning, middle, and end, garner tips in creating an irresistable read aloud, and explore strategies for building the much-sought-after heart and humor into their manuscript. Tammi Sauer is a former teacher and library media specialist who has sold 28 award-winning picture books to major publishing houses. For more information or to register, click on Aug. 27 on the Event Calendar. SCBWI members, you must log in before you register to get the member price. 

The registration deadline for this workshop is Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Congratulations to Jesse Graber, the winner of the 2016 conference art contest, and Elizabeth Reimer, winner of the 2016 Clare Vanderpool Work of Promise Scholarship!