Welcome to SCBWI Kansas

Welcome!  We are dedicated to helping our member writers and illustrators pursue their dream of publishing in the children's market. We host an annual winter open house, master classes, and a Fall Conference. Contact us at ks_scbwi@yahoo.com.   

Kansas SCBWI
PO Box 3987
Olathe, KS 66063

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Saturday, July 12: A Three-in-One Workshop to recharge your writing and focus your career!   Revision Tool Kit with Suzanne Morgan Williams,  From Brainstorm to Platform with Terri Farley PLUS Rebounding from Rejection

Click on July 12 on the calendar for full details of this combination workshop, of interest to writers of all genres from young adult to picture books. This workshop will be great preparation for the Kansas SCBWI fall conference in November.

Registration closes Friday, July 11.   

PLEASE NOTE time and room change: workshop runs noon to 5 pm, Room 135, BEST Conference Building, KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS


**Click on the date of the event you are interested in on the events calendar for further information and to register for the event.  SCBWI members, log in first to register with lower member rates. 


November 7-8 "STEP BY STEP:  ADVANCING THE WRITER'S CRAFT," Kansas SCBWI Fall Conference, BEST Conference Center, KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS

You won’t want to miss this year’s annual conference! Our keynote speaker will be New York Times bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney, who also is an acquiring editor with Scholastic, where she serves as vice president and executive editor of Scholastic Trade. Andrea’s own books include picture books, novels, historical fiction, and nonfiction. Her book Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America won the 2013 Coretta Scott King Author Award medal.

Also on the lineup: Brett Wright, Bloomsbury; Heather Alexander, Pippin Properties; Karen Grencik, Red Fox Literary Agency; Jennifer Mattson, Andrea Brown Literary Agency; and author Bridget Heos! We’ll once again have preconference manuscript consultations available with the five editors and agents on our faculty on Friday evening.  Conference runs all day Saturday. 

Online registration opens in mid-August.