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


THANK YOU to the hosts and participants in the Critique Across KS/MO. We had 27 groups of writers and illustrators meet and critique across our two states. See the side menu for a list of the hosts and locations.
PICTURE BOOK SECRETS, Full-Day Workshop with Tammi Sauer
Saturday, Aug. 27
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.BEST Conference Center, Overland Park, KS
Registation now open! 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.


Saturday, July 9
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Café, Town Center Plaza
4751 W 117th St, Leawood, KS 66211
Leawood, KS
Query and Cover Letter Critiques
An important part of writing is drafting a well-executed query letter (for novelists) or cover letter (for picture book writers) to accompany the manuscript on submission to an agent or editor.  Bring two copies of your letter – one for you to jot down notes/feedback and one to be read by the group. 
Free, no registration required.