Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Unfortunately, due to COVID19-related limitations imposed by the State of Massachusetts limiting the size of public gatherings over the next 8 weeks, we must cancel the New England SCBWI Spring Regional Conference on May 1-3, 2020 in Springfield, MA.  

We explored many alternatives, including virtual learning, but feel that the best course of action is to move as much of our “Finding Joy in the Journey” programming and faculty as possible to #NESCBWI21, which will be April 30-May 2, 2021 in Springfield, MA.
At this time, we are still planning to offer as many of the individual critiques and consultations as we can as virtual sessions, for those who registered for Manuscript Critiques, Portfolio Critiques, Agent Quick Queries, Career Consultations and Social Media Consultations. Fees for these bonus activities will remain the same. Due to their group format, PAL Roundtable Critiques are canceled. If you registered for a critique or consultation, you will be receiving more information in a few weeks regarding the logistics of your virtual session. We ask for your patience while our critique team works out the many details necessary to make this happen!
Over the next 21 days, the Registrar Team will be automatically processing refunds for conference registration fees. PAL Roundtable Critique fees will also automatically be refunded. You do not need to contact the Registrar Team during this time. If, after 21 days, you do not see a credit for your conference fees, please contact
If you booked a hotel reservation, you must contact the hotel to cancel your reservation. Click here for hotel contact information. Keep in mind, most hotels ask that you cancel by 48 hrs prior to your reservation date to avoid being charged.
We appreciate everyone’s understanding and flexibility. We are as disappointed as you are in this turn of events, but we hope to celebrate our SCBWI community in person with you next year. In the meantime, be safe and stay well.
All our best,

Casey, Juliana & Kris