Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Congratulations to our 2020 Mentoring Pairs: − Hope Bissell, mentored by Sharon Cameron − Erin Bylund, mentored by Amanda Driscoll − Naomi Hawkins-Rowe, mentored by David Arnold − Jackie Laney, mentored by Debbie Dadey − Melissa Lasher, mentored by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley − Rachael Milligan, mentored by Jessica Young   For more information about the 2020 SCBWI Midsouth Mentorship Program, click here.
  • Copies of Ty the Quiet Giraffe, illustrated by SCBWI Midsouth member Barbara Ball, are displayed in the front window for book launch at Parnassus in Nashville.
  • Book launch at Parnassus for Ty the Quiet Giraffe, with illustrator Barbara Ball
  • Browsing the bookstore at the 2019 SCBWI Midsouth Fall conference (bookstore provided by Parnassus)
  • Jessica Young and Kristin O'Donnell Tubb present
  • 2019 Manuscript Contest winners in the Picture Book category are: Winner: Robin Wiesneth, Spider in the Sky Honorable Mention: Meridth Gimbel, Matilda McBean Won't Clean Under Her Bed
  • 2019 Manuscript Contest winners in the Middle Grade category are: Winner: Genetta Adair, Fly By Night, Anya Honorable Mentions: Jackie Laney, Sundown Town; Amy Eytchison, Margo, Van Gogh, and a Wisp of Smoke; Vickie Lee, The Bonesetter's Apprentice
  • The winners of the 2019 Manuscript Contest, Young Adult category are: Winner: Diane Telgen, Wild Kingdom Honorable Mentions: Teresa Richards, Flippin' Skaters; Taylor Rew, Dramacide
  • The winners of the 2019 Portfolio Showcase are: First Place: Rob McClurkan Honorable Mentions: Taylor Ackerman and Cole Roberts
  • Attendees all dressed up in their finest Steampunk attire at the 2019 SCBWI Midsouth Fall Conference Gala Dinner
About Midsouth

The Midsouth Region serves SCBWI members who live in Kentucky and Tennessee. We have an active agenda of programs, events, and services to support our professional growth. 

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Many of you have been asking about the 2020 Fall Conference in this time of Covid-19. Although none of us knows exactly what the world will look like in September, we, your Regional Team and Conference Committee felt that the risks were too great to hold our fall conference as planned. But we're not letting this get us down. We're making plans for the 2021 SCBWI Midsouth Fall Conference! The dates will be September 10-12, 2021. We hope you'll mark your calendars to join us then!