Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

PAL Opportunities

We are excited to offer several opportunities to our PAL (Published & Listed) members who attend the conference:
Midsouth Dessert and Autograph Party
Friday, 7:30-8:30 pm
Sign copies of your PAL-approved books and meet and greet other Midsouth Conference attendees. Registered conference attendees, PAL-level SCBWI members only (from any region), limited to the first 12 authors or illustrators to complete online conference registration, pay registration fees, and send in titles (limit 5) with valid ISBN numbers by July 3. Titles for signing must be published as children’s or young adult literature, be returnable, have no minimum order requirements, and be readily available from Ingram according to Parnassus Books’ sales terms. Exceptions may be made if the book is already stocked by Parnassus Books. (Authors and illustrators should determine the publication date and availability of their titles before deciding to participate.) Send an email with contact info (please indicate whether you are an author, illustrator, or both), along with titles, ISBN numbers, and any questions to Jessica Young at Titles from the autograph party will also be made available for purchase in the conference bookstore throughout the weekend, as supplies last.
Displayed throughout the conference
SCBWI members, PAL level (any region) who are attending the Midsouth conference may bring up to three books (written or illustrated for children) and business cards/promotional material for display in the Grand Ballroom throughout the conference. Book set up will take place at 7:00 pm, Friday, September 29; book pick up will take place at 1:00 pm Sunday, September 31. SCBWI cannot be held responsible for damaged materials or books not picked up at that time. Books not picked up will be donated along with the Midsouth Book Drive. Autograph party participants will have their books displayed in the conference bookstore.
PAL Marketing Meeting
Saturday 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Join other PAL members to discuss best-of marketing techniques, learn school visit tips and tricks from education experts, and enjoy networking time with your peers at the PAL Marketing Meeting. Bring materials to share if you’d like!