Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2019 SCBWI Midsouth Fall Conference

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Date(s) - 09/13/2019 - 09/15/2019
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Embassy Suites Nashville South, Cool Springs
820 Crescent Center Dr - Franklin, TN 37067


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Sadly, the 2019 SCBWI Midsouth Fall Conference is now in the past.


Sadder still, we had to make the decision to cancel plans for a Fall 2020 or 2021 conference due to Covid-19 and the health risks such a gathering would have presented.


We hope you’ll join us for the much anticipated

2022 SCBWI Midsouth Conference

–– March 25-27, 2022 ––






2019 SCBWI Midsouth Fall Conference


9/13/2019 – 9/15/2019


Embassy Suites Nashville South, Cool Springs

820 Crescent Centre Dr – Franklin, TN 37067




Please note that SCBWI members enjoy significant savings and that some conference options, including paid critiques and contests, are open to members only.  If you’re not a member, join today and save!

The Midsouth region of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators presents the Annual SCBWI Midsouth Fall Conference!  This conference endeavors to serve a wide range of attendees, from those just starting out on their creative journey all the way through those with extensive experience in the world of books. Please peruse the information here and in the event links below (or on the right-side event menu) before registering—we offer many options, and you’ll want to make your decisions before starting registration.

Registration is scheduled to open on Saturday, May 18 at 2 pm Central / 3 pm Eastern time. When registration opens, the registration form and tickets will appear at the bottom of this page. 



Retreat Track


Conference FAQs

The ABCs of Paid Critiques


Pricing and Policies

Manuscript Critiques and Submissions

2019 Midsouth Fiction Contest Guidelines

Fiction Contest FAQs

PAL Opportunities

Illustrator Opportunities

Saturday Evening Festivities

Hotel and Transportation

Dates to Remember

To prepare for the conference, please consider these resources


Midsouth thanks its many volunteers including the fall conference committee and our brochure artist, Kris Sexton, who provided our event illustrations.  And thank you, our attendees, for coming to the Midsouth Fall Conference.


Important! Before you begin, please read:

• Registration is not optimized for mobile devices.

• Please have your selections and payment information ready before starting registration.  If you browse away from the registration page, you may have to start over.

• Please note that the right-side event menus (gray box with green text) do not open in a new window.  If you want to keep your registration page open AND open those pages, use the links above rather than the side-menu.

As part of registration, you will be asked to read and acknowledge the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy by clicking an “I have read” box. For more information on this policy, click here.

• After entering your event registration information, you must select your ticket to display the fall conference options that go with your ticket.

After registration is completed, members may double-check their choices at any time by logging in to, clicking “My Home,” and then selecting “Event History” from the left-side menu. Then click on “View Registration Confirmation” for the 2019 Midsouth Conference. Non-members will not have this option, so make notes as you register to remind yourself of your selections.