Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2022 SCBWI Midsouth Conference

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Date(s) - 03/25/2022 - 03/27/2022

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


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We are so excited to gather together once again! Please note that proof of completed COVID vaccination OR negative PCR test will be required for all attendees and faculty. More information can be found HERE .


 2022 SCBWI Midsouth Conference


3/25/2022 – 3/27/2022


The 2022 Midsouth Conference is now history.

We hope you will join us for next year’s conference!



Embassy Suites Nashville South, Cool Springs

820 Crescent Center 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 youre not a member, join today and save!


The Midsouth region of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators is excited to bring back the Annual SCBWI Midsouth 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.


Early Bird registration is November 20 – February 1, and regular registration is February 2 – March 5, 2022





Breakout Sessions

Pricing and Policies

Dates to Remember

Hotel and Transportation

Saturday Evening Festivities

Illustrator Opportunities

PAL Opportunities

Conference FAQs

Manuscript Critiques and Submissions

ABCs of Paid Critiques

2022 Midsouth Manuscript Contest Guidelines and FAQ

To Prepare for the Conference

Can’t Attend? Virtual Options


Midsouth thanks its many volunteers including the conference committee and our brochure artist, Kris Sexton, who provided our event illustrations.  And thank you, our attendees, for making our the Midsouth Conferences the successes they have always been.


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 and COVID Policies by clicking an I have read” box. For more information on these policies, 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 2022 Midsouth Conference. Non-members will not have this option, so make notes as you register to remind yourself of your selections.