Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2020 Silent Auction Catalog

Austin SCBWI’s 2020 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference Silent Auction has gone digital! Thank you to all our donors and to YOU for bidding on these wonderful items. This year, we’ll be donating auction proceeds to the SCBWI Emergency Fund. This fund assists members who are suffering a temporary hardship due to health issues, national emergencies or natural disasters, like the current COVID-19 crisis. Win great prizes and help our fellow members at the same time.

Below is a full list of the items that you could win. To bid, click on the item, then leave your name and your bid amount in the comments on the page. Auction items are also listed in the gray menu on the right hand side of this page. Bids will not be accepted until May 2. Any bid put into comments prior to May 2 will be deleted.

The Silent Auction will end at 8pm CST on May 3. The bidder with the largest bid in the comments wins!

After the auction is over, the winners will be contacted using the email address in their conference registration. Digital items like critiques or consultations will be delivered via email. Physical items, like books and artwork, will be mail to you by the donor or you may pick them up at our monthly meeting after it’s safe for us to again meet in person.

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Query and first 10 pages critique by agent Laurel Symonds

Query and first 25 pages critique by Jacqui Lipton

A five-page critique of a middle-grade or young adult OR a full picture book text by editor Karen Chaplin

Picture book critique by Candy Wellins

Critique of one fiction or nonfiction picture book manuscript by author Donna Janell Bowman

A picture book text critique and a 30-minute call with author Lindsay Leslie

50-page and outline MG & YA critique by author Samantha M Clark 

Critique of either the first ten pages of a middle grade or YA nonfiction manuscript OR of a nonfiction picture book plus a copy of Fault Lines in the Constitution by Cynthia Levinson (signed by the co-authors)


Author/writer website and social media consultation by author Cynthia Leitich Smith

Career Phone Consultation with author Christina Soontornvat


Signed copies of SHOUT and the SPEAK graphic novel by Laurie Halse Anderson

A signed copy of THANK YOU, GARDEN with seeds and gardening gloves by author Liz Garton Scanlon


Original artwork and set of signed Narwhal and Jelly books by author/illustrator Ben Clanton

“Young Bilbo Baggins” by Mariya Prytula

“Most Wonderful Time of the Year” art print by Shawna Tenney

Matilda original art by Rachel Gozhansky

Cactus and succulents print by Amanda Davis

“Barton Springs Pool” print of original artwork by Holli Hartman

“A Saturday at Barton Springs” print of original artwork by Holli Hartman

Marine Cottage Art Print by Anneke Swanson

Ramona Quimby Artwork by Eliza Kinkz

“Strega Nona” Art Print by Anna Boxall

“Incredible Book Eating Boy” Art Print by Patrice Barton

Original Weird Al A.P. poster by Christopher Jennings

“Pippi Longstocking” Art Print by Alanna Bass

“The Wardrobe” Art Print by Laura Fisk

“Purple Armadillo” Artwork by Vanessa Roeder

“The Truce” Artwork by Vanessa Roeder


Hawks Shadow Winery bottle of wine & two glasses from Hawks Shadow Winery

Plain art canvas from Melissa Bernard

Handcrafted drop earrings by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers

Crocheted readers wrap (gray) by Lorraine and Donna Elkins

Set of 2 Fisk and Fern tea towels and 3 Fisk and Fern magnets by Laura Fisk

Three-month subscription to SaloonBox, a cocktail delivery service

Magnifying glass necklace by Wendra Lynne

Set of grammar-themed greeting cards by Susan Johnston Taylor


Auction Item – K-2 Student Reading & Tutoring with Pam Gonzalez

Auction Item – K-2 Student Reading & Tutoring with Pam Gonzalez