Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2023 Silent Auction

Want more great speakers at our monthly meetings? Want more webinars and workshops at low prices? Want more learning, networking and pitching at our annual conference?

We do too! And we want to continue to expand our scholarship program so we can help more writers and illustrators like you create the best children’s books possible.

Austin SCBWI is completely run by volunteers and we try to keep our prices low so you can build your career without a big hit on your wallet. To do that, we need you help. But the best part is—you can help us while helping yourself too.

Be a part of Austin SCBWI’s only fund-raiser: The Silent Auction at our annual 2023 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference. Donate an item, then come to the conference and bid to win a fantastic piece of artwork, critique, consultation, or more.

Attendees love all of the great donated items, which add to the excitement of the conference. Whether it’s a clever fun gift basket from your critic group, a piece of art, a gift card that can be put into a gift tree, or other generous items such as photo shoots and getaways—we welcome your donation! You can also help by asking your work or friends to donate something from their businesses, as appropriate. We will link to their business website on this page as well as list all our donors in the conference folders and thank them via our social media.

A big THANK YOU to the following companies and organizers who have donated so far:

Here are some of the items you’ll be able to bid on so far at our 2023 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference.

Critiques and Consultations

Tea Time! Author Kelis Rowe will share details and insights about her journey as a debut YA author in traditional publishing. Pick her brain over lunch!

Hour-long Zoom consultation with author Samantha M Clark. Got questions about your craft or career? Ask away.

Original Artwork

Original piece of artwork around 5×8 by author/illustrator Carter Higgins

Signed Books

Signed copy of picture book ROXIE LOVES ADVENTURE written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and illustrated by Leeza Hernandez, donated by their agent Rachel Orr

Signed copies of the LUPE LOPEZ: ROCK STAR RULES and FAT ANGIE series written by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Signed copy of MABEL’S TOPSY-TURVY HOMES written by Candy Wellins

Signed copy of FRIDGE-OPOLIS written by Melissa Coffey


Upcycled, custom boho earrings donated by author Melissa Coffey

And More…

We need your help to make this Austin SCBWI’s best fund-raiser ever. Click here to fill out the donation form to donate an item — art, book sculpture, nesting doll, basket, gift card or whatever.

Thank YOU to our generous faculty and our amazing SCBWI members!

Y’all make the silent auction a success! We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference in May.