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2017 Conference 


SCBWI Conference & Intensive Scholarships

Deadline: August 31

✜    One (1) admission to the 4th Annual Alaska Writers and Illustrators Conference, September 16, 2017. 

This includes (1) SCBWI membership for one year. (If you are a current member, your membership will be 



✜    Two (2)  Intensives on September 15th with editor Stephanie Pitts, Putnam. 

May be awarded to one or two people.


You can apply to both scholarships. If you are already registered for the conference, you may apply to 

one/both Intensive scholarships.


  1. At least 18 years old 
  2. Living in Alaska 
  3. Writing and/or illustrating for children 
  4. Need not be a member of SCBWI


Your Scholarship Application consists of TWO sections: 

 1. “Why me?” – Explain in 250 words or less of what getting the scholarship(s) would mean to you. 

Topics could include what going to the conference would mean to you and how you would use money saved.


 2. “Anything goes!” – 

  Writers – A 250-word writing sample. Anything goes as long as you wrote it.   

  Illustrators – One illustration. Anything goes as long as you drew it. 


  • E-mail your application to Stefanie Tatalias at no later than midnight, August 31.  
  • Subject line of e-mail:  Scholarship – (Your name) 
  • In the body of the e-mail:  


  E-mail address

  Telephone number 

  • Send your Scholarship Application as a SINGLE, two-page .doc or .docx document or as a .pdf file.  
  • File name: four non-sequential numbers
  • Written “Why me?” and “Anything goes!” sections should be in manuscript format, double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1-inch margins. 
  • The illustration should be copied into the application document after the “Why me?” section.  
  • Do not put your name anywhere inside the attachment (your scholarship application).

Jim and Patti Misko Scholarships

Deadline: PASSED

Three Conference Scholarships in the amount of $100 are available to any current member of the Alaska Writers Guild. 

Click here to download a Scholarship Application.

To inquire about offering a scholarship for the Writer's Conference,

please email the conference coordinator.


Alaska Writer's Guild

PO Box 670014

Chugiak, AK 99567

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