Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators



  Mass Book Launch & Saturday Night Party

Celebrating this year’s selection of SCBWI books


The Saturday Night Dinner Social will be booked separately to the main conference.

Register your interest when booking the conference and you will be sent an email with the link to book once details are confirmed.



As is tradition, we will have our Mass Book Launch Party to celebrate all the wonderful books our members have launched in 2022.

It will look a little different this year but, don’t worry, you can still wear fancy dress, with the theme being ‘Manchester Through the Ages’.


What exactly is a Mass Book Launch and what happens on the night?

It’s a bit like a debutante ball for writers, to celebrate our publishing successes. There will be a video presentation of the creatives who have published in the last three years. If you would like your book to be included please look out for the email blast that will be sent to all our members on 7th September with a link to a form that must be filled in by 25th September. If you wish to clarify anything in relation to this please contact Clare Bell on

Not had a book published this year? The party is still for you and will include dinner, drinks and some pitching fun as well as the Crystal Kite Awards announcement.


Who can participate in the Mass Book Launch?

We invite SCBWI British Isles members who have had/are having a book self-published (and have sold more than 500 copies) or traditionally published between November 2019 & October 2022 to submit their book for the MBL.


MBL Titles Submission 2021-2022


The extended dates are to allow anyone attending the conference who had a book published between November 2019 and November 2021 to also showcase their work as we were unable to have an in-person MBL for those launching during the pandemic.


MBL Titles Submission 2019-2021


Do book launching members have to pay for the conference?

Yes, if they are attending the conference. Unfortunately we’re not able to offer MBL participants free entry to the conference, but we’re hoping you’re planning on coming anyway.


Can I participate in the Mass Book Launch without attending the conference?

This will depend on capacity and priority will be given to those who attend the conference. Please come back here to find the part booking form if there is capacity to open up to those not attending the conference, or follow the SCBWI Twitter / Facebook pages for news.



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