SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SOLD OUT: Fourth Annual New England SCBWI Agent/Editor Day

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Devens Commons Center
31 Andrews Parkway - Devens, MA 01434


Fourth Annual New England SCBWI Agent/Editor Day

SOLD OUT

We apologize to anyone who didn’t get a space. This event sold out in record time (just under 100 slots in 17 minutes).

Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:45 a.m.—3:30 p.m
Devens Common Center, Devens, MA

Authors and Illustrators: Join thirteen of the region’s premier children’s literature
industry professionals for networking and personal feedback on your work.

Open for Picture book Manuscripts, PB Dummies, and MG & YA novels!
(Portfolio critiques are not being offered this year.)

Registration opens Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the registration button.

After registration, participants will get an email with a link to a SignUpGenius where you’ll be able to indicate your preference for your faculty member.

 

The day will be informal, with four networking opportunities.

SCHEDULE

8:45 a.m.—Networking and breakfast in the Devens Commons Center. Bring business cards to swap and share.

9:10 a.m.—Mini Keynote—Karen Boss, from Charlesbridge Publishing, Advice About How and Why to Keep On Keepin’ On

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.—First break out session. Author or illustrator will be assigned to a table with 7 other authors or illustrators and either an agent, an editor or an art director. It is recommended that each author bring eight copies of the first few pages of their MS or one copy of their book dummy/MS/portfolio to share with the group. Each author or illustrator will have five minutes to present as much of their work as they like and ten minutes to get feedback from the group.

11:35 a.m.-12:10 p.m.—Lunch and networking in the Devens Commons Center.

12:15 p.m.—1:15 p.m. Panel discussion w/ faculty on what they are acquiring lately.

1:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. Second break out session. Author or illustrator will be assigned to a table with 7 other authors or illustrators and either an agent, an editor or an art director. It is recommended that each author bring eight copies of the first few pages of their MS or one copy of their book dummy/MS/portfolio to share with the group. Each author or illustrator will have five minutes to present as much of their work as they like and ten minutes to get feedback from the group.

3:30 p.m. — Farewell and evaluations.

All faculty have agreed to accept queries from all participants for two months following the workshop.

For authors of middle grade or young adult fiction, as well as authors and illustrators of picture books, there is nothing better than getting feedback on your manuscript or book dummy. Sometimes it’s all you need to move forward with your work. When you can get it from an industry professional, so much the better!

Join some of the East Coast’s industry pros for a day of networking and feedback. Come prepared to share.

 

Attending Professionals (Subject to change)

• Miriam Altshuler, agent, DiFiore & Company—MG & YA

• Alexandra Borbolla, editor, Simon & Schuster—MG & YA

• Ashley Hearn, editor, Page Street Publishing—MG & YA

• Monica Perez, editor, Charlesbridge TEEN—MG & YA

• Rebecca Podos, agent, Rees Literary Agency—MG & YA

• Lindsay Warren, editor, Candlewick—MG & YA

• Alison Weiss, freelance editor—MG & YA

• Karen Boss, editor, Charlesbridge Publishing—Picture Book Manuscripts and/or Picture Book Dummies

• Rob Broder, publisher, Ripple Grove Press—Picture Book Manuscripts and/or Picture Book Dummies.

• Kristen Nobles, publisher, Page Street Publishing—Picture Book Manuscripts and/or Picture Book Dummies

• Jenna Pocius, agent, Red Fox Literary—Picture Book Manuscripts and/or Picture Book Dummies

• Lisa Rosinsky, editor, Barefoot Books—Picture Book Manuscripts and/or Picture Book Dummies

• Charlotte Wenger, editor, Page Street Publishing—Picture Book Manuscripts and/or Picture Book Dummies

 

SCBWI Members $125.00
Non-Members $150.00

 

Fee includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch.

Contact Kristine Asselin, Central New England SCBWI Assistant Regional Adviser (CentralARA@nescbwi.org), or Milanka Reardon, Central New England SCBWI Illustrator Coordinator (CentralIC@nescbwi.org), with questions or more information. Let us know if you are in need of special accommodations.

For more information about the location, please visit the website for the Devens Common Center.

Registration opens Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

After you complete the registration process, participants will get an email with a link to a SignUpGenius where you’ll be able to indicate your preference for your faculty member.