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Eighth Annual New England SCBWI Agent/Editor Day

Date(s) - Saturday, November 5, 2022
8:45 am - 12:30 pm

Eighth Annual New England SCBWI Agent/Editor Day

Fall 2022

Agent_Editor Day FAQ

2022 Fall AE Day Faculty Bios.docx

Register for the A/E Day Lottery here: NESCBWI Fall 2022 Agent/Editor Day Lottery Form (

If you received a spot in the lottery, register here after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2022: New England (CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME) | Agent/Editor Day for Novels (MG/YA), Chapter Books, and Picture Books/Dummies – November 5, 2022 (

We are pleased to announce that New England SCBWI will be hosting Agent/Editor Day again this Fall 2022, for picture books/picture book dummies, middle grade/YA novels, and chapter books. 

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!

We strongly encourage you to have completed projects for these events. The names of the faculty appear below—bios and manuscript wish lists will be available on the NESCBWI website later this month. 

Agent/Editor Day: 

Saturday: November 5, 2022, 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. online w/ Zoom 


Registration will happen via lottery, as it did last year:

Lottery sign-up will begin Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00 a.m. 

Lottery drawing and Registration (pay and pick faculty) will be held Monday, October 24


FEE: $75.00 for SCBWI members / $100 for non-members

The tentative schedule will be as follows:

8:45 a.m.—Zoom main room opens

8:45 a.m.—Event welcome

9:00 a.m-9:10 a.m.—Keynote address by award-winning author Rajani LaRocca

9:15 a.m.-11:25 a.m.—Attendees will be assigned to a Zoom breakout room with up to 6 other authors and either an agent or an editor. Each participant will have the opportunity to share their screen with the first five pages of their MS or their full picture book manuscript or dummy. Participants will present as much of their work as possible in five minutes, and will then have ten minutes to get feedback from the faculty mentor and the group.

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.— Panel discussion w/ faculty about what they are acquiring.

12:20 p.m.-12:25 p.m.— Wrap up 

Zoom instruction will be provided prior to the event dates for anyone who needs it.

At registration, you will get to pick your faculty member.

Faculty have agreed to accept queries from all participants for two months* following the workshop. 


Faculty Includes:

Kristin Allard, Norton Young Readers

Regina Bernard Carreno, Martin Literary Management 

Christine Collins, Disney•Hyperion

Jennie Dunham, Dunham Literary, Inc.

Nicole Fiorica, McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster

Samantha Gentry, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Mona Kanin, Great Dog Literary

Andrew Karre, Dutton Books

Shulokhana Khan, Scholastic

James McGowan, BookEnds Literary Agency

Rick Richter, Aevitas Creative Management

Alison S. Weiss, Pixel+Ink