SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Fifth Annual New England SCBWI Agent/Editor Day

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/02/2019
8:45 am - 3:30 pm

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


Fifth Annual New England SCBWI Agent/Editor Day

 

Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:45 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
Devens Common Center, Devens, MA

Authors and Illustrators: Join 17 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, MG & YA novels, and Portfolios!

Registration opens Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2:00 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.

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

9:00 a.m.—mini Keynote w/ Julia Maguire

9:15 a.m.-11:15 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 illus-trator will have five minutes to present as much of their work as they like and ten minutes to get feedback from the group.

11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Lunch and networking in the Devens Commons Center.

12:05—Mini Keynote w/ Monica Odom

12:20 p.m.—1:20 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 illus-trator 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, book dummy, or portfolio. 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.

Amy Berniker—art director, Candlewick—Portfolios

Julie Bliven—editor, Charlesbridge—Picture Books/Dummies

Rob Broder—editor, Ripple Grove Press—Picture Books/Dummies

Karen Boss—editor, Charlesbridge—Picture Books/Dummies

Connor Eck—agent, Lucinda Literary—MG/YA novels

Linda Epstein—agent, Emerald City Literary—MG/YA novels

Ashley Hearn—editor, Page Street Press—MG/YA novels

Julia Maguire—editor, formerly of Penguin/Random House—Picture Books/Dummies

Miriam Newman—editor, Candlewick Press—MG/YA novels

Kristin Nobles—editor, Page Street Press—Picture Books/Dummies

Monica Odom—agent, Odom Media Management—MG/YA novels

Rachel Orr—agent, Prospect Agency—Picture Books/Dummies

Rebecca Podos—agent, Rees Literary—MG/YA novels

Yolanda Scott—editor,  Charlesbridge—Picture Books/Dummies

Tracy Shaw—art director, Jimmy Patterson—Portfolios

Sarah Taylor—designer—Charlesbridge—Portfolios

Leslie Zampetti—agent, Dunham Literary—MG/YA novels

This workshop can accommodate up to 119 participants. Please register early as space will be filled on a first come, first served basis and is expected to fill quickly.

SCBWI Members $125.00
Non-Members $150.00

Join us on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA. Sign-in and Networking will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Fee includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch.

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

Registration opens Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2:00 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.