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


SOLD OUT

The slots filled in record time,

less than 5 minutes. We are so sorry for anyone who didn’t get a spot, please email Kris at CentralNERA@nescbwi.org if you want to be placed on a wait list.

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 will open on

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the

registration button.

The day after registration, participants will receive an email with a link to where you’ll be able to indicate your preference for your faculty member.

If you are looking for accommodations either the night before or the night after, we have an arrangement with the Springhill Suites, right next to the conference center. Call the hotel and mention NESCBWI to get the rate: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bossd-springhill-suites-devens-common-center/

Tips for a smooth registration:

  • 1. Be logged into SCBWI.org so you get the membership rate.
  • 2. Click this link to the registration page: https://newengland.scbwi.org/events/fifth-annual-new-england-scbwi-agenteditor-day/
  • 3. Be sure to know what sort of critique you are looking for. There are three categories: 1. MG/YA novels, 2. Picture Book Text/Dummies, and 3. Portfolios. If the category you want is not visible, it means those slots are already full.
  • 4. IMPORTANT: Please Do NOT register for a category for which you do not have a piece to share—you will be bumped and added to the end of the wait list—for example, if you have a novel but the MG/YA novel category is full, do NOT register for a picture book critique.
  • 5. If your category is not visible, send an email to CentralNERA@nescbwi.org with the subject line “Waitlist Requested for A/E Day 2019 [category]”. You will be added to the waitlist for the category you want.

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/ editor 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/ agent 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 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 following the workshop.

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, October 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

A day or two 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.

NOTE: The password protection box below will disappear when this form goes live at 2 p.m. on 10/2. You will NOT need a password to register.

Also, note that you’ll have to scroll down and accept the anti-harassment policy before you’ll be able to confirm your registration.