Third Annual New England SCBWI Agent/Editor Day

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/04/2017
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Devens Common Center
31 Andrews Pkwy - Devens, MA 01434


Sorry, but registration is now closed. There will be more opportunities for critiques at our spring conference.

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

For authors and illustrators of middle grade, young adult fiction and picturebooks, there is nothing better than getting feedback on your manuscript or eyes on your 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!

New this year — Open to writers and illustrators of picture books! 
Writers, choose two editors that you would like feedback from. 
Illustrators, choose two art directors, agents or one of each. If you bring a dummy, it should be both written and illustrated by you and you alone. Please do not bring a dummy that you have illustrated for someone else's story. You may however bring your portfolio for critiques from art directors or agents. Please do not sign up for a dummy critique if you are a writer. Only the illustrations are being critiqued.

 

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

  • Julie Bliven, editor, Charlesbridge — MG Manuscripts only
  • Karen Boss, editor, Charlesbridge — PB Manuscripts and/or PB Dummies
  • Diane Earley, associate art director, Charlesbridge — Portfolios and/or PB Dummies
  • Christy Ewers, agent, CATugeau Artist Agency — PB Dummies
  • Ashley Hearn, editor, Page Street Publishing — MG and YA Manuscripts
  • Tricia Lin, editor, Simon & Schuster/Aladdin — MG and YA Manuscripts
  • Melissa Kim, editorial director, Islandport Press — PB Manuscripts
  • Tracey Marchini, agent, Bookends — MG & YA Manuscripts
  • Kristen Nobles, publisher, Page Street Publishing — PB Dummies
  • Rebecca Podos, agent, Rees Literary Agency — MG & YA Manuscripts
  • Ann Stott, executive art director, Candlewick — PB Dummies
  • Sarah Taylor, designer, Charlesbridge — Portfolios and PB Dummies
  • Chris Tugeau, agent, CATugeau — Portfolios
  • Holly West, editor, MacMillan — MG and YA Manuscripts
  • Kate Fletcher, editor, Candlewick — MG and YA Manuscripts

​The day will be informal, with four networking opportunities.

9:00 a.m. — Networking and breakfast in the Devens Commons Center. Bring book swag and business cards to swap and share.

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — First break out session. Each participant will be assigned to a table with 7 similar participants and either an agent, editor or art director. Each participant is responsible for bringing eight copies of the first few pages of their MS or a copy of their book dummy/MS/portfolio to share with the group. Each participant will have five minutes to present as much of their work as they like and ten minutes to get feedback from the group.

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — Lunch and networking in the Devens Commons Center.

12:30 p.m. -2:45 p.m. — Second break out session. Each participant will be assigned to a table with 7 similar participants and either an agent, editor or art director. Each participant is responsible for bringing eight copies of the first few pages of their MS or a copy of their book dummy/MS/portfolio to share with the group. Each participant will have five minutes to present as much of their work as they like and ten minutes to get feedback from the group.

2:30 p.m.—3:15 p.m. — Panel discussion w/ faculty on what they are acquiring lately.

3:15 p.m. — Farewell and evaluations.

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

Join us on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA. Sign-in and networking will begin at 9 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. Fee includes continental breakfast and box lunch.

SCBWI Members $95.00
Non-Members $125.00

10/26/2017 Update
Since there are very spots left, you will be assigned an art professional based on who is available. We cannot guarantee that you will see a specific person, but we will guarantee that you will see two different professionals. 

We reserve the right to make changes based on faculty schedule and/or unforeseen circumstances–our main goal is to insure that every attendee have a DIFFERENT professional for both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Directions: Directions to Devens Common Center are available online at http://www.devenscommoncenter.com/contact.php.

Contact Kristine Asselin (palara@nescbwi.orgor Francine Puckly (EventsARA@nescbwi.org), New England SCBWI Assistant Regional Advisers, with questions or more information. Let us know if you are in need of special accommodations. 

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