SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Agent/Editor Day

At the 2015 SCBWI Mid-Winter Conference in New York City, New England members mentioned their desire for more opportunities to interact with agents and editors to Assistant Regional Advisor Kristine Asselin. To fill this need, Kristine and Assistant Regional Advisor Francine Puckly developed an Agent-Editor Day for middle grade and young adult novelists. Ten New England-based agents and editors facilitated two round table discussion/critique groups of authors who had an opportunity to share the first 750 words of a work in progress.

In 2017, the event moved to a larger venue and was expanded to include picture book writers and illustrators. Fifteen agents, editors and art directors were invited and more than 100 members attended. The program has continued to evolve in recent years, and the schedule now includes a morning mini-keynote as well as a lunchtime panel in which industry professional share knowledge and advice with attendees.

In 2020, Stacy Mozer and Jeanette Bradley will coordinate a second Agent-Editor Day in Fairfield, CT.

 

Year Coordinator Location
2015 Kris Asselin, Francine Puckly Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA
2016 Kris Asselin, Francine Puckly Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA
2017 Kris Asseline, Francine Puckly, Milanka Reardon, Denise Ortakales Devens Common Center, Devens, MA
2018 Kris Asselin, Milanka Reardon, Denise Ortakales Devens Common Center, Devens, MA
2019 Kris Asselin, Milanka Reardon Devens Common Center, Devens, MA
2020 Kris Asselin, Milanka Reardon Devens Common Center, Devens, MA
2020 Stacy Mozer, Jeanette Bradley Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT