Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Important Dates

Dec 31     Electronic critique submissions* due for the 45 optional slots.
Please make sure formatting is correct** and you are submitting your most polished work! Please make sure your email subject line contains ‘Agent Day – genre – title – name.’ Email to:
Jan 13  

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST—Practice pitch session with with editor Ashley Hearn for ALL registrants.
This pre-event will occur on Facebook, via an invite-only event on the WI-SCBWI page. Once registered, you will receive an invite to the event. Feel free to start mingling!

Jan 20   Pitches*** due for the 45 optional slots.
Please make sure your email subject line is the same as you sent with your critique pages. Email to:
Jan 27   Day of event: 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST
You will receive the URL link with registration materials a few days prior to the event. Only registered participants will be able to view the live or recorded sessions. Video will be available for 30 days following the event.

*First five pages of a novel OR a complete PB manuscript OR five illustrations

**Proper formatting: double spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman, standard one inch margins. Each page should have your name on the right as a header, and page numbers on the right as a footer. The first page should have your name, address, and contact details on the right, and the manuscript should start halfway down the first page.

***This is not a 140 character twitter pitch. It can and should be multiple sentences, but not more than a reasonably sized paragraph. See Ashley’s Pitch Perfect Tips via our Agent Day group on Facebook for more help with an elevator pitch.

At any time, connect with others or ask questions via twitter at #WISCBWI18