Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Important Dates


Dec 10 – Dec 14     Share your favorite first lines from published novels in the private Facebook group.
Dec 15 – Dec 23  

Peer workshopping first lines in the private Facebook group.

Dec 23   Electronic submissions due for the optional agent critique slots. (Query and first page, or query and one illustration). 

Please title your attachment (and subject line) ‘Genre – name – title. Email to:

Jan 6   12:30 p.m. CST – Video of agent Jennifer Mattson and author Lisl Detlefsen posted online. 

Attendees can post questions in the private Facebook group between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. CST. 

Jennifer and Lisl will respond to those questions through the 10th.

Jan 20   Day of  event: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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.


At any time, connect with others or ask questions via twitter at: #WISCBWI19