SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Pitch Sessions

 

PITCH SESSIONS
Attendance mandatory during entire Pitch Session.
Attendees are expected to respect the critique process and stay for the duration of the session to offer peer feedback AFTER the professional has spoken.

(Only 10 attendees each; 2.5 hours includes 15-minute break; NOT recorded.)



SESSION STRUCTURE

—You will be in a Zoom Breakout Room with your preferred industry professional and 9 other attendees.

 

—You will “pitch” up to (3) log lines from your works-in-progress. The industry professional will select the one they think most promising. 

 

—You will read its corresponding, first page and receive instant, professional and peer feedback on that work-in-progress. (See THE GUIDELINES at right).

 

 

SHARING WIPs

Log lines and first pages are not submitted in advance. 

 

—Be prepared to SCREEN SHARE and READ your prepared first pages. Hosts cannot assist you. Familiarize yourself with this Zoom Tutorial.

 

— Illustrators are invited to SCREEN SHARE dummys, interior/cover art for novels, and or graphic novel illustrations in addition to their first pages as collateral material only. Familiarize yourself with this Zoom Tutorial.

 

 

SELECT PITCH PROFESSIONAL

— Select your preferred industry professional during registration.

 

—It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY make sure the industry professional you select represents your format and genres.

 

——We recommend you select a PITCH SESSION with a faculty member other than that with which you have selected for your STITCHED CRITIQUE.

 

 

How do I prepare my Log Lines and First Pages?

 

—Log Lines and First Pages must conform to THE GUIDELINES, at right.

 

—Attendees ideally should have log lines and first pages prepared for at least 3 works-in-progress ready to pitch.  If this is not the case, consider if this event is the right one for you.

 

—Be prepared to SCREEN SHARE and READ your prepared first pages. Hosts cannot assist you. Familiarize yourself with this Zoom Tutorial.

 

 

 

How do I know which professional I selected during registration? Click here.

Questions: E-mail Jennifer Wagh, Co RA