SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI-IL Boutique Critique

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/12/2021 - 11/13/2021
12:00 am


 

Shopping for an agent or editor?
@ SCBWI_IL #BoutiqueCritique

Receive boutique feedback on your work-in-progress
Industry professionals size up your WIP in small-group setting and critique 

Limited to 50 AUTHORS & AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATORS for maximum feedback opportunities.

an Illinois Interactive Fall Program

 




To watch recorded Editor & Agent CRITIQUE CHATS
visit our RECORDINGS ON DEMAND PAGE November 15

 



JOIN OUR TAILOR-MADE FACULTY
Industry professionals provide tailor-made advice and fashion-forward feedback to get you on the runway to publication!


 

JUST ADDED: Editors Jon Westmark & Anna Parsons!
From top left:
Samantha Fabien, Saritza Hernandez, Aneeka Kalia, Anna Parsons, Jon Westmark,
and D. Ann Williams.
(See FACULTY bios in navigation pane, at right.)



YOUR EVENT REGISTRATION INCLUDES
(See full descriptions at right)

CRITIQUE CHATS
Ask YOUR questions about how our kidlit professionals find new talent, tailor advice to clients’ needs and sew together a season of books. Attend one LIVE and enjoy unlimited viewings of both for one month.

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CRITIQUE SESSIONS
Read your log line or synopsis.  Our industry professionals give immediate feedback on its corresponding first page.

Fashion forward, trendy or avant garde—strut your stuff on the catwalk!
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CRITIQUE CONTEST
Each of our 5  live event industry professionals will choose their FAVORITE work-in-progress to enter in our Critique Contest.
One randomly-chosen nominee will receive a 1:1 Zoom + Written Critique of that work-in-progress with D. Ann Williams of Emerald City Literary Agency.

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POST-EVENT SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES
Insider information to submit your WIPs to our faculty members. You may submit to all live event faculty per their guidelines.

Information provided to attendees in the Boutique Critique VIRTUAL FOLDER 


EVENT EXTRA: 
Optional, Added Fee

BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE
Receive bespoke feedback on your WIP to from our faculty members in a written critique. Select critique professional during registration.
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DATES TO REMEMBER
(See 2-Day Schedule, at right)
This VIRTUAL event may sell-out before registration close date! Please register EARLY..

 

SEPTEMBER 3
— Registration opens on this page at 12 PM CST


SEPTEMBER 30
— Registration Closes at 12 PM CST

 

OCTOBER 1
— BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE submissions due (optional extra, added-fee)

 

NOVEMBER 5
— LAST DAY for full attendance fee refund.
— Registration is non-transferable.
— No refunds on Boutique Critiques.

— After this date, refunds are at the discretion of the Regional Advisor, less $30 cancellation fee.

 

NOVEMBER 8
— Attendees receive BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE VIRTUAL FOLDER with all event details.
— BOUTIQUE CRITIQUES returned to attendees 

— Add scbwi.org to your Safe Senders list to make sure you receive our event emails.
— Didn’t receive your FOLDER? Email Deborah Topolski, Co-RA Illinois
— Unfamiliar with Virtual Folders? Click here for our Virtual Folder Policy.

 

NOVEMBER 12, 7:00 PM CST       
— COACHING CHATS (Attend one LIVE. Both recorded for unlimited viewings for one month; 60 minutes, 25 attendees each)

 

NOVEMBER 13, 9:00 AM CST — 12:15 PM CST   
— CRITIQUE SESSIONS (LIVE attendance mandatory; Includes 15-minute intro, wrap-up, break and 15-minutes per each of 10 attendees)
— CRITIQUE CONTEST winner announced by D. Ann Williams of Emerald City Literary Agency.


DECEMBER 11

— Last day for unlimited viewings of CRITIQUE CHAT recordings

 

BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE Event Questions?: Email Deborah Topolski, Co-RA Illinois



FEES

SCBWI Member Registration fee: $85.00 USD

Non-Member Fee: $140 USD

 

BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE Attendance Fee includes:
— 2 CRITIQUE CHATS with peers & industry professionals

— CRITIQUE SESSION with peers & selected industry professional
— CRITIQUE CONTEST (No added fee; all participants who attend CRITIQUE SESSION are eligible)
— SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES to our faculty

 

BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE Optional Extra, Added Fee:
—BOUTIQUE CRITIQUES are $55 each; Limit based on availability.

 


 

TIPS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION SEPTEMBER 3 TO SEPTEMBER 30

JOIN SCBWI or RENEW TODAY before registering.

—Please review POLICIES at right, prior to registration.  By registering, you agree to comply with our policies.

—DO NOT page backward during registration process.

—Credit Cards accepted for online payment.

—If you select a box during registration and want to make a change, simply un-check that box and check a new one!

—If a selection is not available during registration, that selection may be at capacity and sold-out.  Email Registrar to be added to wait list.

Registration Questions?: Email Deborah Topolski


 

This program is SOLD OUT.
To be placed on WAITING LIST, please email Deborah Topolski

This event is fully booked.