SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI-IL Coaching Chats + Critique Series

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/17/2021 - 06/16/2021
12:00 am


 

COACHING CHATS + CRITIQUE SERIES

Our Coaching Chats + Critique Series is a spin-off
of our popular Pitch N’ Stitch event!

 

Series includes unlimited viewings of BOTH recorded Agent and Editor Chats for 30 days.
Add a critique for an additional fee.

 

 


ALL-STAR FACULTY LINEUP
Industry professionals provide coaching advice and critiques to get you in the game! 

    

 

 

 


From left: Joy Triche, Joanna MacKenzie, Mabel Hsu, Feather Flores & Dan Cramer
(See FACULTY bios in navigation pane, at right.)

NOTES: Mabel Hsu and Feather Flores will not offer ms critiques
Only Flannery Literary, Nelson Literary and Chronicle Books are open for submissions. Check their websites for open submission information.



 

 

COACHING CHATS 
(2—Recorded: 60 minutes each. Unlimited viewings of both recordings for one month.)

These recorded chats with editors and agents will answer your questions about how kidlit professionals scout for new talent, coach clients and create literary line-ups.

NOTE: Only Flannery Literary, Nelson Literary and Chronicle Books will accept submissions from webinar attendees.

 

Agent Coaching Chat

Joanna MacKenzie, Agent, Nelson Literary Agency

Dan Cramer, Associate Agent, Flannery Literary Agency

 

Editor Coaching Chat

Joy Triche, Publisher, Tiger Stripe Books

Mabel Hsu, Editor, Katherine Tegen Books

Feather Flores, Assistant Editor, Chronicle Books

 



STITCHED CRITIQUES

(A limited number of written manuscript critiques are available. )

Stitch together feedback into your WIP to submit to our faculty members for a written critique for an additional fee.

NOTE: Mabel Hsu and Feather Flores will not offer ms critiques

 

—Manuscripts submitted must conform to the  GUIDELINES (see navigation pane, at right) for submission instructions and formatting.

 

—You choose with whom you would like a manuscript critique. Select critique coach during registration.

 

—Critique options may fill before registration is sold out.

 

—If you cannot make a selection, that means that all the written critique opportunities with that particular industry professional are filled. Please choose another industry professional that critiques your format/genre.

 

—It is up to the attendee to REVIEW FACULTY bios to ensure that the industry professional with which you have chosen to place your manuscript for critique acquires that format and genre.

 

—Uploading Instructions will be emailed to attendees on May 17.

 

—Upload your manuscript to the Dropbox between May 17 and Friday, May 21.

 

—There are no refunds: this includes manuscripts that are uploaded late or do not conform to all THE GUIDELINES

 

—For formatting and uploading instructions, click on THE GUIDELINES (see navigation pane) at right.

 

—If you registered for an optional Stitched Critique, it will be emailed to you by June 28, 2021

 

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

Questions about Stitched Critiques?: E-mail Jennifer Wagh, Co- RA

 

 



DATES TO REMEMBER:

Critiques may sell-out before registration close date! Please register EARLY..

 

APRIL 30  
— Registration Opens at 12 PM CST

 

MAY 17
— Registration Closes at 12 PM CST
— PM: Coaching Chat Replay links and ms upload information will be emailed to attendees.
— Didn’t receive the info? Email Deborah Topolski, Co-RA Illinois

 

MAY 21
— Stitched Critique manuscripts due (optional added-fee extra)

 

JUNE 17
— LAST DAY to view recorded Coaching Chats

 

JUNE 28  
— Stitched Critiques emailed to participants.

 

COACHING CHATS + CRITIQUE SERIES Questions?: Email Deborah Topolski, Co-RA Illinois

 



FEES:
No refunds

 

COACHING CHATS + CRITIQUE SERIES Member Fee: $25 USD.

Agent Coaching Chat

Editor Coaching Chat

 

 

COACHING CHATS + CRITIQUE SERIES Non-Member Fee: $45 USD.

Agent Coaching Chat

Editor Coaching Chat

 

 

STITCHED CRITIQUE FEE OPTIONAL $55 USD

Joanna MacKenzie, Agent, Nelson Literary Agency

Dan Cramer, Associate Agent, Flannery Literary Agency

Joy Triche, Publisher, Tiger Stripe Books

 

 


TIPS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION:

 

JOIN SCBWI or RENEW TODAY before registering.

—Please review PROFESSIONAL POLICIES & CONDUCT, 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