SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI-IL 2021 Pitch N’ Stitch

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/14/2021 - 05/15/2021
12:00 am



Pitch N’ Stitch

 

Are you ready for a home run of an event? 

 

PITCH your work-in-progress to all-star industry professionals
N’ STITCH together feedback into post-event critiques and submissions.

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

SOLD OUT: Register for our spin-off event COACHING CHAT +CRITIQUES

 



JOIN OUR ALL-STAR LINEUP
Industry professionals provide coaching advice and pitch practice 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.)



YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:
(See full descriptions at right)

COACHING CHATS
Ask YOUR questions about how our kidlit professionals scout for new talent, coach clients and create literary line-ups. Attend one LIVE and enjoy unlimited viewings of both for one month.
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PITCH SESSION
Pitch up to 3 log lines!  Our industry professionals choose your most promising log line and give immediate feedback on its corresponding first page.
Fastballs. breaking balls and change-ups–show our faculty what you’ve got!
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PITCH CONTEST
This event MVP will receive a 1:1 Zoom + Written Critique of a manuscript OR dummy with Dan Cramer of Flannery Literary.
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POST-EVENT SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES
Insider information to submit your WIPs to our faculty members. You may submit to all faculty per their guidelines.
Information provided to attendees in the Pitch n’ Stitch VIRTUAL FOLDER 


ADDITIONAL FEE EXTRAS: Optional

 

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

 

APRIL 16
— Registration opens on this page at 12 PM CST


APRIL 30  
— Registration Closes at 12 PM CST

 

MAY 7
PITCH CONTEST submissions due.
— LAST DAY for full attendance fee refund. No refunds on Stitched Critiques.
— After this date, refunds are at the discretion of the Regional Advisor, less $30 cancellation fee.
— Registration is non-transferable.

 

MAY 13: VIRTUAL FOLDERS HAVE BEEN SENT
— Attendees receive PITCH N’ STITCH VIRTUAL FOLDER with all event details.
— 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.

 

MAY 14, 7:00 PM CST       
— COACHING CHATS (Attend one LIVE. Both recorded for unlimited viewings; 60 minutes, 25 attendees each)

 

 

MAY 15, 10:00 AM CST — 12:30 PM CST   
— PITCH SESSIONS (LIVE attendance mandatory; 2.5 hours includes 15-minute break, 10 attendees)
— PITCH CONTEST winner announced by Dan Cramer, Agent

 

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

 

JUNE 28  
— Stitched Critiques emailed to attendees

 

PITCH N’STITCH Event Questions?: Email Deborah Topolski, Co-RA Illinois



FEES:

SCBWI Member Registration fee: $85.00 USD

Non-Member Fee: $140 USD

 

PITCH N’STITCH Attendance Fee includes:
—2 COACHING CHATS with peers & industry professionals
—PITCH SESSION with peers & selected industry professional
—PITCH CONTEST (Limited to 40 participants)
—SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES to our faculty

 

PITCH N’STITCH Optional Additional Fee Extras:
—STITCHED CRITIQUES $55 each; Limit based on availability.

 


 

TIPS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION:

JOIN SCBWI or RENEW TODAY before registering.

—Please review CONDUCT & PROFESSIONAL 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 event is fully booked.