SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Author and Illustrator Roundtables

 

Author Roundtable Consultations

 

What’s Included

A one-hour session to discuss “First Pages.” Each roundtable will accommodate up to six participants with either an agent or editor.

Your opening page submission will be read aloud at the beginning of the session and commented on openly by the agent or editor leading your roundtable group.

Each writer will be given the opportunity to ask questions for clarification after the agent or editor comments on his/her piece, but otherwise, writers are asked to remain silent while listening to the faculty member’s valuable feedback.

You benefit both from hearing the agent/editor comment on your work, as well as learning from the comments they make to your colleagues.

 

What to prepare and bring with you to the conference

Print and bring 7 copies of the first full page of your manuscript (up to 275 words max of either a novel or picture book).

Text should begin at the top of the page, double-spaced, 12 pt. Font.

Please include your name, title and genre. 

 


Illustrator Roundtable Consultations

 

What’s Included

A one-hour session to discuss “First Looks.” Each roundtable will accommodate up to six participants with either an agent or editor.

Your work will be viewed by the group at the beginning of the session and commented on openly by the agent or editor leading your roundtable group.

Each illustrator will be given the opportunity to ask questions for clarification after the agent or editor comments on his/her piece, but otherwise, writers are asked to remain silent while listening to the faculty member’s valuable feedback.

You benefit both from hearing the agent/editor comment on your work, as well as learning from the comments they make to your colleagues.

 

What to prepare and bring with you to the conference

Bring a book dummy of a work-in-progress, or up to 3 illustrations from your portfolio for discussion. 

 


Fee

The add-on fee for a roundtable is $60.

 

FAQs

Q: Can I sign up for both an agent roundtable and an editor roundtable?

A: No. They happen simultaneously during the conference.

 

Q: I am an author and illustrator. Can I sign up for one of each? 

A: Due to limited availability, attendees may select only ONE round table in total. In other words, you cannot attend an Author round table AND an Illustrator round table. We want as many attendees as possible to enjoy this unique opportunity. 

 

Q: What is happening during the Roundtables for people who don’t sign up? What will I miss if I sign up?

A: Please be aware that other breakout sessions, potentially covering topics that may be of interest to you, will be happening at the same time as the roundtables.