What you get: Two critiques: from an editor, art director, keynote speaker, or agent. (Participants are guaranteed that at least one will involve an editor, agent, or art director.) A fly-on-the-wall view of your peers’ critiques. 4.5 hours of fun.
How it works: You and a small group of fellow authors share a table. You read 500 words, or share 5 illustrations, and receive feedback from your faculty member. You also get to listen in on other people’s critiques, vastly enriching your learning experience. You'll not only learn from the faculty feedback on other's work, you'll also get a good sense of what editors and agents typically look for when they're reading submissions -- and deciding whether to read on or not. Each participant will have two 10-minute critiques, one during each roundtable. You can bring two different projects if you like.
When: Friday, April 19, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., after the morning master classes. This special pre-conference event is available for an additional $75 fee. Patterned after similar roundtable critiques at the SCBWI International conference in New York, it replaces the manuscript and art sample consultations we've offered in the past.
Registration is now open for SCBWI members, who should have received an emailed invitation; we'll add the link here shortly when registration also opens for non-members.