Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Falling Leaves 2018 Masterclass Retreat

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Date(s) - 10/26/2018 - 10/28/2018
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Silver Bay YMCA
87 Silver Bay Road - Silver Bay, New York 12874


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This annual masterclass retreat provides attendees with a one-on-one critique with one of our faculty editors, group critique opportunities and faculty-led evening workshops at beautiful Silver Bay YMCA on Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

We are very happy to announce our amazing faculty line-up for Falling Leaves 2018!

Erika Turner — Editorial Project Manager for Kwame Alexander’s new HMH imprint Versify
Tiffany Liao — Editor, Holt
Kelly Loughman – Editor, Holiday House
Kelsey Horton – Associate Editor, Delecorte
Elise Howard – Editor and Publisher, Algonquin Books for Young Readers

Our 2018 theme is MG and YA Fiction and Nonfiction.

Applications accepted June 5, 2018 – August 1, 2018

Registration fee $250 for members/ $300 for non members. Room and board at Silver Bay are additional.

Here are the steps for applying for this retreat:

  1. Complete this registration form.
  2. Submit 20 pages of a fiction or nonfiction MG or YA manuscript for critique (double-spaced)
  3. You will be notified of acceptance by September 1st. If accepted an invoice will be sent to you with payment instructions.
  4. Upon receipt of your registration fee you will be required to book your room at Silver Bay.