Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

FREE WEBINAR: Is your work is ready to submit to agents and editors?

Date(s) - 02/28/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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FREE WEBINAR: How do you know if your work is ready to submit to agents and editors? We all know that what an editor or agent looks for in a manuscript can be subjective, but are there concrete steps you can take to better prepare your first ten pages (and your entire manuscript) to increase the chances of finding representation and ultimately find a publisher for your book?

Aubrey Poole, a children’s book editor who has worked at Jabberwocky, Source Books, and Jimmy Patterson Books, will explain the fundamentals of getting your manuscript ready for submission. After she goes over the basics, we’ll dig into the details with a live 15 minute critique of the first 10 pages of a pre-published work. You will get an inside look into what editors look for in manuscripts they love and what are the red flags of a manuscript that is not quite ready for submission.

We’ll follow up with live Q&A where you can ask Aubrey your questions about getting your work submission ready.

***Even though the event is free, you still need to register to receive the Zoom link to the webinar.***

You will also have the opportunity to work with Aubrey on the first 10 pages of your novel or your picture book manuscript.

  • We have a limited amount of paid critique slots available.
  • Aubrey will work with writers on a first come first serve basis, so when you sign up and get your pages to her will determine the order and timeframe she will be able to give you your critique.
  • You will receive an email with editorial notes and you will have the opportunity to follow up in a ten minute phone call for clarification and follow up questions.

Critiques are $40.

This is an amazing opportunity to get experienced and professional feedback on your work before you submit or before you bring your work to a conference like the New England Conference in May or the New Jersey Conference in June.

Aubrey is a publishing professional with 9 years of experience acquiring, editing, and developing children’s and young adult projects. She worked with #1 bestselling author James Patterson and Albert Einstein’s intellectual estate to develop and publish the #1 New York Times bestselling Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment. As an Editor at JIMMY Books, her titles included the bestselling Pottymouth & Stoopid, Treasure Hunters and Crazy House series, as well as IndieNext pick and Seventeen Best YA Book of 2018 Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely and forthcoming Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy, which earned 3 starred reviews. She’s also acquired picture books like Jess Keating’s Shark Lady and Bill Cotter’s interactive Don’t Push the Button!