Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Virtual Meet and Pitch

Date(s) - 03/23/2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get ready for the next Meet & Pitch event with Dana Chidiac, Senior Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers! Learn more about Dana, Holt/Macmillan, and get feedback on your pitch.

Thursday, March 23rd, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Central Time. (You can check the time in your time zone here.) The 90-minute format will provide an introduction to Dana and Henry Holt, Dana’s manuscript wishlist, Q&A, and a pitch session with participants.

Dana Chidiac is a senior editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, where she acquires picture books, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels. Learn more about the kinds of manuscripts Dana hopes to see:

FEE: $15 (SCBWI Alaska, Hawaii, Nebraska, Nevada, and Brazos Valley members only)

A limited number of 10-page critiques will be available after the live event for an additional cost of $55.

Because this event will be recorded and made available for one week after the live event, refunds are not available.

To access registration, you need the password that has been emailed to members of the Alaska, Hawaii, Nebraska, Nevada, and Brazos Valley, TX regions. Only active members of these regions may register. (Meet & Pitch is a collaborative effort between these five small regions, so we can bring you exclusive opportunities to connect with industry professionals.) If you need the password, please check your email, including your spam folder. If you can’t find it, email

If you would like us to read your pitch or the first 150 words of your manuscript, email them to with the subject heading “Pitch for Dana Chidiac” by March 20th.

Pitches must be 50 words or less. We will choose as many as time permits.