SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Ready, Set, Critique!

We have an exciting event in store for SCBWI members! 

What: Ready, Set, Critique! is an opportunity for you to have your work critiqued by an industry professional.

Who: We are recruiting a fabulous list of agents, editors, and art directors ready to give you feedback on your work. A list of faculty will be available soon, so keep checking back!

When: April 16-18, 2021

Where: Online via Zoom

How: You will have a 15-minute face-to-face meeting with your critiquer; time slots will be determined at registration.

Why: Critiques provide critical feedback on your work. They help you figure out what’s working well and identify areas where you could improve—and often give you ideas for how to go about making those changes.

Now what? 

1. Put Ready, Set, Critique! on your calendar. Although your critique will be a 15-minute time block, you won’t know the exact time until February, so make room for any possible time on your calendar now.

2. Polish your work. Writers will be submitting up to ten pages of a manuscript; illustrators can submit their portfolio or a picture book dummy. You will have one chance to submit your work for critique, so make it your very best—this is not the time for first drafts!

3. If you’re a member of the Nebraska region, attend Boot Camp in January and February to help you make your submission shine.

4. Register! Registration will open February 1, 2021 and will remain open until February 28 or all available spots fill. You may register for only one critique.

Questions?

Let us know. Email Alison at nebraska-ra@scbwi.org for more info.