PB Dummy Reviews

Attendees may add one individual meeting with a faculty member—subject to availability.

Time allotment for individual meetings has been increased to 20 minutes.

Deadline to Register and Submit: July 25, 2024


  • Prepare a multipage PDF of your sketched book dummy (32 - 40 page layout)
  • One PDF file, only
  • Label your filename with your last name, title, the faculty's last name: E.g. LastName_Title_Faculty.pdf

PRO TIP: The faculty member will be critiquing the file you submit, so if you make changes to your file after submitting, they will no longer have the most updated version. These faculty spend time critiquing the version they have, so submit your FINALIZED version and do not make additional changes to your dummy after you submit it. Wait for faculty feedback and then make changes, that way you can incorporate their feedback into your revisions.

Submitting Your PB Dummy

Submission Window

Thursday, July 18, 2024 – Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET

Submission Requirements

  • After registering for a PB Dummy Review, email Ashley Belote to request a private Dropbox link for your upload.
  • Do not email your materials.
  • Include: Name (MUST match the name on your registration), Faculty Name, Type of Meeting: PB DUMMY REVIEW


After Critique Registration closes (July 25th), you will receive a link via email to schedule your session. Critiques/Reviews will be held Friday, Sept 20th, 1:30 pm – 5:10 pm. Check in at the Critique/Review desk 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Zoom critiques/reviews will occur the week of Sept 9th.

  • Sessions are booked back to back—if you are late, your session will still end on time.
  • Missed appointments cannot be rescheduled.
  • Because we have guaranteed your payment to our faculty, missed appointments cannot be refunded.
  • Editors and agents provide submission opportunities to all attendees as part of this conference. Do not ask an editor or agent to take your full manuscript or to look at it during the conference.
  • Another attendee has paid for the appointment right after yours. Be considerate of this and exit the meeting when time is called.


Contact our Critique Inbox if you have any questions.

Feeling jittery? That’s totally normal. Check out Linda Sue Park’s advice on receiving critique.

NOTE: Critique faculty are only asked to respond to the SCBWI Gold Form questionnaire.

PB Dummy Review Faculty

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Alyssa Eisner Henkin

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Erin McGuire

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Kelly Delaney


Kirk Benshoff

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Nico Ore-Giron


Tracy Shaw

ZOOM PB Dummy Review Faculty


Christie Megill


Kelly Dyksterhouse


Sean McCarthy

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