Pitch Package Critiques

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

Submission Guidelines

Include up to 5 pages of materials

File Format

  • Only submit one document.
  • Word.docx files only
  • Label your file with your last name, title, and faculty's last name: E.g. LastName_Title_Faculty.docx

Submission Window

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

Submission Requirements

  • Submit to: scbwiccritiques@gmail.com
  • Subject Line: Last Name_Title_Faculty
  • Attach your Word.docx document as a separate file to your email. Do not paste your materials into your email!
  • Include in your email: Name (MUST match the name on your registration), Faculty Name, Type of Meeting: PITCH PACKAGE CRITIQUE


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 be held 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.

Pitch Package Critique Faculty

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Alex Aceves

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Alyssa Eisner Henkin

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Kelly Delaney

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Nico Ore-Giron

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Sophia Ramos

ZOOM Pitch Package Critique Faculty


Christie Megill

PB, Chapter Book, Early Reader, Nonfiction


Kelly Dyksterhouse

PB, MG, YA, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel, Novel in Verse


Sean McCarthy

PB, Chapter Book, Early Reader, MG, Nonfiction, Novel in Verse

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