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Critique Carousel

Sep 18, 2023 - Oct 02, 2023

Online event

Want the opportunity to put your manuscript in the hands of an acquiring agent or editor? Then SCBWI-MI's Critique Carousel event is for you!


We have partnered with spectacular acquiring agents, editors, and one art director who will critique:

Picture books (fiction and nonfiction)

Chapter books (fiction and nonfiction)

Middle grade (fiction and nonfiction)

YA (fiction and nonfiction)

Graphic novels (fiction and nonfiction)

Picture book dummies


Up to 10 critiques per agent/editor/art director (some offering more), first come, first served. One critique may be purchased per Michigan-SCBWI member (This event may open up to other regions for the last few days of the event)

Each agent/editor will be open to queries from the people they critique for up to six months (submission instructions are provided post- critique).


Critique Carousel registration opens to SCBWI-MI members at 7:00 p.m. September 18th, 2023. It opens to all regions on September 26th at 7:00 am.

It will close at 11:00 p.m. October 2nd, 2023.

One critique per person when registration opens.

The link to register will be found HERE on September 18th, 2023. You do not need to register through this event page. ***** Due to an issue with the SCBWI-MI website, there was a delay in linking the registration site to this page. The link was sent via email and is on the Michkids Listserv. We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration.

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Submission Instructions

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E&I Scholarship

Check out our incredible Critique Carousel faculty and their manuscript wish lists!

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Jane Chun

Agent at Transatlantic Literary Agency

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Karly Dizon

Agent at Fuze Literary Agency

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Christy Hale

Author/Illustrator/Art Director

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Daniele Hunter

Junior Agent at McIntosh & Otis

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Elizabeth Law

Senior Editor, Holiday House Books

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Taj McCoy

Agent at Rees Literary Agency

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Stefanie Molina

Agent at Ladderbird Literary Agency

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Lynette Novak

Agent at the Seymour Agency

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Sera Rivers

Agent at Speilburg Literary Agency

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Sarah Rockett

Editor for CLPG imprints, Sleeping Bear Press and Tilbury House