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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check my registration confirmation?

You can confirm registration by viewing details under Member Home > Events.

How do I add a critique or Portfolio Showcase after I’ve registered?

The critique and Portfolio Showcase deadlines have passed.

What is the MayFest Schedule on May 4?

(All Times are Pacific Time)

9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome

9:15-10:15 a.m. Keynote: Matthew Cordell, Award-Winning Author/Illustrator

10:15-10:25 a.m. Break

10:25-11:25 a.m. Editor Hour

Carolina Ortiz, Editor, HarperCollins Children’s

Dainese Santos, Associate Editor, Simon & Schuster

Nick Thomas, Executive Editor, Levine Querido

11:25-11:35 a.m. Break

11:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Agent Hour

Patrice Caldwell, Literary Director and Literary Agent, New Leaf Literary & Media

Sarah Gerton, Associate Literary Agent and Subrights Associate, at New Leaf Literary & Media

Amy Thrall Flynn, Senior Agent, Aevitas Creative Management

12:45-1:15 p.m. Showcase Slideshow & Awards & Thank You to Faculty and Volunteers

2:00-5:00 p.m. Optional 15-minute Critiques

Where do I find the Zoom links?

Links to all your sessions will be accessible by clicking the Events icon on your Member Home page. The links will be under Meeting Info buttons. Also, we will be emailing everyone the links on the Thursday prior to MayFest.

What is the cancellation policy?

Full refunds for a MayFest ticket (minus a $20 cancellation fee) are given until midnight (PT), April 26th

There are NO refunds for Critiques or Portfolio Showcase as these fees go directly to the faculty. 

To request a refund: Please email Debra Schmidt at: sandiego-ra2@scbwi.org or Linda Gorsline at: sandiego-ra@scbwi.org.

What if I have additional questions?

Please do not use the "Help" button! Instead, email Deb Snyder at: sandiego-ara@scbwi.org or Jennifer Haymore at: sandiego-ara2@scbwi.org for all conference inquiries in order to get a faster response. Thank you for your patience.