Round Tables

Round Table Information

What is a Round Table?

A Round Table session is an excellent way to get feedback on your work, and also learn from hearing what the editors or agents think about other people's work, too. Each Round Table includes an industry professional, either an editor, agent, or art director.


How Does A Round Table Work?

All Round Table pages will be read aloud by a volunteer reader followed by feedback from the editor/agent and fellow authors and/or illustrators at the table. Each person has approximately 10 minutes of feedback time including the reading. If there is time leftover at the end of your table's critiques, attendees may use that time to ask the editor or agent questions. You will be assigned a table based on the category you pick during registration. The round tables are optional!


What Writers Should Bring

Bring 9 copies with 500 words of a single manuscript with you. Put your name on the paper, include a title and indicate the genre (picture book, chapter book, middle grade, young adult, non-fiction, graphic novel). Use standard manuscript formatting. You can see these formatting guidelines in the pdf below.


What Illustrators Should Bring

Bring one piece of art to display to the art director and your fellow tablemates. The art director will provide feedback followed by fellow illustrators at the table, if time allows. If there is time left over at the end of your table's critiques, attendees may use that time to ask the art director questions.

Download this Information Here!