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2023 Extras

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Onsite Feedback Opportunities

2023 PWID Masthead image by Matt Atkins

1:1 Manuscript or Dummy Critique + Written Feedback: $85

10 minutes with industry professional /in-person/ written feedback

Uploads Due Oct 8th See Guidelines (select industry professional at registration.)


—Editor Kelly Delaney at Penguin Crown Books

—Editor Hannah Hill at Delacorte

— Agent D. Ann Williams at Emerald City Literary

—Agent Saritza Hernadez at Andrea Brown Literary Agency

1:1 Portfolio Review : $60

10 minutes with industry professional / in-person / no written feedback

See Guidelines for portfolio size limits and day-of drop-off instructions.

PROFESSIONALS (select at registration):

—Art Director Brian LaRossa at Scholastic

—Art Director Maryn Arreguin at Sourcebooks

—Author/Illustrator Adriana Bergstrom

Questions: Cedric Gliane


Round Table Critiques: $60

60 minutes Round Table Critique Session with 6 attendees & 1 Published and Listed professional per table. Bring copies of your first pages (500 words), first look, or dummy for critique with your selected author or author/illustrator. A great opportunity for feedback and camaraderie.


PAL ROUNDTABLE FACULTY (select professional at registration):


—Michael Leali

—Reese Eschmann

—Sarah Aronson

Picture Books:

—Alice McGinty

—Esther Hershenhorn

—Natasha Tarpley


—Doug Cenko

—Alex Willan

Questions: Jennifer Wagh or Cedric Gliane

Offsite Feedback Opportunities

Written Critiques: $60

Written Critique of Manuscript, Dummy, or Online Portfolio with Offsite Industry Professional


Editor Nicole Ellul at Simon & Schuster

Picture Books:

—Publisher Maria Dismondy at Cardinal Rule Press

—Editor Adam Blackman at Cardinal Rule Press

Dummies & Online Portfolios:

Art Director Karina Granda at Hachette Book Group

Questions: Cedric Gliane

Free Opportunities

NO ADDED FEE EXTRAS (Limited opportunities)

Contest Uploads Due Oct 8th, 11:59 PM CST | See Guidelines

Manuscript Contest Uploads (Winner Receives a 1:1 Critique)

Illustrator Contest Uploads (Winner Receives a 1:1 Critique)

Illustrator Portfolio Showcase | See Guidelines for dimensions. Day-of drop-off instructions provided in VIRTUAL FOLDER.


Illustrator Postcard Distribution to Faculty

For Member Illustrators: To ensure that attending faculty receives your sample postcards, we will prepare special packets for their folders. For mailing instructions see Guidelines.

Illustration Contest Prompt & Instructions

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