Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

How do I get an agent or editor?

The best way to attract an agent or editor is to send a query letter to the person of your choice. Carefully read the submission instructions that agents and editors post on their website, or browse our comprehensive Market Survey (The Book, pg. 59) and Agents Directory (pg. 145). Learn the tastes and publishing patterns of specific industry professionals with Edited By (pg. 92) and Agented By (pg. 161). For a full list of vetted traditional publishers, browse the SCBWI List of PAL Publishers