Eastern PA SCBWI

What's Happening


BIC-a-thon (Monthly)

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Zoom into Picture Books (Monthly)

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Wake-Up Write-In (Twice Monthly)


Peer Critique Open Mic Night

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Feb 5 & 29-Webinars: Meet the Agency with Greenhouse Literary

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Feb 18 Meet & Greet: Brandywine River Museum

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Apr 3-Webinar: Think Like an Agent with Kaitlyn Sanchez

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Apr 19-21: Pocono Retreat @The Highlights Foundation

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May & Aug-Two-step Critique (for illustrators)


To see each of the Save-the-Date listings, please use the arrows to scroll through the carousel below.

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Penn PALs Day

Join us for a virtual day especially for PALs and anyone with a title forthcoming. From book launch parties to promo videos, we'll talk all things marketing in the morning. Come back in the afternoon for a deep dive into school visits. A variety of marketing and school visit consultations will be available at an additional cost.

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First Page Center Stage--LIVE! in Lancaster

First Page Center Stage is back! And we're LIVE in Lancaster! You won't want to miss this day full of feedback. Come for the first page/first look sessions with the art director and editors, stay for the local agent workshops, and don't forget to take advantage of the critique and pitch opportunities while you're there. More information coming soon!

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Submission Shine 2025: Online Critique Intensive

So, you have a handful of manuscripts or illustration styles ready to query. Which one should you lead with? Is your other work strong enough to hook an agent if they request to see more? And what will an agent think about the variety of work you bring? Whether you have multiple submission-ready picture book manuscripts, write across age categories, have a variety of illustration pieces and illustrated works, or a combination of all of the above, Submission Shine is an opportunity to talk with one agent about four submission-ready works AND your writing/illustrating career as a whole. Plus, a webinar to help center your confidence as you begin querying AND additional feedback from a peer critique group of other Submission Shine participants.