Serious about improving your craft? SCBWI's regional events provide opportunities for professional growth and help you connect with a supportive, creative community.
Are you constantly second-guessing whether your picture book manuscript is ready for submission? Do you wish for a way to bring clarity to the age-old question, “Is it good enough to submit?” In this one-hour class, Dan Richards will cover six questions developed in partnership with his agent Ammi-Joan Paquette (Erin Murphy Literary Agency). These six questions throw back the veil on what agents and editors want, expose manuscript weaknesses before you make the mistake of submitting too soon, and demystify rejection letter double-speak (e.g. “too thin,” “too quiet,” “lacks break-out potential,” etc.). If you’ve been wishing for a more intentional way to evaluate your picture book manuscripts, this class is exactly what you’ve been looking for!
Save the date: January 24th 2024, 6:30 pm on ZOOM. You wrote a book. You created a portfolio. You joined SCBWI. Now what? Join your membership coordinator, Dolores Andral, to meet and discuss any burning questions.
For many authors and illustrators the necessity of marketing is an unwelcome and frustrating burden, eating up precious time and delivering unsatisfying results. Luckily, anyone can learn to make marketing work for them. Bonus: Storytellers have a natural head start! In this class we will explore: How to optimize marketing efforts via language tricks, framing, and behavioral science. How to create simple systems that take the guesswork out of marketing and leave you reassured, relaxed, and ready to focus on your real work. Come learn to make your marketing process easier, more fun, and more effective!