SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrator Day 2021

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/09/2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Category(ies)


 

Saturday, October 9th

with Author/Illustrator, Kate Garchinsky 

Book Designer, Taylor Abatiell at Penguin Workshop

Associate Editor, Kandace Coston at Lee & Low Books

Two Agents!!

Agent, Nicole Tugeau – T2 Agency

Agent, Chloë Morgan – Plum Pudding UK

Registration opens on June 14, 2021

View Agenda Here

 

Every year Illustrator Day is a special day dedicated to our illustration members, and 2021 is extra special because we have two agents joining us!  Hear presentations by author/illustrator Kate Garchinsky, Book Designer Taylor Abatiell, Editor Kandace Coston, and highly sought after agents Nicole Tugeau and Chloë Morgan. Whether you’re published or have just joined SCBWI, you don’t want to miss our annual event for illustrators.

Pick your level of commitment when you register. Join us for the faculty presentations, or go a step further and register for the Art Director Assignment to receive feedback on your work from Taylor Abatiell and Kandace Coston!

Need more? Register for a Zoom one-on-one portfolio, dummy, or manuscript critique with a publishing professional. Author-illustrator Kate Garchinsky, Book Designer Taylor Abatiell, Editor Kandace Coston, and Agents Nicole Tugeau and Chloë Morgan are excited to meet our illustrators and help you take your art, stories, and career to the next level!

Click here to read about our faculty

To take advantage of these opportunities, you need to register. Registration opens June 14th!

Scholarship Information

This year we will offer two BIPOC scholarship that will cover the cost of event registration, Art Director Assignment and (1)-one-on-one critique. Any current EPA SCBWI member may apply. To apply, please send an email to epa-ic@scbwi.org by September 24th with a link to a website that has examples of your illustrations and an explanation why you’re applying for the scholarship. Please email questions to the illustrator coordinator at epa-ic@scbwi.org.

Thanks to an anonymous donor we will also offer one additional scholarship that includes the Art Director Assignment and  (1)one-on-one critique to an unagented illustrator, either an EPA SCBWI member or someone outside of our EPA region who is a member of SCBWI. To apply, please send an email to epa-ic@scbwi.org by September 24th with a link to a website that has examples of your illustrations. Write unagented illustrator in the subject heading of your email. Please email questions to the illustrator coordinator at epa-ic@scbwi.org.

 


 

Event Cost

SCBWI members: $90; non-members: $100; student members: $72 (Pay with PayPal, credit card, or check.*)

(*If you’re mailing a check, please note your spot will not be reserved until payment is received. I recommend paying by PayPal or credit card to guarantee your spot.)

No refunds after September 24th. All refunds are subject to a $20 cancellation fee.

Optional Extras

Click here for the Art Director Assignment

Please read the instructions for the Art Director Assignment by following this link. Register online. Cost is $10. Complete your illustration at home by September 24th and send to Berrie – epa-ic@scbwi.org. Receive feedback from Designer Taylor Abatiell or Editor Kandace Coston in an open format at the meeting. (Feedback provided orally in front of all attendees.)  Label your jpgs as follows: Subject Name_Your name_1.jpg, Subject Name_Your name_2.jpg, Subject Name_Your name_reference.jpg. Send your jpgs to Berrie – epa-ic@scbwi.org. (Example: HarveyWiley_Torgan-Randall_1.jpg)

One-on-One Critiques–Please only register for (one) one-on-one critique, either one portfolio critique or one manuscript/dummy critique. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for an additional critique, please email Berrie epa-ic@scbwi.org (subject line – Illustrator Day critique waiting list). Berrie will email you if a second critique opportunity becomes available before Illustrator Day.

Portfolio Review via Zoom link: Register online. Cost is $50. Portfolio critiques are 15 minutes long. Feedback to be provided orally. Please only register for (one) one-on-one critique, either one portfolio critique or one dummy/manuscript critique.

Portfolio:
Six or fewer portfolio-ready illustrations/sketches medium resolution JPG will be due by September 24th. Send your jpgs to Berrie – epa-ic@scbwi.org. Your name_Faculty name_1.jpg, etc. (Example: Torgan-Randall_Coston_1.jpg)

Manuscript Critique or Dummy Critique: Register online. Cost is $50. Manuscripts are due September 24th. Submission guidelines: 1″ margins all around. Double-space text. 12-pt Times New Roman font. 5-page maximum. Please include your last name and page number on every page. Save your file as “LastName_FirstName_Title of Manuscript.doc” or “LastName_FirstName_Title of Manuscript.docx” (Example: Torgan-Randall_Berrie_Hurry Up Oliver.doc). Manuscript critiques are 15 minutes long. Send a doc or pdf (for dummy) to Berrie – epa-ic@scbwi.org.

Please only register for (one) one-on-one critique, either one manuscript/dummy critique or one portfolio critique.

What to upload prior to the event:

  • A digital file of your completed “Art Director Assignment.” For the assignment instructions, please click on the sidebar link (next to the map at the top right of the event page).
  • Your manuscript or dummy if you’re registering for a one-on-one manuscript or dummy critique. See submissions guidelines above.
  • Your portfolio pieces: See submissions guidelines above.

If, after carefully reading the instructions, you still have questions, please contact Illustrator Coordinator, Berrie Torgan-Randall, at epa-ic@scbwi.org.

If you try to register for the assignment or a critique and registration is full, please add your name to the waiting list.

No refunds after September 24th, 2021. All refunds are subject to a $20 cancellation fee.

 

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