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Date(s) - 06/09/2018 - 08/25/2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Branch
1901 Vine Street - Philadelphia, PA 19147


Novel Nuts & Bolts Round Table

3-Part Middle-Grade and YA Writer Event

with Literary Agent Linda Camacho of GALLT & ZACKER Literary Agency

Eastern PA SCBWI Sponsored Event

Back by popular demand, Novel Nuts & Bolts is a 3-part workshop that spans three months of intense work on your middle-grade or YA novel. Participants will meet at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Through Round Table format, writers will work on everything from preparing a pitch to polishing opening chapters.



Registration is limited to 12 SCBWI Members.

Must have a completed manuscript to apply.


*Day One (June 9, 2018): Introductions, pitch, and first pages round table
*Day Two (July 21, 2018): Review chapter by chapter outline, writer roundtable with first ten pages
*Day Three(August 25, 2018): Review synopsis and query, writer roundtable with revisions
*Topics at monthly meetings subject to change based on needs of the group
Linda Camacho was always a fan of escaping into a good book, so the fact that she gets to make it her career is still surreal. She graduated from Cornell with a B.S. in Communication and has seen many sides of the industry. She’s held various positions at Penguin Random House, Dorchester, Simon and Schuster, and Writers House literary agency until she ventured into agenting at Prospect. She’s done everything from foreign rights to editorial to marketing to operations, so it was amazing to see how all the departments worked together to bring books to life. Somewhere in between all that (and little sleep), Linda received her MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Now at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency, Linda continues to work with colleagues and clients who inspire her every day in both the children’s and adult categories.
Linda is especially interested in working on middle-grade and YA novels during this workshop.



Is Novel Nuts & Bolts for you? 

You must have a completed novel (unpublished), fiction or nonfiction, middle-grade or YA. 


Yes? Well then sign up today.

(Remember only 12 spots available.)

Submit a synopsis and the first 10 pages of your middle-grade or YA novel (12pt. font, 1 inch margins, double-spaced) to upon confirmation of your registration (due on or before May 20.) 

Use the subject line: Novel Nuts and Bolts 2018, Assignment #1

$225.00 SCBWI Member                  

$250.00  Non-SCBWI Member

Any questions? Contact Alison at