SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

PANEL DISCUSSION WEBINAR: An Agent & Author’s Perspective on Writing for Very Young Children

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/25/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Category(ies)


An Agent & Author’s Perspective on Writing for Very Young Children

with literary agent Tricia Lawrence & author Annie Bailey

Monday, October 25, 2021 @7:00pm EST

(Lecture recording will be available for all participants registered before the event.)


During this webinar, Senior Literary Agent Tricia Lawrence and Author Annie Bailey will share their experiences and things to consider when writing and selling books for very young children. This moderated discussion will include information about both board books and picture books.

A limited number of written critiques are available.


CRITIQUES: (at additional cost of $50) Submissions are due on or before Friday, October 29, 2021. For board books & picture books, send one full manuscript plus a 2-3 sentence pitch in the same document. Format your work in 12 point font, with one-inch margins, and double spacing.

⇒Please include your name on every page of your work as a header or a footer, as well as identifying information on page one: first & last name, email address, title, genre.

⇒Please SAVE YOUR FILE as Webinar Faculty Last Name_Your Last Name_TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT as a PDF or DOC or DOCx.

    Example: Bailey_Strocchia_PURPLE CARROTS

⇒Then send your file to Kristen at epa-ara@scbwi.org. The subject should read: Webinar Faculty Last Name_Your Last Name_TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT (same as saved file name).


Get to know your instructors:

 

Annie Bailey is a children’s author, songwriter, and mom to four boys. She loves laughing, reading, playing the piano, soccer, biking and baking. Doubleday Books for Young Readers will release Annie’s first board books, 10 LITTLE TRACTORS and 10 LITTLE EXCAVATORS, in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. Abrams Appleseed will release her first picture book, MUD!, in Spring 2022. She has also released a children’s album titled THERE IS JOY. Annie served on the 2015 and 2016 Best in Rhyme Award committee and currently enjoys serving as the Regional Advisor for the SCBWI Utah/Southern Idaho region. Annie lives in rural Idaho in a renovated farmhouse complete with her very own train car. (Which, of course, has time traveling capabilities.) Visit Annie at anniebailey.com or on FacebookTwitter & Instagram @byanniebailey.

 

 

Tricia is the “Pacific Northwest branch” of EMLA—born and raised in Oregon, and now lives in Seattle. With over 26 years of working as a developmental and production-based editor (from kids books to college textbooks, but mostly college textbooks), she joined the EMLA team in March 2011 as a social media strategist.

As agent, Tricia represents picture books/chapter books that look at the world in a unique and unusual way, with characters that are alive both on and off the page, and middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction that offers strong worldbuilding, wounded narrators, and stories that grab a reader and won’t let go.

Tricia loves hiking, camping out in the woods, and collecting rocks. She loves BBC America and anything British. She has way too many books and not enough bookshelves.

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