Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: Picture Book Building Blocks with Agent Paige Terlip

Date(s) - 05/10/2021 - 05/15/2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm



Eastern PA SCBWI Proudly Presents



Picture Book Building Blocks

Webinar with Agent Paige Terlip



Monday May 10, 2021 at 7 PM EST


Registered participants will receive a Zoom link for the live webinar the morning of May 10th.

This webinar will be recorded. Registered participants will have access to

watch the recording for 30 days following the event.



Picture Book Building Blocks is designed to help writers construct stories by introducing tools to create a picture book blueprint, build a strong foundation, and frame their story.



Paige Terlip represents all categories of children’s books from picture books to young adult, as well as select adult fiction and nonfiction.


Across age categories, Paige is drawn to high concept novels with captivating hooks, snarky characters with hearts of gold, creative magic systems, complicated relationships, and found families. She loves well-plotted twists, being a little bit scared, and stories that explore the fluidity of gender and bring the queer experience to light. Regardless of genre, she is seeking inclusive, intersectional voices and gorgeous line-level writing with emotionally compelling narratives. She loves stories that make her feel a range of emotions, even if that means she ugly cries while reading. She wants a narrative that will stick with her long after reading.


Prior to becoming an Associate Agent, Paige was a Senior Assistant for Executive Agent Laura Rennert, and has been with ABLA since 2017. She comes to agenting with a background in marketing, design, and freelance editorial. She’s worked at Charlesbridge Publishing, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and a ranch in the Rockies. She has an MA in Children’s Literature and an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons University. If she’s not reading, you’ll find her practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, re-watching the Great British Baking Show, or hiking with her Husky-Shepherd mix. 


You can find her on Twitter (@pterlip) ( and Instagram (@pterlip) (


Registration for the webinar closes on May 9th at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link for the live webinar the morning of 5/10. 
This webinar will be recorded. Registered participants will have access to watch the recording for 30 days following the event.
 No refunds after April 30th. Refunds requested prior to May 1st are subject to a $10 cancellation fee.



A limited number of manuscript critique spots are available. If you registered for a critique with agent Laurel Symonds, we ask that you kindly allow other SCBWI members the opportunity to register for a critique with Paige Terlip. If there are still spots remaining on May 24th, we will contact you. Be aware all registered participants will receive an exclusive submission code from Paige Terlip following the event. 


Register now, and submit your manuscript for critique by 5/14/2021. ALL CRITIQUE SPOTS ARE NOW FULL.


Paige Terlip will critique picture book manuscripts only. Please follow all submission guidelines CAREFULLY!


PICTURE BOOKS: Send one picture book manuscript (up to 10 pages), plus a one or two sentence pitch. (Include pitch in same document.)  


FORMAT:  12pt font, double-spaced, one-inch margins, page numbers, and use .doc or .docx format. Include your name, email, and the genre on the first page of the submission, followed by your one or two sentence pitch.


SAVE YOUR FILE* as: MsCrit21_TERLIP_Your Last Name 

*Please replace “Your Last Name” with your last name. (Example, MsCrit21_TERLIP_Manning) 


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Email your submission to Virginia Law Manning, at by 11:59 PM EST May 14, 2021. Remember to follow all submission guidelines CAREFULLY!


Upon sending, writers will receive a confirmation. If you do not receive confirmation with 48 hours, contact Virginia. 


You will receive the written critique no later than June 28, 2021.


If you have any questions, please contact Virginia Law Manning at