SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: Picture Books as Physical Objects with Agent Laurel Symonds

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/22/2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Category(ies)


 

Eastern PA SCBWI Proudly Presents

 

 

Picture Books as Physical Objects

Webinar with Laurel Symonds

 

 

Thursday April 22, 2021 at 7 PM EST

 

Registered participants will receive a Zoom link for the live webinar the morning of 4/22.

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

watch the recording for 30 days following the event.

 

The youngest of readers interact with picture books in very physical ways—and we’re not just talking about chewing the cardboard or ripping out pages! We’ll consider how interactive elements, line breaks, page turns, and other techniques enhance the reading experience, focusing on picture books for ages 4+.

 

 

Laurel Symonds launched as a literary agent at The Bent Agency in Fall 2018 after nearly a decade of experience in the publishing industry. She began her career in the editorial department of HarperCollins Children’s Books/Katherine Tegen Books in New York City and has also held positions in the marketing department at a small publishing house, in a library, and as a bookseller at one of the nation’s best independent bookstores. As a literary agent, she is seeking children’s fiction and nonfiction, from picture books to young adult, particularly focusing on voices that have previously been underrepresented and stories that have been overlooked. Her profile and submission guidelines are at  www.thebentagency.com and she can also be found online on Twitter and Instagram (@LaurelSymonds).

 

Follow this link to an interview with Laurel Symonds on the EPA SCBWI blog Eastern Penn Points. 

 

*Registration for the webinar closes on April 21st at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.   
Registered participants will receive a Zoom link for the live webinar the morning of 4/22.
This webinar will be recorded. Registered participants will have access to watch the recording for 30 days following the event.
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REGISTRATION FOR MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUES IS NOW FULL.

A limited number of manuscript critique spots are available. Register now; submit your manuscript for critique by 4/26/2021.

 

Please follow all submission guidelines CAREFULLY!

 

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

 

FOR CHAPTER BOOKS/MG/YA:  Send up to 10 pages of your manuscript, 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_SYMONDS_Your Last Name 

*Please replace “Your Last Name” with your last name. (Example, MsCrit21_Symonds_Stigall) 

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Email your submission to Heather Stigall, at SCBWIepaCGC@gmail.com by 11:59 PM EST April 26, 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 Heather.) 

 

You will receive the written critique no later than 6/4/2021.

 

No refunds after April 12th. Refunds requested prior to April 14th are subject to a $10 cancellation fee.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Stigall at SCBWIepaCGC@gmail.com. 

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