Critiques to be returned on or about Sunday, April 23, 2023. Please review this feedback prior to your in-person critique session at the retreat.
This is a peer-to-peer critique session where you will receive feedback on your manuscript and offer others feedback on theirs. If you choose to participate in this option, please follow the submission instructions below. After you submit your manuscript, you will receive an email from Heather with further instructions.
Deadline: Send your manuscript to Heather, scbwiEPAcgc@gmail.com, by midnight Sunday, 4/16/23. Please put “CAT submission” in the subject line of your email
For Picture Book/Board Book (PB/BB): Please send entire manuscript and a 1-2 sentence pitch (in the same document)
For Chapter Book/Early Reader/Middle Grade/Young Adult:(CB/ER/MG/YA): Please send up to 5 pages of your manuscript and a one-paragraph synopsis (in the same document)
Format: 12-point, Times New Roman, double-spaced, 1-inch margins; on the first page, include your name, email, and category/genre; on subsequent pages, include page numbers and last name; save as a Word doc or PDF as follows: PocCAT23_CATEGORY_YourLastName_TITLE OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT. For example, if Heather Stigall was sending a picture book, she would save her document as follows: PocCAT23_PB_Stigall_THREE LITTLE WIGS
Illustrator Portfolio Peer-to-Peer Critique Session (Free with registration)
This is a peer-to-peer critique session where you can get feedback on your portfolio and offer others feedback on theirs.
Deadline: Deadline TBD
Art Director Assignment: Create a character and show them in a setting that tells a story about the character. When the viewer sees the piece, we need to be able to say a few things about the character’s personalities or their environments.
We regret we may not be able to use all submissions due to time constraints but we will try to accommodate a variety of genres.
- a one-page query letter (max 250 words)
- the first 250 words of your manuscript
- a one-page synopsis (max 250 words)