Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators



Saturday, July 25, 2020

Stay at Home, Critique at Home




What is it? Virtual face-to-face critiques on Zoom (with written critique notes)

Who will critique? Our goal is to enlist a cadre of agents, acquiring editors, content editors, and art directors for this virtual, online event

Who’s it for? Current SCBWI Florida members

Cost? $65.00 per critique

(Critiques must be paid for and up to 10-pages of manuscript uploaded at the time of registration. Full submission details will be online in the near future.)

What categories for writers? Picture Book, Middle Grade/Chapter Book, Young Adult, Nonfiction

What categories for illustrators? Illustrator Portfolio, Picture Book Dummy, Graphic Novel, Online Illustrator Portfolio

How many critiques can I have? We expect to have 100 critique slots available, one critique per person

When can I sign up? Registration opens June 1, 9:00 a.m., and closes June 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. (Assigned time slot and Zoom instructions will be emailed in mid-July.)

When will critiques be given? Saturday, July 25, 2020—15-minute critiques to be assigned between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

What do I do until then?

1. Watch this video to see how you will register and upload your work starting June 1st

2. Go to to make sure your SCBWI membership is up-to-date.

3. Polish your manuscript or portfolio.

4. Review the submission guidelines HERE.

5. Review the list of agents and editors we have lined up so far HERE.

6. Get ready for a lollapalooza of an event!