Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Participants completed a six week course.

October 6-19: Story  In this section of the challenge participants took a critical look at our manuscripts to determine how they conform to generally accepted picture book criteria for plot and theme.

Monday, October 13, 9:00-10:30 pm (Eastern): Webinar with John Cusick, Greenhouse Literary Agency

October 20-November 2: Structure In this sesion challenge participants learned how to use a storyboard and dummy to refine the pace and flow on the text.

Tuesday, October 21, 9:00-10:30 pm (Eastern): Webinar with author/illustrator Joan Holub

November 3-16: Letting Go In this sesion In this section participatants learned how to anticipate and allow room for the illustrator's contribution to the picture book.

Tuesday, November 4, 9:00-10:30 pm (Eastern): Webinar with Sylvie Frank, Associate Editor, Paula Wiseman Books (Simon & Schuster)

Friday, November 21,  participants who successfully completed the Picture Book Dummy Challenge for Writers submitted manuscripts that  are now in the hands of the five agents who agreed to review and critique our writers' efforts.
Our thanks to the agents participating:
Deborah Warren, East/West Literary Agency
Kendra Marcus, BookStop Literary Agency
Christa Heschke, McIntosh & Otis
Emily Mitchell, Wernick & Pratt Agency
Susan Hawk, The Bent Agency