Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Program Information and Dates

Registration Opens

March 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM 

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Class Begins Tuesday, May 7, 7PM EST

  • Classes continue every Tuesday in May: 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th


Peer-to-Peer Discussions begin Thursday, May 9th

  • Discussions continue every Thursday in May: 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
  • Time slots assigned on first-come basis at registration


First Page Submissions due to Donna: May 24th by 5:00 PM 

  • Send to Donna Earnhardt at:
  • Submit file as Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • In E-mail Subject line: Name_Picture Book_First Page     i.e., Fannin_Picture Book_First Page
  • Label the file: Last Name_Picture Book_First Pages
  • To format your First Page see What is First Pages? 


Manuscripts submitted for critique due to Donna: May 31 by 5:00 PM 

  • Submit your Picture Books manuscript, up to 750 words as a word. docx
  • Send to Donna Earnhardt at:
  • In E-mail Subject Line: Name_Picture Book_Critique
  • Label file Last Name_Picture Book_Critique
  • Send as Docx file


First Pages Session with Sarah Jane Abbott: June 4th @ 7 PM and 8:15 PM

  • Time slot assigned at registration


Written Critiques returned via email by: June 20, 2019

Detailed instructions for both submission and classes will be sent upon acceptance into the program.