Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Professional Series “On The Road”- First Pages in White Plains

Date(s) - 06/11/2016
2:00 am - 4:00 pm

First Baptist Church of White Plains
456 North Street - White Plains, New York 10605

 June 11, 2016

First Pages

Submit your first page and hear what an editor and an agent sees in it.  Will they turn the page to read more or whill they seet it aside.

Bring 4 copies of your first page to see if an editor or an agent would turn the page.  Please do not put your name on the page, just the gendre – PB, MG, YA and if it's a specific theme (historic, sci fi, horror, romance) you might include that as well. Follow standard formatting: 1" margins all around, double spaced, Times New Roman font Size 12.  Picture Book writers: bring the full first page of your manuscript, not the first page of your picture book.  Registration will begin  April. 1.  Because the enrollment is very limited, this event is open only to SCBWI members.. Early registraion is advised.

Ginger Knowlton, Executive Vice President at Curtis Brown, Ltd. represents a diverse list of authors and illustrators of picture books, middle-grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction. Her client list includes new and emerging writers as well as Newbery Medalists, Newbery and Printz Honor winners, Edgar and Lambda winners, New York Times bestsellers, and a host of other talented clients. Ginger has served on the Board of Directors of both the Association of Authors’ Representatives in NYC and the Friends of the Library in her hometown in Westchester County.
Max Bisantz is an assistant editor at Penguin Young Readers with the Grosset & Dunlap, Price Stern Sloan, and Cartoon Network Books imprints. He edits young adult, middle grade, and picture books, including the Jack & Louisa series, Giada de Laurentiis’s Recipe for Adventure series, the Blacktop series, and A Season to Bee by fashion illustrator Carlos Aponte (Spring '17). Licensed work includes Cartoon Network’s Clarence and Disney Junior’s Octonauts and The Hive. He is an author for the New York Times best-selling Who Was…? series, a playwright, and a former entertainment reporter with New York Moves Magazine.

Event details: Doors open at 1:45. Seating is limited to the first 20 people. Late arrivals: if you are pre-registered and you have not checked in by 1:55pm, we reserve the right to assign your seat to someone else. Last minute changes: please check the calendar closer to the event in case of unforeseeable last minute changes. Refunds will only be considered 48 hrs prior to the event. A $3 processing fee will be applied.