Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Westchester First Pages

Date(s) - 05/13/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


May 13, 2017

Westchester First Pages

Bring your First Pages for an opportunity to be critiqued by an agent, Saba Sulaiman  (Talcott Notch Literary Services) and an editor, Kate Prosswimmer (Sourcebooks).

Saba Sulaiman is an agent at Talcott Notch Literary Services, boutique agency located in Milford, CT. She holds a BA from WellesleyCollege and an MA from the University of Chicago, where she studied modern Persian literature. She is building her Middle Grade and Young Adult lists, and is particularly (although not exclusively) interested in contemporary realistic stories. Being an immigrant who is constantly negotiating her own identity and sense of belonging in a place she now calls “home,” she is committed to highlighting more diverse voices with compelling stories to tell; stories that demonstrate the true range of perspectives that exist in this world, and address urgent and often underexplored issues in both fiction and non-fiction with veracity and heart. Follow her on Twitter @agentsaba

Kate Prosswimmer is an Associate Editor at Sourcebooks, where she has worked for three and a half years. She acquires across children’s fiction from picture books through young adult books. She’s had the privilege of working with some truly wonderful people, including Zoraida Cordova, author of  the critically acclaimed Brooklyn Brujas series; Jen Calonita, author of the wildly popular Fairy Tale Reform School series; and Wattpad superstar A.V. Geiger, author of the forthcoming title Follow Me Back (June 2017).

Bring 4 copies of your first page.  Do not put your name on it.  Have title, age group and word count on top  of a finished ms.  1 inch margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman Font, double spaced.  Picture book writers: Please bring first page of your manuscript and NOT the first page of your picture book.  Go to upcoming events tab for tickets.

First page submissions will be open to SCBWI members only due to limited reading time. Observer tickets open to SCbWI members and non members.