General Guidelines
to Prepare for Meetings

Adapted from 2014 SCBWI Summer Conference

  • Read books by our presenters.
  • Familiarize yourself with agent/editor websites. Read on-line interviews.
  • Come prepared with questions about featured books, about process and craft, about submission possibilities.
  • Take notes
  • After meetings, follow up: touch base with your new friends. Say thank you. 

Get started with these great websites and books!

The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)

We Need Diverse Books

Children’s Book Council (CBC)

Verla Kay

Harold Underdown

Casey McCormick’s Literary Rambles

Writers & Books

Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market book (current year)

Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul

Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

Story Genius by Lisa Cron

On Writing by Steven King