Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

How to Get There: A Q&A session with a Successfully Published Author and Author/Illustrator

Date(s) - 06/07/2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


 Webinar: A Q&A session with a Successfully Published Author and Author/Illustrator
 90 minute Webinar

Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM Eastern/3:00 PM Central/2:00 PM Mountain/1:00 PM Pacific

Registration to view webinar live and access recording: SCBWI Members: $15; Non-members: $25
Registration to access recording only: SCBWI Members: $15; Non-members: $25

Please note: there are a limited number of tickets available to view the webinar live. If you know that you will only be viewing the recording, then please choose the recording-only ticket. 

Optional written critiques following webinar: 

  • Query letter or first page critique: $25.00
  • Synopsis critique: $50
  • Manuscript critique (up to 10 pages), Portfolio review, or Dummy critique: $70.00

About the webinar:

Manuscripts and dummies and queries, oh my! Get answers to your questions about writing and illustrating for children, submissions, agents, royalties, promotion, and more from SCBWI MD/DE/WV Co-Regional Advisors Rebecca Evans and Kathy MacMillan. You bring the questions; they’ll bring their combined 30 years of experience in the publishing world working in fiction and nonfiction books for children, teens, and adults, small presses, large presses, illustration, book packagers, work for hire, self-publishing, and more!


About the presenters:

Rebecca Evans is an award winning author/illustrator who grew up near Buffalo New York in a family chock full of musicians, artists, and crazy people with a love for life. She has published more than 20 books for children including: non-fiction illustration (Finding the Speed of Light: The 1676 Discovery that Dazzled the World), fiction illustration (Is 2 a Lot: An Adventure With Numbers), fiction author (If You Ever Meet a Skeleton), historical fiction (Someday I’ll Fly). She has worked with small and large presses, hybrid publishers and self-publishers as well as being a regular speaker at schools, and conferences and offering critiques. Rebecca is represented by Essie White at Storm Literary and is Co-Regional Advisor for the MD/DE/WV SCBWI. You can view her work at Critiquing: Query letters for picture books and graphic novels; Picture book manuscripts – fiction; Graphic novels; Graphic novel dummy; Picture book dummy; Illustrator portfolio review.

Kathy MacMillan is an author, American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, storyteller, and avowed Hufflepuff. She has published 18 books for children, teens, and adults, including picture books (the Little Hands Signings series and The Runaway Shirt from Familius Press); children’s nonfiction (She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, Familius Press), young adult (Compton Crook Award Finalist Sword and Verse and Dagger and Coin, HarperTeen), and adult nonfiction (Little Hands and Big Hands, Huron Street Press, as well as multiple books for ALA Editions).  She has worked with book packagers (including the Chronicles of Cavallon series for Working Partners under the pen name Kim Forester) and work for hire, in addition to publishing with both small and large presses. Kathy is represented by Steven Malk of Writers House. She serves as the co-Regional Advisor for the MD/DE/WV Region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She offers critiquing services and resources for writers at Critiquing: Query letters, synopsis, and manuscript pages for the following categories: Picture book manuscript – fiction; Picture book manuscript – nonfiction; Early reader/chapter book fiction; Early reader/chapter book nonfiction; Middle grade fiction; Middle grade nonfiction; Young adult fiction; Young adult nonfiction; Informational fiction.



To register, fill out the form below. SCBWI members MUST be logged in to get the discounted rate. Registration for the live event will close on June 6.  Registration for recording access will close on June 7.

If you do not see an option to register for the live webinar below, that means this ticket is sold out. You may still register to receive recording access. The recording of the webinar will be available for 30 days after the live event. The recording will be for registered attendees only, so if you can’t make the live event, you can register to view the recording.

Access information for the live webinar will be sent on the morning of the webinar and access information on the recording will be sent out the following day.

Those who select add-on critiques must submit their critique material by June 14, 2020. Detailed submission instructions will be sent out following the live webinar to those who register for this option. You do not need to submit anything now.

Payment options:
-Online with a credit card (processed through PayPal, no account required)

-Online with a PayPal account balance