Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2016 Spring Conference OKC

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Date(s) - 04/16/2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Embassy Suites
1905 S. Meridian Ave - Oklahoma City, , OK 73108


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APRIL 16, 2016  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
OKC Embassy Suites Hotel
1815 South Meridian, Oklahoma City

3 Editors, 2 Agents, 1 Art Director
Sara Sargent 
Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books
Carter Hasegawa 
Associate editor at Candlewick Press
Karl Jones 
Associate Editor, Grosset & Dunlap/Price Stern Sloan/Cartoon Network Books, Penguin Young Readers
Jodell Sadler
Agent – Sadler Children's Literary
Vicki Selvaggio 
Associate Agent – Jennifer De Chiara Literary
Jason Hery 
Senior Designer (AND illustrator) at Dial Books For Young Readers



Manuscripts Critiques65 slots for written critiques from an editor or agent. Manuscripts of ten pages or less are sent in advance and returned at the end of the conference.

Pitches: The first 20 people who register and sign up for a pitch will have a private ten-minute agent session. Be prepared to have a conversation based on a forty-word pitch.

Portfolio Critiques: An illustrator professional will conduct ten paid art critiques during the conference.  We encourage all illustrators to display their portfolio for conference viewing. Illustrators do not have to pay for a critique to display their portfolios.

Saturday night supper @ On The Border (first 50 people)

CONFERENCE PAYMENTSThose paying by check may pay in full or in two parts.  The first half is due on registration. Second half must be paid by April 2nd.
Download registration form to pay by check

Questions – Contact Helen Dunlap Newton