Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar – “The Craft of Writing Historical Fiction” with Anna Myers

Date(s) - 07/22/2018
6:00 pm


Oklahoma SCBWI invites you to join us for a

Webinar with Anna Myers on “The Craft of Writing Historical Fiction”

Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM CST


Did you know that there are specific techniques for writing historical fiction? With over fifteen award-winning historical fiction novels, Anna will provide a wealth of knowledge.  For more information about Anna go to

Attendees will be able to view the recording for one month following the webinar.

Registration is now closed.

THE PROFESSIONAL CRITIQUES ARE SOLD OUT, but those who register will be able to submit to Jennie and Kelsey following the webinar. Submission instructions will be sent following the webinar.

If you got a critique spot all of the following will be due on June 28, 2018 with the critiques returned to the attendees by August 1, 2018:

  • The first ten pages of a manuscript, or
  • One full picture book manuscript, or
  • One full picture book dummy from an author/illustrator, or
  • A website portfolio address from an illustrator.

Professional critiques by:

Jennie Dunham – Literary Agent at Dunham Literary, Inc.

Jennie Dunham (AAR and SCBWI member) has been a literary agent in New York City since 1992. In August 2000 she founded Dunham Literary, Inc. Her clients have been New York Times bestsellers and have won awards such as Boston Globe Horn Book Honor, New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, the Charlotte Zolotow Award, and International Reading Association Award. Her agency represents children’s books for all ages from novelty and picture book through middle grade and young adult as well as literary fiction and non-fiction for adults.


Kelsey Murphy, Associate Editor, Balzer and Bray.

Kelsey joined Balzer + Bray in 2013 and edits picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction and non-fiction—including the YA sci-fi novel Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston, the YA contemporary realistic novel Scream All Night by Derek Milman, and I’m Tough! the latest picture book in Kate and Jim McMullan’s beloved vehicle series. Kelsey is interested in literary and commercial young adult and middle grade novels—particularly contemporary realistic, fantasy, LGBTQIA+ stories, classic-feeling middle grade, comedic, smart and silly picture books, and elevating diverse and underrepresented voices in children’s literature. She graduated from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Literature, Film Studies, and Theater History, and a minor in Creative Writing.