SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

“First Look” Writing and Illustration Guidelines

“FIRST LOOK” GUIDELINES

We will have a “First Look” Session at the Conference where a reader will read First Look Submissions to  Editor Grace Kendall, Agent Jennifer Laughran, and Art Director Laurent Linn. Illustration images will also be displayed. The submissions will be anonymous and can be submitted by anyone registered for the conference. No names will be given. The faculty will give impressions from hearing the readings and viewing the images. If you have a critique with any of the three, you should submit from another work.

PLEASE READ THESE GUIDELINES: 

WRITERS:

PAGE FORMAT: ONE PAGE 1” MARGINS 

GENRE LISTED IN UPPER RIGHT OF PAGE

Picture Book

Easy Reader Chapter Book

Middle Grade

Young Adult

WORDS: (OPENING LINES) MAXIMUM OF 200 WORDS. MUST END IN A COMPLETE SENTENCE SO ADJUST ENTRY ACCORDINGLY

ILLUSTRATORS:

One (1) JPG or PDF image, file size no larger that 5 MB.

SUBMISSION:

For writing – .doc, .docx or .pdf format or for an illustration .jpg or .pdf format – Email the Region Here by midnight FEBRUARY 28, 2019. Put FIRST LOOK in the subject line.

We WILL EXCLUDE submissions that fail to follow these guidelines.

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