Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Perfect Pitch: Show Time

Date(s) - 10/15/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

You’ve learned how to pitch.

You’ve practiced and practiced.

Now it’s Show Time!

Join us Saturday, October 15 for Perfect Pitch: Show Time. 

Picture book pitch session 9-11 am  SOLD OUT

Novel pitch session 1-3 pm                                   

You will live pitch to agents and editors on zoom. If they choose yours, you get to submit to them. It’s that simple!

Registration opens September 10. You must register for this event.

Zoom links will be sent out in October along with your assigned time.

Registration opens September 10 at 9 am

SCBWI Members: $30     Nonmembers: $40

No refunds offered for this event! Don’t take a spot away from someone else – only register if you are ready to pitch your work, please!

You may only pitch one book per session. You can sign up to pitch a picture book and a novel, but each one costs $30/$40. You will be assigned a time during the block to pitch to all the faculty at once in small groups. After the event you will receive an email if your pitch was selected by a faculty member for submission. The Zoom link and your time will be sent a day before the event – no requesting specific times. If you are late, you forfeit your chance to pitch. No refunds will be given for missed times.

IF your pitch is selected, you will receive submission instructions from the interested faculty.

There is no guarantee your manuscript will be chosen during the pitch session. If it is requested, there is no guarantee the agent/editor will acquire your work.



Pitches should be short – around a minute for picture books, under 2 minutes for novels. This includes your introduction (Hello, my name is …).

Do not pitch incomplete work! If they are interested in your story, you need to be ready to submit.

If you are agented and only want to submit to the editors, let them know at the beginning.

It doesn’t have to be memorized, but you should have the basics down.

Practice. Practice out loud. Practice to your cat. Practice in the mirror. Practice!!

Read up on the faculty. Just because they request it doesn’t mean you have to submit if you feel it won’t be a good fit for you and your work.

Email Laura at for questions that aren’t answered above.

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SOLD OUT   Picture Book Pitch Panel  SOLD OUT


Sylvie Frank Sera Rivers Amy Stern Daria Harper
Executive Editor


Senior Literary Manager

Martin Literary & Media Management


Sheldon Fogelman Agency

Associate Editor

Chronicle Books


Shulokhana Khan Eve Adler Andy Lopez Soberano Danielle Collins
Editorial Assitant




Red Fox Literary

Editorial Assistant


Editorial Assistant

Beach Lane/Paula Wiseman Books

Novel Pitch Panel


Caitlyn Averett Sera Rivers Kaitlyn Sanchez Amy Stern
Assistant Editor

Little, Brown Books

for Young Readers

Senior Literary Manager

Martin Literary &

Media Management


Content Literary Agency


Sheldon Fogelman Agency


Jennifer Unter Jazmia Young Kelsey Horton Shulokhana Khan

The Unter Agency

Associate Agent

Curtis Brown, Ltd.

Senior Editor

Delacorte Books

Editorial Assistant

Scholastic Books