Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Perfect Pitch

Date(s) - 07/14/2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Two days only!

Sign up August 5 & 6 to watch the recordings and prepare for

Perfect Pitch: Show Time October 15


Perfect Pitch was a success – a big thank you to all who joined us,

especially Cindy and D. Ann.

Join us for our FREE Perfect Pitch: Practice Makes Perfect Zoom sessions

August 17 & September 10.

Links will be sent to all Perfect Pitch attendees automatically. There’s no need to sign up again.



Have you ever wondered how to compose the perfect pitch for your manuscript? What notes to hit, what tempo to follow, and when to let it rest? Learn how to conduct an elevator pitch at our online workshop on July 14 at 7 pm PDT.

Join agent D. Ann Williams and author & Pitch Wars mentor Cindy Baldwin as they teach you how to craft the perfect pitch for your picture book, nonfiction, or novel manuscript. The class will include time to work on your own pitch and get feedback.

Can’t make it that night? Can’t decide between our fantastic faculty? That’s okay! These sessions will be recorded and both sessions will be available to view for one month to all registered participants.

Registration opens June 4. You must register for this event to attend or watch the recording. Zoom links will be sent out the night before the event.

SCBWI Members: $10

Nonmembers: $15

BONUS: Every registered attendee will be sorted into a pitch critique group so you can meet on your own and practice your pitches. And you WILL want to practice until your pitch is perfect in case (hint hint, October 15th) you get the opportunity to pitch to agents and editors in the near future.

Cindy Baldwin – Novel Pitches

Cindy Baldwin the award-winning author of Where the Watermelons GrowBeginners Welcome, and The Stars of Whistling Ridge. She is a disabled activist and We Need Diverse Books and Pitch Wars mentor. She lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.


D. Ann Williams – Picture Books & Nonfiction Pitches

D. Ann Williams (she/they) is an Associate Agent at Emerald City Literary Agency, a writer, a freelance editor with 10+ years of experience, and a past writing coach for WNDB, Black Creatives Revision Workshop. She has worked with all big 5 publishers, medium-sized and indie publishers, and self-published authors on a variety of adult and kidlit. They are a member of Sisters in Crime, SCBWI, and Crime Writers of Color. Winner of the 2021 Sisters in Crime Eleanor Taylor Bland Award and a 2021 Voodoonauts Fellow, she loves all things mystery and spec.