Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Writers & Illustrators Day Manuscript Critiques

About Writers & Illustrators Day

Guidelines for Manuscript Critiques
Writers and Illustrators Day 2017

Conference attendees are invited to submit a manuscript of no more than 10 pages to be critiqued by one of our faculty members for a fee of $45 per manuscript. Your critique will be available for pick-up at the end of the event on Saturday, February 25. Please note that we can’t guarantee your manuscript will be returned with the critique.

Manuscripts (except full picture book dummies, which may be submitted as is) should be formatted as follows:

– 1-inch margin on all sides
– Times New Roman, 12-point font
– Double-spaced
– Header on every page including your last name and key word from title.
– Pages should be numbered.

Send your manuscript in an email with the subject line MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE to

In the body of your email, include:

– Your name
– Address
– Phone number
– Email address
– Title of your manuscript
– Indicate if manuscript is PB, MG or YA

Attach your manuscript to the email as a PDF file. For dummies, the file should be less than 25mb.

All manuscripts must be emailed by 11:59 pm December 30, 2016.