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DAY TWO | of the Two Day Workshop with Candlewick Editor Carter Hasegawa

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Date(s) - 05/23/2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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DAY TWO | WORKSHOP WITH Candlewick Editor CARTER HASEGAWA
An in depth look at the picture book publishing process with Candlewick Editor Carter Hasegawa

The Intensive is for SCBWI PAL Members, already published, and advanced writers &/or illustrators WITH a completed picture book manuscript, dummy or portfolio (limited to 12 participants). The Day 1 Workshop is highly recommended for those interested in the crafting your best manuscript for submission.

Registration/Critique Submission Deadline 
May 6th, 2021 (11:59 PM) Full refunds can be given until the deadline. Due to the format of the class there can be NO refunds after deadline, no exceptions. Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.

Cost (includes a critique)
$50 SCBWI Member
$75 Non-Member

Prerequisites & Requirements
1) must follow the submission guidelines (listed below)
2) participate in the roundtable critique (details listed below)

Registration Deadline
May 6, 2021

Carter Hasegawa is an editor at Candlewick Press. Last September, he celebrated his 10th anniversary with Candlewick. He also works part-time as a wedding photographer with Long River Photo.

Some of his favorite, non-Candlewick books include: The Notorious Benedict Arnold; Jellicoe Road; Clementine; Ender’s Game; Frindle; Maniac Magee; Three Times Lucky; the Elephant & Piggie books; George and Martha; Good Night, Gorilla; and many, MANY others. Basically anything that has a great voice, is a good story, and is “unputdownable.” He lives in Boston with his wife and infant son.

Acquiring: All ages, especially stories featuring characters outside the mainstream, stories of friendships, families, new experiences, and heroic adventures.

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Morning Session
9:00-10:30, How it’s made: the picture book edition: I’ll do my best to demystify the publishing process, while using my experiences editing picture books at Candlewick Press as an example (and what I look for in a potential acquisition).

10:30-12:00, The surprising life of a query letter: From “elevator pitches” to “comp titles,” the idea of querying can fill even the most-seasoned author with anxiety and dread. But fear not! We will demystify the query letter so that in no time you’ll be pitching your project to agents and editors like a boss. Learn the ins and outs of writing a query letter, but most importantly, see how editors pitch your project to their in-house sales and marketing teams.

12:00-1:00 Break for Lunch

Afternoon Session
1:00-3:00, Roundtable Critique: A roundtable critique is a great format because attendees will learn from feedback shared by Carter as well as other attendees. The format does require attendees to be comfortable receiving AND giving considerate and helpful feedback in group setting. The goal will be to highlight submission strengths as well as to locate areas requiring attention to best facilitate the revision process. Manuscripts must be submitted by May 6th, 2021, see below for details.

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Roundtable Critique (included in cost)
Each submission will receive live feedback during the Roundtable Critique from Carter and other attendees.

You may submit ONE of the following for a critique:

a) Picture Book Manuscript

b) Picture Book Dummy

c) Picture Book Illustration Portfolio

Submission Guidelines
– submissions must be digital (.PDF or .DOC)
– submissions accepted between May 1st and May 6th
– submission upload link will be emailed to you on or before May 1st
– incorrectly formatted submissions will not be accepted (notification of acceptance/rejection within 24 hours of receipt)
– No submissions accepted after May 6th (i.e. do not wait until the last day if you have concerns about formatting).
– You may not attend the masterclass without a submission. No exceptions, no refunds.

Formatting Instructions (Minimum requirements listed below. SCBWI The BOOK, provides additional guidance, if needed.)

MANUSCRIPTS (word count: approx. 500 words)
– page setup: 8½  x 11 inches
– typeface: 12-point Arial or Times New Roman
– double space text
– pages should be numbered consecutively
– 1-inch or 1.25-inch margins on each side of the page

DUMMIES (page count: approx. 32-48 pages)
–page setup: 8½  x 11 inches (vertical or horizontal)
– dummy format: 1 page OR 1 spread per 8½  x 11 inch page
– include black-and-white sketches with text and up to three finished illustrations

PORTFOLIOS (number of illustrations: 7-10)
– page setup: 8½  x 11 inches (vertical or horizontal)
– include title page with contact information and website
– one illustration per page, include name on each page
– no more than 10 illustrations

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