Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Fall Workshop: Chart Your Course to Success

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Date(s) - 10/25/2014
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

International School of Lausanne
Chemin de la Grangette 2 - Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, 1052


SCBWI Switzerland is hosting a workshop this fall called, "Chart Your Course to Success." This one-day event has two tracks: (1) for picture book writers and illustrators and (2) for middle grade and young adult writers.

Our workshop faculty are also offering critiques for participants. If you're interested in having your work critiqued, please register now for both the workshop and critique — space is limited!


Faculty Bios

Jude Evans is Publisher of Little Tiger Press.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA She publishes award-winning, best-selling picture, board and novelty books by internationally acclaimed authors and illustrators including Catherine Rayner, Tim Warnes, Jane Chapman, Steve Smallman, Tracey Corderoy, Claire Freedman and Emma Yarlett. Little Tiger specialise in nurturing new authors and illustrators to create their best work. They focus on books that will be commercially successful and creatively satisfying: books that will make children laugh, and think, and will build a lifelong love of reading.



Polly Nolan is a a literary agent at the Greenhouse Literary Agency. She looks after clients in Europe and all territories outside the US & Canada. She has worked in children's books for all of her adult life and has commissioned for the children's fiction lists at Orion, Oxford University Press, Scholastic (as Editorial Director) and Macmillan Children's Books (as Publishing Director). Authors commissioned and edited by her include Liz Pichon, Roddy Doyle, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Kevin Brooks, Elizabeth Laird and Andrew Lane. Polly represents all sorts of authors, from those writing picture books to those writing for young adults. What wins her over are terrific stories with protagonists she can really care about. At the moment, Polly is looking for stirring, original middle grade fiction – the books that will become the bestsellers of now and the classics of the future.



9:30 AM – 11:45: Morning Session

Lunch: On your own. This is a great time to talk shop with fellow attendees.

2 PM – 5:00 PM: Afternoon Session



SCBWI Members: CHF 75

SCBWI Members with Critique: CHF 110

Non-Members: CHF 100

Non-Members with Critique: CHF 145

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Writers may submit a maximum of 2 picture book manuscripts of up to 700 words each (in prose or rhyme) in a Word document. Illustrator art samples should be low res flattened images (no Photoshop layers), so the email is no bigger than 10MB, and should show multiple character sketches plus at least 2 full bleed spreads to give a good sense of the art style in full colour: up to a total of 30 images.

A whole book dummy/images is not necessary: if Jude likes the art or storyline and thinks it may suit the Little Tiger list she will ask to see the whole thing. The key thing is to give a good representation of the scope of your portfolio. Note: Critiques will take place via email after the conference to give you the opportunity to incorporate what you've learned into your submission.


Please prepare a short submission letter plus a synopsis of no more than one page plus the first chapter (no prologues) of your manuscript. All of the material in your critique packet should be double-spaced. Note: Critiques will take place via email after the conference to give you the opportunity to incorporate what you've learned into your submission.