Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

WEBINAR: Polish and Shine: Creating a Submission-Ready Manuscript

Date(s) - 30/05/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


You’ve written your manuscript. You’ve revised it. Just one more revision pass and you’ll be ready to submit it to agents and/or publishers.

How should you approach your manuscript in that final round of revision? What should you focus on?

Join author and playwright Angela Cerrito as she shares specific exercises and techniques that will help you in the final stages of polishing your manuscript.

Participants will receive three sets of exercises via email in March, April and May, to enable them to start working with their projects prior to the Europolitan conference May 4-5, 2019, and the webinar on May 30th. They will also have the (optional) opportunity to share the results of their revision exercises with Angela and as examples in the webinar itself.

Sign up for this webinar (and pre-webinar exercises) to make sure your manuscript shines when it is submitted.


Q: I’m not attending the Europolitan conference. Can I still participate in the webinar & pre-webinar exercises? A: Yes! Anyone with a project to revise, from picture books through young adult, is welcome to participate!

Q: It’s already May and I’ve missed the March and April pre-webinar exercises. Can I still sign up for the webinar? A: Yes! All of the exercises that have been sent previously will be sent to all new registrants following their registration for the webinar.

Q: I can’t participate in the webinar at the scheduled time. Will it be recorded? A: The webinar will be recorded and remain available for viewing to all registrants for two weeks following the webinar.

About the Presenter:

Angela Cerrito is an author and a playwright. Her latest novel, The Safest Lie, was named a Best Book by The Guardian, an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and a Notable Social Studies Book for Young People. Angela has moderated panels at The Frankfurt Book Fair, presented at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and taught workshops for Write Club, local SCBWI chapters, the SCBWI Europolitan Conference and The Asian Festival of Children’s Literature in Singapore. The Safest Lie was just released in paperback.