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  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!       WINTER WARM UP CRITIQUE DAY Polish up your manuscript before our June conference! Join SCBWI New Jersey for a Spring critique with an agent or editor— and hone your skills in children's book writing and illustration toward your ultimate goal: Publication!   Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Labyrinth Bookstore  122 Nassau St. Princeton, NJ 08542   You must upload manuscript when you register.    Registration Closes February 25, 2017 - 9:00 p.m. (EST) Or When Spots Sell Out!     ____________________________________________________________________   Here's what is In store for you! One (single) fifteen minute critique session for full picture book or first 15 pages of a novel. One (double) thirty minute critique session for first 40 pages of a novel only           OR Two (single) fifteen minute critique sessions for full picture book or first 15 pages of a novel. This event is open to all SCBWI members and Non-SCBWI members SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT!                                                     Single critique: $90 SCBWI Member / $115 Non-SCBWI Member Double critique: $180 SCBWI Member / $230 Non-SCBWI Member  Two Single critiques: $180 SCBWI Member / $230 Non-SCBWI Member   Faculty Line Up Eliza Berkowitz, Senior Editor, Sterling Publishing Victoria Doherty-Munro, Agent, Writers House Alice Jerman, Associate Editor, HarperCollins Children's Books Liz Kosnar, Asociate Editor, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Victoria Marini, Agent, Irene Goodman Agency Sean McCarthy, Owner/agent, Sean McCarthy Literary Agency Lauren Spieller, Literary Agent Assistant, TriadaUS Erin Stein, Publisher of Imprint, part of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Read all about the guest editors and agents HERE   FAQ's Answered HERE!   Read the FAQ and still have Questions? Email Kelly Calabrese, Event Organizer, kellycalabresenjscbwi@gmail.com: HERE   Click Here To Register Now ____________________________________________________________________     Save The Date For our Annual Conference on June 3 & 4, 2017 We've moved! This year's conference will be at the Hyatt Hotel in the heart of New Brunswick. Registration is scheduled to open early March.  
  •     Registration for the June 2017 Summer Conference opens   Sunday, March 26, 5:00 p.m. EST.   We are so excited for the 2017 NJSCBWI Annual Summer Conference on June 3 & 4.  We have a great lineup of faculty and over 70 workshops for you to attend, plus all your favorite features such as one-on-ones, first page sessions, round tables, agent pitching, panels, illustrator intensive, juried art show, book fair and pre-dinner social.  All to help you on your journey to publication!             Where: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, 2 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.              Map & directions: Click Here When: June 3 & 4, 2017 Cost: Member $375 Non-Member $410.    FACULTY LINEUP   Abbott, Sarah Jane (Editor, Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books)  Camacho, Linda (Agent, Prospect Agency) Cascardi, Andrea (Agent,Transatlantic Agency) DeWitt, David (Designer, Little Lee Books & Sizzle Press)  Feinberg, Emily (Editor, Roaring Brook Press)  Fleissig, Liza (Founder/Agent, Liza Royce Agency) Gentry, Samantha (Editor, Putnam/Penguin/Random House) Hawk, Susan (Agent, Upstart Crow Literary) Heschke, Christa (Agent, Macintosh & Otis) Jennette, Alyssa (Agent, Stonesong) Lamba, Marie (Agent, Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency) Lee, Celia (Editor, Scholastic) Loggia, Wendy (Editor, Delacorte Press) Lubar, David (Author, Sunday Keynote) Middleton, Maria (Art Director, Random House Children's Books) Perkins, Katherine (Editor, Putnam/Penguin/Random House) Rens, Kristin (Editor, HarperCollins Children's Books) Savage, Stephen (Author/Illustrator, Saturday Keynote) Spieller, Lauren (Agent, Triada US Literary Agency) Stark, Rachel (Editor, Sky Pony Press) Todd, Traci (Editor, Abrams) Zacker, Marietta (Agent, Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency) Plus 30 authors and illustrators presenting fabulous workshops!   We suggest spending some time this week reviewing the faculty Bios, workshop descriptions and conference schedule. Set up your registration worksheet ahead of time to streamline your registration!   FACULTY BIOS Click Here WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS Click Here GENERAL SCHEDULE Click Here REGISTRATION WORKSHEET Click Here JURIED ART SHOW: Click Here ILLUSTRATOR INTENSIVE: Click Here   FAQ's What do I submit for a One-On-One session?: Click here What do I bring for a First Page session?: Click Here What do I bring for a Round Table Session?: Click Here     Apply to win a full or partial scholarship to the June 2017 Conference! Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., Thursday March. 23, 2017 (EST). Recipients will be notified Saturday March 25, 2017. ELIGIBILITY - You must: never have previously received a full Lucky Duck Scholarship. be a New Jersey resident. have been an SCBWI member for more than one year. To Apply - CLICK HERE   FINAL NOTE: If you have a NJSCBWI credit for this year's conference, you MUST CONTACT THE RA BEFORE registering. (Regretfully, we cannot honor the credit if you have already registered.)                     RA Cathleen Thole-Daniels: newjersey-ra2@scbwi.org     Can't wait to see you in June! Cathy, Rosanne, Karen and the NJSCBWI Team
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Meet the NJ SCBWI Regional Team

NJSCBWI_Com_CathyCathleen Thole Daniels • Regional Advisor

Cathleen Thole-Daniels is a picture book and Middle grade writer and illustrator. Her background is in freelance illustration in the fantasy field with previous clients such as Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, Play Station, Sega Genesis, Marvel …

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