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RMC-SCBWI Fall Conference Manuscript Critiques

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

RMC-SCBWI Fall Conference Manuscript Critiques


For those of you anxiously awaiting news of your critique appointments for this year's RMC-SCBWI Fall Conference--postcards went in the mail yesterday. Did I mention that we had a ton of great submissions this year? I can't post who-received-which-assignment here, but if you entered and DON'T receive a postcard in the next day or so, please email me. A few entries arrived sans postcards (yes, I double-checked the envelopes) so I have a few assignments still sitting on my desk.

Meanwhile, here are a few stats:

Total Submissions: 68

Total Picture Book Submissions: 33

Total Novel Submissions: 38

Total Subs from SCBWI* members: 63

Total Subs from non-SCBWI members: 5

Total sent to literary agent Michael Stearns (Upstart Crow Literary): 9

Total sent to editor Allyn Johnson (VP & Publisher of Beach Lane Books, a small imprint of Simon & Schuster): 10

Total sent to editor Christy Webster (assistant editor at Random House): 9

Total sent to editor Kate Sullivan (assistant editor at Little, Brown): 11

Total people who screened manuscripts: 8

Total hours spent screening, assembling schedule, and putting together postcards: you don’t really want to know :P

If you didn’t get a chance to enter this year’s MS Critique, make sure to put it on your calendar for next year. The critiques are great, the fee minimal (just enough to cover expenses,) and it provides a rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with the person who critiques your manuscript.

Deadline for the 2010 RMC-SCBWI MS Critiques will be late July, 2010. I hope we have another record-breaking number of submissions!

:) Cheryl


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