SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

March 14, 2020 MG/YA Intensive with Sarah McCabe “Perfecting Your Synopsis”

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/14/2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


IMPORTANT NOTICE – DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS AND ITS AFFECTS ON TRAVEL, SARAH MCCABE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FLY TO SAN DIEGO, SO THE INTENSIVE (AND CHAPTER MEETING) WILL NOW BE TWO SEPARATE WEBINARS. We will not be meeting at UCSD Extension for this event.

INTENSIVE IS FULL AND REGISTRATION FOR THE INTENSIVE IS CLOSED, THOSE ALREADY REGISTERED WILL RECEIVE THE WEBINAR CODE VIA YOUR EMAIL. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE CODE BY FRIDAY 3/13/20 PLEASE EMAIL US AT SANDIEGO@SCBWI.ORG

IF YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CHAPTER MEETING WEBINAR YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR IT ON-LINE. YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THE CHAPTER MEETING BY CLICKING HERE

“Perfecting Your Synopsis” – Sarah McCabe, associate editor with Simon Pulse, and imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

MG/YA Intensive
March 14, 2020
9 a.m. to noon

A synopsis is an important marketing tool for any writer to have in their pocket—but crafting a strong one can be harder than it sounds. In this intensive, Sarah McCabe, associate editor at Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, will teach you tips and tricks for writing a synopsis that is clear, concise, and captivating. The Intensive includes an open-dialogue with Ms. McCabe– a chance to discuss common mistakes and how to fix them, ask questions, and learn more about writing children’s books from an editor’s perspective.

Please Note: Ms. McCabe’s intensive is open to authors and illustrators, as well as those who participated in the mentorship program.

Assignment: Please bring a 3-4 page synopsis.

 

Intensive Only (No Mentorship) Saturday, March 14, 2020
____ $55 Member with a Season Ticket
____ $65 Member without a Season Ticket
____ $75 Non-member with a Season Ticket
____ $85 Non-member without a Season Ticket

Registration is Open.

 

  BIO: Sarah McCabe is an associate editor at Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. She acquires teen books (YA) and the occasional middle grade with a focus in the science fiction/fantasy genres. She particularly gravitates toward darker, character-driven stories that discuss “big picture” questions like morality and the nature of good and evil. Recent books she’s edited include Lisa Maxwell’s New York Times bestseller, The Last Magician, Emily Suvada’s This Mortal Coil, and Nicki Pau Preto’s Crown of Feathers. Follow her on Twitter @SarahRMcCabe.