Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Nov 13, 2021 Intensive – The Art of Revision from First to Final Draft with Paige Terlip, agent, Andrea Brown Literary

Date(s) - 11/13/2021 - 11/16/2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

November 13th – Intensive (This will be a Zoom on-line event.)

9 a.m. – Noon Pacific Time

Paige Terlip, agent, Andrea Brown Literary

The Art of Revision from First to Final Draft

Wrestling with your revisions? Sinking into an editorial pit of despair? Never fear! The Art of Revision intensive looks at the many
stages of the revision process and provides tips and tricks to navigate the frustrations and pitfalls of revision—from first to final draft.

This intensive revision is appropriate for all genres and experience levels. Find out how to revise your work in progress to make it rise to the top of the submission pile.

By the following Tuesday, Intensive participants will receive her submission guidelines along with the intensive recording, which will be available for thirty days.

 Paige Terlip, agent, Andrea Brown Literary 

Paige Terlip represents all categories of children’s books from picture books to young adult, as well as select adult fiction and nonfiction.

Across age categories, Paige is drawn to high concept novels with captivating hooks, snarky characters with hearts of gold, creative magic systems, complicated relationships, and found families. She loves well-plotted twists, being a little bit scared, and stories that explore the fluidity of gender and bring the queer experience to light. Regardless of genre, she is seeking inclusive, intersectional voices and gorgeous line-level writing with emotionally compelling narratives. She loves stories that make her feel a range of emotions, even if that means she ugly cries while reading. She wants a narrative that will stick with her long after reading.

Prior to becoming an Associate Agent, Paige was a Senior Assistant for Executive Agent Laura Rennert, and has been with ABLA since 2017. She comes to agenting with a background in marketing, design, and freelance editorial. She’s worked at Charlesbridge Publishing, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and a ranch in the Rockies. She has an MA in Children’s Literature and an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons University. If she’s not reading, you’ll find her practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, re-watching the Great British Baking Show, or hiking with her Husky-Shepherd mix.

You can find her on Twitter (@pterlip) ( and Instagram (@pterlip) (

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Intensive Schedule: (All times are Pacific Time)

9-9:10 a.m. Welcome

9:10-10:30 Speaker

10:30-10:40 Break

10:40-11:40 Speaker

11:40-Noon Questions


Season Ticket Holders: You do need to register for Intensives. They are separate events from our monthly chapter meetings and are not included in the Season Ticket price.  As a Season Ticket Holder you do receive a discount on the Intensive.

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If you are not a member of SCBWI and would like to join go to  Our Season Ticket is separate and does not cover joining SCBWI.

Any registrations received after 9:00 p.m. (PT) on Friday, November 12th, you will probably not receive the Intensive Zoom link in time to attend live, BUT you will receive the Intensive’s Recording Link by the following Tuesday, Nov. 16th, in the evening.