Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Date(s) - 04/01/2020
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In fiction, it’s often plot that engages readers—but it’s character development and setting that enthrall them. Join literary agent Savannah Brooks to learn how fiction writers can delve into the world of research to strengthen the foundation of their manuscript. Looking at award-winning works from both YA and MG, she’ll discuss various strategies for weaving in fascinating layers of information, giving your book a competitive edge for market and maybe even drawing in your own strange obsessions.

Meet Savannah

Savannah Brooks joined the Jennifer De Chiara team in 2018 as an associate agent after interning for a year and a half. As a kid lit agent, she focuses on middle grade and young adult, both fiction and nonfiction, and is always on the lookout for works that teach her strange new things. She earned her MFA, focused in creative nonfiction, from Hamline University and her BS in marketing management from Virginia Tech. As well as agenting, she works as a teaching artist at the Loft Literary Center and is a reader for multiple literary magazines. When not immersed in the world of words, she can be found on her motorcycle, at her MMA gym, or lounging at one of Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes. Read more about her wishlist at and on Twitter: @slbrooks91.

*A limited number of written critiques are available.

Wednesday, April 1
8:30pm (Central European Time) 

20€ for SCBWI members
35€ for non-members. 

Payment must be in EUROS via PayPal.

Written critiques by Savannah are 30€.

You may submit ten pages of a middle-grade or YA fiction manuscript. All manuscripts must be Word documents double-spaced in 12 pt. font. Elizabeth Brahy must receive your work by May 1, 2020.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Brahy, RA SCBWI France:

This webinar is limited to 40 participants (a waiting list will be activated).

This webinar is not available as a recording. A recording will be made in case of technical difficulties and will be available to paid participants for 2 weeks after the live event.
**A computer, webcam and reliable internet connection are necessary. Program and speakers subject to change without notice.**