Pitch Perfect! Manuscript and Portfolio Critiques
Attendees of CANSCAIP's Packaging Your Imagination conference
are invited to apply for a Pitch Perfect manuscript or portfolio critique. An additional $40 fee will apply.
Get a one-paragraph pitch plus 1000 words critiqued by an agent or editor in a ten-minute private session. Or get five portfolio pieces critiqued by an art director. Space is limited.
- Manuscript Critiques SOLD OUT! Sorry, no wait list: You will receive a one-paragraph critique letter, plus an appointment for a ten-minute, one-on-one session with either publisher Sheila Barry or agent Patricia Ocampo. (We regret that participants may not specify a preference.)
- Portfolio Critiques SOLD OUT! Sorry, no wait list: You will receive a ten-minute, one-on-one critique of five portfolio pieces with art director Marie Bartholomew.
Attendees will receive an appointment between 4:00 and 6:15 p.m. Please do not sign up for Pitch Perfect if you will not be available during this time.
How to Register REGISTRATION CLOSED
To register for a Pitch Perfect Critique, send a $40 cheque made out to "CANSCAIP" to Lorna Poplak at the CANSCAIP office. Indicate manuscript critique (only 20 spaces) or portfolio critique (only 10 spaces). Confirmation will follow by email. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
- Manuscript Critiques: One-paragraph pitches and 1000 words must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2012. Submissions should include: name, email, phone and genre.
- Portfolio Critiques: Please bring photocopies of illustration work or printed samples to your session. It is best not to bring originals. Also, bring a photocopy sample to leave with Marie Bartholomew, including contact information.
Bios of Industry Experts
Sheila has worked in publishing for nearly twenty years and has edited children's books for more than a decade. She joined Groundwood Books as co-publisher in January 2012.
Marie has worked as Art Director at Kids Can Press for over fifteen years. She’s also been a book designer and art director in adult trade, school and academic publishing, at McClelland & Stewart, Key Porter Books and Oxford University Press.
Patricia was a children's book editor at HarperCollins US and Canada, and is past president of the Canadian chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People. She joined the Transatlantic Literary Agency in 2010, specializing in children's books.