Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

December Hot Cocoa Critique with Mystery Editor!

Date(s) - 12/09/2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


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The online SCBWI Ohio North critiques continue!

For December, the critique meet-up will warm you up with another sweet treat: a mystery editor as our featured guest!

Registration will open on Thursday, November 18 at 8:00 pm eastern. You need to be logged in to SCBWI to register for this FREE event.

Due to the limited number of critique slots, manuscript sharing is for SCBWI Ohio North members only(**In an effort to give all SCBWI Ohio North members the opportunity to participate in a Mystery Critique, please do not sign up to share your manuscript if you shared your work during the October Trick-or-Treat Mystery Agent critique; if that occurs, someone from the waitlist will be given a slot to share their work. Thank you!**)

Other SCBWI members are welcome to participate as critique observers and join in the Q&A with the mystery editor.

The critique meet-up is virtual and will take place via Zoom. You will receive the meeting invitation the day before the event (and a reminder just before the meeting).


How the Hot Cocoa Critique Will Work:

The mystery editor will provide verbal feedback on 10 SCBWI Ohio North members‘ manuscripts from 7:00-9:00 pm.

After the feedback session, the mystery editor will participate in a 30-minute Q&A session with all SCBWI members registered for this event. Participants will have the opportunity to ask a question through the chat function; this session will be moderated by the SCBWI Ohio North Regional Team.



For Members Sharing Manuscripts with the Mystery Editor:

Each participant signed up to share will read their work aloud and be asked to share their manuscript on-screen so the mystery agent can read along.

You can share a picture book or pages from a longer work. There should be enough time to read an entire picture book manuscript (approx. 600 words) or 3-4 double-spaced pages from a longer work. The SCBWI Ohio North Regional Team will moderate if a piece is longer than what’s recommended for this event in an effort to keep the event on time for everyone.


Important note:

If you don’t see the registration form after 8:00pm ET on 11/18, try refreshing your browser (and make sure you are logged in).