Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Zoom Event – Agent /Author Panel: A Partnership with Jackie Azua Kramer and Stephen Fraser

Date(s) - 01/24/2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Agent /Author Panel: A Partnership

Chidren’s book author Jackie Azúa Kramer (THE GREEN UMBRELLA, THE BOY AND THE GORILLA) and senior literary agent Stephen Fraser of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency will discuss their professional working relationship through a discussion of the journey of a few published picture books. What does that relationship look like in real time? Does an agent help in readying a manuscript for submission? What is the agent’s role when a book is sold and an editor enters the scene. How does an agent help steer a writer’s career? In a first page’s session, both author and agent will respond from their own perspective, and there will also be time for questions and answers.


Please send a copy of your double-spaced, one-inch margined, 12 point Times Roman,  first page to:

for a chance to be read and critiqued. Please put your Name, Title and January Event in the Subject Line.

Submissions must be received by January 17th to be considered.

Note that we will endeavor to read everyone’s, but it is not guaranteed that your page will be read. This is a chance to hear an agents’s reaction to an opening, as if it landed on their desk. It is an educational session, and we all learn from each critique, even if it is not our own.