Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Importance of the First Three Pages with Colleen Oefelein, agent at Jennifer De Chiara Agency

Date(s) - 09/17/2019
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Webinar Title: The First Three Pages

Colleen Oefelein is an associate agent at New York’s The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, as well as an author of YA, picture books, and author promotion guides. Formerly an associate agent and PR manager with Inklings Literary Agency, Colleen has hosted numerous “Pitch Perfect” and “Rejection Correction” workshops on Facebook and at conferences nationwide, and she’s mentored several authors one-on-one through online pitch contests such as Pitch Wars. She represents picture books, middle grade, young adult, and adult books in many genres.

Limited number of critiques are available. If you are signing up for a critique, please make sure that you follow the directions regarding manuscript submission. If you do NOT submit on time or the formatting is incorrect, then we will reject it and you will not receive a refund since it will have taken an opportunity from someone else. The team will no longer correct your mistakes.

Webinar will be available for a week after it is presented for those who did not attend but paid for it. There are no refunds for webinars.

For manuscript submission:

10 pages plus title page for written critique submission. Please send your submission to Please follow the formatting guidelines and put Colleen Oefelein in the subject.

Manuscripts are due by August 17, 2019. Please send the manuscripts as instructed on the formatting pages.