Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Consultations with Miranda Paul

Date(s) - 12/04/2020
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


This event is currently sold out with a full waiting list.


SPACE IS LIMITED! Miranda Paul will be holding 10 consultations for SCBWI Members only on Friday, December 4th.

A manuscript or portfolio consultation is a one-on-one, 10-minute zoom call with Literary Agent/Author Miranda Paul.

SCBWI Members may sign up for ONE (1) individual manuscript or portfolio consultation of up to five pages for a fee of $60.00. Your assigned time and zoom link will be emailed to you by November 20th.


Manuscript Consultation Submission Guidelines

Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your manuscript. If you are unsure about anything, please email us at  

1.) You must register for the consultation before you submit your manuscript pages. Email a copy of your confirmation email or the registration page once you complete your registration and include it with your manuscript.

 2.) All manuscripts must be sent to

3.) Your manuscript must ARRIVE ON or BEFORE Friday, November 13, 2020. Manuscripts received after that day cannot be accepted.

 4.) Format ALL manuscripts in a 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font.

 5.) ALL submissions must include a title page with your contact information and the type of manuscript (YA, MG, Picture Book, Chapter Book or NF) in the upper left-hand corner. If you are represented by an agent, please note that on the title page as well. The title page does NOT count as one of your five pages.

 6.) The name on your manuscript MUST match the name you registered under for the consult, even if you write under a pseudonym.

 7.) For picture books and poetry: submit up to FIVE (5) pages of ONE picture book manuscript regardless of the page count. No synopsis is needed. Please do not submit a dummy book, photos, or illustrations. However, feel free to share them with Miranda during your consultation.

 8.) For middle grade, young adult, nonfiction, and chapter books: submit only the first FIVE (5) pages, even if it cuts off mid-chapter, plus a short synopsis no longer than 250 words. **You MUST include the synopsis or we cannot accept your submission. **



Miranda Paul is an award-winning author of more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction books for children. She has received starred reviews and Junior Library Guild distinction for several titles, including One Plastic Bag, Water is Water, I Am Farmer, Nine Months, and Little Libraries, Big Heroes. Her book, Whose Hands Are These? was an ILA Teacher’s Choice and her edited poetry collection, Thanku: Poems of Gratitude, was a 2020 ALA Notable title for all ages. Miranda is a frequent presenter at schools around the world, and has presented at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center with environmental activist Isatou Ceesay. She is a co-founding member of We Need Diverse Books. More at

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