Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

LONDON Industry Insiders: Dos and Don’ts of an Agent Submission Letter

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Date(s) - 06/09/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Room 106, The City Lit
1 - 10 Keeley Street - London, WC2B 4BA

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. If you are a current SCBWI Member, please email Tania at to be added to the waiting list. 

You’ve finished your script and you’re ready to send it to agents, but how do you make sure it goes to the top of the slush pile?

The submission letter is the first example of your writing an agent will ever read. Getting it right is make or break. Felicity Trew of the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency will run a fun, inspiring and practical workshop on how to write a great submission letter and make sure agents want to open your manuscript. From dissecting the DNA of the perfect letter to analysing examples of the good, the bad and the ugly, this session will help you perfect the tricky art of pitching you and your work.

This workshop will also help you hone your pitch, ahead of the SCBWI Agents’ Party.

Room 106, City Lit, Keeley Street, doors open 6.30 pm, workshop starts at 7pm Tickets cost £12. This event is for SCBWI members only.


Speaker Biography

Felicity Trew

Talented, enthusiastic and energetic, Felicity Trew is keenly building up a list of children’s writers and illustrators at the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency. Clients she already represents include Joseph Coelho, Swapna Haddow, Sheena Dempsey, Sandra Dieckmann, Zehra Hicks and Yuval Zommer. Felicity has a particular love for quirky and imaginative children’s books. Dream projects to arrive on her desk would be: a spellbinding novel of our time, a bold UK teen voice to rival the likes of John Green and Holly Smale, an accessible, well-plotted (and don’t hold back on the funny!) middle grade book, and a picture book classic of the future à la The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Felicity is also on a mission to find extraordinary illustrators who capture the life of their characters and have a real love of story-telling at the heart of their artwork. Felicity was nominated one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars of 2016.


The City Lit is a fully accessible venue for people with disabilities. There is a café downstairs serving sandwiches, hot and cold snacks and drinks.

Your ticket includes a glass of wine or juice.

All tickets are non-refundable, but you are welcome to pass yours to another SCBWI member if you can’t come, please let us know.


This event is fully booked.