Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Xmas Social First Look/First Pages event

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Date(s) - 12/05/2013
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe, Maritime Museum
Pier 8, Maritime Museum, Man Kwong Street, - Central,


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Join us for a fun-filled Festival ‘First Pages’ and ‘First Look’ event.


When: Thursday December 5th,    6.30 for 7pm

Venue: The café at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, [top floor]  Pier 10, Central

Price: $250  (partners are welcome – at the same cost)

The price will include the first pages/first look critique and a 3-course dinner with glass of wine, and mineral water.

Menu will be circulated for advance ordering.


Do you want to see what an agent or editor’s first impression of your work might be? Get insight into how the process works by submitting – all critiques are anonymous!

Please submit your phenomenal first pages, writers, and/or your finest picture, illustrators, for consideration by our guest SCBWI’s International RA Chair, Kathleen Ahrens, who will give a first impression critique!

Only members can submit work, and are limited to one written and/or one illo each.

What to do:

Writers, please send your ANONYMOUS submission as attachment to with subject heading ‘First Pages submission’ to

The submission must be formatted in the traditional way – with your title half way down the page, font size 12 and double spaced. The word count should be approximately 250 words, possibly less for picture books and verse.


Illustrators, please  email to , with subject heading ‘First Look submission’ and let us know if you will be submitting. Please bring your work on the night. (If possible, please mount your illus. with card can be temporary} as we hope to borrow an artist’s easel to show your work to advantage.

Please Register at for table numbers even if you are not submitting.


This will be the ideal opportunity for all HKSCBWI members to mix and mingle, for new members to come and meet everyone! 

Thanks to Ric Beesley for the poster