Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Big Sur Agent Workshop for Illustrators

Date(s) - 05/17/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
1600 Pierce Street - Lakewood, Colorado 80214

Big Sur Agent Workshop for Illustrators

SPECIAL EVENT! Register early. Space is limited!

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to engage with Andrea Brown Literary agents Kelly Sonnack and Jennifer Mattson for a special evening for illustrators!

WHEN: 6-9pm, Thursday, May 17th  — the day before Big Sur in the Rockies. Check-in and get settled between 5:30-6pm.

WHERE: The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Lakewood, CO, Triboro Building, Room 102

WHAT: A three-hour event giving illustrators the opportunity to get to know, learn from, and show art to Andrea Brown agents, Kelly Sonnack and Jennifer Mattson. Registration is limited to 27. You will be seen!

COST: $50 for members/$80 non-members (just join already!)/RMCAD student rate: $55. Special thanks to for providing facilities and generously hosting us!

BRING: Promotional postcards, notepad and something to write with. No food or drink is provided. Plan accordingly. If you need a snack, bring it!

FORMAT: Kelly and Jennifer will first share their insights about refining portfolios, catching agents’ and editors’ attention, and working with an agent, with plenty of time for questions and answers.  Following their presentation, there will be about an hour for Illustration First Looks. To participate in the on-screen slideshow review, please see instructions below.


1. Log into your SCBWI account (if you are a member) and complete ALL registration fields below. Payment may be completed with a PayPal account or using a credit card through the PayPal system. 

2. Once you have completed registration and payment, submit your three (3) best kidlit appropriate illustrations to Kaz Windness using e-mail address:, subject line: Big Sur Art. Image format: JPG, 500 x 300 pixels minimum, 1000×1000 pixels maximum, label files: LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME-1, LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME-2, LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME-3 . NO STORY TEXT on the images (a book title or your name is fine). We will not be reviewing any writing at the Illustrator Evening. You must send exactly three images to participate in the review. You will receive notification that your submission has been received. If you do not receive notification, please double check email address and resend. This is not an anonymous review. Your name will be displayed. You want to get seen, right? Now’s your chance!

Deadline for submitting your 3 review images:  May 9th, 2018 by midnight no exceptions. 

Questions? Contact Karen “Kaz” Windness, email:

We’re excited to see you at this is special and rare opportunity for illustrators!

More about Andrea Brown Literary Agency and agents Kelly Sonnack and Jennifer Mattson here: