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Tackling the Perfectly Overwhelming Task of Researching Literary Agents Webinar with Author Tara Luebbe

Date(s) - 01/12/2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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Webinar Description: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 1/12/22 AT 4:00pm CST. To register prior to closing, email 

There are plenty of resources on writing the perfect query letter for your perfect manuscript. But that’s just half the query battle as the perfect letter has to land in the perfect agent’s inbox. But how do you build a list of prospective agents to query? How do you figure out which ones are legitimate and can be trusted with your manuscript?

Finding not only a good agent, but the perfect agent, for you and your work is one of the most important steps in your career. But many authors and illustrators query without properly doing their research first. And given the wealth of information (both useful and not) scattered around the internet, it can seem like an impossible task.

In this webinar, we will take a deep dive with author Tara Luebbe into the fine art of researching agents, helping you narrow down the viable prospects and landing one that’s…perfect.

Ask Me Anything Sessions: SOLD OUT

Five Ask Me Anything Career Consultations are available in conjunction with this webinar, which will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Zoom sessions are twenty minutes long and cost $35. Tara is open to questions about the query process, strategy, or anything else related to querying picture books, general picture book industry questions or advice, or information on working with an agent. These sessions are picture-book focused only, as Tara does not have specific information on querying novels. If you would like to purchase a session with the webinar, please choose the ticket labeled “Member Webinar + AMA Session” when you register (for a total of $45- webinar + session). If that ticket is unavailable, it means the AMA sessions have sold out.

If you register for a session, you will receive an email at a later date to schedule your session.


TARA LUEBBE is a former toy and bookstore owner turned picture book author. Tara co-writes with her sister, Becky Cattie, and they are the authors of I AM FAMOUS and I USED TO BE FAMOUS, illustrated by Joanne Lew Vriethoff; SHARK NATE-O, illustrated by Daniel Duncan; OPERATION PHOTOBOMB, illustrated by Matthew Rivera; and RONAN THE LIBRARIAN, illustrated by Victoria Maderna. Tara is represented by Tracy Marchini at Bookends literary. She loves both reading and writing picture books, especially those that are humorous. She lives with her husband and three boys in Fort Mill, SC.

This webinar will be recorded, but you MUST register BEFORE the webinar to view the recording. Registered attendees will be able to view the recording for 30 days following the webinar date.

The webinar costs $10 for SCBWI, $45 for non-members. Ask Me Anything sessions are an additional $35, for members only. SCBWI members, login to get the discounted price. If you aren’t a member, click here for more information on the many benefits of being part of our community. If you’d like to pay online, please select the option to pay with a credit card. Otherwise, send a check within 48 hours of registration to:

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You will receive an email with instructions for accessing the webinar the evening before the live event. You may want to download the free Zoom application in advance and familiarize yourself with the platform. If you have any questions about this webinar or registration, please contact Nicki Jacobsmeyer at