Critique Raffle NOW CLOSED


The critique raffle is closed. Winners will be announced soon. Check out our fabulous line up of authors, agents, and editors who generously donated a critique for this raffle below.  If you are a diverse writer, don’t forget to check out our scholarship opportunities.

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Critique Raffle

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The proceeds from this raffle & fundraiser aims to provide up to 10 scholarships for diverse people to attend SCBWI-IL Prairie Writer and Illustrators Day. If more money is raised than needed for the scholarship, those funds will be applied towards other Own Your Voice initiatives.

Although this event is raising money for SCBWI-IL conference attendance, this fundraiser is in not affiliated with The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators or SCBWI-Illinois.  


  • Raffle prizes are listed under each raffle contributor.
  • Please pay close attention to the raffle’s description. If the description lists more than one genre you can choose either of those prizes. For example: If the listing says, 1 Picture Book or Middle Grade novel up to 15 pages, the prize is for 1 full Picture Book manuscript, or 15 pages of a Middle Grade novel, but not both.
  • Some critique raffle sponsors are offering more than one prize. Multiple prize drawings are indicated under the sponsors name. If your name is drawn more than once, you’ll be allowed to claim as many prizes as you’ve won.
  • We’ll notify you via email within three weeks, if you’ve won a raffle prize. 
  • Submission details will be sent to the individual raffle winners, and Skype calls will be scheduled through KidLit Nation. Please pay close attention and follow those guidelines.
  • Good luck, and thank you for participating!

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