Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Erin Clyburn

Erin Clyburn is an Associate Literary Agent at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. She has worked in the book and publishing industries for nearly 15 years, as copy editor and recipe editor for Meredith and general manager and director of collection development for Turtleback Books. She received her BA in English Literature from Mississippi State University and her MA in Children’s Literature from Hollins University.




Anatomy of a Successful Query: This workshop will take you through the do’s and don’ts of crafting a query letter that will get the attention of literary agent. From creating the perfect elevator pitch for your book to knowing what metadata to include to deciding what to put in your bio, you will learn the basic steps to writing a successful query.