Alessandra Balzar, co-publisher of the HarperCollins imprint Balzar & Bray, addresses "What Makes Your Work Publishable?" Ms. Balzar tells the crowd the 10 factors she wants before acquiring a project. Lucky SCBWI attendees heard the whole list, but the rest of us who had to miss the conference can at least get five "don't miss" pointers.
2. Groundbreaking concept
4. Read Aloud Quality
Check out the SCBWI blog to read the details of Ms. Bray's talk.