Congratulations on knowing feedback is an important part of making your manuscript the best it can be. There is so much about the publishing process that is out of our control as writers but what IS in our control is the quality of the manuscript we send out.
I offer a limited number of critiques of picture books and novels for a fee each year to writers committed to their craft. If you’ve been working on a middle grade or young adult novel, have done some revisions and are ready to take it to the next level, feel free to contact me about a possible critique. If you have only written a first draft, I would recommend revising a few more times before contacting me.
Once I receive your form, I may ask a few questions to see if we are a good fit and if it’s a go, I’ll give you a timeframe and instructions on submitting your project.
UPDATED as of April 20, 2016: I am currently NOT accepting manuscripts for critique. I hope to open up again in late summer/early fall 2016.
Note: If we have communicated prior to 4/20, I have your critique factored into my schedule.
If you purchased a package that includes a critique on my Write-o-Rama Online School, you will definitely receive your critique!
Before You Contact Me
Picture books are a unique type of book and even after reading dozens of them when I was first starting out, I still didn’t have a firm grasp on what actually made a story a picture book story. That’s why I developed both my in-person workshop, Intro to the Children’s Picture Book at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver and my online, self-paced course, Children’s Pictue Books 101: What to Know Before You Write. These are courses I wish I had before I started writing picture books. Whether you take one of my classes or someone else’s, I would encourage you to explore picture books on a deeper level before getting a critique.
PICTURE BOOK WORKSHOP: If you live in or around Denver and are new to the world of picture books, I’d encourage you to consider taking one of my Picture Book Workshops at Lighthouse Writers where you can receive feedback from more than just me!
Are You a Reader with Your Own Story or Book?
I love to hear that readers are writing their own stories and books! And I wish I could read them all. But unfortunately, I can’t. I just don’t have time. But I would encourage you to find a trusted teacher or a writing class in your area so you can get some feedback on your book.
Manuscript Critiques & Consultations Form