Welcome, fellow writer!
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.
NEW! Picture Book Critiques
I now will review and comment on picture book manuscripts up to 1,000 words. There are definitely publishers who publish picture books longer than 1,000 words (bigger publishers and smaller ones), but I believe shorter manuscripts are more in demand so I like to focus on those.
NEW! In-Person Consultations
If you live in or around Denver and would like to meet to discuss a manuscript I critiqued or just talk about your ideas and get advice, we can set up a meeting.
I have always offered phone conversations to discuss more general writing and publishing questions. See the brochure for more info!
See my Critique and Consultation Brochure for specific details and fees.
I am working hard to finish my work-in-progress so am still not taking any novel manuscripts for critique. If you’re interested in getting a critique on a novel, check back in the fall!
However, I will be taking on a limited number of picture book manuscripts. If you have a picture book manuscript (1,000 words or less) that you’d like me to critique, fill out the form below.
Got 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 Critique Form