Date Archives March 2019

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Affordable Critiques, Queries, & Pitches for Picture Book Writers

CRITIQUES

I will critique any picture book manuscript (fiction or non-fiction, rhyming or non-rhyming) with an eye to such elements as concept, voice, heart, lyricism, world-building, and overall story arc. You’ll be provided with a line edit of your manuscript plus a paragraph of overall feedback. Picture book manuscripts should keep word count under 600, but I do provide rates below for the occasional longer piece (picture book biographies, etc).

QUERIES

Have you finally polished up a picture book manuscript that you’d like to submit to an agent or editor, but you’re stuck on the dreaded query letter? I’m here to help you:

  • write you a custom query letter/email: I’ll read over the picture book manuscript that you want to submit. I’ll write the corresponding query letter/email for the agent/editor of your choice. You’ll then be able to use my query letter as a template for all future queries you write.

OR

  • critique your current query: I’ll “red pencil” edit your current query letter. I’ll proofread the spelling, grammar, and content.

PITCHES

Are you ready to participate in online pitching opportunities, like #PBPitch and #KidPit, but aren’t sure how to write an effective Twitter pitch for your picture book?

Before getting an agent, I participated in several Twitter Pitch parties over the course of a year, and averaged a “Like” from an agent each time. This does NOT guarantee that the Twitter pitch I write for you will get an agent to want your particular manuscript. But, it will be a well-written pitch that shows off the essence of your manuscript while respecting Twitter’s 280-character limit. Each pitch will be emailed to you in image format, as well as in .docx or .pages format, for your future use. I will also include tips on getting your pitch noticed.

(If you need pitches for several manuscripts at a time, my “Pitch Party Package” reduces the unit price of each pitch.)

For anything I didn’t address here, please don’t hesitate to

contact me

with your questions.

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(I will be in touch with you by email within 24 hours of your PayPal payment, ready to discuss your needs.)

My Books

Doubly-good news coming very soon….Watch this space for my forthcoming titles, both releasing in 2020! 😀