This is a single-submission peer critique group for picture book manuscripts. The group lasts for the length of the event, and then will be dissolved. Picture book writers submit 1 manuscript at the start of the event, then exchange critiques of one another’s work. Fiction submissions should be under 1,000 words; nonfiction submissions should be under 1,500 words. Manuscripts can be a fairly polished story you are about to submit, or an early draft in need of some brainstorming, or at any stage in between. Each group member critiques all the manuscripts posted (except, of course, their own). Depending on the group size, you will be responsible for critiquing 3-7 manuscripts. We will have 2 weeks to critique each others' stories.
To help each other refine and polish our manuscripts. To advance our knowledge of the craft of writing. To become better critique partners.
Any Inked Voices member who writes picture books can request to join this group. Members are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Writers who are willing to dig into one another's manuscripts and give as much as they would like to receive. Thoughtful, constructive critiques and group engagement focused on helping each writer and their manuscript shine.
All group members are expected to critique all work posted.