Advanced Picture Books, with Feather Flores

July 21st, 2022 - August 19th, 2022

with Feather Flores

Group full

Apply for this group by March 2nd at 11:59pm PT. You must be an Inked Voices member, and you must meet one of the following for this editor workshop: 1) traditionally published or under contract; 2) agented (or previously agented in the past 2 years); or 3) querying and getting requests for additional manuscripts. APPLY.  

In this intimate workshop, you'll receive a written critique of a picture book manuscript from Feather Flores at Chronicle Books for Children, plus get the opportunity to speak to Feather individually in the live group call that follows critiques. You'll also exchange critiques within your group of up to 6 writers. 

How it works

You'll submit your pages at the group start, then spend the next weeks critiquing peer stories. Feather will submit her notes near the critique deadline. After critiques are complete, we host a 2-hour group debrief, in which each writer gets individual time with Feather to dig into feedback, brainstorm next steps, and discuss any writing questions. 

Our goal with these events is to help writers become stronger storytellers. That said, each opening pages event we offer also comes with a submission opportunity.

About the group workshop format

Participants should be sure they have at least 1 hour to give for critiquing each person's manuscript (plus reading time). Because this is a group of 9, this means you should have at least 8 hours available for your peers' stories.

This makes for an intense workload for the few weeks of peer critique. However, we've also found that this format accelerates learning because you are able to read a professional's feedback on each story you have read and critiqued, and you will listen to each one-on-one in the debrief. Many writers have told us that listening and learning from the professional's notes to others has been just as beneficial to their learning as the feedback on their own work.


Who this workshop is for: This workshop is an advanced group best suited for agented, published, and querying writers and writers.

Focus: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction - Children's - Picture…

Group size: 9 writers

Submissions: Submit one picture book. Fiction submissions should be under 900 words; nonfiction should be under 1500 words.


Members: $96; Non-members: $115

We are pleased to offer a spot free of charge to a writer from a historically marginalized group. Apply by July 6th at 23:59 (EDT)

About Feather Flores



Thurs, July 21st- Submissions due
Thurs, Aug 12th- Critiques due
Tues, Aug 16th, 7:30-9:45pm ET- Debrief Call
Aug 19th- Group officially closes