Picture Books and Easy Readers, with Stephanie Fretwell-Hill

October 2nd, 2017 - October 26th, 2017

with Brooke McIntyre

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Preparing your picture book or easy reader manuscript for submission? Get your manuscript critiqued by Stephanie Fretwell-Hill of Red Fox Literary. You'll also meet other serious Kidlit writers, sharpen your eye by giving feedback and receive the benefits of workshopping with a small group. How it works: Submit your manuscript to the group when the group officially kicks off on October 2nd. Then, group members have 2 weeks to exchange feedback on one another's work (you are expected to critique all submissions). Stephanie will post her critiques towards the end of that time. After critiques are complete, writers meet with Stephanie via web meeting on October 19th. Each writer gets one-on-one time to discuss their manuscript with the Stephanie during this meeting, and the remaining time is for your general questions. Participants will have the opportunity to query Stephanie after the event's close.

The group will be capped at 10 writers plus Stephanie to keep the workload manageable. This means participants will be expected to critique 9 submissions.


Who this workshop is for: Writers of picture books and easy readers ready for agent feedback and interested in meeting other children's writers.


Group size: 8 writers

Submissions: Participants will submit 1 complete picture book manuscript of 1000 words or less, or an easy reader submission of 2000 words or less.


Members: $72; Non-members: $90

About Brooke McIntyre

Stephanie Fretwell-Hill is a literary agent with a sales and editorial background. After starting her career in foreign rights at Walker Books in the UK, Stephanie moved home to Atlanta as an acquiring editor at Peachtree Publishers. Most recently, she joined Red Fox Literary where she represents authors and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction and non-fiction. During her ten years in the publishing industry, she has had the privilege of working with respected colleagues and award-winning authors and artists from around the world.


Mon, Oct 2nd: Writers submit
Mon, Oct 2- Tues, Oct 17: Writers critique one another's pieces
Mon Oct 16-Tues Oct 17: Stephanie posts critiques
Oct 17th: All critiques due
Thurs, Oct 19th: Webinar debrief call 8-10:15pm ET
Thurs, Oct 26th: Group closes