Preparing your picture book manuscript for submission? Get your manuscript critiqued by literary agent Rachel Orr of Prospect Agency. You'll also meet other serious kidlit writers, sharpen your eye by giving feedback and receive the benefits of workshopping with a group - like meeting other writers, and learning by exchanging feedback. How it works: Submit your manuscript to the group when the group officially kicks off on April 9th. Then, group members have 2 weeks to exchange feedback on one another's work. Rachel will post her critiques towards the end of that time. After critiques are complete, Rachel will host a debrief call where each writer gets individual time with her to address key feedback themes and discuss both manuscript and writing questions.
Inked Voices and Rachel Orr are pleased to offer a place in the workshop, free of cost, to a diverse writer. Apply: https://inkedvoices.typeform.com/to/fNFUxa
Who this workshop is for: Writers preparing for or at the querying stage, interested in agent feedback and in meeting fellow writers.
Focus: picture books
Group size: 9 writers
Submissions: Submit one picture book under 1000 words.
Members: $72; Non-members: $90
Rachel Orr is celebrating her eleventh year with Prospect Agency, where she represents both authors and illustrators in projects ranging from picture books through YA. She previously worked for eight rewarding years at HarperCollins Children’s Books, and uses those editorial skills to help prepare her clients’ work for submission. Her clients include Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (The United States v. Jackie Robinson / HarperCollins), Barbara DiLorenzo (Renato and the Lion / Viking), Cori Doerrfeld (The Rabbit Listened / Dial), Rebecca Minhsuan Huang (Bobo and the New Baby / HMH), and Todd Tarpley (Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! / Little, Brown). Rachel lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband and two children. She has no spare time—but, if she did, she would spend it dancing, running and reading, of course. You can follow her on Twitter @rachelprospect.
Mon, April 9th: Writers submit
Mon, April 23rd: Critiques due (Rachel will submit her critiques on the 22nd and 23rd)
Wed, April 25th, 8-10:15pm ET: Debrief call
Wed, May 2nd: Group officially ends