Picture Books, with Lara Perkins

October 29th, 2018 - November 21st, 2018

with Brooke McIntyre

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Preparing your picture book manuscript for submission? Get your manuscript critiqued by literary agent Lara Perkins of Andrea Brown Literary 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 October 29th. Then, group members have 2 weeks to exchange feedback on one another's work. Lara will post her critiques towards the end of that time. After critiques are complete, Lara 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.

Lara Perkins and Inked Voices are pleased to offer a spot, free of charge, to a writer from a diverse background. Apply: https://inkedvoices.typeform.com/to/LTpfgO


Who this workshop is for: This workshop is geared towards PB writers who have studied their craft and are looking for constructive, professional feedback from an agent and their peers.

Focus: picture books

Group size: 9 writers

Submissions: Submit a fiction PB of 1000 words or less, or a nonfiction PB of 1500 words or less.


Members: $72; Non-members: $90

About Brooke McIntyre

Lara Perkins is an Associate Agent with Andrea Brown Literary Agency representing authors and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction. She has been with ABLA since 2010 and is also the agency's Digital Manager.

In picture books, Lara is actively seeking picture book author-illustrators who bring distinct perspectives to their work, particularly perspectives that are underrepresented in children's literature. She is drawn to bold and colorful art, a playful use of texture and media, and kid-appealing humor and heart. She is also on the hunt for narrative nonfiction and biographies that combine fascinating real-life stories with exceptional visual potential.


Mon, Oct 29th - writers submit
Mon, Nov 13th- critiques due
Thurs, Nov 15th- debrief call 8-10:15pm ET
Wed, Nov 21 - group ends