Middle Grade First Pages, with Stephanie Fretwell-Hill

January 11th, 2019 - February 13th, 2019

with Brooke McIntyre

Group started

Preparing your middle grade manuscript for submission? Get your opening pages critiqued by Stephanie Fretwell-Hill, Literary Agent with 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 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 January 11th. Then, group members have 3 weeks to exchange feedback on one another's work. Stephanie will post her critiques towards the end of that time. After critiques are complete, we will have a debrief call where each writer gets individual time with Stephanie to discuss both manuscript and writing questions.

Inked Voices & Stephanie Fretwell-Hill are pleased to offer a place in the workshop, free of cost, to a writer of color or to a writer of an #ownvoices work. Apply: https://inkedvoices.typeform.com/to/BQZ9wf


Who this workshop is for: Middle grade fiction writers interested in market and editorial feedback from an agent and interested in meeting other MG writers.

Focus: middle grade

Group size: 9 writers

Submissions: Writers should submit their first 3,750 words (about 15 pages) for critique.


Members: $82; Non-members: $99

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.


Friday, January 11th- Writers submit
Saturday, February 2nd - Critiques due
Wednesday, February 6th - Debrief call, 8-10pm ET
Wednesday, February 13th - Group officially ends