Sean McCarthy and Inked Voices are pleased to give a free spot to a writer from a diverse background. Apply by 2/14: https://inkedvoices.typeform.com/to/mESJrc
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 - easy reader
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
Sean McCarthy began his publishing career as an editorial intern at Overlook Press and then moved over to the Sheldon Fogelman Agency. He worked as the submissions coordinator and permissions manager before becoming a full-time literary agent. Sean graduated from Macalester College with a degree in English-Creative Writing, and is grateful that he no longer has to spend his winters in Minnesota.
He is drawn to flawed, multifaceted characters with devastatingly concise writing in YA, and character-driven work or smartly paced mysteries/adventures in MG. In picture books, he looks more for unforgettable characters, off-beat humor, and especially clever endings. He is not currently interested in issue-driven stories or query letters that pose too many questions.
Mon, Mar 4th - Submissions due
Tues, Mar 19th - Critiques due
Thurs, Mar 21st - Debrief call, 8-10:15 pm ET
Wed, Mar 27th - Group ends