**Admission to this group is limited to Inked Voices members who expressed interest by August 6th, 11:59pm. I have drawn names and I'm currently working through the list and getting folks registered.**
In this workshop, picture book writers will work with literary agent Jennie Dunham and a curated group of peers to revise a manuscript, getting it towards submission-ready. At the start of the group, writers will submit their manuscript. Fiction submissions should be 750 words or less; nonfiction should be 1200 words or less. If your manuscript is at the higher end of this range, please be aware that Jennie will coach you to cut your manuscript down to 600 words or less by the end of the workshop. Writers will peer critique the first submissions, and receive feedback from Jennie. Then, we will hold a debrief call where writers can ask questions and brainstorm with Jennie, in preparation for revising.
After this first round, writers will be given a span of time for revising the work. Writers are encouraged to reach out to the workshop group for support and questions as they dig into revisions, and Jennie will be available for revision questions as well.
Writers will then submit their revision for another round of feedback from their peers and Jennie.
The workshop does allow significant time for revision and critique, but this time tends to pass quickly, especially as fall kickstarts! So, please be mindful of your schedule when considering this group. There will be 9 writers, which means 8 manuscripts for peer critique. Take a particular look at the revision period to make sure you'll be able to allocate the needed time in your schedule.
Jennie Dunham and Inked Voices are delighted to make a spot available, free of charge, to a writer from a diverse background. Apply by August 18th. https://inkedvoices.typeform.com/to/jOR7CV
Who this workshop is for: This group will be capped at 9 picture book writers. This group is best suited to agented or unagented writers looking for professional feedback to move a manuscript towards submission-ready.
Focus: picture books
Group size: 1 writers
Submissions: There will be two submissions of the same manuscript. Your first submission should be no longer than 750 words for fiction, or 1200 words for nonfiction.
Members: $155; Non-members: $195
Jennie Dunham has been a literary agent in New York, New York since May 1992. In August 2000 she founded Dunham Literary, Inc.
She represents literary fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Her clients have had both critical and commercial success. Books she has represented have appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers in adult hardcover fiction, children’s books, and children’s book series. Her clients have won numerous awards including: New York Times Best Illustrated Book, The Schneider Family Award, Boston Globe Horn Book Honor, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist.
She has been a member of AAR (Association of Authors Representatives) since 1993. She served on the Program Committee and was Program Committee Director for several years. She was also a member of the Electronic Committee.
She started her career at John Brockman Associates and then Mildred Marmur Associates. She was employed by Russell & Volkening for 6 years before she left to found Dunham Literary, Inc.
She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Anthropology and .has a master's degree in Social Work from New York University (although she only practices with characters on the page).
She frequently speaks at writers conferences and events.
September 6th - Submissions due; writers may post as early as August 30th
September 28th - Critiques due
October 1st, 8-10:15pm ET - Debrief Call
October 2nd-November 10th - Revision time
November 12th - Round 2 submissions due
December 7th - Critiques due
December 10th, 8-10pm ET - Debrief Call
*All Debrief calls will be recorded for participants