Picture Books, with Emily Feinberg

December 1st, 2019 - December 24th, 2019

with Emily Feinberg

Group started
Preparing your picture book manuscript for submission? Get your manuscript critiqued by Emily Feinberg, Editor at Roaring Brook Press, and workshop with your peers. How it works: Submit your manuscript to the group when the group officially kicks off on December 1st. Then, group members have 2 weeks to exchange feedback on one another's work. Emily 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 Emily to address key feedback themes and discuss both manuscript and writing questions.



Who this workshop is for: This workshop is best suited for agented writers and writers who are querying or preparing to do so

Focus: Children's Picture Books

Group size: 9 writers

Submissions: Submit one picture book. Fiction submissions should be under 1000 words; nonfiction should be under 1500 words.


Members: $72; Non-members: $90

About Emily Feinberg

After earning her master’s degrees in Children’s Literature and English Literature from Simmons College in Boston, Emily joined the editorial team at Roaring Brook Press. She works mostly with picture book, middle grade, and nonfiction titles. She edited Elisha Cooper’s Big Cat, Little Cat, which earned five starred reviews, Maria Gianferrari’s Coyote Moon (illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline), which earned three starred reviews and was a 2016 ALA Notable book, the spooky middle grade novel by Marina Cohen, The Doll’s Eye, among others. While she is always looking for solid, voice-driven picture books and middle grade, she also particularly loves nonfiction for young readers of all ages. Emily is not an editor of fantasy.


Sun, Dec 1st: Submissions due (Note: Writers may submit as early as November 27th.)
Sun, Dec 14th: Critiques due
Wed, Dec 18th - debrief call 8-10:15pm ET
Tues, Dec 24th – Group closes