Preparing your picture book manuscript for submission? Get your manuscript critiqued by literary agent Abigail Frank, Associate Agent at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. You'll also meet other serious kidlit writers, sharpen your eye by giving feedback and receive the benefits of workshopping in a group - like meeting other writers, learning by exchanging feedback, and learning from an agent's notes to your peers.
Participants will submit their manuscripts at the group kickoff date. Then, each writer will take the next few weeks to give (and receive) peer feedback. Abigail will post her feedback towards the end of that time. After critiques are complete, writers will participate in a group debrief call where each writer gets individual time with Abigail to address key feedback themes and discuss both manuscript and writing questions..
If the group is full, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waitlist. Inked Voices members are prioritized on the waitlist as a member benefit.
Inked Voices & Abigail Frank are pleased to offer a place in the workshop, free of cost, to a diverse writer. Apply by 2/10: https://inkedvoices.typeform.com/to/RLbPvz
Who this workshop is for: This workshop is best suited for writers querying, preparing to query, or who have an agent but are looking for a high level educational opportunity.
Focus: picture books
Group size: 11 writers
Submissions: Submit one picture book. Fiction submissions should be under 1000 words; nonfiction should be under 1500 words.
Members: $74; Non-members: $92
Abigail Frank is an associate agent at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. She is passionate about stories for young people, especially those that are hilarious, poetic, quietly heartbreaking, and/or swoon-worthy, and she cares about voice, above all. She gravitates towards picture books that feel entirely original, chapter books with big personalities, and novels about unforgettable teens falling in love. She is committed to advocating for the work of marginalized authors and artists, and she’s actively looking for stories that allow young readers to recognize themselves in the books they love. She graduated with a degree in English Literature from Swarthmore College and worked in healthcare before pursuing her passion for books. Find her @abigailcrfrank
Mon, March 2nd - Writers Submit
Mon, March 23rd - Critiques Due
Wed, March 25th, 8-10:15pm - Debrief call
Tues, March 31st - Group closes