Picture Book Critiques, with Natalie Lakosil

April 1st, 2020 - April 29th, 2020

with Natalie Lakosil

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Preparing your picture book manuscript for submission? Get your manuscript critiqued by literary agent Natalie Lakosil, Literary Agent at Bradford Literary. 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 you and 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. Natalie 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 Natalie to address key feedback themes and discuss both manuscript and writing questions.

If the group is full, you may email support@inkedvoices.com to be placed on the waitlist. Inked Voices members are prioritized on the waitlist as a member benefit.

Inked Voices & Natalie Lakosil are pleased to offer a place in the workshop, free of cost, to a diverse writer. Apply by 3/11: https://inkedvoices.typeform.com/to/rhrJCq


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.


Group size: 10 writers

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


Members: $74; Non-members: $92

About Natalie Lakosil

Natalie is a literary agent at Bradford Literary Agency. She has been an agent since 2009. Her specialties are all ages of children’s literature (PB, chapter book, MG, YA), both fiction and nonfiction, adult cozy mystery/crime, female-driven thrillers, and upmarket women’s/general fiction. She also represents illustrators and select adult nonfiction.

Find out more about Natalie's wishlist at http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/natalie-lakosil/.


Wednesday, April 1st - Submissions Due
Monday, April 20th - Critiques Due
Wed, April 22nd, 8-10:15pm ET - Debrief Call*
Wed, April 29th - Group officially closes

*The debrief is recorded for folks unable to attend live.