Middle Grade First Pages, with Stephanie Fretwell-Hill

October 21st, 2020 - November 16th, 2020

with Stephanie Fretwell-Hill

Group started

Get feedback on your first 3,750 words (15 pages) with literary agent Stephanie Fretwell-Hill of Red Fox Literary, and a small group of writers. Participants will submit their pages at the event start and then have two and a half weeks to critique one another's work. Stephanie will post her feedback at the end of this timeframe. After the critiques, we'll hold a webinar debrief, where each person is given time to ask Stephanie questions about their manuscript feedback, as well as other questions. This is a great opportunity to meet other middle grade writers, learn from their feedback, and to get feedback from an agent familiar with the children's publishing market.


Who this workshop is for: Middle grade fiction writers interested in market and editorial feedback from an agent and interested in meeting other middle grade fiction writers.

Focus: Children's - Middle Grade - Contemporary fiction - Children's…

Group size: 8 writers

Submissions: There will be one submission of your first 3750 words (approximately 15 pages) at the workshop start. Participants should also plan to share their pitch/short summary with their pages. Your pitch is not included in the word count and will not be critiqued.


Members: $95; Non-members: $112

About Stephanie Fretwell-Hill

Stephanie Fretwell-Hill is a literary agent with a sales and editorial background. After starting her career in foreign rights at Walker Books in the UK, Stephanie moved home to Atlanta as an acquiring editor at Peachtree Publishers. Most recently, she joined Red Fox Literary where she represents authors and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction and non-fiction. During her ten + years in the publishing industry, she has had the privilege of working with respected colleagues and award-winning authors and artists from around the world.


Wed, October 21st- writers submit
Sun, November 8th -critiques due
Thurs, November 12th, 8-9:30pm ET - debrief call
(or 8-9:45pm ET if the group has 7 writers)
Mon, Nov 16th - group closes