Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books, with Emily Feinberg

November 23rd, 2020 - December 20th, 2020

with Brooke McIntyre

Group started

Preparing your narrative nonfiction picture book manuscript for submission? Get your manuscript critiqued by Emily Feinberg, Senior 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 November 23rd. Then, group members have 2 and a half 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.

Emily Feinberg and Inked Voices are pleased to offer a spot free of charge to a BIPOC writer. Apply by November 12th.


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 - Nonfiction

Group size: 8 writers

Submissions: Submissions are limited to narrative nonfiction PBs. You may submit up to 1000 of text, plus any backmatter.


Members: $86; Non-members: $100

About Brooke McIntyre

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.


Nov 23th – Writers Submit
Dec 12th – Critiques due
Dec 16th, 7-9:15pm ET – Debrief Call
Dec 20th – Group Closes