Picture Books, with Natalie Lakosil, Spring 2021

April 6th, 2021 - May 3rd, 2021

with Natalie Lakosil

Group started

Preparing your work for submission? In this intimate workshop, you'll receive market and editorial feedback on a picture book manuscript from Natalie Lakosil, Literary Agent at Bradford Literary Agency, and you will exchange critiques with a small group of peers.  

This workshop is geared towards writers who are getting ready to query, agented and/or published.

You'll submit a single manuscript at the group start, then spend the next weeks critiquing peer stories. Natalie Lakosil will submit her notes near the critique deadline. After critiques are complete, we will have a debrief call where each writer gets individual time with Natalie to address key feedback themes and brainstorm next steps for their manuscript.

The group workshop format accelerates learning because, not only will you receive feedback on your own work, you will also be able to see and hear Natalie's feedback on the group's stories, which you will have read and critiqued. 

Each agent and editor event we offer also comes with a submission opportunity.

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/rXy21apI


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: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction - Children's - Picture B…

Group size: 9 writers

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


Members: $86; Non-members: $100

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/.


Tues, April 6th - Submissions Due
Fri, April 23rd - Critiques Due
Tues, April 27th, 8 - 10:15pm ET - Debrief Call
Mon, May 3rd - group officially closes