Picture Books with Abigail Frank, Cohort 2

September 23rd, 2021 - October 18th, 2021

with J. Collette Smith

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Member registration opens May 19th, 2021 at 20:00.
Non-member registration opens August 30th, 2021 at 20:00.

Preparing your work for submission? In this intimate workshop, you'll receive market and editorial feedback on a picture book manuscript from Abigail Frank, Associate Agent at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, 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. Abigail Frank 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 Abigail 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 Abigail'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.


We're offering a scholarship spot for a diverse writer in this workshop. Please apply by 8/31.

Notes

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: 6 writers

Submissions: Submit one picture book. Fiction submissions should be under 900 words; nonfiction should be under 1500 words.

Fee

Members: $86; Non-members: $100

About J. Collette Smith

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.

Schedule:

Thurs, Sept 23 - Submissions due
Sat, Oct 9 - Critiques due
Tues, Oct 12 - Debrief Call 8-9:30pm ET
Tues, Oct 19 - Group closes