Picture Books with Charlotte Wenger

September 3rd, 2021 - October 6th, 2021

with Kim Pfennigwerth

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Preparing your work for submission? In this intimate workshop, you'll receive market and editorial feedback on a picture book manuscript from Charlotte Wenger, Literary Agent with Prospect 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. Charlotte Wenger 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte'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 and Charlotte Wenger are pleased to offer a workshop spot free of charge to a writer of color or from a traditionally marginalized background. Apply by 8/12: https://inkedvoices.typeform.com/to/SCbyeZ4g


Who this workshop is for: This workshop is best suited for writers who are querying or preparing to do so and looking for both market and editorial feedback.

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

Group size: 8 writers

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


Members: $86; Non-members: $100

About Kim Pfennigwerth

Charlotte Wenger is a literary agent in the Boston area with Prospect Agency. Prior to joining Prospect, she was an associate editor at Page Street Kids. She has her Master of Arts in Children’s Literature from Simmons College (now University) and serves on the national advisory board of the Mazza Museum, the world’s largest collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators. Charlotte is drawn to children's literature and art for all ages—board books through YA, but especially picture books. Her picture book interests range from the gentle heart of In a Jar, by Deborah Marcero, to the quirky humor of We Don't Eat Our Classmates, by Ryan T. Higgins, as well as nonfiction like The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett, illus. by Sarah Jacoby, and Our Subway Baby, by Peter Mercurio, illus. by Leo Espinosa. You can find more details on her Manuscript Wish List profile (http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/charlotte-wenger/) and on Twitter at @WilbursBF_Char.

Charlotte's critique style is constructively critical yet warm and encouraging. Her critiques aim to balance overall developmental feedback on elements such as story arc, voice, and character development with more specific in-line comments focused on details such as clarity and consistency of language.


Fri, Sept 3 - Submissions due
Sat, Sept 25 - Critiques due
Thurs, Sept 30 - Debrief Call 8-10:15pm ET
Fri, Nov 5th - Revisions Due for those participating in second round
Mon, Nov 15th - Critiques Due
Group closes Nov. 30th.