Critique Services

Do you have a picture book manuscript?
Congratulations, you did it! And you’re in the right place if you’re looking to get it submission-ready.


Why me?

Besides being a published author of several picture books, I’ve been associated with children’s literature for over 15 years as 1) picture book reviewer  2) early literacy instructor  3) active member of multiple critique groups. I continue to work with an editorial agent, editors, and other published and aspiring authors in my journey. Additionally, as a judge for Rate Your Story, I critique several manuscripts from wonderful picture book writers every month as a way of giving back to the writing community.

3 options to get thorough feedback on your full picture book manuscript
[Fiction: max 800 words OR Non-fiction: max 1200 words]

A written critique of your full manuscript that will include:

  • overall comments
  • word & line edits
  • revision notes
  • comments on elements on picture book – hook, structure & story arc, voice, character, plot, ending, vocabulary, dialogue tags, grammar & punctuation
  • comments on theme, takeaway, marketing potential, comp titles (if applicable)

COST: $75

A full written critique (as above) of revised manuscript focusing on edited elements.

COST: $50


  • Submit a query letter with your manuscript and get feedback for an additional $25
  • 30 min phone consultation with your written critique for an additional $50

If interested please submit your manuscript as a word document attached to an email and make sure it is formatted per standards.

I can’t wait to dig into your story while you get busy thinking up your next story!

For questions, submission, and how-to-pay, write to me here.