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May 13 - CLOSED - Crit-N-Chat with Mary-Kate Gaudet, Execultive Editor, Little, Brown on May 13th

Submissions Closed for April 22. Chat Live Now Scheduling for May 13 @3PM EST.

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Mary-Kate Gaudet, executive editor at Little, Brown is with us for a Critique-N-Chat session, following her live event: Hey That's Funny! with Heather Alexander. Not only can you register and learn about adding funny to your picture book project, you can submit your manuscript to her and receive her direct feedback on how well you are adding it in! How's that for a true mentoring session straight from the editor's desk.

So... details on registering for your Critique-N-Chat: submission, registering your time, and the webinar registration for your online chat time will be shared all on our new course platform. You will receive updates and news and notifications immediately for your session. This is such a great way to get the professional feedback you need on a project that means a lot to you.

Manuscripts will need to be submitted on or before April 22nd.

Your online session will start on May 13th at 3 PM EST. (Start time is being confirmed now and may change slightly.)

Your manuscript will be returned on May 13th, following the online chat.

That's it. This option is limited to 15 critiques so register quickly before they are gone.


Your Instructor


Mary-Kate Gaudet
Mary-Kate Gaudet

Mary-Kate Gaudet (Executive Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) edits a variety of licensed, brand, and media tie-ins titles and manages publishing programs with such partners as Disney (Marvel Cinematic Universe), Hasbro (My Little Pony), and Warner Brothers (Teen Titans Go!)

She also acquires and edits trade picture books—championing off-beat, yet poignant storytelling—and works with creators such as Liz Climo (Rory the Dinosaur Wants a Pet), Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora (Horrible Bear!), and Refe and Susan Tuma (What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure).

A graduate of Fordham University, she joined Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2012 after having worked at HarperCollins Children’s Books, Sterling Publishing, and Denise Marcil Literary Agency.


Class Curriculum


  Submit Your Story to Mary-Kate Gaudet on April 22, Register for Chat online, Chats Held on May 13th
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Frequently Asked Questions


When and how do I submit my manuscript?
You submit your manuscript on or before May 13th through Submittable..com. The link is provided in the course.
How do I sign up to chat?
Everything you need is provided in the course. You will register for your live time slot on June 1st, and chat live with her on June 10th. Upon payment, you will register for your live session.
What if I am unhappy with the course, webinar, or critique?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us. While we do not refund critiques, courses, or webinar events, we'd love to hear from you.

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