KidLit College Crit-N-Chats Lead Authors to Contracts

I am always thrilled to learn when our Crit-N-Chats lead to publication. We've had many. Quite a few writers had their manuscripts requested following our critique from publishers like Little, Brown, Macmillan, Charlsbridge, Chronicle Books, Sleeping Bear Books and Penguin. During our most recent session, we had two writers announce that their book submissions sent in following a webinar are now being considered. We had another in a bidding war between publishers. How very nice is that? Just yesterday, I learned of another sale, following a critique, to Stephanie Pitts at Penguin-Putnam.

I am thrilled for these writers. It's so awesome when hard work meets opportunity. There's nothing better. Just a huge open CONGRATS to these authors. (You know who you are.) We are celebrating with you!

Stephanie Pitts's Picture Book Crit-N-Chats now open

Stephanie Pitts, Editor, Penguin-Putnam, will be taking a limited number of PICTURE BOOK ONLY Crit-N-Chats for her August 12th Chat session, which is set to start at 11 AM EST. Her manuscript submissions are due on or before July 24, and the chat session registration is now live for you to select your chat spot upon registration.

Two Editors, One Awesome Webinar on Writing Nonfiction.

We have Emily Feinberg and Claire Dorsett Talking Live about Writing Nonfiction: What they love, what they look for, and what writers should do to prep their material, and we will make time for questions. Can you believe it? Not just one editor but two will be with us... so jump online and enjoy or register for our lives or our replay.

Can it get any better?


One Awesome Claire Dorsett will be taking submissions - Submission Opportunity!

Claire Dorsett will be taking submissions, one submission per participant, following this event for up to two months. You will be provided the details for this in our course after our webinar completes.

Register today and hold your spot. We go live on July 18th at 6 PM EST (NY time).

Once registered, feel free to send your question to [email protected] and we'll share these with our editors prior to our event. There will also be time to post questions to the chat as Emily and Claire are live and online.

Can't make the webinar?

No worries. Simply log in later and watch our replay at your convenience. You have access to this for two whole weeks following our event and our submission information and code will be shared following the event. It will appear on in one place for your convenience 24/7.

I hope you will be joining us for this fun-fabulous learning opportunity!

Happy Writing!