Picture Book Peek Week #3 Coming September 21st!!

Back by popular demand: Picture Book Peek Week
Free critiques of select PB manuscripts – including those wretched rhymers (Yup, 3 of my upcoming PBs are written in verse!)

Peek Week #3 begins September 21st. I’ve changed up the format a bit. Here’s how it will work:

Sign up for a critique by entering your PB WORKING TITLE in the comment section of this blog post anytime (midnight to midnight Mountain Time) on September 21st. Titles submitted before or after September 21st will not be considered.

I’ll throw all titles into a hat and pick 3 for critique.

Keep in mind:

* Manuscripts must be 1000 words or less.

* I accept only fiction.

* Level of detail in the critique will vary based on my impression of the caliber of the writing.

* Please understand that I’m not an editor and will not be providing line-editing of your work. My critique will be comprised of suggestions for improving your manuscript. So please send me your most polished piece.

* The 3 critique winners may e-mail me their manuscripts as Word attachments. Manuscripts will be kept completely private. When I receive the manuscripts, I’ll let the authors know when they can expect my critique.

* As with any art form, likes and dislikes are entirely subjective. Please understand that my critiques are only one reader’s/writer’s opinion. It’s always wise to seek feedback from a few different readers. If my ideas resonate with you, they’re yours to use. If you disagree, I encourage you to compare my comments with those of other readers. But in the end, it’s your book. Stay true to your vision.

I look forward to reading your work.
P.S. For little “fashionistas” everywhere- TOO PURPLEY!Preorder it now!

24 Responses to “Picture Book Peek Week #3 Coming September 21st!!”

  1. Crystal

    This is SO COOL of you to do, Jean! I will spread the word!<br /><br />And Too Purpley looks delightful–I think my 6-year-old would love this . . . I&#39;ll be looking for it next year! 🙂

  2. Anonymous

    Picture Book Peek Week Entry:<br />Christy Hale<br />Ranger Pete and the Wild Things<br />cmhale at bellsouth dot net<br /><br />thank you…you are so kind to offer this!

  3. Anonymous

    PB:<br />COMMANDER BABY: REPORTING FOR DESTRUCTION<br />How fun! Thanks, Jean!<br /><br />Amy

  4. mindyalyse

    Thank you for doing this again, Jean. Your feedback is incredibly helpful–and I&#39;m sure three lucky winners will be able to strengthen their manuscripts because of your insight.<br /><br />My title is: Silly Frilly Itchy

  5. Jody Jensen Shaffer

    Thanks, Jean!<br /><br />Working title: And Then It Got Worse<br /><br />jody tom at sbcglobal dot net

  6. Anonymous

    PB Working Title: Lake Magic<br /><br />Thank You Jean!<br /><br />etchedintime @ msn.com

  7. Anonymous

    title: far above<br /><br />a.l.legore.mail at gmail dot com<br /><br />andy

  8. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for doing this, Jean!<br /><br />PB WORKING TITLE: YOU&#39;RE SO SILLY<br /><br />-missy t from the blueboard

  9. Evelyn

    Thanks for offering this again, Jean. I really appreciated the critique you did for me. Keeping my fingers crossed.<br /><br />Working title: Sandman