Picture Book Peek Week #7 Coming March 1st!

Picture Book Peek Week #7
Free critique of a selected Picture Book manuscript!

Picture Book Peek Week #7 begins March 1st. Here’s how it works:

Sign up for a critique by entering your PICTURE BOOK WORKING TITLE in the comment section of this blog post anytime (midnight to midnight Mountain Time) on March 1st. Titles submitted before or after March 1st will not be considered. If you are posting as an “Anonymous” entrant, you must include your full name with the title.

I’ll throw all titles into a hat and pick 1 for critique.

Keep in mind:

* I accept only one title per author per Peek Week.

* 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 critique winner may e-mail me the manuscript as a Word attachment. Manuscripts are kept completely private. When I receive the manuscript, I’ll let the author know when they can expect my critique.

* As with any art form, likes and dislikes are entirely subjective. Please understand that my critique is 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.
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46 Responses to “Picture Book Peek Week #7 Coming March 1st!”

  1. Evelyn

    You're wonderful to do these, Jean! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that I get chosen. Of course, since I was already blessed to have one of your critiques in one of your other offerings, maybe I shouldn't be so greedy. Do you have a rule against it? Against entering if you've already had a critique, that is. Not a rule against greed. From Ev (who tries not to be greedy,

  2. Anonymous

    The Cat Who Couldn’t Climb a Tree<br />You can do this, but you can’t do that!<br />by Martha Lancaster<br />artbymartha5150@comcast.net

  3. Erika

    ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY PURRFECT<br />by Erika David<br /><br />Jean, thanks so much for this generous opportunity.

  4. Anonymous

    Coralene Pig<br />by Sheri Dillard<br /><br />Thanks, Jean! 🙂

  5. Anonymous

    Monster Face Pancakes<br />by Denise Schurr<br /><br />Thank you Jean!

  6. Barbara

    Hi Jean,<br /><br />Mimi and the Locked Box!<br />by Barbara McRae<br /><br />Grateful for any assistance you can provide.<br />Smiles,<br />Barbara

  7. Anonymous

    Pillow Hog<br />by Lori Alexander<br />lori_j_alexander@comcast.net<br /><br />Thanks Jean!

  8. Anonymous

    A SUPER-DEE DUPER-DEE DAY<br />By Rosa Leyva<br />rleyva49@live.com

  9. Anonymous

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  10. Jean Reidy

    Hey Rosa. I know this wasn&#39;t clear in the rules (my bad and I&#39;ll fix that right now) but I only accept one title per author per Peek Week. Which title would you like me to keep?<br />Thanks for understanding.<br />Jean

  11. Anonymous

    &quot;Troll&#39;s Day Off&quot; <br /><br />by Lori Ann Lehman

  12. Lisa

    SHOES BESIDE THE DOOR<br /><br />by Lisa Hoffman Clark<br />lisa (at) lisahoffmanclark (dot) com

  13. Anonymous

    My Title: Leprechaun Lucky<br /><br />Hi Jean, I am a new follower of your blog after a writing friend recommened it. What an incredible resource it is! Thank you so much!<br />~Laura Murray

  14. Anonymous

    COCK-A-DOODLE-WON&#39;T-DO!<br /><br />Thanks for the opportunity, Jean!<br /><br />Amy

  15. Jean Reidy

    And the winner is …<br />THE GINGERBREAD STUDENT by Tina Cho.<br />Congratulations, Tina! Please e-mail me your manuscript as a Word attachment. <br /><br />I hope to see all of you again at the next Picture Book Peek!

  16. Anonymous

    Oopsie! Sorry Jean. I&#39;ll make sure to send just one, next time. <br /><br />Thanks! <br /><br />Rosa

  17. Jean Reidy

    No problem, Rosa. It was my fault. I wasn&#39;t clear. So kept your first title and deleted your second for the random drawing. I hope you enter again next time.