Hello Writers! Thanks for checking out my page. At this time, I am unable to offer personal writing help or critiques. I'm also unable to offer a referal to my agent or editors. The good news is, the kidlit community is full of wonderful organizations that offer writers a way to connect, learn, and grow. I've listed a few of my favorite below. I hope this helps. I wish you the best of luck with your writing and publishing dreams. --Stacy

These Are My Favorite Resources For Aspiring Children's Book Writers

You must join SCBWI. It is worth the investment for writers at every level. After you join, log on and read THE BOOK. Also, check out the regional conferences. www.scbwi.com 

For loads of free up-to-date info, check out Harold Underdown's site. www.underdown.org

For picture books, I highly recommend The 12x12 Challenge. Unfortunately, you can only join in the first two months of the year. There is still plenty to check out on their website. (In 2016 and 2017, I've been part of the 12x12 Team as a critique ninja.) 12x12challenge.com

My favorite workshops are offered by the Highlights Foundation. It's a nurturing environment with a focus on craft. Plus the food is yummy. www.highlightsfoundation.org

On Agents and Editors

My agent is Lori Kilkelly with LK Literary Agency.  We connected the old-fashion way, through the slush pile. Lori is a fabulous agent and the best way to grab her interest is to follow the submission instructions on the LKLA website. You can also connect with her on social media, but obviously, do not submit work through social media. I cannot offer an introduction to Lori or any of my editors. I cannot offer references.

If you are in the process of looking for an agent or an editor, I suggest SCBWI (again, read THE BOOK!) and you can also check out Query Tracker.


In 2016, 2017 and 2018, I offered a free mentorship to an aspiring picture book author. I hope to continue this next year. The best way to learn about this opportunity is to join my newsletter.

Classes or Workshops

I am available to speak and teach at workshops and conferences. Please email me for more information. author.stacymcanulty@gmail.com