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
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
Also for picture books, you need to check out Storyteller Academy which is run by Arree Chung. Classes are offered a few times a year and have a critique competent to help develop your work. (I plan to be part of the faculty in fall 2017.) www.storytelleracademy.com
On Agents and Editors
My agent is Lori Kilkelly with Rodeen Literary Management. 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 Rodeen 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 and 2017, 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.
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