Critique Services

Picture Book Critique: $150

Polish your manuscript (of 1,000 words or less) and get it ready to submit! A picture book critique includes:

  • a 30-minute Skype or phone conversation to discuss the manuscript and ideas for revision, as well as questions relating to the submission process

  • editorial notes and tracked changes on your manuscript after the call

  • a second set of notes and changes after you’ve revised (no phone conversation)

  • additional notes or phone calls, $50 each

Mentorship: $100/week (minimum 3 weeks)

A mentorship is a great way to polish your craft while learning about the publishing industry. Joy will guide you through writing, revising, querying, and submitting. A mentorship includes:

  • one manuscript critique per week

  • one 45-minute Skype or phone conversation per week to discuss your manuscripts, query letters, and other publishing questions

  • query letter critiques, as needed

  • email access to Joy with any questions along the way