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Journey to Kidlit Critique-a-palooza: Written Children's Book Critiques

Journey to Kidlit Critique-a-palooza: Written Children's Book Critiques

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Confidently know you've written a story that's ready to be published.

Get a professional critique today to see if your story receives the Story Seal of Approval for completion. Using our rating scale from 1-3, you'll know whether your story's ready to move onto publication. The best way to have confidence in your writing and ensure you're creating a story you'll be proud to share with your family and friends.

NOTE: All story submissions must be received by June 1st. Notes will be returned to participants by June 30th. Any late submissions will be charged but not critiqued.


  1. Ameerah Holliday - Serendipity Literary Agency

  2. Haley Casey - Creative Media Agency, Inc.

  3. Leah Pierre - Ladderbird Literary Agency

  4. Maeve MacLysaght - Copps Literary Services

  5. Natascha Morris - The Tobias Agency

  6. Sara Schonfeld - Editor at HarperCollins

  7. Sophie Sheumaker - Bookends Literary Agency

  8. Brooke Van Sickle - Editor at BiblioKid Publishing


  1. Story Seal of Approval rating
  2. Character and plot development
  3. Elements that require the most attention
  4. Voice/age category appropriateness
  5. Marketability
  6. Suggested next steps
  7. Critique notes PDF pack and in-story notes


  • Picture Book writers - send the full manuscript (up to 1400 words) as either a Word Doc or PDF. No illustrations.
  • Chapter Book or MG/YA novelists - send the first 10 pages of your story with a 1-page synopsis as either a Word Doc or PDF
  • All Stores must be in proper format: size 12-font and double-spaced

How soon after purchasing will you receive your critique?

Your story notes will be delivered via email within by June 30th if your submission was received on or before the deadline of June 1st. If you don't see a confirmation email from us upon booking,, please be sure to reach out for help or send your story right away to 

NOTE: All story submissions MUST BE emailed to us no later than June 1st. Any late submissions will still be charged but not critiqued.

The Critique-a-Palooza is for written critique feedback only. No requests for calls or resubmission without rebooking will be accepted.

Please note: This is a non-refundable purchase. In order to keep your critique spot with us, you must send your story manuscript per the guidelines by June 1st. Late submissions will be charged but not critiqued.

No eligible for any additional discounts or promotions.

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