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Journey to Kidlit Special Written Critique Event with Pat Zietlow Miller

Journey to Kidlit Special Written Critique Event with Pat Zietlow Miller

Regular price $197.00 USD
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Get feedback on your picture book manuscript from a NYT Best-Selling Author!

Pat Zietlow Miller has published 22 picture books and has more on the way. Her first book, SOPHIE’S SQUASH, won the Golden Kite Award, an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor, and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor. BE KIND was on the New York Times bestseller list for 10 weeks, and IN OUR GARDEN is a Dolly Parton Imagination Library selection. 

And she's sharing her professional feedback with the first FIVE Journey to Kidlit Students to send in their stories. 🤩

NOTE: All story submissions must be received by July 15th. Notes will be returned to participants by August 31st. Any late submissions will be charged but not critiqued.



  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


  • For Picture Book Manuscripts ONLY
  • Please send the full manuscript (up to 1400 words) as either a Word Doc or PDF. No illustrations.

How soon after purchasing will you receive your critique?

Your story notes will be delivered via email by August 31st if your submission was received on or before the deadline of July 15th. 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 July 15th. Any late submissions will still be charged but not critiqued.

This special critique submission 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 July 15th. Late submissions will be charged but not critiqued.

Not eligible for any additional discounts or promotions.

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