picture book services
what I offer you
10 years of experience reading picture books aloud
a knack for bringing a manuscript to life on first read-through
experience critiquing over a hundred manuscripts
a vision for big-picture improvements and an eye for making every word count
twitter pitch critique
I will offer suggestions on 2 pitches.
I'll record myself reading your picture book manuscript, fiction or nonfiction, rhyme or prose, up to 1,500 words.
I will also read longer manuscripts. Contact me about pricing.
I'll record myself reading your picture book manuscript, up to 1,500 words,
and offer comments on plot and character development.
All the above plus line edits. I can also offer basic feedback on meter and rhyme.
I'll tighten your sentences, edit for grammar, and make suggestions for word choice.
full critique plus query draft
Having trouble getting started with your query? I'll do a full critique of your manuscript and draft the "hook" and "book" paragraphs of your query. (I'll leave the personalized agent greeting and bio to you.) Simply select full critique in the contact box below. Your accompanying payment will let me know you also want the query draft.
read-through recordings will be sent within 48 hours
critiques will be completed within 10 days; contact me about rush prices
payment required in advance (via PayPal, below, or venmo (@SaraLKruger)
fill out the form below indicating the services you're interested in
email your manuscript (word doc for a critique, pdf for a read-through) to firstname.lastname@example.org