picture book services

Sara critiqued a picture book manuscript and a Twitter pitch for me. Her promptness, professionalism, and follow-through were amazing, not to mention the quality of her feedback and how clearly she communicated her suggestions. I ended up getting an offer of representation, and an agent, from one of the pitches she critiqued, on the very manuscript she had critiqued too! Vanessa Konoval

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

  • a breadth of knowledge about what's being published right now

  • a track record of repeat clients going on to secure mentorships or representation

twitter pitch critique

I will work with you on one pitch. For multiple pitches, adjust the price accordingly.

$10


read-through

I'll record myself reading your picture book manuscript, fiction or nonfiction, rhyme or prose, up to 1,500 words. I will also read it to my 7-year-old daughter and let you know her favorite and least favorite parts.

$15

I will also read longer manuscripts. Contact me about pricing.


Positivity Pass

Send me a PDF of your manuscript and I'll tell you everything that's great about your story.

$10


mini critique

I'll record myself reading your picture book manuscript, up to 1,500 words,

and offer comments on plot and character development.

$15


full critique

Everything in a mini critique plus line edits. I can also offer basic feedback on meter and rhyme.

$50


query edit

I'll tighten your sentences, edit for grammar, and make suggestions for word choice.

$20


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" (first) and "book" (second) paragraphs of your query. And I'll give you a template for the personalized agent greeting and bio.

$100


manuscript ranking

I'll review your polished manuscripts and rank them in order of readiness to query.

$10/manuscript

note

  • 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 saralkruger@gmail.com