Critique Service for Picture Books
I would be happy to critique and give you feedback on your picture book. I have a master of fine arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults. I have been an elementary teacher for 20+ years where I’ve taught writing to children. I have been critiquing stories since 2005. Please send only picture books of 800 words or less.
For a $50 fee, you will receive:
  • A general letter stating the strengths of your story, what works and specific recommendations for improvement/revision.
  • Line editing on your manuscript with comments.
  • Response time is 1-2 weeks, after I’ve received your manuscript.
“Mark has the ability to spot big picture issues like plot gaps or pacing problems, as well as a knack for details such as more precise word choices. From dialogue tag placement to active verbs, his suggestions have helped me see what my stories really need to polish them for submission. Mark’s critiques are professional, specific and honest.”    Louise M. Aamodt
“Mark provides clear and concise feedback with concrete suggestions that consistently help me to polish my manuscripts regardless of it being a first draft or the umpteenth draft. Mark’s work is truly helpful and professional on every level.”    Diane Hower
Contact me for more information.