Do you have a picture book story you'd like feedback on? 

Writing a picture book story is much harder than it seems.  My own picture booking adventure has been ten years in the making, from my first story submission in 2007, to the publication of Here Comes the Sun in March this year.  During that time I read every picture book I could get my hands on, devoured all the 'How to' books, taught myself to illustrate, and wrote and wrote and wrote. I am now represented by the best agent in the business and have signed contracts with Macmillan, Walker, Nosy Crow, Maverick, Parragon and Quarto, for multiple picture books, due for publication over the next two years.  In my Picture Book Mentoring, I am offering to share with you what I've learnt along the way...

I can help you to cut the word count, fine tune your story arc, and find your storytelling voice.  I can even help with the presentation of your manuscript, your covering letter and your submission wording. 

I appreciate all the hard work that goes into writing a story and how in some cases it can end up feeling like a part of you, and that's why my mentoring doesn't cost the earth.  I won't send you generic information you can find in the Children's Writers' & Artists' Year Book - your feedback will be specific to you and your story alone. And of course, it remains completely confidential.

 

  • For £35 I offer a unique critique of your picture book story; I will feedback on your strong points, encourage you to lock in your strengths, and suggest ideas to help you along on your own journey towards publication.  
  • For £45 I offer all of the above, as well as the aforementioned feedback on the presentation of your manuscript, your covering letter and your submission wording.

 

Testimonials

"The feedback you have given has helped me tremendously moving forward. The thought behind it applies to any story so it's great and valuable advice."   TB

"Thank you Karl for your critiques. They were the perfect combination of positive encouragement and constructive suggestions. Your feedback was really thorough and helped me enormously in developing my texts to become the stories I hoped they would be."    LG

 

If you'd like to sign up for my Picture Book Mentoring, please pay £35 by clicking the button below, then send your picture book story by email to hello@karlnewson.com. I'll get back to you to let you know I have received your email, and within two weeks of submission you'll receive my emailed feedback.

For my Picture Book Extra Mentoring, please pay £45 by clicking the button below, then send your picture book story, your covering letter and submission wording, by email, to hello@karlnewson.com. I'll get back to you to let you know I have received your email, and within two weeks of submission you'll receive my emailed feedback.