11: Picture book critique and editorial letter from Tracy Marchini

ITEM: A line-by-line picture book critique (1500 words max) and editorial letter similar to what one would receive from a major publisher.

DETAILS: In the letter, I’ll highlight the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, and ask the author questions designed to guide them in their revision.  I’ll have feedback for the winning author within one week of receipt of manuscript.

BIO: Tracy Marchini is a freelance writer and editorial consultant. Before launching her own editorial service, she worked for Curtis Brown, Ltd. for four years. She has also been a newspaper correspondent for The Taconic Press, children’s book reviewer for BookPage and freelance copywriter for Scholastic.

Tracy has been accepted for publication in Highlights Magazine and is the recipient of a partial grant for an October, 2010 Highlights Founder’s Workshop, a barter at the La Muse writer’s retreat in Southern France for July/August 2010, and a 2006 Puffin Grant to write a non-fiction picture book on Queen Lili’uokalani.

You can also find Tracy at www.tracymarchini.com,  Publisher’s Marketplaceand Twitter.


10 Comments on “11: Picture book critique and editorial letter from Tracy Marchini”

  1. Sam says:

    How exciting! I know it’s worth much more, but being an impoverished sort, can I start the bidding at £25.

    Great idea.

  2. Rebecca Colby says:

    £30

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  4. Anne Booth says:

    I’d like to bid £40

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  6. Cally says:

    A fabulous lot!

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