Revising and Re-Imagining Your Picture Book Manuscript (Webinar Series)


Dates: Evenings (9-10 pm Eastern, 6-7 pm Pacific), February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 29. Make-up date April 5. We skip March 22 due to our Alumni Revision Retreat.

A free preview session, The Unwritten: What You Don’t Say When Writing a Picture Book, was held on January 25. A recording is available.

Workshop registration: The fee is $200. This registration fee runs through February 5, when we will switch to taking late registrations. Click here to sign up now. This is a two-step process. You fill out the registration form, and will then receive a confirmation email with a PayPal payment link. You will be registered when you have completed the form and paid.

Picture books are short and simple, written for young children, so they must be easy to write–or so we hear from people who have never attempted one. Picture book writers know that’s not true, but their length does make it more practical to revise them, perhaps multiple times, and even to completely re-think or “re-imagine” them, than when working with longer forms.

That’s what we aim to help you do in this webinar series with your picture book manuscripts, both during the class and for years afterwards. As independent editors, and in-house children’s book editors in New York before that, both of us have years of experience in working with writers on picture books. So we created our successful “Revising and Re-Imagining Your Picture Book” in-person workshop. We then developed this online presentation in spring 2015, and have now revised and updated it for this encore presentation. The webinar series, like the workshop, teaches you techniques to help you find problems with your manuscript, reshape it, and then polish it up before you send it out.

Limited to 100 live participants: Total registration will be limited to slightly more, allowing for some who will watch the recorded version. Recordings, transcripts, and text chat will be available following each session to all students.

View the website for more details:
Kid’s Book Revisions