Manuscript Critiques

I now offer critique services to those writers who want to publish concept, nonfiction or character-driven picture books. Please contact me here to discuss your personal project. (Please, no poetry. I am not a published children’s poet and therefore not qualified to assess the strengths or weaknesses of your poems.)

Procedure: Mail a typed picture book manuscript no more than 10 double spaced pages with an SASE for the return of your critique to the address listed below. I will carefully read your manuscript several times and draft a response letter to you listing the strengths of your writing, as well as possible areas for improvement for marketability. With your permission, I may make a few notes directly on your manuscript. I will return your manuscript and critique in your SASE. Turn around time will vary, but you will usually receive your critique within 2-3 weeks.

I understand the time and effort you’ve put behind every word of your manuscript. I know you are a professional and I will respect your work and give it the careful consideration that it deserves.

Manuscript Fees:
1-5 typed double-spaced pages $125.00
6-10 typed double-spaced pages $175.00

Please Send Manuscript and Fee to:
Lola Schaefer
766 Amicalola Woods Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Make checks payable to Lola M. Schaefer.