Remy Lai Virtual School Visit$160
Win a 45-min virtual visit from Remy Lai, author-illustrator of Pie in the Sky and Pawcasso, for your school. Remy will share her process for creating her graphic novels. She will also do live drawing and answer students' questions. For grades 2-6.
Remy Lai writes and draws for kids. She's the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Pie in the Sky, Fly on the Wall, Pawcasso, and the Surviving the Wild series. Her next graphic novel Ghost Book is forthcoming in July 2023.
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Critique & Chat w/ YA Editor$130
Win a 30-minute phone or video chat with freelance children's and young adult editor Julie Scheina to discuss your picture book, middle grade, or YA query, and any other industry questions.
Picture Book, Middle Grade, or YA only, please.
Julie Scheina is a former senior editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers with over fifteen years of experience editing acclaimed and bestselling books for children and young adults. Julie has edited more than 200 titles across a variety of genres, from picture books and poetry collections to middle grade and young adult novels. Please visit www.juliescheina.com to learn more about Julie's work.
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Picture Book Critique + Chat$106
Win a 30-minute call with Mónica Mancillas, author to discuss craft, querying, and publishing. Mónica will also provide a critique of your Picture Book manuscript or the first 10 pages of your Middle Grade manuscript.
Picture Book or Middle Grade only, please.
Mónica Mancillas is a musician and educator who authors picture books and Middle Grade fiction and non-fiction. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. Her books include Mariana and Her Familia (Balzer + Bray), The Worry Balloon (Roaring Brook Press, 2023), How to Speak In Spanglish (Penguin Workshop, 2023), and Viva! (Chronicle, 2024).
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50-Page Critique + Chat$420
Win a 30-minute call with Michelle Lee, Assistant Editor at Dial Books for Young Readers to talk about the first 50 pages of your manuscript or picture book manuscript and any industry questions you might have.
Picture Book, Middle Grade, or Young Adult only, please.
Michelle Lee (she/her) received her M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the New School before joining Dial in 2019 and is a junior mentor with the Representation Matters Mentorship Program. In addition to editing her own titles, she assists Kate Harrison and Lauri Hornik.
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20-Page Critique + Chat$85
Receive a 30-minute call with author Alison Green Myers to discuss your submission of up to 20 pages of your Middle Grade novel and query letter. The winner will be asked to submit a cover letter (apart from the query letter) with specific questions for Alison to attend to during the call.
Middle Grade, Novel in verse only, please.
Alison Green Myers is a writer and educator. She is the program director at the Highlights Foundation and the author of the 2022 Schneider Family Award winning A BIRD WILL SOAR (Dutton).
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Signed ARC of THE RAVEN THRONE$45
Win a signed and annotated ARC of The Raven Throne. (This is the sequel to The Raven Heir, and it will come out from Bloomsbury in August 2023. The ARC will be shipped when available).
Will ship internationally.
Stephanie Burgis is the author of the Dragon with a Chocolate Heart trilogy, the Kat, Incorrigible trilogy, and the Raven Crown duology. She lives in Wales, surrounded by castles, mountains, and coffeeshops.
Image: Cover for The Raven Throne