In this working retreat, Harold Underdown, longtime editor and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books, and editor Eileen Robinson of f1rstpages.com and the recently launched Move Books, who jointly run kidsbookrevisions.com, will teach proven techniques for self-editing and revising and work with writers on their manuscripts. Mornings will be dedicated to revision techniques and afternoons to model critique groups, individual meetings, and writing time.
Writers with completed picture-book, nonfiction, or novel manuscripts may apply. Please send a sample of no more than 15 pages when you apply, accompanied by a synopsis for longer manuscripts. Six weeks before the retreat, writers will be asked to send up to 100 pages of their manuscript to enable Eileen and Harold to prepare their initial comments.