Searching for a Picture Book Partner

Hello! My name is MaryAnn and I am looking for a partner to give me some feedback on several picture books I have been working on. I recently retired after teaching kindergarten for 30 years and have been gathering ideas over the years for books. I love to teach reading and writing and so many of my topics revolve around some of the basic concepts of print.

Q: Name or pen name
A: MaryAnn

Q: Audience or category of your writing, if applicable:
**A:**Picture books–early readers

Q: Genre of your writing, if applicable:

Q: What would you like your partner to do?
A: I would love feedback on the flow of my books and general feedback.

Q: What are you willing to do for your partner?
A: I am happy to read your stories and give my feedback, general or specific!

Q: How quickly you would ideally like to work with your partner?
**A:**I don’t have a specific timeline–I’m retired!

Q: Your location, if applicable:
A: I live in Littleton, Colorado

Q: Please describe your project in 500 words or less, or paste a sample here!
A: My first book is about letters. I use the story to encourage children to look around for letters and think about what makes them unique.

I’m happy to offer feedback and do picture book swaps. I haven’t used this forum before though and am not sure how it works. Do we exchange email addresses?

Hello! I’m excited to see your work. Good question… I haven’t used this forum either so I’m not sure how it works! I’m trying to figure out a way to private message.

This is in response to your post. I was wondering if your offer still remains open, because I am looking out for potential picture book critiquers, so it would be great if we agreed to critique each other’s pieces. I live outside USA, though I was brought up on US children’s books.

Thank you!

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Hi MaryAnn. I am new to this group, I think due to our new way of life, staying inside, more writing workshops, opportunities are showing up everywhere online! Anyway, I am not sure if we’d be a good fit, but I will leave it up to you, just that I write rhyming picture books(only), so I would say yes to me if this is a style you like to critique. Your post caught my eye, as I live in Colorado Springs! I would be happy to exchange critiques for WIPs that we have, hope I would have the experience and knowledge to provide you helpful feedback. So just let me know what you think, or if you already have someone, that’s fine too. I have been writing just for a few years, more seriously for maybe 1-2 yes, working toward getting an agent, and something published. I am a member of SCBWI, have attended some local workshops, online workshops, and I am in a online rhyming picture book critique group, we meet monthly, but I think another person to add feedback, give feedback would be good! Thanks!

Okay, now that I’ve sent my email, I can see other responses you’ve gotten, but let me know response, I can also look for partners who mention rhyming in their posts, if needed.

Hi! My name is Kathy and I have been in a picture Book critique group for a couple of years. I have several books I have been working on. I like to try rhyming and would be interested in feedback regarding this. Please let me know if there is an opening in a critique group and how it works. Thanks! Kathy

Hi there, I am a new picture book writer and have written a couple of manuscripts that I would love some feedback on as well and willing to return the favor!