“Eileen Robinson knows how to bring out the best in a writer, and how to get rid of the worst — through her superb editing skills. My first published book was devel­oped from a 15-minute writing exercise at one of her workshops.” (read full testi­mo­ni­al)

—From Mary Schulte, Newspaper Photo Editor and Book Reviewer, Kansas City Star, and Children’s Book Author

Submit Your Chapter Book

Chapter books are special. In reading devel­op­ment, they are the bridge between picture books and longer stories and these books prove a prime oppor­tu­ni­ty to catch strug­gling readers. If you are writing a chapter book, you are doing more than just writing a story, you are proba­bly embark­ing on a series, you are working to capti­vate an audience for the long term. And if its nonfic­tion, lets see if you have hit the right grade level and state standards.

As children have been learn­ing the rules of nonfic­tion, exposed to numbered chapters and table of contents, they now begin to get a taste of those same elements in fiction. And although the book is substan­tial­ly longer (up to 64 pages — and more as readers become more confi­dent), it is still manage­able. In addition, the process of summa­riz­ing and predict­ing can be discussed in parts as well as the whole.

And for most children (boys in partic­u­lar), there are still illus­tra­tions!

So this is where you can see if your chapter book works and if it lends itself to more, or if it’s really a middle grade novel under­cov­er.

There are 3 kinds of services for your manuscript – a Full Critique, Just-a-Read, or The Concept.  Click on Critiques to find out more.

Get Started

Please submit your chapter book by email via the submis­sion form that will then direct you to payment. Once I receive every­thing I will send a confir­ma­tion by email.

You will get a written critique and a phone call from me. We will sched­ule a brief phone call once the critique is received to discuss comments and any questions you have about market­ing or publish­ing. You can enter best times to be reached on the submis­sion form and we’ll come up with a time best for both of us. In addition, if you have any specif­ic concerns about your manuscript (your concept or execu­tion of that concept), feel free to include in the comments section.

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