“As a newcom­er to the writing world, I have a great deal to learn about the business of publish­ing. After reading various ‘How to get published’ articles and books it seems almost impos­si­ble to break in.” (read full testi­mo­ni­al)

—From Sue Pinto, Aspiring Picture Book and Young Reader Author — New York


Does my story come togeth­er? Does the plot work? Are my charac­ters intrigu­ing? Do the charac­ters and setting contribute to the plot effec­tive­ly? Will this story hold the inter­est of my target audience?

Perhaps you feel stuck and can’t figure out why a partic­u­lar story has received numer­ous rejec­tions. You’ve exhaust­ed writing books and confer­ences. And your critique partners, or other people whose opinions you revere, can no longer offer advice that can move your story forward. Or maybe you want profes­sion­al advice sooner rather than later.

“Just-a-Read” is just that, with answers to the questions above and how to move forward. This critique includes a discus­sion by phone rather than a written critique. It does not include line editing, a market­ing critique, or exten­sive fixes as you would find with the regular submis­sions. This is to help you get unstuck.

The fee is less than a normal critique. Please email eileen.robinson@f1rstpages.com with a descrip­tion of your work, your concerns, and page count.

Look forward to reading your work!

Thanks for your interest in F1rst Pages.
Acceptance of new submissions is currently on hiatus while we attend to our backlog of existing submissions.

Please refer to Kid (& YA) Book Revisions until further notice.