Picture Book Manuscript Critiques

You can now have your picture book manuscripts personally critiqued by Verla Kay.

NOTE:  Verla Kay's Critique Service is now open.

You may email your manuscript to Verla as soon as a confirmation email that your payment has been received has been sent to you by Verla. By return email you will receive (usually within one week) a full critique of your manuscript. This will include some or all of the following:

"Overview" comments about your story concerning its appropriateness for today's market and the age of children for which you are writing

Assistance and or comments about the pacing and image possibilities of your story

Line by line editing of the story itself

Assistance with rhyming and rhythm when appropriate


Prices for this critique service are as follows:

NOTE: Prices (listed below) are current.

300 words or less = $75

301 to 500 words = $100

501 to 750 words = $125

751 to 1000 words = $150

1000 to 2000 words = $225

Word count is for the story and supplemental material only. It does not include your name and/or byline or the title of the story.

If you would like to take advantage of Verla's critique service, send Verla Kay an email and put CRITIQUE SERVICE in the subject line.

Payment must be via PayPal.


NOTE: Do not click on the Buy Now button until you have set the drop-down menu to the correct amount for your manuscript's word count.