Ready for an unforgetable evening of children's book illustration critique? Maybe your illustrations?

Join us around the review table this month...

A good critique can make the difference in your work.

Our December guest group critique features KidLit College founder-director Jodell Sadler and a kidlit superstar mystery guest. (Watch the video to find out who!)
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Only $10.95.

Learn from an industry star
and a popular children's writing teacher

All right. We trust that you've seen the video by now and know who the mystery guest is. Denise Fleming received the Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond (Henry Holt and Company) and has received numerous other awards for her illustration and writing.

Her gorgeous, colorful picture books are a staple in children's libraries and elementary school libraries across the country today.

Jodell Sadler is the founder and owner of Jodell Sadler Children's Literary and the KidLit College. She is renown for her classes and presentations on picture book pacing, comic timing and tuning in to the musicality of language in your writing.

Together they'll share their insight, encouragement, fiery enthusiasm and professional expertise as they examine your work in a live session on Tuesday, December 29.

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(this one included) for just $8.95 per month.

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Regular monthly group critiques are 'perfect practice'

They tell you...

  • What isn't working

  • When to push harder

  • When to just stop

They help you...

  • Get a fresh perspective

    Our guest critiquers – illustrators, painters, agents, art directors, maybe an editor or two  – examine your final in a spirit of teaching and mentoring.

  • Think more like a pro

    Watch up close and personal how full-time creatives evaluate and troubleshoot their own and others’ pieces.

  • Prepare for that thing

    That upcoming kidlit (or illustrators’) conference, important promotional mailing, post or sit-down with a client.

  • Sharpen your discernment powers

    Remind you of those bedrock principles of draftsmanship, design and communication. (Funny how they keep bringing you back to those.)

  • Meet your tribe

    Your colleagues and the expert practioners. Who share their What I Wish I Knew Then stories and become your contacts in ‘the biz.’ (It’s called networking.)

  • Get better at getting better

    Practice with critiques helps you understand the hierarchy of feedback and how to navigate it wisely – knowing what’s valid for you now, vs. what to set aside for later.

Don't feel left alone with your work...

With your monthly subscription, you're invited to participate in all of our live programs and have access to all of the replays

...including the videos of all of the critiques we've enjoyed so far this year by these top illustrators:

Click on their photos to see their websites!

Mira Reisberg

Mira Reisberg

Karien Naude

Karien Naude

Karien Naude

Chris Schechner

Author-illustrator Jeff Crosby

Jeff Crosby

Marsha Riti

Marsha Riti

Christy Stallop

Christy Stallop

C.S. Jennings

C.S. Jennings

Annette Simon

Annette Simon

Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell, moderator

Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming

Wendy Martin

Wendy Martin

Mary Sullivan

Mary Sullivan

Jodell Sadler and KidLit College

Jodell Sadler

Improvement comes from consistent focus

You don't have to upload your work to every session. You just have to look and listen.
You'll benefit by being there.


Secure your spot at the table while it's available.

Attend December's...or subscribe to all the monthly sessions by clicking here.

Only $10.95