Welcome to Picture Book Critique Fest 2019! Do you write or illustrate picture books? This MASSIVE one-time picture book critique giveaway celebration is for you! We have 35 picture book critiques to giveaway!

My vision for this (hopefully) annual event is to celebrate the critique and revision process and to help build our kidlit community. It's my sincerest hope that new connections will be made and that actual, living, breathing books will be birthed out of this process.

The festival is happening October 3rd-25th. The deadline to enter the raffle will be October 25th 9AM CST. 35 winners will be randomly selected and then "paired with their person" based on information provided on the registration form. Winners will be announced the evening of October 25th on Twitter, Facebook, and on a Picture Book Spotlight blog post.

Want more info on how it all came together and why it's happening? Check out the blog announcement.

Help spread the word by using our festival hashtag! #PBCritiqueFest

Find out how to register and increase your chances at winning a picture book critique below! Have you seen our participants for this year?! Check them out! 

Enter the giveaway


To enter the celebration for your chance to win a picture book critique by any of our fabulous participants, simply subscribe to PB Spotlight AND register yourself by clicking the links below. Once you have subscribed and registered, you may log additional entries throughout the 3 week festival (see guidelines below) to increase your chances.

Additional entries guidelines


2019 Participants


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