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Picture Book Critique Fest!

You’ve got to be in it to win it . . .

Do you write or illustrate picture books? Then check out this picture book critique raffle contest! They have 35 picture book critiques to giveaway!

Brian Gehrlein is hosting this annual event to celebrate the critique and revision process and to help build the kidlit community.

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 Brian Gehrlein’s blog announcement

If you could, help spread the word by using the festival hashtag! #PBCritiqueFest

Enter the giveaway

To enter the celebration for your chance to win a picture book critique by any of the many 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.Subscribe to pb spotlightREGISTERLOG ADDITIONAL ENTRIES

Additional entries guidelines


2019 Participants

Click a name below to jump to the participant’s bio 


Tammi Sauer

Josh Funk

Diana Murray

Alastair Heim

Corey Rosen Schwartz

Bridget Heos

Jessie Oliveros

Ann Ingalls

Laura Gehl

Susan Verde

Andrea Wang

Adam Wallace

Megan Lacera

Jody Jensen Shaffer

Rebecca J. Gomez


Brian Lies

Daniel Miyares

Cori Doerrfeld

Eric Fan

Rodolfo Montalvo

Jorge Lacera

Michael Rex

Yangsook Choi

Eliza Wheeler

Heidi McKinnon

Ebony Glenn


Jennifer March Soloway

James McGowan

Melissa Richeson

Adria Goetz

Lindsay Davis Auld

Mary Cummings

Tanusri Prasanna

Wendi Gu

Charlotte Wenger

Alyssa Heinek

I’ve entered the raffle contest and I hope you do too. Best of luck!

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