Curating Your Craft: Critiques

What is it?

For an additional cost, you can receive feedback from a publishing industry professional on a sample of your work. Registration includes a 15-minute face-to-face meeting that will take place in a Zoom breakout room.

How to participate:

Be sure to select a critique WHEN you register for Curating Your Craft: Illustrator Day 2024


  • Critique submissions should be sent to, by 11:59 PM ET Monday, October 4, 2024.
  • Please put Curating Your Craft 2024 critique submission: Critique Faculty Last Name_Your Last Name_TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT/PORTFOLIO (same as saved file name) in the subject line of your email.

For Illustration Portfolios: Please send six portfolio-ready illustrations OR 1 dummy .jpg or .png file (5 MB max).

For Picture Book or Graphic Novel sample: Please send up to 10 pages of your manuscript, plus a one-page, single-spaced synopsis. Include your synopsis in the same document (please don’t send two documents).

How to format your submission:

⇒For Picture Book and Graphic Novel submissions, please include your name on every page of your work as a header or a footer, as well as identifying information on page one: first & last name, email address, title, genre.

⇒For ALL submissions, SAVE YOUR FILE as Critique Faculty Last Name_Your Last Name_TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT/PORTFOLIO as a PDF or DOC or DOCx.   

Example: Illingworth_Torgan-Randall_PURRPLE CAT STORIES

⇒Then send your file to Berrie at The subject line should read: Faculty Last Name_Your Last Name_TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT/PORTFOLIO (same as saved file name).

Submission deadline: Friday, October 4, 2024.

Critiques will be given orally during 15-minute Zoom breakout rooms.