Manuscript, PB Dummy, and Portfolio Consultation Information


Consultations are available in three forms depending on the speaker’s preferences:

for a fee of $75, the consultation includes written feedback and a 20-minute zoom meeting.

for a fee of $75, the consultation includes a recorded 20-minute zoom meeting with access to a replay and no written feedback

For a fee of $55, the consultation includes written feedback only

Deadline to register for a consultation and submit material is March 23rd.

Zoom consultations will occur in the week following the April 27th event.


When you register, you will be able to choose your reviewer. If your consultation includes a zoom meeting, please note each faculty members' schedule when you select your consultation. Once registered, you will receive your exact meeting time from our consultation team via email after March 23rd.

To reserve a spot, you must first register AND email your manuscript, PB Dummy, or portfolio link. (Instructions for emailing are below.)

Failure to follow the instructions below may mean missing out on your consultation. No refunds will be given.

Please read the following BEFORE registering:

Review the bios of the manuscript and portfolio consultants here.  Select one or two as a back-up in case your first choice is no longer available.


For all reviews (unless otherwise noted), you will receive written feedback through an evaluation “Gold Form” which highlights your manuscript’s, dummy’s, or portfolio’s strengths and weaknesses. If you are doing a consultation with a zoom meeting, this feedback will be emailed to you before your scheduled meeting.

Once your registration is complete, email your review materials to by March 23 per these instructions:

For Portfolio reviews, please email a link to your portfolio. The subject line should include the name of your reviewer and your name, i.e: FacultyName_YourName_Portfolio Review. DO NOT attach any images.

For PB Dummy reviews, please email the dummy as a pdf attachment.

•  Name your dummy using this format: Title_YourName_PBDummy.pdf, i.e: GoodnightMoon_MargaretBrown_PBDummy.pdf.

•  The subject line for your email should be the name of your reviewer, followed by your name, and PBdummy, i.e: FacultyName_YourName_PBDummy Review.


For Manuscript reviews, please email the first 10 pages of your manuscript and synopsis, if necessary (see below), as ONE document:

•  Your 10 pages should be double spaced and in 12 point Arial or Times New Roman font. Please see FORMATTING GUIDELINES* below for further details, if necessary.

•  You must name your WORD DOC or .DOCX using the following format:

•  Title_FullName_Genre.doc, i.e.: TheHungerGames_SuzanneCollins_YA.doc

•  Please make sure your name and email is at the top of the first page of your document. If you don’t include your contact info, you may not receive your feedback prior to the conference. (Cover pages are not necessary.)

•  For chapter books, MG, and YA please include a brief synopsis. The synopsis does not count as part of the 10 page limit, but it must be included as part of ONE document. (PB submissions, including NF PBs, do not need to include a synopsis.)

•  In the subject line of your email place the name of your reviewer first, followed by your name, the name of your book, and the genre, i.e.: Sara Sargent_Suzanne Collins_THE HUNGER GAMES_YA.


*FORMATTING GUIDELINES: Manuscripts should be double spaced and with 12 point Arial or Times New Roman. All submissions must include your contact information on the first page.


For picture books, submit the complete text of ONE picture book.


For chapter books and novels, submit only the first 10 pages, even if it cuts off mid-chapter. Include a one-page, single-spaced synopsis as part of the document. (The document will be 11 pages total because of the synopsis.)


Manuscripts received after the deadline of March 23 will not be forwarded to reviewers. All submissions are final. Once you send in your pages you may not send in updates.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Due to the sheer number of manuscript consultations, we cannot make any changes to consultation times or reviewer assignments. If you have any questions, please email Manuscript Committee Co-chairs Debra and Tracey at Include MANUSCRIPT CONSULTATION QUESTION as the subject of your email.