…Bringing Ideas to life…We are part of a team of published authors and illustrators, dedicated to children’s literature and to passing on our wealth of knowledge to both aspiring and established creators of children’s books.
We provide monthly writing workshops, manuscript critiques and general editing services.
SPRING WORKSHOPS 2007This one-day writing workshop is designed to give aspiring writers a thorough overview of the process required to write a children’s book text, from conception of the idea to submission to publishers. Spring workshops run from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Reservations are essential.
To reserve your place please call Marlo: (401) 207-5026 or email
Workshops are held at The Goddard School Wakefield, Rhode Island.
MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUESCReATe a kids’book USA will work with you to bring your manuscript to the standard necessary for submission to a publisher.
We provide a clear, thorough, and honest appraisal of your manuscript. Aspiring authors will find our experience, advice and editing services invaluable. As fellow authors, we know how difficult the path to publication can be, and we will act in a supportive manner to help you reach your goals.
Your manuscript critique will include an evaluation of the following, where relevant:
When Marlo and Dr. Virginia Lowe agree that your manuscript is ready for submission to a publisher, we may offer you a letter of recommendation. A letter of recommendation is not a guarantee of publication, but it is one of the few ways to get your manuscript out of the slush pile and into the hands of an editor at a publishing house. Please note that a letter of recommendation will incur an extra charge, and will only be provided at the discretion of Create a kids’book USA.
MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUES : BASIC FEESAll prices in US$ USA and Canada only, for manuscript assessments elsewhere, visit our Assessments page.
Ask about discounts on submission of multiple texts.
Urgent assessments can be completed within a week for a $40 surcharge.
Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.
SUBMISSIONSCReATe a kids’book USA accepts submissions from the USA and Canada. For submissions from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom etc., please visit our manuscript assessments page.
We quote a turnaround time of six weeks, as demand can be high; however, in most cases manuscript critiques will be returned to you within three weeks.
We prefer email submissions, with your manuscript saved as a Word document. If submitting your manuscript via post, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for return of your manuscript.
Payment is required at the time of submission.
Please make checks/money orders payable to CReATe a kids’book USA
Send payment to: CReATe a kids’book USA
Wakefield, RI 02880
WHO ARE WE?Marlo Garnsworthy, a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), is an editor, author and artist who has spent many years learning the craft of writing. Aspiring authors will find her experience and advice invaluable.
It has been Marlo’s dream to write and illustrate children’s books since childhood, and she has been active in book creation and editing since 1996.
Marlo is the author of two children’s chapter books being published by McGraw-Hill, Dr Seuss, A Biography and Let’s Visit a Planetarium.
Marlo has exhibited and sold her artwork in the USA, Japan and her native Australia. Marlo works in watercolor, oils, acrylics, pencil and mixed media. She is currently studying Children’s Book Illustration at The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
Please visit www.marlogarnsworthy.com
Dr Virginia Lowe's book Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two Children Tell has been published by Routledge (London) in November, 2006.
Tel: (401) 207- 5026
Fax: (401) 284 -2295
P.O. Box 435 Wakefield, RI 02880
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PO Box 2 Ormond 3204
phone 03 9578 5689 fax 03 9578 3466