HAPPY KIDLIT WEEK! – Enter to Win a Picture Book Critique from Author Katy S. Duffield

Here at Sub it Club we have a special affinity for picture books. I write them. Dana writes and illustrates them. It should come as no surprise that we have a lot of picture book writers and illustrators in the group. So, as part of our 2 year celebration we’re excited to be holding KIDLIT WEEK! All week long we’ll be having guests who love picture books as much as we do, along with some great giveaways to help you on your road to publication.

Katy DuffieldTo kick things off we have the amazing Katy S. Duffield joining us! Katy LOVES picture books too—reading them and writing them. And she has a newfound reason (as if she needs another) to overstuff her picture book shelves—the arrival of her first grandbaby!

Katy is the author of nineteen children’s books including the picture book Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows, illustrated by Steve Gray (Rising Moon Children’s Books). Katy’s picture book, Farmer McPeepers and his Missing Milk Cows was awarded the Arkansas Diamond Award and was a Wyoming Book Award nominee, and her article, “Winds of Hope” (Cricket, Sept 2012), was the recipient the International Reading Association’s 2013 Paul A. Witty Short Story Award and the 2013 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award.

Katy writes both fiction and nonfiction for the trade and educational markets from her Farmer McPeepershome in northeast Florida. She’ll be assisting Darcy Pattison and Leslie Helakoski at a Highlights Foundation picture book workshop, PB&J: Picture Books and All That Jazz, in late April.

Katy has two forthcoming picture books! LOUD LULA is a southern-flavored tall tale about a little ol’ gal with a big ol’ voice. Lula’s loudness causes all kinds of uproar starting on the day she’s born. And when she starts school for the first time, things get even worse. But one day, when a raging wildfire threatens the town, Lula knows the perfect way to come to the rescue. LOUD LULA is being illustrated by Mike Boldt and will be published by Two Lions. Release date is set for October 25, 2015.

ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES, TOO, is forthcoming from Candlewick Press and will be illustrated by K.G. Campbell. In the story, Little Alien is sick. His family tries every remedy in the universe to make him feel better, to no avail. Only Mars Rover, his best alien dog friend, can put a smile back on Little Alien’s face.

What picture book writer wouldn’t want to get a picture book critique from Katy? I know I would. Oh wait, I can’t enter. But you can!

To enter to win a picture book critique from Katy S. Duffield, just tell us that you want to be entered in the comments on this post.

  • Share the love and let others know about the contest via social media. Just let us know in your comment and we’ll add extra entries for you.

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I’ll do a random number generation and pick a winner on Tuesday, February 24th. Entries are open until then. Good luck everyone!

To learn more about Katy S. Duffield go check out her website, www.katyduffield.com and follow her on Twitter.

73 thoughts on “HAPPY KIDLIT WEEK! – Enter to Win a Picture Book Critique from Author Katy S. Duffield

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  1. I am new to subit and am enjoying all the posts and great support on offer. I would welcome the opportunity to have my picture book critiqued. Good luck to everyone!


  2. What a wonderful giveaway to start a fun week! Congrats on 2 years! I’ve tweeted about it (@bairdbev), have the badge on my site, and I’m a member of the FB/ support group. group. I’d love to win a critique from Katy! Thanks for the chance.


  3. Always enjoy another set of eyes looking at what I’ve written, and I’m a member of Sub it Club. Thanks for this opportunity, and I’ll let others know of.


  4. I would love to enter! I retweeted the contest info on Twitter & am a member of the Sub It Club Facebook group. What a great prize from such an accomplished author!


  5. I’m a member of SubItClub support group. Please enter me to win the critique. Thanks for offering it, Katy. ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES, TOO sounds like a fun book. Looking forward to reading it.


  6. What an awesome lineup for a Highlights Workshop! I would a picture book critique from Katy, her books are adorable. I’m a member of the Sub It Club Facebook group and I’m going to share this contest on my facebook page! Happy 2 year anniversary!!!!


  7. I’m in! I would love a PB critique from Katy. ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES sounds like a fun PB too. I’m a member of the Facebook group and have also tweeted about the contest.


  8. Wonderful post, thank you so much for sharing Katy! I am a member of the amazing Sub It Club group. I’m simultaneously working on 3 picture book manuscripts. Please enter me in the contest as I would love the opportunity for a critique on one of them. Thanks so much Katy and Sub it Club!!!


  9. I would love to win a critique from Katy! I am a Sub It Club member. I follow Sub It Club on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. I added the Sub It Club badge to my blog. I also tweeted about the contest :). @aj_irving


  10. Thanks for this special focus on kidlit. I’ve tweeted my pals at #kidlitart, the official Picture Book Dummy Challenge. I’m sure many of them will want to follow along. I have enjoyed being a part of subitclub on FB and have been singing your praises with the link on my blog since last year. So thanks for the extra entries and the continual encouragement. Happy anniversary!


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