Charlesbridge editors are offering free, 30-minute sessions to participants who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) to discuss their manuscripts. During these sessions, the editor will offer specific constructive feedback on manuscripts, cover letters, and the submissions process, as well as guidance about the publishing industry if requested. These sessions are designed to help you refine your manuscript and prepare for submission to publishing houses or agents.

  • Unagented authors and author/illustrators who self-identify as BIPOC and are interested in getting their manuscript reviewed by an editor are eligible.
  • Participants must be 18 years old or older
  • Participants must not have been previously published by a traditional publishing house. (If you are self-published or published in an anthology, you may still apply.)

Once submitted, the manuscript will enter our lottery, and if selected, you will be paired with an editor whose expertise best suits your manuscript. They will be in touch to set up a virtual 30-minute feedback session. Video, chat, and voice options are available.