ICL Picture Book Winners Workshop




Discover the essentials of writing great picture books.

Plus, hear the winning entries from the ICL Great Outdoor Picture Book Contest!

Join the Winners Workshop for Institute of Children’s Literature Great Outdoor Picture Book Contest and get ready to look at your manuscripts with a new eye. Absorb actionable feedback from our judge, Lori Mortensen as she shares tips you can apply to your manuscripts today and critiques the top 5 prize winning entries in this 1 hour live Zoom webinar. We’ll cover:

  • Finding a unique approach
  • Writing with lyrical language
  • Developing layers of interest
  • Planning for read-aloud-ability
  • Crafting satisfying endings

Plus, we’ll read the winning entries from the Great Outdoor Picture Book Contest and critique them to show how they could be even better!

This webinar is scheduled for August 4th at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

A replay will be made available for two weeks if you can’t make it live!


Lori Mortensen, Author & ICL Instructor

Lori Mortensen is an award-winning children’s author of more than 100 books. and 500 stories and articles. Recent releases include NONSENSE! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey, If Wendell Had a Walrus, illustrated by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Matt Phelan, Away with Words, the Daring Story of Isabella Bird, Mousequerade Ball, Chicken Lily, and Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range, a sequel to Amazon bestseller Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg. Awards for Lori’s books include NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for K-12, Smithsonian’s Notable Book for Children, IWLA Book of the Year Award, and Rhyme Revolution’s Best in Rhyme. Lori has taught at The Institute of Children’s Literature for 16 years and has been a contest judge.

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