New teaching videos twice a month!

PEEK & CRITIQUE is an ongoing series of videos in which I use your submitted work as a basis for more deeply exploring concepts taught in The Lyrical Language Lab online course.

This is a FREE service I am offering to kidlit writers!

(And you do not need to have taken my course to participate. This service is open to ALL kidlit writers!)

Please watch the introductory video below for more details about what I'll be covering and how you can submit your work and questions.

Peek & Critique Content Will Include...


language-level analysis and critique of your



introduction and practice of poetry forms


scansion practice


weekly writing prompts


mini-lessons on meter, rhyme, diction, poetry, prose


Q&A to answer your questions


and more!

What Can You Submit?

4-5 stanzas of your rhyming picture book manuscript


your rhyming or free verse poem for young people


100 words of your prose manuscript (PB, MG, YA)


classic or contemporary poems by published writers that you'd like me to scan because they seem wonky to you


your general or specific questions about rhyme, meter, diction, or any other language-level concept


surprise me!


Just fill out the form below and paste your excerpt, question,

or suggestion into the field provided.


PLEASE NOTE that there is nothing to "register" for and this form does not subscribe you
to any course, service,
or mailing list. It is simply a form to submit your work
to me to be used on the public YouTube series Peek & Critique.

If you wish to be notified when new videos are posted,
you need to subscribe directly to the
YouTube channel.

I will only contact you if I have questions about your submission.


  • Submitting work to Peek & Critique does not guarantee that your work will be featured in a teaching video, nor does it entitle you to personalized feedback of any kind. Selections will be made based on the needs/themes of the videos.
  • The box you checked on the submission form gives me permission to use your work ONLY in Peek & Critique YouTube videos, at my discretion. You will not be notified if/when I use your submission.
  • A general copyright notice will be placed on all writing submissions and will be visible in the videos. You retain all rights to your submissions.
  • Your information is secure and will not be shared with third parties.
The email address you entered will ONLY be used if I have questions about your submission. It does NOT subscribe you to my Lyrical Language Lab newsletter list or any other email list. To subscribe to that list, please use the form at the bottom of this page.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

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