Finish your children's story this year with 1:1 help from a professional editor.

Get 1:1 writing assistance from our team of editors to help you easily finish your children's book in less than 2 months.


Now accepting a limited number of children's book writers, all participants will receive an offer for publication from BiblioKid Publishing to complete their story with a publisher once the Fast Track concludes.

Clara Doctolero - Kidlit Fast Track Testimonial

"Going through the Kidlit Fast Track was the best confidence booster! I was anxious at first, but after the first round of feedback, I knew I could do this. Thank you so much for helping me polish my book and get it ready for a publisher."

 –Clara Doctolero


You know your idea should be a children's book, but you can't seem to get it finished because of lack of time, ability, or confidence that it's truly ready.

 with Brooke Van Sickle

Let's face it--there's nothing more frustrating than having a story idea, only to feel like you don't have the time to actually get it published. And there's nothing more disheartening than doubting your abilities as a writer--only to have your confidence rocked with a bad review, critique, or rejection letter.

You know that you should be a published author, sharing this book with kids across the world. Maybe you've even tried sending it out to a few publishers, agents, or even researched how to publish it yourself.

And yet, it's not quite working.

  • You aren't sure if your story is something a child will enjoy or if it will connect with young readers.
  • You don't have the time to work on your story or get it finished.
  • You feel stuck trying to write it and just want someone to tell you how to fix it.

You feel like you must be missing something.

And you're not alone. Most children's book writers are right here with you.

The truth is that having a published children's book is a game changer, one that will help you share your message with the next generation, aspire future readers, and even get your family and friends excited to support you.

The problem?

  • There's so much information out there, that it's easy to get overwhelmed.
  • Getting the necessary writing skills needed to intrigue a publisher can take years to accomplish.
  • And learning how to complete everything yourself can often make getting your book published feel like more trouble than it's worth.

But what if there was a way to make sure you got it right?

Hey, I'm Brooke Van Sickle!

And I want to make publishing your children's book, not only easy, but possible.

Brooke Van Sickle founder Journey to Kidlit

When I first started writing for kids in 2015, I spent countless hours pouring my heart and soul into my children's book. But I would often find myself wondering if my manuscript would ever see the light of day. The impatience to be published was eating away at me, but I knew rushing it would only result in poor quality.

It was that impatience that led me to develop formulas and connections to make the writing process not only easier, but fast. And that's when I realized that there were many talented writers like me that I could help, too. I wanted to help those writers with incredible stories to tell but who lack the necessary guidance and support to bring their visions to life.

I created the Kidlit Fast Track to bridge this gap between waiting to be published and not knowing how to make it happen, in order to help authors just like you easily navigate the world of children's book publishing.

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Just imagine holding your newly published book...

Kidlit Publishing Toolkit

As you flip the pages, you can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride. This is the book you've poured your heart and soul into, and now it's ready to be shared with your loved ones.

When you join the Kidlit Fast Track, You'll:

  • No longer feel stuck or overwhelmed about the writing process. Instead, your creativity will flow freely, unburdened by doubt or uncertainty.
  • See your book become a cherished keepsake for your family, a testament to your creativity and dedication.  
  • Know you've honed your skills, and your stories now effortlessly captivate young minds, leaving a lasting impact on every reader.

All participants will receive 1:1 comprehensive edits with a member of our editing team, plus an offer for publication from BiblioKid Publishing to complete their story with a publisher once the Fast Track concludes. Save your spot now before spots fill up!

Pattie Manente - Kidlit Fast Track Testimonial

"I can't believe it's done! I'm thrilled with the final draft!!! I love how this story has evolved with your professional guidance and kind support. Thank you all so very much!"

 –Pattie Manente

Kidlit Fast Track | Complete a Children's Book in 6 weeks


The quickest way to produce a quality children's book that's ready to be published!

Picture Book Perfection

Get ready to unleash your storytelling talent and finish that children's book you've always dreamed of.

Are you focused, coachable, and ready to invest in your skills to bring your children's book to life? Look no further than Kidlit Fast Track.

Our team of expert editors is here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you finish your story with confidence and pride. With our personalized assistance, you'll be ready to embark on the exciting journey of publishing.

The Fast Track is right for you if you're:

  • An aspiring children's book author
  • Looking for personalized 1:1 assistance with their writing
  • Committed to investing in your skills and craft
  • Seeking guidance and support in the children's book publishing process
  • Serious about fast-tracking your progress

The mission of the Fast Track is to help you:

  • Develop a polished manuscript: Kidlit Fast Track helps you refine your writing skills, ensuring your manuscript is of the highest quality.
  • Enhance your storytelling abilities: Kidlit Fast Track assists you in developing compelling characters, engaging plotlines, and captivating narratives that resonate with young readers.
  • Understand the children's book market: We provide valuable insights into the children's book industry, helping you craft a marketable story that appeals to your target audience.
  • Gain confidence as a writer: Through our 1:1 assistance and ongoing support, the Kidlit Fast Track empowers you to trust your writing voice, hone your craft, and believe in your abilities.
  • Accelerate your path to publication: Our personalized coaching and editing services help you navigate the publishing world, so you can finally see your book published!

Does this sound right for you?

All participants will receive 1:1 comprehensive edits with a member of our editing team, plus an offer for publication from BiblioKid Publishing to complete their story with a publisher once the Fast Track concludes. Save your spot now before spots fill up!

Dawn Millias - Kidlit Fast Track Testimonial

"I felt very green coming in, so I felt kind of intimidated. But your team was great! I was so glad the team said ask whatever you need. You made it all feel very easy. I'm very happy with how it turned out and can't wait to start putting it out there."

 –Dawn Millias

Finish the children's book of your dreams!

Learn how to go from idea to published book with a team of experts to help guide you.

Don't waste years spinning your wheels, feeling like your publishing dreams aren't possible. Instead, get personalized help from a team of experts and get your book published. Inside the Fast Track, you'll learn how to go from idea to finished book in 3 easy steps:



Kidlit Fast Track | Finish Your Children's Book

Go from rough draft, to polished story! Work 1:1 with our editing team through a comprehensive edit that saves you time, frustration, and self-doubt over whether your story's truly finished.



Kidlit Fast Track | Finish Your Children's Book

Prepare your story to become a published book! Use the self-guided course materials to help you confidently maneuver the publishing process, including finding an illustrator and marketing your story.



Kidlit Fast Track | Finish Your Children's Book

Get ready to celebrate your book's publication date! Accept your publishing offer to work with BiblioKid Publishing or go on submission with confidence knowing that you have a quality manuscript that's ready for kids.

Katie Purcell - Author Kidlit Indie Publishing Summit

"This has been such a FUN and exciting experience, full of positivity all around! I loved the honest, open feedback I received and the collaborative atmosphere that helped me make this the best book it can be. Brooke was so approachable and knowledgeable, it made the experience so much better!"

 –Katie Purcell

Hear how it helped authors just like you...

Find confidence in your abilities to finally get your book published!

Here's how the Kidlit Fast Track has already helped authors just like you.

Dawn Millias

"I would absolutely recommend the Fast Track! They gave great feedback and made everything very easy."

Clara Doctolero

"I'm more confident in my book. I'm glad I did it because it's the best confidence booster."

Carin Johnivan

"I could not have done this without Brooke and her team. The investment was truly worth it to me."

Keela Lupton

"I loved the flexibility and direct access to the team! Because of this structure, I'm ready to be published."

All participants will receive 1:1 comprehensive edits with a member of our editing team, plus an offer for publication from BiblioKid Publishing to complete their story with a publisher once the Fast Track concludes. Save your spot now before spots fill up!

Editing Services - Journey to Kidlit Testimonial

"I love how I have been able to bring my story to life and how my input and rewrites - under Brooke's tutelage - have made my story better. Of course, Brooke and the team are stellar editors and creatives so I really feel good about the book that we created together!"

 –Shel Curry

Kidlit Fast Track | Complete a Children's Book in 6 weeks

Get all the tools to go from idea to published children's book this year!

When you join the Kidlit Fast Track, you will have instant access to all the tools you need to successfully publish a children's book. Our proven process provides a step-by-step plan for how to easily turn your story into a finished book, so you'll never wonder what your next step should be.

Here's all that is included...

Kidlit Fast Track - What's Included

1-1 Personalized Comprehensive Story Edit

You'll receive personalized guidance from our editing team to finish your children's story. Working 1:1 through 4-5 different story drafts, our team will take you from initial draft to finished story.

Your story edits include:

  • Developmental Edit - A full story analysis of big-picture items. Including your story voice, character development, plot arc, marketability, etc. The developmental edit will be delivered as an editorial letter with story notes to help you rework your next draft.
  • Detailed Line Edits - A line-by-line analysis of how to tighten your sentences, stick to your genre-specific word count, and ensure that everything is moving the story forward at a proper pace. The line edit will review your story voice and make sure it's suitable for the intended reader.
  • Full Story Proof - A final editorial review for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Once this is complete and approved, you'll confidently be able to move forward with the publishing process. 🎉

Story Strategy Session Kidlit Fast Track

1:1 Story Consultation with award-winning author and publisher, Brooke Van Sickle

Jump on Zoom live with Brooke to chat about your story as soon as you enroll! During this 30-minute session, she will walk you through our initial review of your story, chat with you about your story goals, and help guide you on the best path forward to making them happen.

Kidlit Fast Track Publishing Offer

BONUS: Offer for Publication with BiblioKid Publishing

All participants will receive a hybrid offer for publication from BiblioKid Publishing to complete the publishing process once the Fast Track concludes. This includes everything from contracting with an illustrator, book formatting, print, and distribution.

Polished - Editing course bonus Kidlit Fast Track

Polished - Edit Your Book with Confidence

Working alongside our editing team, this editing course is here to help you better understand the editing process and develop the key writing skills you need to perfect your story as we work with you on finishing it for publication.

The self-guided content includes:

  • What an editor wants to see when reading your story
  • How to implement the 5-step editing process for a better book
  • The worksheets and templates you need to formulate a full story arc

Kidlit Publishing 101 - Introductory course

Kidlit Publishing 101

The ultimate course to walk you through the publishing process! This self-guided course easily unveils the 3 options all children's book writers have to get their books published, and shows you step-by-step how to make that happen.

The self-guided content includes:

  • How to choose the right publishing option for you based on your story goals
  • How to write a winning query and send your story to a publisher
  • How to get started with the self-publishing process and when to find an illustrator

Kidlit Launch School - How to market a children's book

Kidlit Launch School

Learn how to easily market a children's book in 2024! This self-guided course includes how to create an author website, set up and use social media to promote your book, book school visits, plan for launch day, and research keywords for your book description that will get your book found online.

The self-guided content includes:

  • How to successfully make a marketing plan for your children's book
  • The essential information you need to create an author website and begin to build a social media following
  • Plus, additional marketing information on reviews, school visits, and preparing for launch day

Kidlit Fast Track - Lifetime Course Access

Lifetime Access to All Course Content

While your time in the Kidlit Fast Track is limited, you have lifetime access to all current and future content inside your course portal. This means you can come back to it as many times as you need and for as many books as you choose to publish!

Kidlit Fast Track - Email Support

Unlimited Email Support

We are here to see you be successful. This means you have full access to our team for help and assistance while you're working through the Kidlit Fast Track. If you have questions, you can email our team anytime for support.

All yours for just $2,997!

**Need more time to pay? No problem. Payment options available.**

All participants will receive 1:1 comprehensive edits with a member of our editing team, plus an offer for publication from BiblioKid Publishing to complete their story with a publisher once the Fast Track concludes. Save your spot now before spots fill up!

Elizabethann Moore - Kidlit Fast Track Testimonial

"Seeing my story evolve has been my favorite part about working with Brooke. I had no experience before I came to her but her involvement with my story has been so incredible! I could not have done it without her. Thank you so much for helping me!"

 –Elizabethann Moore

Kidlit Fast Track | Complete a Children's Book in 6 weeks

Answers to Your Questions:

When does the Fast Track start?

Right away! Once you've been approved and successfully secured your spot, we'll have you send us either a Word Doc or PDF of your first draft for our editing team to review and schedule your initial Story Consultation with Brooke to talk about your vision and goals with this story.

Are there any prerequisites to get started?

You must have an initial rough draft to begin working with our editing team. Not quite finished with your draft? That's okay! We'll have you book your Story Consultation with Brooke to get started. On the call, she'll provide you with a plot analysis based on your story idea so you can complete a rough draft quickly to start the editing process.

Do I need to copyright my story before I join?

No. The U.S. Copyright Office recognizes the copyright protection of an original piece of work the moment it's written. (Read about it here.) However, if you choose to copyright your story, we would recommend waiting until your story is polished. We recommend this because your story will undergo a series of changes through the edits we provide, which may alter the final form of the story compared to the initial draft that would be registered with the copyright office, so you'd have to apply to have it copyrighted again.

Will I receive a comprehensive edit?

Yes. All stories undergo a full, comprehensive edit with our editing team. This includes:

  • 4-5 different rounds of story drafts with you and your editor
  • A developmental edit of your characters, plot, and overall story idea
  • Detailed line edits for story voice, sentence structure, and consistency
  • Copyedits and pagination for spelling, grammar, and illustrations
  • A final draft that's as polished as it can be before you move forward with the publication.

Will I be able to ask questions inside the Fast Track?

Yes! As a Fast Track Author, you'll have unlimited email support to ask questions to our team, as well as, a live Zoom call with Brooke to chat through your vision and goals for your story.

What kind of support will I receive inside the Fast Track?

As much as you need! We want to get your book published in the easiest and quickest way possible, and the only way we can do that is through complete communication. If you have any questions at all about the process, how to implement the edits, or what to do next, reach out to us and we'll be sure to respond with the information you need to move forward.

Is there a time limit to complete the edits?

The complete Fast Track process plans for 4-5 rounds of updated story drafts from the author for our editing team to review. We ask that all authors try to send us a new draft for review 1-week after receiving their editing notes. This will allow us to stick to the 6-8 week timeframe to complete your story in less than two months.

What if I can't complete the edits? Can I have more time?

Edits are planned to start the day you sign-up and take between 6-8 weeks in order to have your story finished in less than 2 months. However, if an author needs more time, all they have to do is let us know. We can extend an editing contract up to 6 months to give the author more time to complete their edits.

What if I need help finding an illustrator?

The coursework provided inside the Kidlit Fast Track will help you get started. You will also receive an offer for publication from BiblioKid Publishing which includes finding an illustrator for you if you'd like additional assistance.

Will I be able to get my book published?

Yes! The Kidlit Fast Track is designed to show you the exact method to publish a children's book by providing you with self-guided material over the 3 publishing options available to all children's book writers. We also provide all authors a hybrid offer for publication with BiblioKid Publishing to have their book published with a publisher once the Fast Track concludes.

Is this a guarantee of a publishing contract?

While we are not a publisher, we have partnered with BiblioKid Publishing to provide you with an offer for publication once the edits with our team have concluded. BiblioKid Publishing is a hybrid publishing house that offers illustration, book formatting, print, and distribution to all our Fast Track authors.

Is this only for self-published books?

No. The Kidlit Fast Track's mission is to provide you with a fully polished manuscript that's ready to be published in less than two months. From there, we provide you with the course content on the 3 publishing options available to you and give you the tools you need to get your book published with a publisher or to publish it yourself.

Plus, we also provide you with a hybrid-publishing offer from BiblioKid Publishing if you'd like to work with a publisher as soon as you've completed the edits with our team.

What about marketing? Will you help me market my book?

While we won't market your book for you, we do provide you the tools to know how to successfully market your book when it's ready to be published. This can all be found inside our self-guided course, Kidlit Launch School, which covers:

  • Author Websites: How to create your own and what to use it for
  • Social Media for Authors: What to use and how to use it to connect with readers
  • School Visits: How to schedule your first visit and how to make it engaging for kids
  • Launch Day and Reviews: What to do to have a successful launch, how to create a launch team, and how to get both professional and peer reviews for your book.

Plus, all Kidlit Fast Track authors will receive an email blast and social shout out to all the Journey to Kidlit channels both when you start the editing process and after your book debuts.

How much does the Kidlit Fast Track cost to join?

The Kidlit Fast Track is a program that offers:

  • Complete 1-1 help writing your children's book, ensuring it's finished within 6-8 weeks
  • 30-minute Story Consultation with award-winning author and publisher, Brooke Van Sickle
  • Lifetime course access to Kidlit Publishing 101, Polished, and Kidlit Launch School
  • Hybrid Offer for Publication with BiblioKid Publishing
  • Unlimited email support

All for just one payment of $2,997 or 2-payments for $1,550. Plus, once you complete the checkout process, you can send us either a Word Doc or PDF to get started working 1:1 with our editing team right away!

What's the refund policy?

Once inside the Fast Track, we give you immediate access to begin working with our editing team. To ensure that our editors are fully compensated for their time, participation in the Fast Track is non-refundable.

However, we are committed to your success and satisfaction in our program. If you diligently work toward the completion of your story, we will ensure that you get a finished story you'll be proud to share, no matter how many edits it takes. Just be sure to email us with any questions or concerns as we're working through the editing process so we know how best to assist you during our time together.

Take the leap, invest in your skills, and bring your children's book to life. Sign-up for the Kidlit Fast Track today!


All participants will receive 1:1 comprehensive edits with a member of our editing team, plus an offer for publication from BiblioKid Publishing to complete their story with a publisher once the Fast Track concludes. Save your spot now before spots fill up!

Carin Johnivan - Kidlit Fast Track Testimonial

"I appreciate the insightful, helpful editorial notes, and the time committed to them. My story has morphed into something better! I also appreciate the kindness and support shown along the way. Anyone who would like professional guidance and support as they learn should TRY THIS. It has a been wonderful experience and well worth it."

 –Carin Johnivan