February 6, 2012

Head's Up


My CP Mindee is holding a Query + First 10 pages critique contest to celebrate the unveiling of her new website. Yes, you want her feedback. She's pretty darn awesome :)

Go enter!



The Bright Literary Agency just launched their new blog. To celebrate, they're giving away critiques for children's fiction and picture books!

Agent Gemma Cooper will be doing the critiques, so if you'd like a chance to have an agent look over your work, then check out the blog for more details.



For those looking for critique partners or beta readers, Apathy's Hero is hosting a blogfest from Feb 10 - 13 called I'll Scratch Your Back, You Scratch Mine.

It works like this:

♥ On Feb 10, post your information on your blog (I'll tell you what information below)
♥ Between Feb 10-13, go visit all the other people's blogs, and read what they've got to offer.
♥ If you're interested in reading and/or helping them out, let them know by replying to their post
♥ If you love the idea, but just don't feel like you're the right person to provide feedback or don't have the time, let them know you loved their idea and why.
♥ Don't feel compelled to offer to read for someone just because they offered to read for you. I mean certainly, talk and hit it off and see how it goes, but I'm just saying...

So, what's this vague information I'm mentioning? The things that your post should contain?

♥ Genre, Age Group (YA or Adult), & Title of your story
♥ Your current story status. Are you working on a first draft? Trying to wrap up a final draft for submission? Somewhere in between?
♥ What kind of feedback are you looking for? A full-blown line-edit and critique? Overall thoughts? Input as you move through each chapter? Something else? How detailed or high-level do you want to go?
♥ A pitch, blurb, or query about your book so we know what it's about. I'll leave it up to you to decide how you'd like to sell it, but try and keep it under 300 words.
♥ The first 500 words of your story. This isn't an agent-judged contest or anything like that, it's a search for feedback, so give us what you've got.

For more info and to sign up, go here.



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Happy Monday, everyone! ♥

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