Thursday, February 17, 2011

February Critique Giveaway

It's critique time. Enter to win! Here are the rules and caveats:
  • I will critique TWO manuscripts each month. By "manuscript" I mean the first 1000 words of a children's magazine story, chapter book, mid-grade novel, or YA novel. Please, fiction only. No picture books or easy readers. No poetry.
  • Enter the drawing by commenting on this post AND stating that you wish to enter. This frees you up to comment, ask a question, or just say hey WITHOUT throwing your name in the hat.
  • For an additional entry, become a follower, and tell me so (or that you already are one).
  • For additional entries, post links to this contest and give the URLs.
  • You may enter one ms. per month. No one person can win both critiques in a single month.
  • Include your email in the comment. But if not, be sure to check back to see if you've won!
  • Enter now through Sunday February 27.
  • Any story that you plan to enter in an ICL contest is ineligible. Since I am an ICL instructor, I cannot edit stories that you intend to enter in an Institute contest.
  • My critique is only one opinion. This business is SO subjective. Any suggestions I make that resonate with you are yours for the taking. Compare mine with those from other beta readers, critique partners, writing teachers, etc. Even if specific suggestions vary, when two or more critiquers pinpoint a certain passage or aspect, there's probably a need for revision there. Yet don't feel you must take advice you don't agree with. In the end, it's your story.
  • Winners will be announced Monday, February 28.
So if the above sounds good to you, let the entering begin!


Bish Denham said...

Okay I'm up for a go at this again. I've got a MG I'd like you to check out.

Janet said...

Thanks for the free critique giveaway! Please put my name in. I have a MG manuscript. I am already a follower. my email is wvsmarties(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jeff King said...

Awesome... count me in.

Sorry I haven't been around; I've been out of town and don't have a laptop.

Thx for the contest!

MaDonna Maurer said...

I'm in and I'm a follower.
Thanks for doing this!

Mary Witzl said...

Me too! I'm up for it! I've got another MG beginning I'd love you to take a look at.

Marcia said...

Thank you all. You're all in. :)

Anne Spollen said...

I'll enter, too. This is such a wonderful thing you do, Marcia!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me too. Thanks so much for the opportunity, Marcia!

Amy C.

Marcia said...

Hi Anne and Amy -- you're in. :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Good luck to everyone who enters! Marcia is a wonderful teacher. :)

Morgan said...

Hi Marcia!! Morgan Perez here, former ICL student extraordinaire. I'm commenting to let you know that I'll now be following your blog as religiously as a mother of almost three can follow anything, and that I'd like to be put in the hat for the critique giveaway. I have a YA MS I've been working on for what seems like decades. Thanks!

Marcia said...

Thanks, Sharon. :)

Hi, Morgan! You're in! Thanks for coming.