Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 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, May 1.
  • 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, May 2.
So if the above sounds good to you, let the entering begin!

11 comments:

K. Jackson said...

Marcia,
I'd like to enter your contest! I am already a follower of your blog.

Looking forward to catching up on some blog reading (including yours) over the long holiday weekend.

Kristen

Christine Sarmel said...

I'm in. And I just became a follower. Now if the sun would just come out. Hope it's sunny where you are.

Jeff King said...

As always... count me in.

I'm already a follower of your awesome blog.

Marcia said...

Kristen -- Thanks for entering!Like you, I tend to find the most time to read blogs on the weekend these days.

Christine -- And thank you, as well! Sunny? Three days ago we got a thunder-snowstorm, and I guess we expect more thunderstorms today. Last week, it was tornadoes. It's been a weird spring. We gotta hope for those May flowers. :)

Jeff -- Aw, thanks for that, Jeff. You're in! :)

Angie Townsend said...

Marcia,
HI
I'd like to enter your contest! And I am now a follower of your awesome blog!

YAY!

Angie

sue said...

Awesome contest, Marcia! Please enter me in your contest. I'm already a follower.

Marcia said...

Angie and Sue -- Thanks for coming and entering!

Liz Straw said...

Marcia,
I am already a follower and would like to enter.

Liz

Marcia said...

Hi, Liz. Thanks for entering!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Marcia!

Please enter me in your contest.

Thanks!

Amy C.

Marcia said...

Hi, Amy. You're entered. :)