Every year I like to do a celebration with a bunch of giveaways for you lovely readers, and this year is no different! But because this is the first year I actually have a book to give away, I thought it'd be extra fun to give away both critiques and books. This year we have nineteen critiques and sixteen books up for grabs, so whether you're a writer or reader (or both!) there's plenty for you to win!
The way this is going to work: critiques will each go to one different person (so that's nineteen winners!) whereas the books will all go to the one person in one big batch of books (twenty giveaway winners total). The book giveaway is US-only, but critique giveaways are international.
Here are the super generous editors and authors who donated awesome prizes for you guys:
Rebecca Donnelly—Query critique
Rebecca Donnelly is the author of the upcoming middle grade novel HOW TO STAGE A CATASTROPHE (Capstone, 2017). She is a former reviewer for School Library Journal and has written for the Horn Book. These days she writes and runs a small library in rural upstate New York. Agent: Molly Ker Hawn of the Bent Agency.
Tara Sim—Query critiqueTara Sim is the author of Timekeeper (Sky Pony Press, Nov. 1, 2016) and can typically be found wandering the wilds of the Bay Area, California. When she's not chasing cats or lurking in bookstores, she writes books about magic, clocks, and explosives. Follow her on Twitter at @EachStarAWorld.
Emma Adams—Query + first chapter critique
Kaye Callard—Query + first chapter critique
Lauren James—Query + first chapter critique
Jami Nord—Query + first chapter critique
Amy Trueblood—Submission Package: query + first ten pages critique
Phil Stamper—Submission Package: query + synopsis + first chapter critique
Phil Stamper is a YA writer and freelance editor who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He works in publishing development for a large publishing house you've probably heard of. You can find him on Twitter, where he exclusively talks about food, Brooklyn, and sometimes books.
Shelly Zevlever—Query letter + first three chapters critique
Sarah Glenn Marsh—Query + First 50 pages critique
Alex Yuschik—Full MS critique (up to 80,000 words)
Julia Ember—Full MS critique OR LGBT/Mental Health sensitivity read
L.S. Mooney—Full MS Critique
Kisa Whipkey—Full MS critique
Lydia Sharp—Query + first chapter (up to 10 pages) + 3-page synopsis critique + Print copy of Life Unaware, Cinderella's Shoes, and Love Me Never
Nicole Frail—First 100 pages critique + print copies of Love, Lucas, Life Before, The Wanderers, Divah, and The Fix
Nicole Frail is an editor of both fiction and nonfiction at Skyhorse Publishing in New York City. She acquires mainly cooking and lifestyle/hobby and occasionally adult and YA fiction. Main interests include reading, writing, sleeping, and eating! Find out more at nicolefrail.com and add her on Twitter at @nfrail17. P.S.: Nicole is my editor at Sky Pony for Beyond the Red. :)
Ava Jae—Submission Package Lite: query + synopsis + first chapter critique + signed copy of Beyond the Red
Sarah Ahiers—Signed copy of Assassin's Heart
Jennifer Mason Black—Copy of Devil and the Bluebird
Kathleen Burkinshaw—Signed copy of The Last Cherry Blossom (releases in August)
Tobie Easton—Signed copy of Emerge
Janet Sumner Johnson—Signed copy of The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society
Janet Sumner Johnson is a writer, French translator, mom, and cookie aficionado who has moved from Virginia, to Missouri, to Oregon in the last four years. The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society is her debut novel. You can follow her as @MsVerbose on Twitter or find her at www.janetsumnerjohnson.com.
Kathy MacMillan—Copy of Sword & Verse
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