Crits for Water: Special Guest Crits
Dude. Guys. It’s kinda ridiculous how excited I am about this fundraiser. I’m so excited that I couldn’t fall asleep last night. (Though perhaps that was also the coffee talking.) SO! I know you are a-TREMBLING with excitement to discover who’s offering up crits besides yours truly. And so…here you are!
Notes: Unless otherwise indicated, all crits are for FIRST PAGES only. Not a random bit from your MS.
All auctions will be held HERE. But all donations should be sent through the mycharitywater campaign page. OKAY?!
If you want to donate a crit (PLEASE DO), contact me at email@example.com with the amount you’d like to crit and what genres!
And FINALLY, this is an incomplete list! I am yet hearing back from other authors, agents, and editors.
Pretty soon (by that I mean: hopefully tomorrow) I’ll put up a permanent page with the Special Guest participants by both name and date of their crit. 😀 Without any further ado.. AUTHORS
Vahini Naidoo will hold drawings for three 2500 word critiques AND an auction for a 10,000 word critique of either YA or adult fiction. Her debut, an untitled YA about a girl experimenting with “safe” near death scenarios, is scheduled for release in 2012 from Marshall Cavendish. She is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.
Jessica Lei, literary agent intern for Elana Roth at the Johnson Literary Agency, will hold three RANDOM drawings to critique the first chapter of your manuscript.
The Rejectionist, purveyor of sarcasm and fabulous fashion unto us, and former professional rejector (or editorial assistant), will auction a 5000 word critique. Cross your fingers it’ll be in the royal “We”. 😉
Jodi Meadows, author of the forthcoming YA fantasy Newsoul Trilogy from Katherine Tegan Books/HarperCollins (starting 2012), will auction three 5000 word critiques and hold two random drawings for 5000 word critiques. She is represented by Lauren MacLeod of the Strothman Agency, LLC.
Roni Loren will auction a 10-page critique and hold a random drawing for a query critique of any YA or Romance. Her erotic romance debut, Crash Into You, will come out in 2012 from Berkley Heat. She is represented by Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary Agency.
Susan Dennard, author of the YA steampunk/gaslamp Something Strange and Deadly (available from HarperCollins in 2012), will hold one random drawing and one auction for critiques of 50 pages (about 12,000 words) of your MS. She is represented by Sara Kendall of Nancy Coffey Literary and Media Representation.
Kat Zhang will auction a 5000 word critique of a YA manuscript. Her YA debut, Hybrid, was recently sold in a three-book deal to Harper Children’s. She is represented by Emmanuelle Morgen of Judith Ehrlich Literary Management.
Brigid Kemmerer will hold a random drawing for a critique of 5000 words. Her YA debut, Elemental, will be released by K Teen in 2012.
Sherry Thomas, author of historical romances like His at Night and Not Quite a Husband, will auction a critique of the first three chapters of your manuscript. She is represented by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency.
Kendra Highley will auction off a full manuscript critique (up to 75k) of your middle grade or young adult novel. (!!!) She is represented by Shana Cohen of the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency.
Miranda Kenneally is offering two 25-page critiques via random drawing of any young adult novel. She is represented by Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary Agency.
Sarah J Maas will auction a critique of 5000 words in a Paranormal/Fantasy YA MS. Her YA fantasy debut, Queen of Glass, will be available from Bloomsbury in 2012. She is represented by Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.
Unless otherwise noted, all critiques are only for repped genres.
Ann Behar of Scovil, Galen, Ghosh Literary Agency, Inc. will auction a 1250 word critique.
Marisa Corvisiero of the L. Perkins agency, will auction a query critique and a synopsis critique, and hold a random drawing for another query critique.
Chris Richman of Upstart Crow will hold a random drawing for a critique of 1250 words.
Sara Kendall of Nancy Coffey Literary and Media Representation will auction a 30-page critique and hold a random drawing for a 5-page critique.
Joanna Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary and Media Representation will auction a 30-page critique and hold a random drawing for a 5-page critique.
Jim McCarthy of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management will auction a two chapter critique including a query.
Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary Agency will auction a 1250 word critique.
Emmanuelle Morgen of Judith Ehrlich Literary Management will hold a random drawing for a 1250 word critique.
Laurie McLean, Agent Savant, of Larson-Pomada Literary Agency will auction a three chapter critique, including a two page synopsis.
Editorial Anonymous, children’s book editor extraordinaire, will hold a random drawing for a 1250 word critique and an auction for a 1250 word critique of a picture book or a first chapter.
Ranty Editor, anonymous twitter persona extraordinaire (also: editor), will auction off a critique of 5000 words of any adult fiction.
— SO! That is all I have (so far!). But I have a handful of agents and authors I’m still waiting to hear back from, and I have been slowly working my way through some editors. Keep your eyes on the blog and twitter to stay updated on what’s happening and when! ALSO: More information to come on the Super Sekrit giveaways. MWAHAHAHA. If you haven’t yet, you can check out my announcement post on Crits for Water or read the Crits for Water page for more information. AUTHORS AND AGENTS: if for some reason I got something horrendously wrong on the list above, first: My Epic Apologies, and second, go ahead and pop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll fix it ASAP.