Giveaway: Query + First 10 pages critique by Colleen Clayton

Colleen Clayton, author of What Happens Next to be released October 2012 by Poppy (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) is giving away a query letter and first 10 pages critique.

Colleen has an MFA from the North East Ohio Consortium at Youngstown State University and now teaches there. YSU specializes in Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Children's literature and hosts the largest annual Young Adult English Festival in the nation. The English program is led by Gary Salvner (the current holder of the Ted Hipple ALAN Award). She studied fiction writing under Nebula-award nominee Christopher Barzak and women's fiction goddess Varley O'Connor. While she primarily writes contemporary YA, she is familiar with and has studied Historical Fiction, Gay/Lesbian Fiction, Science Fiction, Paranormal, and Genre-bending/blending fiction. Whether it is set in a suburb, an enchanted forest, or on the moon, a good story is a simply good story. Colleen can offer a quality, insightful critique on someone's opening manuscript pages and after writing a few query letters herself, she knows a thing or two about how to write one as well as what NOT to write.

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14 comments:

  1. This is a great resource for those of us jumping into the industry! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  2. Yes, this is really helpful! Thanks for the awesome contest!

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  3. Thanks for the awesome contest! Such a great thing! :)

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  4. I'm about to start the querying process, so this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for having the contest.

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  5. What a great chance! I'd love for another pair of eyes on my query! :)

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  6. I have begun the query process and most agents ask for the first 5-10 pages right away. I'd love to have a critique of both to see what someone else thinks and where I need to improve, especially from a talented author.

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  7. Wonderful giveaway! Advice from someone who has been through the process would be invaluable.

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  8. Hi!
    I just came across your site and it is really lovely! I happily followed you and will enjoy reading your updates. You can find me over at Rainy Day Reads, www.rainydayreads.com It would be great if you could stop by and I would love to have a fellow book lover as a new follower.
    Christine x
    Rainy Day Reads
    www.rainydayreads.com

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  9. This is such a wonderful idea! Thank you so much.

    :).

    Lisa Lueddecke

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway offer. So nice to find your blog.

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  11. I'm so stoked for some fresh eyes on my MS! Thanks!!!

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  12. This is why I love Twitter- saw a Tweet from Ame Dyckman and I really need for someone else to read this other than me. What a great gift! Thanks Colleen!

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