Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Looking for YA Critique Partner

I’m looking for someone to swap manuscripts with to provide feedback/critiques.
 
 
Specifically, someone who:
 
 
  • Is interested in reading contemporary realistic YA.
  • Has a finished or near-finished manuscript they want read (doesn’t have to be polished – for example, I have a complete story arc but parts are rough).
  • Is willing to swap one to two chapters every week or two with feedback.
  • Is a serious writer, writing for eventual publication.

I'm looking for someone to challenge me. And I hope to find a long-term relationship.
    I'm not looking for a cheerleader. What I mean is: I don't need someone who will tell me they like my writing without telling me what needs work. I want someone who will give useful, honest feedback and I promise to do the same.

    A little about me: I am a member of SCBWI and Verla Kay's Blueboard. I am a children's librarian, and an avid YA reader (contemporary and dystopian are my favorites).

    If you are interested, we could swap a chapter or two to see if the match will work. Email me at michellejulian.writer at yahoo dot com

    5 comments:

    1. Sounds good. I'll email soon.

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    2. Did you ever end up finding a CP?

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      1. Sherilyn, sorry I didn't reply much sooner. I did find a couple of people to swap with. Thanks for stopping by :)

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    3. You're brave to put this on your blog, but I know of a few writers who've gotten good CPs by doing this, so maybe it's just me who's a chicken!

      I wish you good luck and suggest you post in as many forums as possible (like AW and YALitChat).

      (Laura from Verla-Kay's)

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    4. Hi I'm looking for your contact info for a bookreview/post?
      Can you email me at EdenLiterary at gmail dot com

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