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


    1. Sounds good. I'll email soon.

    2. Did you ever end up finding a CP?

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

    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)

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