Great opportunity! Get your first five pages critiqued by a professional editor

I’ve missed this opportunity the last two times this call opened up because I was on vacation. Boy was I mad!  But this time I’m all ready to go. Yay!

Breathless Press (Adult) and Lycaon Press (YA) are opening up for a “Tender Love Critique Session” on February 14th (Valentine’s Day) until midnight EST Sunday, February 16th.

Send your first five pages **Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double spaced** in .rtf or .doc format (no .docx) to critiques@breathlesspress.com

The cool thing is that you don’t have to be one of the first 10 or even the first 100 to enter. EVERYONE who submits gets a critique. (I don’t think they are giving a turnaround time, though)

Another cool thing is your manuscript DOES NOT need to be complete, and it is not even a formal submission. They are critiquing everything.

Why would they do this?

They are pretty smart, actually.  Most editors know if they want a book within the first few pages.  If they like what they see, they will ask to see your manuscript when it is complete. (This happened with a friend of mine)

My question for you…

What do you have to lose?  Send in your first five, even if Breathless/Lycaon are not on your radar, your first five pages are the most important pages of your book.  Why not get an educated opinion of how good they are?

Who’s going for it?

_JenniFer____EatoN

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29 responses to “Great opportunity! Get your first five pages critiqued by a professional editor

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  2. Cool thanks for the heads up, sending in work in shortly!!

  3. satiablecurtiosityx

    Reblogged this on satiablecurtiosityx and commented:
    ATTENTION WRITERS: DO THIS NOW!

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  5. That’s a great idea. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  6. How amazing, I’d give it a go if I met their criteria.

  7. authorjoycemangola

    Reblogged this on Joyce Mangola and commented:
    I know i should have posted this myself, as I benefited from this, but my friend beat me to the punch after I told her. Willing to take a chance aspiring authors?

  8. Reblogged this on How the Cookie Crumbles and commented:
    Sharpen your pencils and don’t let a good opportunity slip through your finders. This is awesome, right?
    Thanks, Jennifer.

  9. authorjoycemangola

    Jennifer–you can send up to two different works to be critiqued, BTW. This is also how I got interest for Ghosts in the Mirror, which Lycaon Pres published.

  10. Thanks for the heads up! I’ll have to bookmark this.

  11. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks so much for letting us know.

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  13. Thanks for sharing!!! I’m definitely in! I also reblogged to spread the love.

  14. Reblogged this on J. Keller Ford ~ Y.A. Fantasy Author and commented:
    What a fantastic opportunity. I know I’m in. What about you?