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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?