A Holly Jolly Picture Book Peek: Win a Free Critique!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!Christmas balls

So for all my writer friends out there I’m holding a
HOLLY JOLLY PICTURE BOOK PEEK
MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
Win a free critique of a selected picture book manuscript. 

 Here’s how it works:

Sign up for a critique by entering your picture book WORKING TITLE in the comment section of this blog post anytime (midnight to midnight Mountain Time) on December 15th. Titles submitted before or after December 15th will not be considered.

I’ll throw all the submitted titles into a hat and pick 1 for critique.

Keep in mind:
* Manuscripts must be 1000 words or less.

* I accept only fiction.

* Please understand that I’m not an editor and will not be providing line-editing of your work. My critique will be comprised of suggestions for improving your manuscript. So please send me your most polished piece.

* The critique winner must e-mail me his/her manuscript as a Word attachment within 48 hours of the announcement . Manuscripts will be kept completely confidential. When I receive the manuscript, I’ll let the author know when to expect my critique.

* As with any art form, likes and dislikes are subjective. Please understand that my critiques are only one reader’s/writer’s opinion. It’s always wise to seek feedback from a few different readers. If my ideas resonate with you, they’re yours to use. If you disagree, I encourage you to compare my comments with those of other readers. But in the end, it’s your book. Stay true to your vision.

I look forward to reading your work.
Jean

 

37 Comments

  1. Hey all! Remember, no entries until December 15th. If you’ve sent them sooner they won’t be posted or considered. So please send them again next Monday.

  2. The title of the manuscript I would like to enter is “Magnus and the night lion”.
    Best
    Sanne Dufft

  3. House Sounds

  4. Little Lion Man

  5. Hi there, everyone! I’m just checking my time stamp which was a little wonky earlier! Keep those titles rolling in!

  6. Thanks Jean! I have FINLEY VS. THE FLY.

  7. Henry’s Sweater

  8. Fun!
    Lost Lion

  9. Max and Bessie May

  10. Thanks for the contest! THE GINGERBREAD SHARK

  11. Melissa Bulls

    When an Elephant Sneezes

  12. Lisa Katzenberger

    Today I Talk Nonsense

  13. Debbie Vilardi

    The book title is Don’t Do That! but thank you for doing this.

  14. Thank you, Jean! So sweet of you to do this…Happy Holidays! My working title: HENRY THE NOT-AN-OCTOPUS

  15. THE PITY PARTY
    Thanks so much.

  16. GOLDILOCKS AND THE CASE OF THE THREE MISSING BEARS

    Thanks so much!

  17. Thanks Jean for doing this!

    BERNARD SAVES CHRISTMAS

  18. Shauna Reynolds

    Cellophant
    : )
    (Thanks.)

  19. Thanks, Jean, for doing this!

    Turkey on the Run

  20. WHEELS ON THE FLOAT
    Thank you so much! Happy Holidays!

  21. Thank you, Jean!

    Mama Doesn’t Match

  22. Margaret Greanias

    HOME IS WHERE THE BIRD LIVES
    Thank you! Happy Holidays!

  23. Shannon’s Wormy Days

  24. Sheri Dillard

    Thanks, Jean! 🙂

    GO, BESSIE!

  25. Thanks so much for this holiday cheer! My title is: OPAL AND THE ALIEN GET A SNACK.

  26. Jenifer McNamara

    The Title of the Manuscript is: “Santa’s Lost Boot”
    Happy Holidays

  27. Heather Preusser

    CASSIDY SMARTS, P.I.

    • Kathy Murphy

      The tile is “A Smile For Daddy”
      Thanks so much & Happy Holidays!

  28. Thank you, Jean. My working title is FEED THAT MONSTER.
    Wishing you very happy holidays.

  29. Thanks! BEEP BEEP BEEP

  30. Sharon Putnam

    HOPE HANGS BY A THREAD

  31. Calico Cat’s Christmas

  32. Suzanne Morrone

    Nobody’s Dog

  33. GUMBO DAY! Thanks for the opportunity!

  34. DON’T FRET, FRED

    Thanks and happy holidays!

  35. Little Blue’s First Olympics.

  36. Wow! What a fabulous list of titles!! And it’s so hard to choose … which is why I don’t. I leave it up to the Random Number Generator to pick a winner. And the winner is –

    Calico Cat’s Christmas

    Congratulations, Connie! You have 48 hours to e-mail me your manuscript as a word attachment. You can send it to reidy.jean@gmail.com.

    Thank you to all who entered. Watch for more Picture Book Peeks coming in 2015! And remember, if you don’t want to miss a thing, you can sign up for my Peek notifications right here: http://jeanreidy.com/contact/

    Happy Holiday!
    Jean

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