A Thank You Gift for My Blog Followers

Since November is the month of Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you to my loyal followers with a:

Private Picture Book Peek Week Coming November 2nd!
A picture book manuscript critique contest for my blog followers only.

To be eligible, you must be a member of my followers list in the sidebar of this blog.
Enter by submitting your PB WORKING TITLE in the comment section of this blog post anytime (midnight to midnight Mountain Time) on November 2nd. Titles submitted before or after November 2nd will not be considered.

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

Keep in mind:

* Manuscripts must be 1000 words or less.

* I accept only fiction.

* Level of detail in the critique will vary based on my impression of the caliber of the writing.

* 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 winning author must e-mail me his/her manuscript as a Word attachment on the day the winner is announced. The manuscript will be kept completely private. 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 entirely 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.

P.S. For little “fashionistas” everywhere- TOO PURPLEY!Preorder it now!

13 Responses to “A Thank You Gift for My Blog Followers”

  1. Jean Reidy

    PB Peek contestants please remember, for this &quot;Thank you&quot; Peek I won&#39;t be posting titles from &quot;Anonymous&quot; readers. You must be a follower listed on the left sidebar of this blog. <br /><br />If you&#39;re not a listed follower and would rather not subscribe, please watch for open Picture Book Peek Weeks in the upcoming months.<br /><br />Thanks for your interest!

  2. Jean Reidy

    Just picked a winner!!<br /><br />Piper&#39;s Trail of 100 Giants<br /><br />Thanks to all who entered. <br />Watch for one more 2009 Picture Book Peek.