Spring Has Sprung – Peek Week #11 – April 25th!
It begins April 25th!
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 April 25th. Titles submitted before or after April 25th 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 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 they can 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.
If I want Mama Jo to Read Me a Story
Don't forget PB writers – entries posted before 4/25 will not be considered. Sorry.
How did I miss this post? I'll spread the word, Jean. Cheers!
You're the best Kimberly! I hope you can enter this round.
Thanks for doing this again, Jean!! You're awesome! I'm off to post about the opportunity on my Facebook page.
Thanks so much, Evelyn!
My PB manuscript is called "Catch that Kite!"<br /><br />Thanks for the great opportunity!<br /><br />Best, <br />Carolyn Fay
I Wouldn't Eat That<br /><br />Thanks for the opportunity, Jean.
RAT RACE<br /><br />Thanks, Jean! 🙂
If Pirates Found a Storybook
Teddy's Tumultuous Hair Day<br /><br />Thanks for the contest!!
Good luck, everyone! Here’s my working title:<br /><br />Weeee, I’m Free!<br /><br />Thanks, Jean.♥
ALL BEARS NEED LOVE<br /><br />Thank you!!
Hi, Jean,<br /><br />This is so generous of you. Best of luck to all.<br /><br />My title is: Sheldon Steiner Super Whiner
Sounds great!<br /><br />My PB is: The Day My Ogre Escaped<br /><br />Write on!
My entry title: The Kitchen-Scrap Garden. <br /><br />My friend Sara Fujimura told me about this opportunity. Thanks!
Hi Jean, my title is "Top Dog". Thanks!
THE BRAVE LITTLE SNOWDROP<br /><br /><br />Thanks for the opportunity, Jean.
"Oliver Colossal"<br /><br />Best of luck to everyone!
My title is: Snoring Beauty's Royal Problem<br /><br />Thank you so much for doing this again, Jean. Your critiques are wonderful, and I can't wait to see who the lucky winner will be.
Hi, Jean,<br /><br />Thanks so much for doing this.<br /><br />My title is:<br /><br />Recycling Magic
PB title: I LOVE MY TIME WITH YOU.<br /><br />Thanks!
Hey PB authors! What terrific titles. I can't wait to read the winning story. <br /><br />Just a reminder – I only critique fiction. So if your title represents a non-fiction manuscript please let me know and I'll remove it from the list. <br /><br />Sorry about that. But I want to make sure I stick to the genre in which I'm most qualified.<br /><br />Good luck!
You're a star, Jean! <br /><br />My working title is MONSTERELLA.
Jean, thanks for your generosity!<br /><br />My title is: A DAY OFF
Oooo, Jean! <br /><br />I'm going to jump in with my fledgling attempt!<br /><br />Working title: The Kitten Caper<br /><br />So fun!
Thanks again for this opportunity! Woo hoo!<br /><br />My working title is : Ms.Tibbits Sheep Blastoff!
Thanks for another great opportunity! My manuscript is BECOMING GRACE.
Thanks, Jean! "Gertrude's Tale"
Fish for Dinner
Charlemagne the Fashionable
Strong Like the Wind
Thank you Jean! My story is: Monster Face Pancakes <br />Denise Schurr
JESSIE JUSTICE<br /><br />Thanks, Jean!
Hi, Jean.<br /><br />"TURKEY TRAINING"<br /><br />Thanks so much!
Popsicle Pete: The Frozen Penguin<br /><br />Jennifer Swanson
Hi Jean! <br />OLIVIA TWIST<br /><br />Thanks for doing this!
Thanks for the fun!<br /><br />LIFE'S A CIRCUS!
Hugs Galore!<br /><br />I wish I could read all the Picture Books entered. The titles are terrific!
Awesome contest, Jean! MEATBALLS IN MY HAIR<br /><br />Cali
Hi Jean! <br />Working title: "THE CRICKET SECRET"<br /><br />Thanks for doing this!<br /><br />Marina A.
Hi Jean,<br />Thanks for doing this!<br />Working title: "TRICKING THE NIGHT"
The Cook in the Catapult
Thanks for doing this, Jean. My title is "A Smile for Daddy"
Thanks for the opportunity !<br /><br />My title : The Snouffler
What a fun opportunity. Thanks!<br /><br />ELEPHANT PLAYS HIDE AND SEEK
Here we go…<br /><br />INCREDIBLE KATE<br /><br />Thanks!<br />firstname.lastname@example.org
Ralph, the Vegetarian Allosaurus
Thanks, Jean!<br /><br />My title: Uh-Oh, Ellen!
Finally made it here Jean!<br />My working title, "OOH'S MOO"<br /><br />Barbara Briggs Ward
WHAT DID I FORGET?<br /><br /><br />Thanks, Jean, for such a super opportunity!
My title is: MATT LOSES EVERYTHING
My picture book's working title is "the Story of Crabby Abby". I hope you'll like to look at it.
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The Stranger Next Door
My working title: Finding the Reindeer Beat<br /><br />Thanks!
Lots of great titles! Mine is: My Forever Dress.<br /><br />Thanks for the opportunity, Jean.
Thanks for doing this! My working title is: Hey, Riddle Riddle!
Thanks, Jean! Here's my title:<br /><br />VERNON WORM
Thank you!<br /><br />My title is ANNA'S RED HAIR.
My book: THE DOODLES<br /><br />Thank you so much for a chance to have you critique my manuscript.<br />What a great thing to offer.
The Ballerina Astronaut
My picture book title: PATRICK O'MALLEY AND THE PUMPKIN PIRATES.<br /><br />Thanks!
Take a look at this list, folks!! How would I ever pick one title? They all sound SO FUN! That's why I have the random number generator …<br /><br />WOO HOO!!! We have a winner!!<br /><br />THE DAY MY OGRE ESCAPED<br /><br />Please send your manuscript to reidy(dot)jean(at)gmail(dot)com as a Word attachment in the next 48 hours.<br /><br />Congratulations.<br />And happy writing to all!
Wow! What a lot of people entered. Sorry I missed out. 🙁 Have fun reading The Day My Ogre Escaped, Jean.
Woohoo! I won!<br /><br />Sending immediately!
Congratulations to the winner!