TOO PURPLEY! comes out in board book format on July 19th. It’s purple. It’s adorable. AND it’s virtually indestructible. Now that’s something to celebrate!
So in honor of its board book birthday I’m holding a
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 July 19th. Titles submitted before or after July 19th 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.
P.S. And don’t forget to check out the TOO PURPLEY! board book. Perfect for little hands (and teeth!). You can order it here.
P.S.S And while you’re at it, enter to win an autographed TOO PURPLEY! board book on Goodreads. Here’s the giveaway page.
Remember, I can't accept any titles before July 19th!
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Congratulations on your book birthday, Jean!
Thank you Sharon! I hope to see you at the Peek.
Love that purple. Congrats on your book's birthday, and I love your new blog look. The font is cool!
Marcia, Thanks. And I'm glad you like the blog look and the font. I hope that means you can read it clearly. Hope to see you at the Peek on the 19th.
How will you contact the person who wins the critique? Should we leave an e-mail address?<br /><br />Joy
Great question, Joy. I announce the winning title on my blog and supply my e-mail address. Then the winner contacts me and sends me the manuscript.
Congrats, Jean, on your almost-here board book baby!! How exciting! Best wishes to you and your new baby.
Home By Joy Moore
Catch that Kite! <br /><br />Thanks for the opportunity, Jean.<br />Cheers,<br />Carolyn Fay
Bananas For Dad <br /><br />Thanks! <br /><br />Becky Nally
Not the Biggest Boy<br /><br />And hooray for Too Purpley!<br /><br />Thanks,<br /><br />Alexa Kaufhold
Catch That Cart!<br /><br />And a big WOO-HOO for your latest addition!<br /><br />Andria Rosenbaum
CHICKEN<br /><br />Thanks, Jean. And congrats! I've given Too Purply as baby shower gifts but the board book makes more sense (for babies that is).<br /><br />Kristin
The Rhyme Machine<br /><br />Thanks, Jean!
Let's Share the Sun!
The Brave Little Snowdrop<br /><br /><br />Thanks for doing this, Jean!!
Popsicle Pete: The Frozen Penguin<br /><br />Jennifer Swanson<br /><br />email@example.com
Dewey Bookworm Takes the Stage<br /><br />Tina Cho<br /><br />Thanks and congratulations on your new book!
Oh, some great titles. Hope I don't "sub-consciously" steal one :)<br /><br />Rescuing Mae
Thanks again, Jean, for a great opportunity!<br /><br />My manuscript is SOPHIE'S ANIMAL PARADE<br /><br />Amy
Charming Deena<br /><br />Lori Lehman
Thanks for the opportunity! <br /><br />Mommy Always Comes Back<br /><br />Krissy Hudson
Thanks for this opportunity, Jean!<br /><br />My title is: Broomstick Rodeo
Title: Plow, Cow!<br /><br />Thanks, and congrats!<br /><br />Best,<br />Annie Silvestro
My picture book is: Teacherbot! <br /><br />Congratulations on the Too Purpley! board book & thank you for offering this wonderful critique opportunity! <br /><br />:) Abigail
Go, Bessie!<br /><br />Thanks, Jean! :)<br /><br />Sheri Dillard
Congratulations, Jean, on the board book. Now you just need a Too Purpley doll!<br /><br />Thanks for the chance to hopefully pick your brain.<br /><br />Title: I Wouldn't Eat That
Grandma Cindi<br /><br />Thanks! My son loves Too Purpley. :)<br /><br />Deanna<br />deanna[at]teachersidea[dot]com
Working Title:<br />THERE'S A DRAGON IN MY CASTLE<br /><br />Jean,<br /><br />A virtually indestructible board book is the perfect shade of Too Purpley! for my little pals ;D
Congrats on the board book!<br /><br />Title: Ride On, Lucille!
Title: The Dreaming Sea<br /><br />Congratulations!
Title: Runa, the brave. <br /><br />Thanks and Congrats!
Title: Backhoe Joe<br /><br />Thanks Jean!<br /><br />Lori Alexander
Monster Face Pancakes<br /><br />Thanks Jean, the blog looks great! Congrats on the board book.<br /><br />Denise Schurr
Slow Down, Stanley<br /><br />Thanks for hosting the competition, Jean! TOO PURPLY looks fantastic!
Oops! Typo alert: Of course I meant to write TOO PURPLEY 😛
"Henry and Henrietta"<br /><br />That is a very purpley book, Jean. Enjoy the feel (taste :P) of the solid, indestructible board book.<br /><br />Kathryn Apel
Congrats on all the wonderful book news. I'm tossing my PB hat into the ring again for the critique.<br /><br />Title: Dragon Burps
Thanks, Jean! My title is: Feed That Monster!<br /><br />Best wishes, Ev
Title: If Pirates Found a Storybook<br /><br />Thanks for this awesome contest!<br /><br />Best Wishes,<br />Joseph
Cordelia: A cautionary tale<br /><br />Stacey Byer<br /><br /><br />Thanks for the opportunity !
Title: Ant Hill<br /><br />Thanks!<br />Penny
Little Dragon<br /><br />Congratualations on your new book!
Happy birthday, Too Purpley! <br /><br />Thanks so much for doing another Peek Week, Jean. I'll enter Silly Frilly Itchy.
Happy Birthday, Too Purpley!<br /><br />Working Title: Sheldon Steiner Super Whiner<br /><br />Thanks for a fun post, Jean.<br /><br />Stephanie Shaw
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