This month, “the princess” is making her royal appearance once again in bookstores and libraries everywhere when the TOO PRINCESSY! Board Book hits the shelves.
“This high-energy outing sends a clear message: sometimes the simplest toy is the best one.” Publishers Weekly
“… kids will want re-reads.”
Now that’s something to celebrate!
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
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 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.
Remember, you can begin posting titles on 2/11!
Congratulations, Jean! And what a great contest.
Thanks, Marcia! Will you be entering?
Congrats on your new Too Princessy! board book, Jean.<br /><br />I'd love to enter my picture book, Sock-a-palooza. Thanks for offering a critique giveaway to celebrate your newest release. 🙂
Congrats on the board book, Jean, and I can't wait to see All Through My Town.<br /><br />Thank you for offering your critique contest again. Maybe this time I'll win.<br /><br />PB Title: "I Wouldn't Eat That"<br /><br />Luke
Congratulations Jean! <br /><br />I'm always game for a critique contest :-)<br /><br />My PB title: DUCK WITH A PUCK
I can't wait until I can find TOO PRINCESSY in our bookstore!<br /><br />And, wow, I'd love a pb critique from you! My title is: MOON FRIENDS<br /><br />Thanks so much – and congratulations!<br />Ann
Thanks so much for doing this, and Congrats!<br /><br />Working Title: Monster Wash!
Thanks for doing this and Congrats!<br /><br />Working title: Monster Wash!
Working Title: The Teacher in 153<br /><br />Congrats on your success!!!<br /><br />Andrea
Awesome! TOO PRINCESSY is my daughter's favorite book, and I did a recommendation of it a while ago on my website. Thanks for doing the contest.<br /><br />WORKING TITLE: Fairy Paint<br /><br />Nessa Morris
Too Princessy board book…how exciting! Congratulations, Jean.<br />Thanks for the opportunity to win a critique.<br /><br />All Through My Town looks darling. I looked on Amazon at the preview and the illustrations are great!<br /><br />My picture book title: There Was An Old Dragon
Congratulations, Jean! And thanks for this awesome opportunity! <br />My title is: <br />'Broomstick Parade'
Congrats Jean! Thank you for the critique opportunity. My title: Norma Jean Tames the Basement Beast.<br /><br />Denise
Thanks for this opportunity!<br /><br />PB title: ESCAPE FROM LARUE<br /><br />
Congratulations, Jean. <br /><br />I'd love a critique of my book: Elena's Superhero.
Congratulations and what a generous idea!<br /><br />My PB working title: BOARDING THE BUCCANEER.
Yay! Hmmm… Which one to post?… "Gordie"
Woo hoo! "Gordie"
Thanks, Jean, and congratulations on your board book! I'm entering "No Monsters"
Thanks, Jean! PB working title: <br />Handful <br /><br />Jody
Thanks, Jean, what an awesome contest! Congrats on your board book. Must have Too Princessy!<br /><br />Birthday Kitty
Hi, Jean! We love TOO PRINCESSY and can't wait to buy it as a board book for other families! <br /><br />Thanks for the critique give away. <br /><br />My working title is MAGIC MARCO. <br /><br />
Congatulations Jean on your new Too Princessy board book! Thank you for offering a pb critique! <br /><br />My pb is: Playground Fun <br /><br />:)
Congratulations Jean on your new board book, Too Princessy! Thank you for offering a pb critique! <br /><br />My pb is: Playground Fun. <br /><br />:)
Congrats and thanks, Jean!<br /><br />My WIP is titled GOOSE OUT OF GAS.
This is great! Congratulations!<br />I'm excited to enter "Hello, Broccoli!" for a critique. Thanks!
Congratulations on all of your success and thanks for being so willing to "pay it forward"! Working title for my PB: "Lulu's Space Bakery and Cafe"<br /><br />Jeanine
I'm excited! My working title is The Magic Starfish. Thanks!
Thanks, Jean!<br /><br />PB title: Vernon Worm<br /><br />Sheri
Can something ever be "Too Princessy?" The little girls in my library would say, "No!" because they love anything princessy!<br /><br />My pb: "What's That Sound?"
Hey y'all! I'm going to bed here in a bit. But you can keep submitting your titles until midnight Mountain Time – that's a little over two hours from now – and your entry will be time-stamped automatically by the blog. Then I'll approve them and they'll post first thing tomorrow morning. Not to worry – all titles submitted before midnight will be entered in the contest,
What a wonderful contest! I can't believe I almost missed it even though I've been thinking about it all day! My picture book is: When I Grow Up. So excited!<br />
Hi Jean! So much exciting news to celebrate! Too Princessy in board book version is a must-have, and I can't wait to get my hands on All Through My Town. Thank you for offering this PB critique opportunity. My fingers are crossed of course!<br /><br />My PB: Hey, Hay, What Do You Say?<br /><br />Thanks again!<br />Beth Thaler
Hi Jean,<br /><br /><br />What a great contest. Thanks!<br /><br />My PB Title: The Bedtime Train
Congratulations!<br /><br />WORKING TITLE: WHAT I MAKE OF ME
Thank you for this opportunity, Jean! My PB title is: MOODY MASTERPIECE.
Wow! Thank you to all who entered AND for all the wonderful well-wishes for TOO PRINCESSY! I had several titles come in after I went to bed last night. Don't worry. They were time-stamped, posted and included in the contest.<br /><br />In case anyone is wondering how I pick my winner … I number each entry in order received. Then, I feed my total into Random Number Generator to pick one.<br
CONGRATS Heather Ann Cyr! Now we better see this published in the next few years!