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
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.

37 Responses to “A Holly Jolly Picture Book Peek: Win a Free Critique!”

  1. jean

    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. jean

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

  3. Debbie Vilardi

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

  4. Andrea

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

  5. Jenifer McNamara

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

    • Kathy Murphy

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

  6. jean

    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: https://jeanreidy.com/contact/

    Happy Holiday!