Monday, May 9, 2011

My First Critique Week Giveaway!

I've been wanting to do this for a while so I'm just going to go for it--Critique Week. I'm going to give away a picture book critique! Come all my fellow picture book writers and enter!

(As a side note, I've been thinking of how I can have a giveaway that includes all of my writer friends and all of the many genres they write in. So, the next giveaway will be for a query critique. When? When I have time, of course! I'll let you know around the net.)

As for this week's contest, here are a few guidelines:

  • Up to 1000 words (but 700 or less is preferable, just like for most publishers)
  • No rhyming (it's not my cup of tea a.k.a. I'm not good at it)
  • Fiction or nonfiction is okay
  • The winner should email me the manuscript within 3 days
  • I will finish the critique as soon as I possibly can, but I cannot foresee my future from day to day so be a little patient with me

Just put a comment on this post to enter. Entries are open up through May 16th. I'll announce the winner in the comment section of this post on Tuesday, May 17. Extras are fun, so one extra entry for each. (Please let me know in your comment):
  • follow my blog
  • tweet
  • facebook
  • blog
  • share it some other way--maybe there are social networking sites I don't even know about...maybe. :)
*disclaimer--I am not a picture book editor or agent, but I have done a lot of critiques! I will point out the things in your manuscript I see that can be improved and will give you an honest critique. I can promise nothing more than that.

30 comments:

  1. Thanks for the opportunity! I am now following your blog and tweeted it too.

    Amy Dixon

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  2. Great! I'm a follower and I'll go tweet it right away!

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  3. Okay, I also wrote about it on my blog. : )

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  4. I can't believe I wasn't already following. anyway, now I am and I will tweet your contest.

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  5. I'm a follower and I'll tweet and facebook!

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  6. I saw that Laura tweeted so I am adding one more entry for her.

    I'm excited that you all have entered. A week seems to long to wait all of a sudden!

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  7. I'll tell the people in my writer's group and some other writer friends too.

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  8. I'm following your blog and I posted the link on my facebook page. I still haven't figured out twitter, but if I can figure it out, I'll post there too :)

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  9. I think I posted the link successfully on twitter. At least, it shows up for me...

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  10. What a great thing, thank you! I'll post on FB too.

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  11. Please put me in the running too! I will tweet your contest. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carolyn

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  12. I'm a follower. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  13. I am following your blog and tweeted about the competition too! (check #picturebooks)

    Thank you :)

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  14. Ooo! Thanks for this Heather!! I follow and I tweeted. Will also pass this along to my crit group!

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  15. Thanks for all the entries and tweets and such! Woot! Two more days to go and then I'll pick a winner!

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  16. Thanks for doing this, Heather! And I hope tomorrow is my lucky day.

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  17. Heather, thank you for offering your time, consideration and expertise! So grateful. Will tweet and facebook and love your blog! Will pass it on to others from conference connetions.

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  18. I RT'd the post on Twitter and shared it on my Facebook page. Thanks, Sue.

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  19. I'm entering at the last minute, and I'll tweet it, too. Thanks, Heather.

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  20. Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

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  21. Hello Heather Ayris Burnell :) What a great giveaway! Thank you for offering a pb critique. I'm following your blog & I'll mention this to my critique group. :)

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  22. Thanks so much for having this critique giveaway, Heather. I'm following your blog and will tweet about your giveaway, too.

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  23. I gave you all numbers--lots of numbers--and put them into random.org, and the winner is...Corey!!!

    And since I owe Corey anyway I decided to have two winners. So, the second winner is Veronica!!!

    Send me your manuscripts ladies. I can't wait to take a look!

    Thank you all for entering and sharing the contest with others. This really was a lot of fun! Hopefully I'll have time to do another one soon. Next time will be a query letter critique!

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  24. Thanks for the fun contest, Heather. Congratulations to Corey and Veronica!

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