Got a pledge here to help you polish up your opening pages with one of two great authors, Emma Pass or Kit Grindstaff. Both Emma and Kit are members of the Lucky 13s, with Emma’s debut Acid, YA a dystopian thriller, coming out with Random House, and Kit’s The Flame in the Mist, an MG fantasy, with Delacorte. Emma is offering to critique the first 1250 words of a young adult or middle grade manuscript for one winner, and Kit will have two winners. Please note that Kit prefers speculative fiction. Also, if you have a critiquer preference, please include the author’s name in your comment. Thank you!
You can pledge for this critique until June 26th at 11:59pm, Eastern Daylight Time.
- Comment on this blog post saying how much you pledge.
- By pledging, you promise to donate the pledged amount only if you win
- Pledges must be at least $5.
- If you would like to pledge more, go for it! Every additional five dollars will give you another entry. (Ex: pledging $20, enough to give one person in a developing nation clean, safe water, gets you four entries.)
- But regardless of how many entries you have, you can only win one of the three critiques.
- You do NOT need to pledge more than previous commenters.
- Once pledging time ends, I’ll choose a winner using random.org.
- Again: please do NOT donate unless I email you saying you’re the winner.
This is a little complicated, so if you have any questions, feel free to comment below or email me.
Kit Grindstaff was born near London, and grew up in the rolling countryside of England. After a brush with pop stardom (under her maiden name, Hain) she moved to New York and embarked on her still-thriving career as a pop song writer.
Kit now lives with her husband in the rolling countryside of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the SCBWI. The Flame In The Mist is her first novel.
Emma Pass grew up at an environmental studies centre near London, went to art school in Cornwall and now lives in the North-East Midlands with her artist husband, where she has a day job at her local library. She is represented by Carolyn Whitaker at London Independent Books and her YA dystopian thriller ACID is out from Random House Children’s Books in early 2013.