Be prepared for epic amounts of awesome, guys. Below is the list of contributors, ordered by the tentative date of their critique event. (Yes, dates are subject to change based on the contributors’ schedules. They’re busy folks!) We’ve got a crazy wonderful line-up this year, and I’m so excited to see everyone work together for water. Huzzah!
A few words of caution
- These critiques will not be open for donations/bidding UNTIL the date of their event (see below). And be aware that the date may change.
- DO NOT donate for someone’s critique without reading the instructions.
- And these are not all auctions! Check the about page for information about the different types of critique events. The type of event will be revealed on the day.
September 01 – Campaign opens!
And there was rejoicing throughout the land.
06 September - Ready your romance, young adult, or women’s fiction manuscripts, because Super Agent Kevan Lyon is offering a 30 page/3 chapter critique. 09 September - Get your romance or women’s fiction queries and synopsis prepped, because Agent Scott Eagan is offering a query and synopsis critique. 10 September – Ready your YA or MG manuscripts, as author Stacey Lee is offering up a 10k + query critique. 16 September – Author of the Darkest London series, Kirsten Callihan, is offering a first three chapter critique to any adult romance, mystery, fantasy or UF manuscript. 24 September - Jodi Meadows, author of the INCARNATE trilogy, is offering a 1500 word critique for FIVE winners. This can be for any young adult or middle grade novel, but especially of the science fiction/fantasy variety. 26 September - Crazy fab author Susan Dennard, of the Something Strange and Deadly series, is offering a fabulous 10 page + query critique. This can be for a young adult (any genre) or adult fantasy novel. 27 September - The spectacular author Kendra Highley, is offering one lucky author of a young adult, middle grade, adult fantasy, or adult paranormal romance, a critique of the first 50 pages. 03 October – Super Agent Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary is offering one lucky winner a 50 page critique plus a 30 minute follow-up phone call for any paranormal or historical romance, adult fantasy, young adult, or middle grade manuscript. 08 October - Calling all romance manuscripts, bestselling national author Roni Loren is offering a 10 page + query critique. 10 October - Historical romance queries come flock here, as author Ashlyn Macnamara is offering a query critique. 16 October – Middle Grade author and freelance editor Jen Malone is offering a crazy amazeballs 100 page plus query critique for one author of a young adult or middle grade novel. 22 October – Contemporary young adult author and editor at Month9Books, Kate Brauning, will be providing a 50 page critique to one winner of a young adult, new adult, or adult novel (any genre). 23 October – Bestselling author Lissa Price will critique the first 1250 words and query for one author of a young adult, middle grade, or adult thriller. 24 October – Dramatic Young Adult Author Duo Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman are offering a 1250 word and query critique for one winner. This can be for any young adult or middle grade manuscript, especially of the science fiction/fantasy variety. 29 October – The spectacular young adult author that is Emma Pass will critique the first 1500 words of a young adult or middle grade novel. 01 November – Super awesome young adult author Kat Zhang (attack of the Kats!) will critique someone’s query OR first 1250 words from any young adult manuscript. 04 November – Agent Emmanuelle Morgen of Stonesong is offering a 1500 word critique to one super crazy lucky winner. This can be from a young adult, middle grade, women’s fiction, romance, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and some thrillers. 06 November - Author Sherry Thomas is offering a 1500 word critique to either a romance or young adult manuscript. 06 November - Author Michael Martinez is offering a generous 10k + query critique for an adult science fiction and/or fantasy manuscript. 06 November – Young adult author and freelance editor of awesome Taryn Albright will provide either a 15K in-depth critique or a 60K reader report to one lucky winner with a young adult, middle grade, or new adult manuscript. 08 November – Hold onto your hats, folks, because author and Entangled Intern Alex Yuschik is providing one awesome donator a critique of a full young adult, middle grade, or new adult manuscript (up to 100K).
12 November – The awesome that is young adult author Brigid Kemmerer will critique the first 20 pages for her winner. This can be from a romance (any genre but historical) or young adult (all but historical and science fiction).
13 November – Holy smokes, but middle grade author Kit Grindstaff is offering a critique of 1250 words for any middle grade novel, yesss.
14 November - The ever-helpful Janice Hardy, author of the Healing Wars, is offering a chance to win a first three chapter critique of pretty much any manuscript because she’s awesome.
30 November – The awesome that is bestselling romance author Grace Burrowes is offering not one, not two, but three fabulous winners a critique of their first fifty pages plus their synopses. This is for romance (all sub-genres).
November 30 – Campaign closes.
Please remember that this list is subject to change at any time. Follow me on twitter or follow the blog for the most up-to-date facts, though I’ll do my best to keep this list updated, too.