Monday, June 27, 2016


I have this weird thing about me. I like critiquing queries, and I'm good at it too, so that helps. I've wanted to offer a critique giveaway for a while, but have been too busy to actually do it.

But guess what? The time has come. :)

I am now writing full time and couldn't be more thrilled. To share in my excitement, I'd love to help you polish your work for upcoming contests or querying, or both. 'Tis the contest season, right?

I'll pick five entries to critique their query and first five pages of the manuscript. I'm open to all fiction as I have experience writing and critiquing MG, YA, and Adult fiction.

It's easy to enter. In the comments below, just leave:

-Your name
-Your Twitter handle
-The genre and category of your manuscript
-A sentence or two about your manuscript
-The first sentence of your manuscript

It'll look something like this:

-Rachel Pudelek
-Adult Urban Fantasy
-When huldra Allura's sister is abducted, she recruits the help of her enemies--the succubi, harpies, mermaids, and rusalki--to rescue her sister and destroy the organization responsible.
-My prey, a five foot-ten Caucasian male, ordered a double shot pumpkin spiced latte as he tapped his pointer finger on the counter. 

I can't wait to read what you all are working on! Good luck!

(Offer ends 12:00 am on June 28th, PST.)