Friday, April 29, 2016

Query Lab #1 - WCNV Edition: May Giveaway Closed

Query Lab #1 Submission Open Now
image: holdentrils
In case you missed it, The Query Lab is a new monthly feature on my blog! Each month, I'll open up a submissions window for those interested in receiving a Query & 1st 10 page critique from me. When the sub window closes, I'll randomly select winners and a runner up!

3 Winners will receive a private Query & 1st 10 page critique/consultation from me.

1 Runner-Up will receive a Query-only Critique from me that will be publicly posted on this blog.

I'm most experienced with YA and MG, as that's what I write. However, I can definitely help with other age categories as well. The only thing I wouldn't be a good fit for is erotica (sorry!!)

{ For more info, please see the original information post here!
   And check out my Calendar of other opportunities for query critiques.}

The Query Lab WCNV Edition

Query + 1st 10 Page Critique Giveaway

Winners: Sierra Elmore, Natasha Hanova, & Kelly Cain!!!
The random number generator has also chosen a runner-up
Please check back in a couple weeks when the runner-up's
public query critique will be posted!

Also! Note that next month's theme will be #SFFPit manuscripts,
check back here in the last week of May for that
announcement and entry window!

How to Enter:

  • Meet the Monthly Focus Criteria:  
    Each month, I will focus on a particular type of submission. This will limit the types of authors and/or manuscripts that are eligible to enter each month. I decided to do this so that my query critiques will be of maximum help to writers preparing for upcoming contests that have a particular genre or focus!

    May Focus: #WCNV

    (Writers of Color and Native Voices)

    Not sure if this applies to you?
    Please check the WCNV Website for guidelines
    (and to read more about their upcoming contest!)

  • Comment on this Post

    Please leave a comment on this post with the following:
    • "Enter Me!"
    •  A way for me to contact you if you win
       (If you aren't signed in with your Google ID, maybe leave a Twitter handle or blog address, or check back here when the contest closes to see if you've won)
    •  Note if you are willing to be a Runner-Up
       (Runners-Up will receive a PUBLIC query critique posted on this blog)

Want to know more about The Query Lab, or the upcoming submission theme/focus schedule? Check out the original post here.

Got a question? Feel free to drop me a line on Twitter!  ( @carissaataylor )


  1. Enter me please! :) Thanks so much!

  2. Enter me! :) Thank you for the opportunity.

  3. Enter me please! @kellycainauthor and yes, willing to be a runner-up

  4. Enter Me! And I am willing to be a runner-up. Thanks for the opportunity! @MonTannaSpring

  5. Enter me! Willing to be runner up! @xoxsai



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