Sunday, June 19, 2016

Query Lab #3 - July Giveaway Window Closed

Query Lab #3 Giveaway Closed
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.

      { What does a public crit from me look like?
         Check out my previous YA Query Crit
         & MG Query Crit }

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 on The Query Lab, please see the original information post here!
   And check out my Calendar of other opportunities for query critiques.}

The Query Lab

Query + 1st 10 Page Critique Giveaway

Query & 1st 10 Page Critique Winners:
Anonymous, KBarina, and Andrea Roach

>> Submission Window Now Closed <<

Note that The Query Lab will be on a hiatus during August
Please check back here in September
for the next session

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!

Not sure this applies to you? Check out the #PitchAmérica Website for their guidelines.
And be sure to read more about their upcoming

  • Comment on this Post
        Please leave a comment on this post prior to June 25th 11:59pm Eastern 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)

    •  IMPORTANT: Please state "Yes, Runner up Public Query crit is OK"
                                 OR "No Runner Up Public Query crit, thanks"
       Note that the Runner-Up will receive a PUBLIC query critique from me, posted on this blog
        Want to see what that looks like? Check out a Previous YA Fantasy Critique here,
        and an MG Fantasy Critique here.)

  • Check out my past Query Advice:
    Okay, so technically you don't
    have to do this before you enter. BUT I do highly recommend you browse my query tips and apply those that seem relevant before subbing ... because why enter to "win" advice from me that I'm already giving away to everyone??  ;oD

    You'll get better, more tailored tips from me if you're already applying some of the things I mention in the posts below!
     (keep in mind all queries/stories are different so your mileage may vary with some of the advice)

  • 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! Is this still open? I'll check back

      1. Yep! It's still open! I'll reply here with my contact details on June 25th if you've won. :o)

      2. Hi Anon!

        You've won! If you're still interested in the query and first 10 page critique, please send me an email at carissa {dot} anna {dot} taylor {at} gmail {dot} com and we can discuss details!

    2. "Enter Me!" Twitter Handle: @nicoletteelzie

      Thank you, Carissa, for the opportunity! :-D

    3. Am I too late? "Enter me" please! @Rose121562

    4. Enter me please! :) Thanks so much for the opportunity! @kbarina113

    5. Enter Me!
      Yes, Runner-Up Public Query Critique is OK



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