This auction is online with 30 items donated by best-selling authors, literary agents, publishers, PR professionals, and others. Get critiques on queries, Skype or phone consultations on manuscripts or proposals, and so much more. It’s a great opportunity for feed back while donating to a great foundation.
The San Francisco Writers Foundation has chosen as its co-beneficiary the Binc Foundation, which acts as a safety net for independent booksellers experiencing sudden, otherwise insurmountable hardship. Binc helped 24 booksellers through 5 natural disasters last year and has provided $6.5 million to 7,300 families since its inception. Some authors that support Binc are James Patterson and Ann Patchett because they understand it’s a worthy cause! If you are a writer, you might want to help the cause and get a nice benefit of a critique in return.
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Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.
Great news! Skylark Literary Agency has put together a competition for fiction manuscripts geared toward young readers of ages 13-15. (Non-fiction is not accepted.) They are looking for uplifting stories with a compelling story and strong characters. They are asking that there be no sex in your completed manuscript.
The Guest Judges
Lauren Fortune, Senior Commissioning Editor, Fiction, Scholastic Children’s Books
Ellen Holgate, Editorial Director, Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Florentyna Martin, Children’s New Titles Buyer, Waterstones
The prize will be a one-to-one editorial critique of your finished manuscript by phone, or in person (locations allowing), with Joanna and/or Amber. We will suggest ways in which you could polish and perfect your novel to improve its chances of representation and publication, and seek to answer any queries you may have about the children’s publishing industry in general.
The deadline for competition entries is March 27, 2016. So CLICK HERE for how to enter together with the full terms and conditions.
As always, good luck!
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction