A Query Letter That Worked from Ariel Bernstein + a Slush Pile Pass & 2 Critique Giveaways!

If you keep up with us here on the blog, you may have seen that Ariel Bernstein had some amazing news in 2015. Not only did she sign with agent Mary Cummings of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, she signed a deal for her picture book, I HAVE A BALLOON, with Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman books as well as a two book chapter book deal with Viking for WARREN & DRAGON’S 100 FRIENDS!


1 cake bgToday Ariel is here to share a little bit about her query process along with the query letter she used that connected her with her agent. Plus, since we’re celebrating 3 years of Sub It Club this month,
Ariel is giving away a picture book manuscript critique and a query letter critique! Her agent is jumping in also and is awarding one lucky winner a slush pile pass! That’s 3 separate giveaways with opportunities for picture book, middle grade, and young adult manuscripts. More on that later. First, let’s hear from Ariel:

2/18/2016 Update – Thank you to everyone who entered. I so appreciated all of the kind words about Sub It Club and appreciated all the sharing you did. We had so many entries! After much counting and calculating, we have winners! I am so excited for them! The winners are:

Query letter critique: MD Knabb

Picture Book Manuscript Critique: Marlaina Grey

Slush Pass from Agent Mary Cummings: Tracey Brown

A huge THANK YOU to Ariel and Mary for the fantastic giveaways to help us celebrate!

Even if you’re too late to enter, you’ll still want to read our guest post from author Ariel Bernstein:

Ariel BernsteinWhen I first started querying agents, I read their agency website profiles and tried to find as many online interviews as I could to research what they were looking for. I often came across requests for picture books with ‘humor’ and ‘voice.’ Since I felt my picture book, I HAVE A BALLOON, has both, I highlighted that in the first sentence.

In the second paragraph, I wanted to show what the book is about without giving away the ending. I also tried to match the tone of the book to how I described it, although it’s a little hard to explain what I mean without showing the text! I picked a contemporary picture book, Bob Shea’s UNICORN THINKS HE’S PRETTY GREAT, as my comp because I felt my book had the same sort of ‘silly humor’ and would appeal to a similar audience.

For the bio paragraph, I tried to keep it focused on my writing background and what I was currently working on.

Dear Ms. Cummings,

I am writing to submit my picture book, I HAVE A BALLOON, in hopes its humorous story and distinct voice match what you’re looking for.

Owl has a red balloon. Monkey wants her big, shiny red balloon. Monkey offers to trade Owl every possession he can find until, in desperation, he’s left offering a sock. But when Owl points out that this sock has a star and a perfectly shaped hole, Monkey has a pretty tough decision to make. I HAVE A BALLOON, a story told by dialogue and illustrations, is 338 words and is meant for children ages 3-6. Readers of such picture books as Bob Shea’s UNICORN THINKS HE’S PRETTY GREAT will similarly enjoy the silly humor of I HAVE A BALLOON.

I am an associate member of SCBWI and attended my first conference in February in New York. I write a tongue-in-cheek blog entitled “How to Raise Benevolent Dictators” (http://a3bernstein.wordpress.com/) and have been published on the Scary Mommy parenting blog and the Atticus Review online literary journal. In addition to I HAVE A BALLOON, I have several other completed picture books, including a second one featuring the Owl and Monkey characters. I am currently working on a chapter book.

Below please find the text for I HAVE A BALLOON. Thank you very much for your consideration!

Ariel Bernstein

Well targeted, personalized, and to the point–we all know how hard that can be when putting together a query letter. Thank you Ariel for sharing with us! Now, I bet you all would love to win a critique or a slush pass. Here are the details:

Ariel is offering one picture book manuscript critique as well as one a critique on a query letter, picture book through young adult! These giveaways will be separate so you can enter one or both, depending on what you write.

  • Picture book must be fiction
  • No rhyming manuscripts
  • Under 1000 words
  • Query letter can be for picture book, middle grade, or young adult manuscripts
  • Query letter not to exceed one page

Agent Mary Cummings of Betsy Amster Literary is offering a get to the head of the line slush pass!

  • Mary is open to fiction and poetry for children and teens, from picture books to middle grade and young adult novels, including contemporary and historical, humor, mystery, fantasy, and multi-cultural
  • No children’s nonfiction, please

To enter please leave a comment on this post. Tell us if you want to be entered in Ariel’s picture book manuscript critique giveaway, her query letter critique giveaway, Mary’s slush pass giveaway, or all three!

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Entries are open until WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH at midnight PST. Winner will be announced on this post the next day. Good luck!

Ariel Bernstein is a picture book, chapter book and short story writer. She has been published in Scary Mommy and Atticus Review. Her debut picture book, I HAVE A BALLOON, will be published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books in Fall 2017 and will be illustrated by Scott Magoon. Her chapter book, WARREN AND DRAGON’S 100 FRIENDS, will be published by Viking. Ariel is a member of SCBWI in New Jersey. You can learn more about her on her website: arielbernsteinbooks.com.

Interview with Agent Molly Jaffa of Folio Literary Management – Plus Enter to Win a Query Critique!

It’s been a great month long celebration here at Sub It Club! Today I am extremely pleased to be wrapping up the celebrations by welcoming Molly Jaffa to the Sub It Club blog. Molly is an agent at Folio Literary Management where she represents Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction and is the Co-Director of International Rights.

molly-jafaMolly, thank you so much for stopping by Sub It Club to answer some questions for us! Here’s one all writers want to know the answer to: When you’re reading through query letters, what are some things that make you say hey, I need to request on this?

First, thanks so much for having me! I’m thrilled to be here.

I make a request when I see great writing and—the kicker—a concept that’s intriguing to me personally. Why does anyone pick up one book over another? It can be hard to pin down why you’re drawn to a certain story, and your reasoning can vary with the weather or your mood. It’s frustratingly subjective, I know.

My day is spent working for my clients and handling foreign rights for Folio, so I read requested material on nights and weekends. Sometimes the writing is strong, or the concept seems fresh, but I just don’t find myself dying to read that particular manuscript over, say, watching an episode of House of Cards or cramming in some pleasure reading before bed. If I’m going to take on a project, I’m probably going to read it upwards of ten times throughout the book’s life, so I really need to have that “I don’t want to do anything else but read this!” feeling from the get-go.

I know it can be maddening to hear such a subjective response, but I hope it’s also a little bit freeing. There’s only so much you can control about how an agent responds to your work. Write your best work, do you research, know your genre – but please also know that agents are sometimes weird, quirky people with unpredictable interests, and a pass from us is not a value judgment on your work.

What in a manuscript makes you believe it is salable, even if you think it needs revision first?

It’s the old adage: something similar, but different. I want to see a manuscript that’s similar to what’s selling in the market right now, but that also has enough of a twist to make it stand out on a crowded shelf. This doesn’t have to be a literal twist – “It’s Cinderella, if Cinderella were a guy!” – just something that makes the project feel different from the many others in my inbox, and at the bookstore. It could be an incredible voice or an interesting narrative structure.

I also need to feel that I know how I would edit the manuscript. If I don’t immediately have a vision for how I would want to take the project to the next level, then I’m not the right agent for it.

What are some things writers can do to improve their chances of obtaining representation and that ultimate goal of a book sale?

Read! I generally make time to read a book a week to stay current with the market. It’s important to know what’s working, and to be aware of what books out there might be comparable with—or competition for—yours.

Take time to think critically about your concept and how it fits into the pantheon of children’s literature before you get too deep into the project. Though it’s a lot of work, in the long run, I think it’s much easier to craft a compelling, unique story from page 1 than it is to find yourself with 300 pages of a dystopian novel that you’ll have to shoehorn into a market that might not be receptive.

Are there some misconceptions that writers seem to have about agents that you’d like to clear up?

We’re not looking for reasons to say no to authors; we’re looking for reasons to say yes! We go into our query inboxes with optimism and enthusiasm. For me personally, a tiny little error here or there in a query isn’t a deal-breaker—I’m just looking to find that special spark. We live for finding and nurturing talent. It’s our job and our passion.

After writers get an agent, I think there’s sometimes a misconception that agents are the proverbial wall on which they can throw writing-spaghetti until something sticks. Editorial agents like me are there to offer feedback and shape the project, but we’re not there to take material from completely unformed to perfectly polished. Send your agent your work when you know it’s as strong as you can make it on your own, then let him or her work with you to take it to the next level. It can be frustrating to spend a weekend reading and rereading a manuscript, then writing an editorial letter, only to hear the author say, “Oh, I knew it was kind of a mess, I just wanted to see what you thought.” That isn’t helpful for anyone. Make sure you communicate with your agent about how you’ll work together.

What are some common reasons you pass on manuscripts?

If I can turn off my e-reader and walk away for a few days without thinking about it again, it’s a pass. I’ll also pass if the tension starts to go slack near the middle. I see a lot of manuscripts that have strong, polished opening chapters, but are suffering from weak middles and conclusions. At workshops and conferences, openings tend to get workshopped extensively, and that’s great – just make sure you’re applying everything you’ve learned to the entire manuscript afterward.

Are there things that make you pass on a query immediately?

I give a query two or three sentences to grab me. If I didn’t set limits, I’d never get anything else done! Unless I see something there – a cool title, an interesting hook, a combination of comparable books that seems interesting – then I pass.

What makes you decide to write a personalized rejection instead of sending a form?

I’ll write personalized rejections when I read the sample pages after the query and love the writing, but don’t quite feel that the concept is right for me. Sometimes I’ll ask the writer to keep me in mind for their future projects. I hope they do!

What is your advice on how to write a killer query letter?

Think about your query like a great movie trailer. It should be short but impactful, and should give us the gist of your story without making us feel as though we’ve already read the whole thing. We should be left wanting to know more without feeling totally confused.

You are closed to submissions at this time. Do you ever take part in any online pitch events or will you be at any conferences this year?

I’m actually not closed to queries! I hope people will visit my page on the Foliolit.com website to learn more about what I’m looking for and what conferences I’ll be attending.

*So glad I asked! I was going off what it said on the agency website. But then I found this post on Molly’s blog. A very good reason to follow an agent’s blog if you are interested in querying them.

Any parting words for writers searching for the right agent for their work?

If you’re reading interviews, going to conferences, keeping current with the industry, and all of those good things (which I bet you are, since you’ve made the effort to read this!), then I think the best thing you can do is to practice some self-care. Stay away from Twitter for a day or two each week, or any time the going’s gotten especially tough. Know who you can turn to for unconditional support when you need it. Know that everyone else’s online personas are carefully crafted to make them look as good as possible. It can be hard not to compare yourself to others, but try to be kind to yourself and give yourself a break. Remember that you’re doing this because you love it!

What a goldmine of advice here. Thank you so much Molly, for the insights and the inspiration!

Sub it Clubbers, go follow Molly on Twitter @molly_jaffa and on her blog, between the pages where she updates her query status in the sidebar. How cool is that!

I bet you’d all love to hear Molly’s thoughts on your query letter wouldn’t you. You’re in luck because Molly is giving away a query letter critique to one lucky winner!

3/3/2015 Update:  Entry is closed. Congratulations to Julie Carpenter, winner of the query letter critique from Molly!

To be entered in the drawing, just tell us that you want to be entered in the comments on this post.

For extra entries:

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I’ll do a random number generation and announce the winner in the comments of this post on Tuesday, March 3rd. Good luck!

Author Amy Dixon Talks Submission (And Sweater) Feedback – Plus A Picture Book Critique Giveaway!

Marathon-Mouse-300x300It’s our second day of Kidlit Week and we’re so happy to have Sub It Club member Amy Dixon here to share with us! Amy is the author of MARATHON MOUSE. Her picture book, SOPHIE’S ANIMAL PARADE, in which everything Sophie draws comes to life, is slated to be released on May 5th, 2015  from Sky Pony Press. Amy’s got experience when it comes to dealing with feedback on submissions. And she’s got some helpful tips to help all of us when that feedback gets confusing. On top of that, to help us celebrate Sub It Club’s 2 Year Anniversary, Amy is offering a picture book critique to one lucky winner! Details are at the end of this post. First, let’s learn how to deal with feedback from Amy:

amy dixonI don’t get out much. Unless you count the constant laps I run from my house, to the schools (where my 4 kids go and I also work), to the grocery store and back again. But other than that, I don’t get out much. So a date night is an occasion. And usually, tired from the above-mentioned circles, my husband and I throw ourselves into the cracker-crumb wonderland we call a car at the first sight of the babysitter, in whatever we happened to be wearing that day. But one day, our date night happened to fall on payday, and I had an extra hour before having to pick up the kids, and I thought, I will spice things up! I will throw caution to the wind! I will be wild and spontaneous! I will go buy…a new sweater! (okay, okay…here’s the part where you tell me I need to work a little on my idea of shaking things up in my marriage. Point taken.)

So I run into the shop and miracle of miracles, my eyes immediately land on a sweater I love. It’s one of those shawl cardigans, long and drapey in the front, in a soft gray. It makes me feel fancy. And it fits. And, most importantly, it’s on sale. So I snatch it up, and I’m feeling great. That night, when it’s time to get ready, I take a little extra time doing my hair, and putting on makeup. I even wear my dressy jeans. When I’m totally done, I put on the sweater and actually take a moment to go to the full-length mirror in my daughter’s room. I look good! I’m feeling confident. Satisfied. Fearless! I walk out to the living room where Rob is waiting for me. He glances up. He smiles. I’m glowing, waiting for the compliment that I am sure is coming next.

And then he says, “Wow! New sweater! I love it! It’s straight out of Tatooine!”tatoonie

Ahem.

I’m sorry. What was that?

I KNOW you didn’t just say Tatooine.

Tatooine? The cesspool of the Star Wars galaxy? The home of the Mos Eisley Cantina? The place where people like this hang out?

So Rob, sweetheart that he is, saw the look on my face, and immediately realized his mistake. And his attempt at backpedaling was actually kinda cute.

“I mean, you know how much I love Star Wars! It’s like a date with a Tusken Raider! One more thing I can check off my bucket list!”

But all the backpedaling in the world didn’t change the fact that I now had lost the delight I once felt in this sweater. Tatooine was, most decidedly, NOT the look I was going for.

But Amy, you might say…

“That is just one person’s opinion.”

“Sweater selection is extremely subjective.”

“The market is simply saturated with sweaters right now…I heard the Sandpeople look is coming back…it’s a trend I’m sure will be extremely hot next season.”

Sound familiar?

Feedback. We want it and we dread it at the same time.  We send out our stories when we’re feeling good. Confident. Satisfied. Fearless! We put on our dressy jeans with that fabulous story, and we wait for the compliments to roll in. But what if they don’t? What if that agent tells us our story is straight out of Tatooine? What do we do? When do we say, “It’s just one person’s opinion,” and when do we revise?

I wish I had a definitive formula to give you. A certain number of rejections + a certain amount of questionable feedback = permanent residence in a drawer. But it doesn’t work that way. Let me tell you another story.

In 2010, I wrote a picture book called SOPHIE’S ANIMAL PARADE. The first editor I Sophie's Animal Paradesubmitted it to was interested. I was on cloud nine. She loved it! She compared it to Harold and the Purple Crayon! Clearly, this was the best thing I had ever written. She was going to take it to her editorial director. My confidence could not have been higher. Then came the rejection, with a very vague revision suggestion. If I felt “inspired to revise with a stronger plot,” they would take another look. Well, she was just one editor at one house, and there was a whole publishing world out there that hadn’t had a chance to read my masterpiece. It was only fair that I share my story with the rest of them, right? So more submissions went out. And the rejections started rolling in…

“feels like a string of episodes rather than a narrative text”

“a bit too close to the ever-favorite Harold and the Purple Crayon

“felt random”

“couldn’t discern very easily what the story’s central theme was”

“felt that the transition to each new animal was a bit abrupt,”

“I enjoy the story when I’m reading it, but then it passes into the fog of my memory; it doesn’t stick.” (ouch!)

And more. I could have, at this point, decided that these industry professionals clearly don’t “get” my work. I could have written it off as a creative difference and stood by my story. But I truly believe that if I had done that, this story would be lounging on a shelf somewhere, instead of off at the printer, getting ready to be released in May.

It was time for me to ask the question, “What can I do to make this story stronger?”

I sorted through the responses, and held them up side-by-side. I looked for common threads in the rejections. Hmmm. The Harold and the Purple Crayon thing was a positive for one publisher and a negative for the other. And the drawings-come-to-life thing was the nucleus of my story. So my first decision was easy: those are elements I was not willing to change. Next though, I did see something interesting. A repeated feeling was that the progression of animals seemed random and disjointed. So I took a look. Huh. They were right. I suddenly was able to see clearly that the animals were out of order. The chaos needed to build, and as it was written, it didn’t. What was I thinking?

So I rewrote. The story became stronger. And it went on to sell!

Here are a few things I learned from this process:

  • It’s okay to have some non-negotiables. We don’t want to lose the essence of our stories. I have another picture book manuscript where the main character is a bug, and was told that I might want to rewrite the story with “an animal that is a bit more cuddly.” My response: “This story is about a termite. I would be happy to write a different story starring a cuddly animal, but that is not THIS story.”
  • Being confident in your story is a great thing. But don’t be so rigid or emotionally attached that you can’t see your stories’ flaws. The key here is giving yourself time to process the feedback. Sometimes we have immediate emotional responses that prevent us from seeing clearly. Letting the feedback marinate for a while helps.
  • Having more than one qualified opinion is key. It can be easy to write off one person’s thoughts about your work, but when you see repeated themes in the feedback, you cannot ignore it.

So, my fellow Sub-It-Clubbers…

Carry on, writing great stories.

Get the confidence to send those stories out.

Cherish the feedback that comes in, because it’s a necessary part of the process.

But hold on to the heart of your story.

Own that drapey sweater like a Jedi

…straight out of Tatooine.

Wow. Thank you Amy!  If you want to learn more about Amy and her books be sure to visit her at her website www.amydixonbooks.com. You can also find Amy on Facebook and Twitter @dixonamy12.

Like I said at the beginning of this post, Amy is offering a picture book critique to one lucky winner! Don’t worry, she’ll be gentle. As you’ve read, she understands all about feedback. To enter, just tell us that you want to be entered in the comments on this post.

For extra entries:

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I’ll do a random number generation and pick a winner on Tuesday, February 24th. Entries are open until then. Good luck!

HAPPY KIDLIT WEEK! – Enter to Win a Picture Book Critique from Author Katy S. Duffield

Here at Sub it Club we have a special affinity for picture books. I write them. Dana writes and illustrates them. It should come as no surprise that we have a lot of picture book writers and illustrators in the group. So, as part of our 2 year celebration we’re excited to be holding KIDLIT WEEK! All week long we’ll be having guests who love picture books as much as we do, along with some great giveaways to help you on your road to publication.

Katy DuffieldTo kick things off we have the amazing Katy S. Duffield joining us! Katy LOVES picture books too—reading them and writing them. And she has a newfound reason (as if she needs another) to overstuff her picture book shelves—the arrival of her first grandbaby!

Katy is the author of nineteen children’s books including the picture book Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows, illustrated by Steve Gray (Rising Moon Children’s Books). Katy’s picture book, Farmer McPeepers and his Missing Milk Cows was awarded the Arkansas Diamond Award and was a Wyoming Book Award nominee, and her article, “Winds of Hope” (Cricket, Sept 2012), was the recipient the International Reading Association’s 2013 Paul A. Witty Short Story Award and the 2013 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award.

Katy writes both fiction and nonfiction for the trade and educational markets from her Farmer McPeepershome in northeast Florida. She’ll be assisting Darcy Pattison and Leslie Helakoski at a Highlights Foundation picture book workshop, PB&J: Picture Books and All That Jazz, in late April.

Katy has two forthcoming picture books! LOUD LULA is a southern-flavored tall tale about a little ol’ gal with a big ol’ voice. Lula’s loudness causes all kinds of uproar starting on the day she’s born. And when she starts school for the first time, things get even worse. But one day, when a raging wildfire threatens the town, Lula knows the perfect way to come to the rescue. LOUD LULA is being illustrated by Mike Boldt and will be published by Two Lions. Release date is set for October 25, 2015.

ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES, TOO, is forthcoming from Candlewick Press and will be illustrated by K.G. Campbell. In the story, Little Alien is sick. His family tries every remedy in the universe to make him feel better, to no avail. Only Mars Rover, his best alien dog friend, can put a smile back on Little Alien’s face.

What picture book writer wouldn’t want to get a picture book critique from Katy? I know I would. Oh wait, I can’t enter. But you can!

To enter to win a picture book critique from Katy S. Duffield, just tell us that you want to be entered in the comments on this post.

  • Share the love and let others know about the contest via social media. Just let us know in your comment and we’ll add extra entries for you.

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I’ll do a random number generation and pick a winner on Tuesday, February 24th. Entries are open until then. Good luck everyone!

To learn more about Katy S. Duffield go check out her website, www.katyduffield.com and follow her on Twitter.

Win a Critique from agent Patricia Nelson!

Patricia NelsonIt’s a month long celebration here at Sub It Club, and today we’re excited to feature agent Patricia Nelson of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.  To help us celebrate two years of Sub It Club, Patricia is giving away a first five page manuscript critique! Hooray!

Patricia has been with Marsal Lyon Literary Agency since September, 2014. Before becoming an agent, she was an intern at the Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency and in the children’s division at Running Press.

Adult and Young Adult fiction are what Patricia represents. Her agency bio says, “On the adult side, she is interested in literary fiction and commercial fiction in the New Adult, women’s fiction, and romance genres. For YA, she is looking for contemporary/realistic fiction as well YA mystery/thriller, horror, magical realism, science fiction and fantasy. She is also interested in finding exciting multicultural and LGBTQ fiction, both YA and adult. In general, Patricia loves stories with complex characters that jump off the page and thoughtfully drawn, believable relationships – along with writing that makes her feel completely pulled into these characters’ lives and worlds.”

You can learn a lot about Patricia by looking online:

Patricia is actively building her list so if you write in the genres she is looking to represent you definitely want to consider putting her on your list of agents to query.

Want to know what Patricia thinks about the first five pages of your manuscript? Enter the giveaway and you just might get to find out.

To enter, just tell us that you want to be entered in the comments on this post. This contest is for Adult or Young Adult fiction only please.

Share if you like. If you share this post via social media just let us know and we’ll add extra entries.

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Grab our badge. Put it on your site and link it back here to http://www.SubItClub.wordpress.com and let us know. We’ll give extra entries for that too. Why not?

And if you’re not a part of it already, join our private Facebook group where we talk about all things subbing! To me it feels like a prize in itself. 🙂 Our Critique Partner Matchup isn’t too shabby either.

I’ll do a random number generation and pick a winner in the evening on Sunday, February 15th. Entries are open until then. Winner will be announced on this post. Good luck!

Announcing the Sub It Club Critique Partner Matchup!

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As you know, at Sub It Club we’re all about submitting well. Getting your worked critiqued is one big step on the road to making that happen. That’s why we’ve created the new Sub It Club CRITIQUE PARTNER MATCHUP group just for you!

Requests for manuscript critiques tended to get lost in our feed in the Sub It Club support group so we’ve made a new group just for critique requests! We have always done query letter critiques within the group and still will. Members can post their query letters for critique in our original Sub It Club group anytime.

Sub It Club Critique Partner Matchup is a streamlined place to focus on finding critique partners for your manuscripts and/or illustrations. Yes, Illustrators need critique partners too and illustrators are definitely invited! Our Critique Partner Matchup Group is OPEN TO WRITERS OF ALL GENRES AS WELL AS ILLUSTRATORS.

As of this writing we have over 75 members looking to partner with others on everything from picture books to new adult to crime novels. The range of experience of our members is amazing already; from published authors to freelance editors to those very serious about their craft. But if you’re new to critiquing don’t worry. Doing is the best way to learn, and we’ll be sharing good how to links on critiquing from time to time.

How does it work?

Members can post looking for critique partners for their manuscripts or illustrations, or answer the calls of others. We are asking members to be clear in their posting by telling us:

• The genre the work is in
• Word count
• Amount of experience they have as a critiquer
• Amount of experience they have as a writer or illustrator

Members can ask for critiques on individual manuscripts or illustration pieces or can post looking for whatever arrangement fits their needs. There is a lof of potential within the group and we are hoping to see some great matchups!

So, come on over to our Sub It Club CRITIQUE PARTNER MATCHUP group and put in a request to join. Invite your friends! The more writers and illustrators we have in the group the more chances we all have of finding someone to trade our work with.

Let the critiquing commence!

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