First page critiques start Tuesday! I'm very excited to read the submissions I've received, and I hope my comments are helpful to those who have sent in their pages.
Anyways, I'm posting today with an announcement: Taryn Albright and I have formed an editorial company called Teen Eyes. For those of you who don't know, Taryn is an incredibly talented 18-year-old writer who has completed nine manuscripts and works as an intern at a literary agency. I am an agented writer, my first novel is undergoing revisions at Scholastic Press, and I read submissions for several Scholastic imprints. Both of us have experience with freelance editing. Apart from having writing credentials, Taryn and I are within the age demographic for YA - we can provide the dual perspectives of being teenagers as well as experienced writers. We offer a number of services, all for a relatively low price. For more information you can check out the tab at the top of this page marked "Manuscript Critiques."
Taryn and I are super excited about this! I've had a number of regular clients who I critique for, but until now I haven't done a great deal to promote my freelance editing. Our service will also provide cheap deals for those who want both of us to critique a manuscript. So if you write YA and are looking for a teenage perspective, as well as a reader who knows the business/craft, then send us an email and we'll see if we can work something out:
And to kick-start our little company, Taryn and I are giving away two free critiques! We'll be doing a reader report (again, see the tab titled Manuscript Critiques). To enter, simply comment on this post with your name, email, MS title, MS genre, and a short (1-3 sentence) pitch. Extra entries for those people who tweet/blog (leave a link) and Taryn and I will draw names to select the winners.
Hope y'all enter!