Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Public Service Announcement: Free Edit Giveaway!

Just want to pass on news of a wonderful giveaway, thanks to DearEditor is celebrating the completion of her manuscript, Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies, and wants to share in the excitement!

She's offering a "substantive" edit for a lucky winner's YA or MG fiction manuscript. All you have to do is send her an e-mail to be in the running. Additional chances are available if you are a subscriber, even more if you spread the word. Hop on over here for details.

What is a "substantive" edit? According to DearEditor, "the author receives general feedback about the manuscript's overall pacing, organization, narrative voice, plot development/narrative arc, characterization, point of view, setting, delivery of background information, adult sensibility (children's books only), and the synchronicity of age-appropriate subject matter with target audience, as the Editor determines appropriate and necessary after reviewing the entire manuscript. It is not a word-by-word, line-by-line 'Line Edit.'"

Wow. What an awesome opportunity for some lucky writer. Rules include: completed YA or MG manuscript, 80,000 words or less. Deadline: January 31. I'm in--how about you? Only one winner, of course, but wishing and hoping never hurts.

Isn't the writer's blogging community a fun place to be? Where else can you find such a wealth of help from one writer to another? Good luck to all who enter!


  1. Oh I wish I wrote YA--awesome prize!

  2. That is a great opportunity! Thanks for passing it along! :)

  3. I heard about this - it is an fantastic offer!

  4. I've already entered with fingers crossed :)

  5. Looks like a fantastic contest. Thanks for spreading the word!