Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Public Service Announcement: Free Edit Giveaway!
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!