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January Query & 1st Page Workshop by Chimera Editing … sign up now!

Thursday, 18 December 2014  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

Query & 1st page workshop



15 critiques for ’15!

I’m holding a query and first page workshop with Chimera Editing Services right here on the blog!  My wonderful critique partners have started a new freelance editing business and agreed to sponsor my January workshop. Jami Nord and K.T. Hanna have helped me spruce up my manuscripts and now they’ll help you with yours. They’ll critique fifteen lucky writers and help them shine up their queries and 1st pages.


Go visit the Chimera Editing website to learn more about their reasonably priced services …


Chimera Editing Services


Here’s some information about the editors at Chimera Editing Services …



Jami Nord

Jami has interned for both agents and publishers, handling extensive amounts of slush and evaluating hundreds of manuscripts in reports. Her love of books led her to a BA in English and an escape from Texas. She adores stories with a strong voice no matter the genre, and routinely reads all forms of speculative fiction, romance and eroticas, thrillers, mysteries, contemporary (especially dark ones), and pretty much any random novel that transports her to another world.

Before she started working in publishing, she regularly managed to read 150 books a year, and is still reading over a book a week this year despite the workload of her day job, agent internship, and editing. 2014 #Pitchwars adult mentor and #Pitchmadness industry advisor, food nerd, and general geek.



K.T. Hanna

K.T. writes and reads all types of speculative fiction, loves nail-biting thrillers, and curling up with a good paranormal novel. Her novel efforts are represented by Bree Ogden of D4EO Literary. She dabbles in short fiction and is an agent intern in her spare time.

Originally from Australia, she now lives in Kansas with her husband, daughter, corgis and cat, and raises a plethora of plotbunnies. She is a regular volunteer for #PitchMadness and was a #PitchWars MG Mentor in 2014.


Here’s how it’s going down …

We have 15 spots. All you have to do is sign up for a chance to win one of the spots on the Rafflecopter below. The critique will be posted on my blog, so if you’re squeamish about posting your work, please don’t enter. It’s for any category and genre that is listed on this page here. Your manuscript doesn’t have to be completed. I’ll draw names on January 6, 2015, so be ready to submit your query & 1st page for critique immediately after I announce the winners. You’ll have 24 hours to send it in. If we don’t receive your entry, we’ll choose another winner. So keep an eye out.

  • From today until January 6, 2015 enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win one of the spots in the workshop.
  • If you win a spot, you have 24 hours (end of January 7) to send in your material. (Date and time to get your material in will be listed on the January 6 post announcing the winners along with the email to send to.)
  • First critiques go live January 15. There will be two posted per day until January 24.


And that’s not all! There’s a giveaway too!

From the Rafflecopter entries, one lucky entrant will win a query and first chapter critique from Chimera Editing Services. Name will be drawn on the 15th!


Enter the Rafflecopter now!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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