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Mentor Query or First Page Critique Workshop … Sign up now!

Tuesday, 13 August 2019  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

I’m thrilled to announce the Pitch Wars Mentor Critique Workshop featuring some of our talented current and past mentors! The mentors will help some lucky winners of the drawing shine up their queries or first pages. We will try to post all the critiques on the blog, so that even those who didn’t win a critique in the drawing can view and learn from them. Please only enter if you’re willing to have everyone see it. All critiques will be anonymous – no writer names or titles of work will be listed. 

This is for all genres in the middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult categories of fiction. Winners will be announced on August 18 at 10AM (the drawing will close 8/17 at 11;59PM) Eastern and winners will receive an email, so be ready to submit your sample for critique immediately.You will have until August 19 at 10AM Eastern 48 hours from the date of your instruction email to get your query or first page to us.  If you miss the window, your critique will be given away.

What if I’m not sure I’m going to enter Pitch Wars?  That’s okay! Everyone is welcomed to enter the giveaway.

All you have to do is to enter the rafflecopters below. Here is a list of our fabulous mentors participating in the workshop.

Adult …

Ann Raven

 

 

 

 

 

Damyanti Biswas

 

 

 

 

 

Denny S. Bryce

 

 

 

 

 

Diana A. Hicks

 

 

 

 

 

Ernie Chiara

 

 

 

 

 

Gwynne Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

Hayley Stone

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Walden-West

 

 

 

 

 

K.A. DooreK.A. Doore

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Barber

 

 

 

 

 

Keena Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

Layne Fargo

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Quinn Martin

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Chorost

 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Rajaram

 

 

 

 

 

Adult or New Adult …

Gia de Cadenet

 

 

 

 

 

Gladys Quinn

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Siskind

 

 

 

 

 

Kerbie Addis with Ren Hutchings

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Brown

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Enzor

 

 

 

 

 

Ren Hutchings with Kerbie Addis

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Remy

 

 

 

 

 

Middle Grade …

Adrianna Cuevas

 

 

 

 

 

A.J. Sass

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Bell

 

 

 

 

 

Erin Entrada Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

Graci Kim

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Vitalis

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Nobel

 

 

 

 

 

Kit Rosewater

 

 

 

 

 

Miriam Spitzer Franklin

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Melleby

 

 

 

 

 

Rajani LaRocca

 

 

 

 

 

Remy Lai

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Kapit

 

 

 

 

 

Middle Grade or Young Adult …

Ayana Gray

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Allen

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer L Brown

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Bayliss

 

 

 

 

 

Jesse Q Sutanto

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Artz

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Long

 

 

 

 

 

Sabrina KlecknerSabrina Kleckner

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Easley

 

 

 

 

 

ST Sterlings

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

Young Adult …

Alechia Dow

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Birch

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIE SULLIVANAnnie Sullivan

 

 

 

 

 

Brenda Drake

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea Hensley

 

 

 

 

 

Ciannon Smart

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Falaye with co-mentor, Ciannon Smart

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Gallagher with Katrina Emmel

 

 

 

 

 

Hoda Agharazi

 

 

 

 

 

J.Elle

 

 

 

 

 

Kat Dunn

 

 

 

 

 

Katrina Emmel with Diana Gallagher

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Quindlen

 

 

 

 

 

Kelsey Rodkey

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle T. Cowan

 

 

 

 

 

Kylie Schachte

 

 

 

 

 

Laurie Dennison

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa AmowitzLisa Amowitz

 

 

 

 

 

Liz lawson

 

 

 

 

 

Lyndsay Ely

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Werlin

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Hinebaugh

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Griffin

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Sky

 

 

 

 

 

Sabrina Lotfi

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Proudman

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Nicolas

 

 

 

 

 

Young Adult or New Adult …

Aiden Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Contos

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Bishop

 

 

 

 

 

Alex RedaAlex Reda with Renée A. Price

 

 

 

 

 

Caitlin Sinead

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Karyus Quinn

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Hazen

 

 

 

 

 

Renee PriceRenée A. Price with Alex Reda

 

 

 

 

 

Young Adult or Adult …

Aty S. Behsam

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn Ius

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly HopkinsKelly Hopkins

 

 

 

 

 

Marty Mayberry

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Coffindaffer

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Bishop Crispell

 

 

 

 

 

 

What an amazing list of talent, right? Give our current and past mentors a thank you by following them on their social media accounts and saying hi! Also, make sure to check out their books!

Enter both rafflecopters for a chance to win one of the query or first page critiques. You can enter both giveaways, but can only win one critique.

 

We have winners!

Each winner will receive an email with instructions on what to send to Pitch Wars for their critique and where to send it. It will take a few days to get all the emails out, so please keep checking your emails and spam filters.

Query Critique Winners from Rafflecopter …

2141       A.Z. Louise

286         Abigail Burke

738         Addison Armstrong

164         Adrienne Deeb

2149       Airlie Maria Heung

2090       Alice Witten

1037       Amanda Dejong

577         Amanda Solimando

398         Amy Hillman

545         Angela Super

927         Ariel Odinson

462         Beth McGoldrick

1526       Bethany Hensel

1681       Bill Reagan

2431       Brittany Valdez

823         Carol Zink

2373       Chris V. Davis

1984       Christina Tolan

1860       Christine Berman

452         Crystal Hanlon

129         Dani Tamura

630         Elena Horne

1347       Elle Evans

2024       Emmett Nahil

1518       Fay Lane

57           Gates Palissery

292         Hanna Rabb

205         Jake Maia Arlow

109         Janeal Downs

9              Jennifer Gosselin

1300       Jenny Peterson

1233       Jiayu Zhang

77           Joel Brigham

895         Jonathan Lane

1750       Josie Smith

346         Justin hill

2012       Katja

1866       Kelley barcellona

2397       Kjell Hilding

2463       Kristi McManus

602         Laura Burge

1838       Laura Mitzner

1894       Lika Roberts

1661       Melissa McDaniel

1882       Michael Lachman

629         Michael Lunsford

2410       Naomi Lisa Shippen

588         Nikita Pavlov

1762       Patrice Carey

509         Patrick Thornton

221         Phoebe

1669       Rachel O’Day

884         Raegan

424         Renae

637         Reyna Marder Gentin

89           Ryan James Black

1548       Saira Umar

2467       Sam Elyse Brockschmidt

669         Sarah Sandhu

2381       Shelly Jarvis Lusk

1448       Stevie Turner

496         Susan Boles

803         Susan Chan

924         Suya Lee

249         Tara Santora

1404       Taylor Morgen

1598       Tim Dillon

1854       Tineke Peeters

397         Tonya Preece

348         Tyree Brown

1224       Warda Egal

975         Wendy Greenley

667         Wilfred Keeley

2230       Yevhenii Pokutnii

1169       Yvonne Avery

2165       Zya Mo

 

First Page Critique Winners from Rafflecopter …

108         Ada Nnadi

773         Addison Armstrong

1435       Alaa Al-Barkawi

1785       Alice Short

1509       Alison Aldridge

2083       Allison Latzko

2447       Alyce Black

842         Amanda Meekhael

282         Amber

2505       Amina Maikori

2195       Andrew Phillips

2103       Aneeqah

380         Angie Gentile-Jordan

1918       Annika Jersild

609         Anoop Judge

2331       Baptiste Pinson

1072       Beau

1725       Bill Reagan

1252       Bonnie Staring

2211       Brett Peery

1521       Bridget Grenolds

1372       Bruce Meisterman

1316       Camille Singer

35           Cari Z

372         Chandra Fisher

2002       Charles Femia

1561       Chris Gibilisco

2063       Chris Paxman

1752       Christine Zimmerman

1368       Cindy Schmidt

2235       Corinne Jean-Jacques

1614       Cortney Winn

2609       Danielle Trice

1234       Daramola Isaac

1137       David

446         Dee Keymel

870         Deshaun Hershel

1481       Eduardo Hormazabal

161         Elena Pearce Buckley

2014       Emily Tipton

1553       Faerl Torres

890         Gabriella Buba

942         Gail Wilson

329         Gary Stothers

1321       Gia Davis

312         Ifty Finn

2339       J. Leigh Smart

1044       J.M. Yale

1296       Jana Keir

2395       Janelle McCurdy

1364       Jean Pace

894         Jen Cox

1011       Jennifer Archer

165         Jess A. Short

647         Jihad Baydoun

639         Josephine Queen

2475       Julie Zantopoulos

2250       Karla Hernandez

190         Karri Allen

1894       Kathleen Maggio

111         Katie Wilson

1982       Kelly Ohlert

2010       Kia Dennis

308         Melissa Miles

323         Sheryl Witschorke

1052       Srinidhi Polkampally

782         Sylvia Patience

572         Tanvi

1437       Taylor Ann Hernandez

1512       Will Tansley

1626       Yong Takahashi

 

 

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