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Query Letter Workshop

Friday, 10 August 2012  |  Posted by Brenda Drake
Query Letter Workshop
August 20 – 24 
It’s time for another workshop. This one is for the dreaded query letter. I’ve gathered some talented writers and editors to help me critique forty query letters. All genres and finished or not quite finished manuscripts welcomed. We’ll choose forty names from the Rafflecopter, and critique two a day for five days on our blogs.

Here are fantabulous critiquers…

Becca C.
Becca (Becks) Coffindaffer
Twitter: @callmebecks

Okay, I think Becks is my twin (born years apart) but cuter than me and I don’t have her fangs. We both are sarcastic and blond. During some of my contests she’s participated in, I’ve noticed her fantastic voice. I love it! And now we are collaborating on very exciting project. She’s on the rise! She has a degree in creative writing and offers editing services on her site. Go check it out.

 Marieke Nijkamp
Marieke and I both write YA Fantasy and MG. Her YA novel is PALADIN and my upcoming release has Paladijns (old world spelling) in it. We both write middle grade too! I think we’re on the same page (pun intended). We just recently became critique partners, and I loved her novel, PALADINS. She’s such a talented writer. She’s read slush for years and is an outstanding critiquer.

 Sarah Nicolas

Twitter: @Sarah_Nicolas

Sarah does everything. I don’t know where to start. She’s a contributor with YATopia and YA Rebels. She’s an editor of Sift Book Reviews and an intern at Entangled Publishing. I read an opening to her novel in one of my contests and was hooked with her voice and fast-paced writing. Unfortunately, the full manuscript hasn’t made it to my inbox yet, but she promised it would soon.

Here’s how it’s going down…
Sign up with the Rafflecopter below. We’ll post instructions and choose winners on Friday, August 17. Be prepared to email your query that day, because whoever doesn’t send theirs in by the allotted time, will lose their spot. 
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