Author Lee Bantle is hosting a huge writing critique giveaway. I know a lot of fellow bloggers are also writers, and getting a chance to have an author look at your work is wonderful. Here is a fun way to do that.
The only stipulation is that you buy a copy of Lee's novel, David Inside Out. Don't despair...full details are below. Hopefully you'll want to try your hand at this contest and/or let others know about it as well.
I made a couple buttons for this giveaway. I'll have one posted on my blog, linked to this post. If you wish to spread the word, please link the post up with the button on your own blog so people can see it while browsing your site. I would really appreciate it!!
Full Rules -
To Enter: Buy a copy of David Inside Out by Lee Bantle. It's about $12 on Amazon, but feel free to get it wherever you like.
Giveaway Run: January 18 to March 31
Every Single Person that Buys a Book: Just email me (lauren51990 AT aol DOT com) with a copy of your receipt/picture of the book/or some other proof that you bought the book. Include your address info as well. Once you do, I will send that information on to Lee who will send a personal thank you for buying the book and supporting him.
More on the Letters: Inside some of these letters (you won't know until you get your own) will be a note tht you have won a personal critique from Lee. The type of critique will also be noted so you're aware. All letters should be mailed out by the end of April, a month after the contest ends.
If You Win a Critique: You must send an email to Lee stating what type of critique you won and include what you wish him to look over. This must be done by June 15, 2012. Lee will do his best to look over it and send his thoughts as soon as possible, but the actual end date for his critique isn't known. Life sometimes gets in the way so we can't say for sure. However, the goal is to hopefully have your critique to you in the next couple months after June 15. You will get something back if you win a critique though.
Types of Work Lee Will Look At: Please only enter if you have a YA or MG work you wish for him to look at. It doesn't have to be a specific theme, though if you write Contemporary or books with LGBT themes...Lee would be an even better bet!
Possible Critiques: I'm sure you'd like to know what you're trying to win, so here are the specific critiques that people could possibly win if they enter the giveaway.
One 20 page critique
Three 10 page critiques
Four 5 page critiques
One Query Critique
That is around 75 pages of critiques broken up into 9 winners. Now, if only nine people enter, you might not all win something. We'll try and space out the winners in terms of how many people enter, so you want lots of people to put their name in the hat in order to get a good shot of winning a critique.
Personally, if I could enter, I would. I'm trying to get a literary agent this year (it's one of my 2012 goals) and this would be a wonderful help. It's always nice to get a different perspective on your work.
*Lee is a client of mine. I'm stating this to let any authors out there know that I will be taking on new clients soon, so if you're interested in working with me, or just have questions, please get in touch*