We’re pleased to announce we’re once again accepting submissions for first-page critiques. This is a feedback opportunity, in which authors submit their short scenes, and a Carina Press editor writes a critique and posts it publicly on our blog.
This critique sweepstakes is a chance for you to receive honest and constructive feedback from a Carina Press editor. Feedback that we promise won’t be mean—we’re not looking to be witty or harsh, we’re just looking to give insight into the editorial thought process while giving you what solid feedback we can at the same time. Send us your first page, and we’ll randomly select submissions to critique monthly on our blog. If you’ve never had your work critiqued before (or even if you have), don’t worry! Our goal is to help you by not only pointing out what might not be working, but by also letting you know what you’ve gotten right and how to bring that out and really make it shine. In other words, we’re friendly!
Before you submit, please read the official rules here, and take a look at the FAQs below.
How it works:
Before you begin:
Submit your scene here. Good luck, and we look forward to reading your submissions!
The Carina Press Editors
How long should the scene be?
Between 400 and 800 words. We’re unable to accept submissions that exceed 800 words.
Can I submit more than one scene?
We ask that you submit only one scene for this call, so that we can be as fair as possible (remember, the selections are random!). If/when we open up for submissions again, you’re welcome to submit a different scene.
Any further questions can be directed to Submissions AT CarinaPress.com.