Author Archives: Kerri Buckley

First-Page Critique: In the Shadow of Salem

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Meant to be a sneak peek into a Carina editor’s brain, and critiqued by a different editor each month, we’re going to post these first-page critiques monthly as long as authors are willing to let us use their work and people remain interested. The idea here is to give you a quick insight into how […]

RWA Nationals 2017: Orlando Bound!

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Editorial Director Angela James, Senior Editor Kerri Buckley, and Assistant Editor Stephanie Doig will be at RWA Nationals in Orlando July 26-29, ready to meet potential new authors and hear about all your works in progress. Please see below for four opportunities to visit with us, including an opportunity to have the first two pages […]

We’re bringing our popular critique group workshop to RWA in Orlando and giving you a chance to win a spot in one of three groups!

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This is an opportunity for authors to solicit professional and peer feedback on their manuscript, in real time, in a helpful, constructive and kind environment. We’ll discuss overall story arcs, the all-important “hook,” pacing, characterization and tension (among many other important topics). Attendees are given marked-up manuscript pages to take with them when they go. […]

#CarinaPitch is back June 7, 2017! Get Personalized Feedback & Expedited Response Time!

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  THE CARINA PRESS EDITORIAL TEAM WILL BE HOLDING OUR ANNUAL PITCH EVENT ON TWITTER VIA THE #CARINAPITCH HASHTAG ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7TH, FROM 9AM EASTERN TO 9PM EASTERN. #CarinaPitch is the one time of year we offer an opportunity for authors to submit their work and get both an expedited response and feedback. We’ve […]

What the Carina Press Editors Want–Updated Spring 2017 edition

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Carina Press publishes a variety of categories, subgenres, niches and word counts across all heat levels of romance (including contemporary, paranormal, LGBTQIA, erotic, romantic suspense and more!) as well as mysteries both with and without romantic elements. For publication in 2018 and 2019, here’s what we’d be most excited to receive: Paranormals (and urban fantasy […]

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