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First Page Critique: The Pirate Prince’s Pirate Princess

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Meant to be a sneak peek into a Carina editor’s brain, the idea here is to give you a quick insight into how we might look at a manuscript as it comes across our desks on submission. We’ll strive to be critical but not mean. Because it’s only one page, the amount of feedback is […]

First-Page Critique: New School, New Me

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Welcome to our first-page critiques! These critiques are meant to give insight into how we might look at a manuscript as it comes across our desks on submission. We’ll strive to be critical but not mean. Because it’s only about 800 words, 2 pages at the most, the amount of feedback is necessarily limited—we don’t […]

First-Page Critique: A Spicy Opening Scene

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Welcome to our first-page critiques! These critiques are meant to give insight into how we might look at a manuscript as it comes across our desks on submission. We’ll strive to be critical but not mean. Because it’s only about 800 words, 2 pages at the most, the amount of feedback is necessarily limited—we don’t […]

First-Page Critiques: Open to Submissions!

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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 first pages and a Carina Press editor writes a critique, then posts it publicly on our blog. This critique sweepstakes is a chance for you to receive honest and constructive feedback from a […]

First-Page Critique: The Accidental Psychic and the Skeptic Cop

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With these critiques, we’re aiming to give you a quick insight into how we might look at a manuscript as it comes across our desks on submission. We’ll strive to be critical but not mean. Because it’s only about 600 words, two pages at the most, the amount of feedback is necessarily limited–we don’t have […]

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