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I guess it’s that time of year again. I’ve been asked several times in the last few months if I would do another critique partner love connection on my blog and I now have enough requests that I’m going to go ahead and do it. These seems to be a yearly thing. I don’t think I need to change the wording from the original Critique Partner Love Connection, so here we go:

Okay. As y’all know, I have two critique partners (Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff) whom I love dearly. They rip and tear at my manuscript with everything they have in them and they read what I read and love what I love and . . .well, after a long critique partner search, I have learned much about what I need in crit partners, and they are what I need.

However, it’s come to my attention that not all of my blog readers have found what they need, and they’re having a hard time putting out a call for crit partners on their own blogs because of traffic. Some of them are really good too — agented or published or close to agented or published, and they need someone at that level. Others are just starting out.

So I thought I might do a Crit Partner Love Connection here on my blog, if anybody’s looking. This is PRECISELY the way I found Tessa and Brenna.

Here are the rules, such as I ever have rules:

Post a comment saying the age range (adult, YA, MG), a brief, one-sentence blurb about your book or just the genre if you don’t want to share more than that, and whether or not you have an agent, etc. Also the last book that you read that you loved that you feel epitomizes you as a reader.

ETA: Also note if you’re writing in a language other than English (probably in caps, so you’re easier to find for other folks writing in your language).

Then, if someone sounds appealing to you, you send them a message saying so and find out if it’s mutual. If it is, you exchange the first 50 pages of your manuscripts, critique them, and return said critiques. If either of you doesn’t feel like the crit relationship is working at that point, you get to smile and say thanks and walk away without any questions asked. That’s the way it works.

NOTE: I myself am not looking for critters. Two partners is enough for me — I can’t keep up with anymore. I recommend definitely two or three partners for best results. That way when someone says “this sucks!” and someone else says “does not!” you can be the tie breaker. But if they both say “this sucks!” and you say “does not!” it means you’re wrong. ;)

ETA: I reckon I will mirror this on Tumblr, because it is my Recent Favorite Thing, but unlike last year, not on LJ or on Blogger, to keep things simple.

  • Heather

    Email: heather-m-smith@comcast.net
    Age Range: YA

    I write a variety of YA, from fantasy to contemporary, but am currently working on a contemporary romance as a follow up to my publishing work, Balancing Act. The last book I read and loved was Cress by Marissa Meyer.

  • Amanda Perry

    This sounds fantastic. Hi all , my name is Amanda and I write YA paranormal. I do not have an agent …yet, but one of these days I will. I just finished my first full manuscript (everything before was short stories). I’m working on rewrites and a critique partner sounds like it could be super helpful. I’m a huge fan of Maggie Stiefvater (obviously). Her style is awesome also love Melissa Marr and the most recent non indie book I’m reading / loving is one of the bloodlines books by Richelle Mead. :)

  • Amanda Perry

    Also my email is Ama625@gmail.com

  • Nita Tyndall

    Email: ajtyndal@uncg.edu
    Age Range: YA
    I write contemporary, realistic YA, leaning towards gritty. I’m currently querying and have full requests out with several agents, so I’d need a CP for subsequent books. The last book I read that I loved was The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson.

  • Lisa Loves Lit

    At the moment I’m working on a contemporary romance, not YA or NA, just regular fiction. It is not necessarily what I read a lot of these days. Maybe similar to some Harlequin? But with more pop culture references. My book is about a 30-something woman who moves to Chicago to start a new job and her first fun romances, and then falling in love with one guy. My email is ilovebooks1972@hotmail.com

  • Kristi Colaizzi Lloyd

    My current WIP is Urban Fantasy, and most of what I have written (short stories) stays with the paranormal genre. I don’t have an agent, I’m not that far along yet. I have an in-person critique group and an online group as well, but I’m always open to more feedback. Laurell K Hamilton and Madeyn Alt are my favorite authors. The last book I read that I absolutely loved was Beautiful Creatures (yes, I only read it recently). My email is generations1926@gmail.com.

  • Nancy Beaudet

    I recently finished my second young adult novel its a romance/drama centered around two youths and written from two different POV, The last book i loved was the fault in our stars but i feel the similar writing stiles are megan mcafferty’s sloppy firsts series. My email is lier_gurl452@hotmail.com and i have no agent. i self published my first book doomed which you can find on amazon and chapters webite but i would love to write full time and get noticed. it’s my dream to be a writer!!

  • Michella

    Hi! I’m Michella and am hoping to query once I finish editing.

    ellad95@gmail.com
    YA

    Jules’ parents were executed when she was four. They had magic in a world where magic was illegal. Forced to flee from her home and wrongly marked as a magic user, Jules grows up alone. She returns home, sworn to kill the king out of revenge. The only problem is her growing feelings for the prince.

    The last book I loved was Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

    • http://beneaththepaper.blogspot.com/ Leigh Marrott

      Mishella, I’d be interested in reading your WIP. Seems to be up my alley :) You can email it to:
      leighmarrott@yahoo.com

      Look down the thread for my blurb.

  • Roni O’Connell

    My name is Roni O’Connell and my published book is Float, a dark, edgy YA paranormal thriller. I am currently working on the sequel. Favorite
    authors are Patrick Ness, Maggie, Stiefvater, Melissa Marr, Holly Black.

  • Taylor

    Email: Tayskii@hotmail.com
    Age Range: YA

    I am working on a dystopian YA novel that has to do with organ donors!

    The last book series I read that I really loved was the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand. I am currently finishing up the latest novel in the Iron Fey series. Other favorites are: Maggie’s novels, obviously, as well as The Lynburn Legacy trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan. I’m a fan of YA fantasy, dystopian, and historical fiction (especially in regards to the Victorian period!)

    I am unrepresented, and am currently working on the novel. I would love a critique partner to keep me motivated, and give me honest feedback.

    Thanks!

    • finn

      Hey that sounds super interested, I’m Finn. I write hardcore fantasy, my description is up above.

    • Ella Preuss

      Hi Taylor! I also write YA dystopia, and my series has to do with organ donors too… kind of! I write about cyborgs, the result of many years of human experimentation. No more having to give away your organs, because doctors found a way to replicate them. You can read my description further up. :)

  • Roni O’Connell

    ronioconnell@gmail.com to contact me. Thanks!

  • Ashlie Holecek

    Email: ashbloomangel@aol.com
    My name is Ashlie. I write YA fantasy that deals with demons.

    I am currently writing an eight book series called Demon Knights, which is about a halfer named Juri Night who has fight to fight her Uncle and his five generals in order to stop a war in Chicago.
    The first book deals with Juri figuring out what is going on and fighting her Uncle’s first general.The first book is finished as of writing but it still needs to be edited.

    So I would like a person to look it over to give me feedback. I have gotten a lot better at editing so I give good feedback. I do not have an agent but I plan on getting one.

    The last book I read was Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

    • Amanda Perry

      Ashlie, my WIP features a demon Princess. We might have a lot in common. :)

      • Ashlie Holecek

        That sounds cool. Yeah, maybe we do :)

  • Sara Walker

    My name is Sara Walker. My agent, Sarah Heller, is shopping my blue collar New Adult novel, which was inspired by the Fast & Furious movies. I also have a self-published YA urban fantasy.
    The last book I loved was The Archive by Victoria Schwab.

    • Satia Renee

      I haven’t seen the F&F movies but I do enjoy reading YA/NA novels so maybe we would be a good fit. See if what I posted in response appeals to you. My email address is in my original comment. Feel free to email if you think we are a good fit.

  • Tara Lee

    Hi! I’m Tara Gibson.
    Email: wilirisros33@aol.com
    Current WIP is an adult romantic thriller. Semi-autobiographical. I do not have an agent. And I will read almost anything. Latest favorite though was the Divergent series.

  • Satia Renee

    Contact: satia62 at gmail dot com

    Age Range: Adult

    Blurb: Micheal and Lillith have lived millennia, loving and leaving lifetimes behind. But when Michael abandons Lillith because he
    is no longer able to accept what they have become, her desire to reunite with her brother could shatter both their worlds forever.

    This is an experimental literary novel told through traditional third-person limited, stream-of-consciousness, and fairy-tales. An allegorical explanation of the creation of the Incubus and Succubus, the novel takes place both in the present as well as distant past, weaving together different narrative threads to tell a single story of redemption, forgiveness, and healing.

    No agent.

    Last book I read that I loved: Cat Stories by James Herriot. Very sweet.
    Before that, Yoko Ono’s Acorn. Very different books but both touched me deeply.

    I also have several short stories, a couple of chapbooks, and
    another rough draft novel. I am currently working on an outline for a young adult novel, and, when I am not reading and writing, I work as a freelance proofreader. So far the critiques I have received have
    been “I love it” and “It’s crap.” Nothing to tell me how to improve. I’ve
    submitted some of my short stories to various publications with no publishing success. I gave up on my writing for a while but I’m ready to reboot my ambitions.

  • Candice

    Very cool thing you’re doing, Maggie.

    Hellooo there! I’m Candice :)
    Email: candicemontgomery2 [@] gmail
    Age range: New Adult & Upper-YA

    Unagented and very much hoping to change that. My current WiP is New Adult Contemp. Romance about a musician and his road from “rags to riches.”

    (Most recently read) books that “epitomize me as a reader”: anything written by Mila Ferrera; THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson; DANGEROUS GIRLS by Abigail Haas.

    • Amy Stout

      Hello! Your manuscript sounds very interesting to me, as a fellow Upper-YA Contemporary writer. My current manuscript is about a girl who grew up in a very strict background and comes to learn that truth and love can be found in unexpected places. If you want to email, mine is amyestout @ gmail . com

      • Candice

        Hey, Amy! Just emailed you! :)

  • Karin Hernandez

    Thank you Maggie, this is exactly what I needed.
    khern0203@yahoo.com
    YA – traditional fantasy
    Four siblings find out they have special powers, and find their way into another world with goblins, elves, etc.
    I am only about 8 chapters into it, and it’s my first novel.
    I read like a fiend, and I am currently reading Cruel Beauty (Beauty & the BEast story) by Rosamund Hodge, and it’s fabulous.

    Oh and I am planning to self-publish.

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amanda-Zieba-Author/493618817426256?ref=hl Amanda Zieba

      Hi Karin, I am also in the beginning stages of a YA fantasy. I think our projects are similar and that we could be helpful for each other. I have self published in the past and may be able to share some helpful tips with you. My project is a sort of Sleeping Beauty-esque fairy tale. Would you be interested in working with me? My email is: Amanda.zieba@yahoo.com

  • Desert Rose

    Hello! I have one complete YA novel about fallen angels, which I’m currently trying to get an agent for, and two other WIP. I write paranormal romance in a changing POV. My favourite books are the Mephisto Covenant series by Trinity Faegen.
    My email is; dark_wallflower@yahoo.com.au

  • Nicole Olea

    My name is Nicole Olea, I am unagented currently working on a YA urban fantasy/supernatural novel. Authors I feel represent my style are Cassandra Claire or Libba Bray. I’ve never worked with crit partners and would absolutely love to. I need someone to help kick me in the arse!

  • Amy Eller Lewis

    I am SO LONELY FOR A CRIT PARTNER! I have an MFA and a great agent (1st book didn’t sell, that old story), and I’m looking for an experienced writer/critique partner. I write YA Fantasy for older teens — present project a Lovecraftian Noir retelling of Snow White. I’m obsessed w Fairy Tales and have an uncommon knowledge of poisons for a layperson. Favorite books: Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick, Pantomime by Laura Lam, Deathless by Cat Valente, also love Kristen Cashore, Lainitaylor Taylor, Leigh Bardugo, Victoria Schwab. Sucker for stylized imagery, windswept moors and ruined splendor. Contact me at amy(dot) eller(dot)lewisATgmail(dot)com. Fingers crossed!

    • Sara Walker

      Hi Amy,
      Want to try exchanging 5000 words?

      • Amy Eller Lewis

        You bet! Email me at the address above

    • finn

      Hi, I’m Finn would you still be interested despite the fact that I’m not published/agented?

      • Amy Eller Lewis

        It’s certainly not a requirement, by any means.

      • finn

        Alright, my description is above, would you be interested?

    • Caitlyn McFarland

      Hi! I write upper YA/NA fantasy and I love the sound of your story! I’ve got two CP’s, but they both write lighter fantasy. No agent, but I do have a few fulls out. Would you be interested in exchanging 5,000 words with me, as well?

      • Amy Eller Lewis

        Sure! Send me an email at the above address!

    • JC

      Hi Amy, I’m JC. Your blurb sounds absolutely fantastic! I write upper YA/NA across a variety of genres. My current WIP is a ghost story but next in the pipeline is a YA epic fantasy currently in the outlining stage. I love fairy tales, and “windswept moors and ruined splendor” sounds pretty darn awesome too. Kristen Cashore is one of my all time favourite authors, and I also love Laini Taylor and Leigh Bardugo. Would you be interested in arranging a swap of some sort?

      • Amy Eller Lewis

        Sure! Send an email to the address above and we’ll work something out

    • Mary Cronk Farrell

      Hi Amy, got your note. I have a book releasing tomorrow, so would like to connect in a couple weeks if that suits you.

    • Emily Henry

      Yeeeees, please. This sounds awesome.

      LOVECRAFTIAN NOIR? WINDSWEPT MOORS??? COME ON. Nothing could be more scary/tragic/romantic/perfect.

      I’m also agented (newly so), but would love to get a beta read on one or several of the new projects I’m working on. The one I’m thinking of pushing first is a fairytale retelling set in Brooklyn and, at times, Manhattan. It’s also Upper YA.

      Would you like to do a first chapter swap or somethin’ like that?

  • Katya

    Thank you so much for this! xx
    Hello! I’m Katya
    schwenkkatya@gmail.com
    I tend to write YA/adult low fantasy, although I do dabble in various genres.
    My current project centers around a murder mystery in New York City. It involves an underground network of magicians who use illusions to their advantage. There’s a lot of French cuisine and also possibly a government conspiracy. If, you know, you’re into those kinds of things.
    I am un-agented and un-published, but I’m more serious about improving than I am about getting published at the moment. I’ve written & completed three manuscripts but they probably won’t be seeing the light of day.
    I’d say, for me, recent books I’ve read that epitomize me as a reader would be The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and the Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Both have a slightly surreal quality that as a reader I really love.

    • Rebecca Donahue

      Hi Katya,

      Your story sounds amazing! I’m also a huge fan of The Night Circus and The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

      My current project is very light urban fantasy and sort of a light re-telling of the T.S. Eliot’s the Waste Land (particularly the grail and psychic bits), and involves a girl looking for her missing father, while trying to come to terms with the way her family and town reacts to his disappearance.

      My main goal is to become a better writer, though eventually I would like to try for publication. I’d rather write another manuscript than try to push a sub-standard book into the querying world.

      Anyway, if that sounds interesting to you, let me know! (wordthievery@gmail.com)

      Becky

  • CristinaDosSantos

    this is great.
    cris.dossantos@yahoo.com

    I write YA. Current MS is light Sci Fi– girl who was part of a genetic enhancement program, gets involved in an underground, illegal full immersion virtual reality game to make money to buy drugs for her mother who is dying.

    Some of my favorite authors are Maggie (obviously), Laini Taylor, Rainbow Rowell, Brenna Yovanoff, Patrick Rothfuss, Neil gaiman…

    • Ash

      I love the sound of this! My blurb is above and, if you’re interested, my email is a.harper73(at)yahoo(.)com.

  • Nikki Van De Car

    nikkivandecar@gmail.com
    YA-fantasy. A look at fairy tales with a cynical modern eye. What kind of idiot would sell their firstborn child for the ability to spin gold, and then be shocked when it came time? How is it Cinderella’s prince couldn’t recognize her, apart from her shoe-size? Just completed, unagented. My favorite recent book is Neil Gaiman’s Ocean At The End of the Lane. I also love Elizabeth Wein and Jacqueline Carey.

    • Satia Renee

      Nikki, I love the sardonic tone of what you describe. If you don’t have any other takers and think I might be a good fit feel free to email me. (My comment is somewhere down below.)

  • Morgan Donohue

    Hey Everyone!
    My name is Morgan and I write contemporary YA. My current work in progress is a coming of age story where the main character is desperate to begin to follow her dreams of becoming an artist. As her final year of high school commences, the pressure from her father to follow his dreams for her begins to increase and she must figure out how to stand up for herself and find the voice she needs to do so. My mist recent favorite book is Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, but I am also digging John Green’s work right now as well. I am not agented. My email us: donohuemorgan@gmail.com

    Thanks Maggie!

    • http://www.readthisinstead.blogspot.com/ kathy

      Hi Morgan, this sounds like it could have a lot in common with the YA contemp I’m working on now. Would it be okay if I emailed you?

      • Morgan Donohue

        Kathy,
        Most definitely, I look forward to hearing from you!
        - Morgan

    • Amy Stout

      Hello! Your manuscript sounds very interesting to me, as a fellow YA Contemporary writer. My current manuscript is about a girl who grew up in a very strict background and comes to learn that truth and love can be found in unexpected places. If you want to email, mine is amyestout @ gmail . com

      • Mary Cronk Farrell

        Hi Morgan & Amy, I life a message up higher about the kind of books I’ve read recently that I like. I’ve written a middle grade historical novel, have a YA NF book about WWII, but am now working on a YA contempory.

  • Terri M. Moore

    Hey all! contact is terrimmoore at gmail dot com
    Genre: YA (fantasy, paranormal)

    No agent but I’d love to query after I get these edited. I have two WIPs, one is a Peter Pan continuation that deals with Neverland after the Darlings leave (man-eating mermaids, stolen boys, etc) while the other is about a girl who accidentally makes a pact with a demon and begins to become one herself as he becomes human.

    Just finished reading Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes and I’m a huge Maggie, Cassandra Clare, Laini Taylor, Holly Black, Melissa Marr fan. Let me know which story you’re interested in. Hoping to find someone who is dedicated!

    • finn

      Hey that sounds really cool! I’m Finn, I write a lot of hardcore fantasy with obscure pagan beasties and hollowbacked fae.

  • Esther

    Hey my name is Esther! (esther.white@hotmail.co.uk)I’m 19 so I’m looking for a CP either my age or a little older. Currently working on a zombie-apocalypse YA novel with lots of teen drama and romance and action. It is complete and I’m on the thirdish draft/almost at the point of properly sending queries to agents. I’d love to have a CP partner who is doing YA dystopia/paranormal etc but I’m not fussy. Recently read All Our Yesterdays and loved it, I’d say my novel would appeal to fans of Veronica Roth and Julie Kagawa with a sprinkling of Richelle Mead :) I’m nice but I’ll speak my mind and I hope for a CP who will be as honest as possible! Also so we can motivate each other :)

    • Anjulie

      Hey Esther, I’d be interested in swapping work with you :) My blurb is somewhere in the comments. If you’re interested please let me know.

  • Jenna

    My name is Jenna (jenna.weatherwax@aol.com) and I’m writing an Urban Fantasy novel in the YA genre. My story is about a teenage boy who stumbles upon an underground Shapeshifter world while looking into his brother’s death. I currently have around fifty pages written. I hope my CP will be able to read what I have and then help me continue on. I’m currently reading the Night Huntress series by Jeanenine Frost and I love her characters. I’d say that my target audience would be those who also enjoyed the Mortal Instruments, Percy Jackson, or Divergent. :)

  • Emma Adams

    Name: Emma Adams

    Email: emmaladams2@gmail.com

    Age category: YA (but I also write MG and NA)

    I’m currently drafting a YA Urban Fantasy, but have a complete draft of a YA post-apocalyptic fantasy oddity which I’m scratching my head over what to do with. :)

    I’ve published two novels with small presses and signed to
    publish two more in an upper-YA supernatural series with Curiosity Quills Press. I’m querying agents with a YA fantasy.

    I have a couple of CP’s and a few beta readers already, but
    I’m looking for another 1-2 long-term crit partners, preferably with some
    experience in critiquing (I appreciate brutal honesty!) and who can put up with my random genre-hopping. ;)

    Favourite recent books include Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, The Unbound by Victoria Schwab, Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series, Unhinged by A. G. Howard, The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, Angelfall/World After by Susan Ee, Unspoken/Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan… I read a lot, especially YA and fantasy!

    Quickest way to reach me is email, or Twitter @ELAdams12

    • CristinaDosSantos

      sent you an email :)

  • Freddie Belle Forsythe

    Hello, I go by Freddie :)
    You can contact me at Freefredthecow@yahoo.com (please write a catchable subject line so I know you’re from here.)

    I have no agent, but wish to improve myself as a writer. I need somebody both kind and brutally honest (I.E. Tell me what I’m doing right, along with what I’m doing wrong, and not afraid to be completely honest.) I’m working on a paranormal romance, but the more I edit it the more I feel like I may be butchering it. I need an opinion other than mine.

    I had to teach myself writing, so I know my writing may be flawed. But at the same time I’m extremely good at editing. Infact I take editing too far; I literally spend hours upon hours telling a writer what he/she did wrong and why, and what would sound better. I also tell them all the parts they are doing wonderfully.

    I enjoy paranormal, romance, and anything fantasy. The more paranormal creatures a book has in it, the more I like it.

    I’m a major fan of Carrie Ryan and her zombie apocalypse novels, Laini taylor and her Fairies of dreamdark, and, of course, the wonderful maggie stiefvater here. I enjoyed Shiver, and am currently reading The Raven Boys.

  • finn

    Hi I’m Finn, I write YA hardcore fantasy, I’m a myth nut so if you like obscure pagan beasties and dancing hollow backed fae, I’m your gal.The current book I’m working on is dubbed Fairytale Monsters, it is rather hard to explain so I thought I would just post the first paragraph if thats not obnoxious or taboo in author land:

    “Sound beat the night black and starless. It was an angry thing, that sound. It would have been music exept the shape was wrong, played to loud and through a wall of static. Car speakers? An angry buzz that over laid each blast. The sound of a radio maybe or an old cassette tape. Loud, pounding, hard-edged, deep swells of base and almost discernible words bellowed through the razor edges of pine trees. The noise was dull and dense, slamming again and again against the night, a battering ram to the unseen, jagged trees. They shivered uncertainly under the tumult, branches moving like heartbeats.”

    I’m still not over dream thieves, so that is my current book obsession. Just coment and I’ll give you my email adress! It would be great to meet some new authoric blood. (why yes I do make up words a great deal, shh, so did webster.)

    • Taylor

      Hey, Finn! You commented that you were interested in my story, and I think I may be interested in yours, as well! If you’re still interested, can you shoot me an email?
      Tayskii@hotmail.com

      Thanks!

    • Anjulie

      Hey, I would be interested in exchanging work with you :) Just give me your email or email me at the address above :)

      • finn

        my email is finn at taitsonline dot com

      • Anjulie

        Just thought I’d tell you know that I emailed you. Just let me know if you didn’t get it.

      • finn

        Sorry I didn’t get it, it could just be my internet connection at the moment. (finn@taitsonline.com it may be my fault and I mistyped it)

      • Anjulie

        Darn, okay, I just sent it again. If that doesn’t work maybe try emailing me? My email is anjulie_pickett@Hotmail.com

      • Anjulie

        Probably. I did get your email though and I definitely sent one back to you :)

      • Anjulie

        Hey, did get the email you sent me and I sent I reply. I really hope you got that.

    • Llana

      Hey
      I love obscure myths and folklore especially Celtic.If you want to talk more send me an email at-theboooky@yahoo.com

  • http://www.authoranagiawright.com/ Ana’Gia Wright

    Hi, my name is Ana’Gia (anagia@authoranagiawright.com) and I’m looking for a couple of critique partners who read and/or write or at least are open to reading multiple adult genres. I do tend to work on multiple projects simultaneously. My current projects are a haunted house story with significant historical undertones and an adult fiction dealing with love after surviving domestic abuse.

    While I don’t have an agent, my previous agent is no longer in the business, I am a published author, both traditionally, small press, and self-published.

    The last book I read that I feel really epitomizes me as a reader would be Tanya Huff’s Smoke and Mirrors.

    I’m honest and open minded and see the world through questions.

    • http://www.luminouscreaturespress.com emilyjunestreet

      Hi Ana’Gia! I’m interested. I’ll write you an email.

  • http://www.readthisinstead.blogspot.com/ kathy

    Hi I’m Kathy.

    kathyreadsthis (at) gmail (dot) com

    I wrote a YA Contemporary (for NaNo last year) about a girl who’s been living abroad the last few years with her researcher parents and just moved back to the States for her senior year. She ends up being caught in the middle of a big rivalry between the school’s foreign language clubs.

    My favorite recent read was Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

  • Anna

    Hi everyone! I’m Anna and I write MG. (Not much MG in the thread yet!) My WIP is about a sixth grader from Seattle on a mission to save a narwhal kidnapped by an tech billionaire — that she only knows about because a whale asked for her help. It probably best fits into magical realism. The last MGs I read and loved were Sharon Creech’s The Great Unexpected and Tim Federle’s Better Nate Than Ever.

    Anyone interested in seeing if we’re a fit? Please email: swenson dot anna at gmail dot com.

    • Bridgette Johnson

      Your novel sounds awesome. I love narwals. I’ve not written a MG yet (got an idea for one, but it’s just in the idea phase), but I do like to read them.

    • Elaine Wagstaff Duree

      Anna
      I write CB Greek myth maybe we would be a good fit?
      Elaineduree@hotmial.com

  • Bridgette Johnson

    Okay, trying this again. I don’t think it actually posted the first time, I did this. If it did, I apologize for the multiple posts.

    Hey everyone! I’m Bridgette Johnson and my email is bridgette.cecile.johnson@gmail.com. The current novel I want a CP partner for is gender swapped retelling of Sleeping Beauty. Prince Briar was cursed by the evil fairy Regmal to sleeping until a hero rescues him. Every hero who tried has died, but Elsea is determined to be the one to survive. Briar and Elsea must learn to trust each, to fight together, to take back the kingdom of Rosethorne from Briar’s wicked step-father. This novel is complete at a little over 88,000 words with very little editing done so far. I will read about anything YA, but realistic fiction is my least favorite genre.

    I’ve critiqued people’s works before and gotten good feedback in return on sites like critiquecircle.com. I am usually brutally honest because that is what I want in a CP. I will point out what I love and hate and what does and doesn’t work. Feel free to email me if you think we might work out as CP.

    I am currently unagented, but I intend to query Sleeping Beauty after I edit it. Some of my favorite authors are J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Scott Westerfeld, Michael Grant, and John Green.

    Thanks and good luck to everyone!

    • Ella Preuss

      Oooh this sounds super interesting! I too give honest and sometimes brutal feedback. Love your choice of authors, too. My novel Class Three is a YA dystopia, finished and on its fourth revision. More details in my post above. :)

      • Bridgette Johnson

        Critique partners found. Thanks to Maggie for doing this! It finally came at a time when I had something to critique. Ella and Megan, I saw your comments after I found some people, but I hope you both find some awesome CP!

      • Ella Preuss

        No problem! Glad you’ve found someone! I’m in the middle of a swap myself, so thanks again Maggie!

    • Megan De Priest

      Ella and Bridgette, your comments are the two that caught my attention and I would love to do a circular exchange with you both (pass the WIP to the left hand side)! Please let me know if this is something you both would be interested in. You can email me at mdepriest09@rocketmail.com or username Megan09 on CC. My novel is YA Paranormal, unagented and 80% complete. (Please see my comment above for more info about me!)

  • Jessica Valeske

    I write YA Contemporary and have written three manuscripts…but am looking for critique partners to help me get them ready to query. I read extensively and have been a reader for the Barnes & Noble Recommends Program. A few of the many brilliant YA authors I aspire to include: Gayle Forman, Stephanie Perkins, David Levithan, and Laini Taylor. The last book I read that epitomizes me as a reader was ME BEFORE YOU by JoJo Moyes. You can reach me via email: javaleske (at) gmail

  • Amy Riddle- DeClerck

    Amy DeClerck
    Amyriddle03@gmail.com
    I have four novels… A sci fi romance series, a UF angel novel and my current WIP mythical romance.
    My favorite books are The League series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeline Lengle.
    Hope to talk more to someone who wants to share!
    I am unagented at this time.

    • Sandra Grace Kunze Sarkisian

      Sounds interesting! My comments above… somewhere. If your interested, maybe we could exchange some work! Let me know, you can comment back on mine if your interested or email me at SGKunzeSarkisian@gmail.com :)

      • Amy Riddle- DeClerck

        Sandra, I sent you an email! Let me know if you want to exchange works. Looknforward to it. Amy

  • Megan England

    Pasting this over from Tumblr:

    I’m Megan, 27 years old, currently writing a YA fantasy/sci-fi hybrid piece. The first draft is nearly finished – I ‘m on pace to be done within the next two weeks. I’ll be letting it rest for a few weeks, then I’d like to do a top level edit myself before I share it for critique, but I’m open to sharing the ugly little bastard before edits if you’re that much of a masochist. No agent, nothing published other than some professional articles. I am a YA librarian and read mostly YA fiction and graphic novels. Recently finished Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, and can’t wait to dive into my copy of Grasshopper Jungle. Looking for partners who can be both supportive and honest, especially those who are good with pacing and characterization.

    Find me on Tumblr (GeektasticLibrarian), Facebook, or e-mail me at megan.n.england [at] gmail [dot] com

    Thanks for organizing this again, Ms. Maggie! Just what I needed.

    • Alison Hume

      Hi Megan! I’d be interested in swapping. I’m almost done my first round of edits on a sci fi project, so we’re kind of in the same place. My blurb is above, if you are interested.

      • Megan England

        Hi Alison! I would love to swap sometime. I also love the Cinder series – haven’t gotten my hands on Cress yet, but it’s at the top of my to-read list! I probably won’t be ready to query until the summer, so I’m not as far along as you, but if that’s okay then I’d love to partner up! Hit me up via the contact information above and let’s get to know each other. :D

      • Alison Hume

        Will do!

    • Heather Harwood

      Hi Megan! I just sent you a message on Tumblr (and I posted above). I’d love to hear from you! You can also contact me through email: heatherharwood(at)hotmail(dot)com

      • Megan England

        Replied to you on Tumblr. :) Thanks!

  • Sarah Schmitt

    Let’s try this again!

    I’m Sarah, a YA author. My current WIP is a Contem. Romance (think Romeo and Juliet meets Scandal without the body count. I am agented and my debut (this one is a YA paranormal akin to Mean Girls meets a Christmas Carol) is coming out Fall, 2014.

    I’m not going to lie… I’m pretty ruthless as a CP, though I try to balance it with positive encouragement. My thought is, if my feedback is supposed to help you make your work better, why should I hold back? And, I’m looking for 1-2 people who’s not afraid to do the same! I left my last crit group because it became more of me giving advice and feedback without getting anything to help my writing improve.

    My fave authors are Laini Taylor, Erica O’Rourke, Libba Bray, Alison Cherry, A.C. Gaughen and of course our fabo hostess, Maggie Stiefvater. I should also mention that I moonlight as a librarian, but without the bun and glasses… okay… you got me.. I totally have the librarian glasses!

    If you think we might make a match, email me at sarah (at) sarahjschmitt (dot) com.

    • JC

      Hi Sarah–
      Romeo and Juliet meets Scandal sounds brilliant as a pitch! My current WIP is a contemporary ghost story, so genre-wise I think we might be a match. I’m also a thorough and (sometimes brutally) honest CP, and looking for a critique partner who’s willing to give this some kind of intensive–or as you describe it, ruthless–feedback! I love Laini Taylor, Libba Bray, Maggie Stiefvater, and Alison Cherry as well (haven’t read A.C. Gaughen yet, but her books are definitely on my TBR list). Maybe we could chat some more and discuss a possible swap? Let me know!

    • Sara Walker

      Hi Sarah,
      My info is down below. I’m also agented, writing YA, and a librarian. Want to try exchanging 5000 words?

  • Amy Brown

    Hi y’all. I’m Amy and I’m currently writing two novels…one YA sci-fantasy and one more literary contemporary fiction (aimed at adults, though this might evolve, with a plot inspired by my favorite Sufjan Stevens song). Both are in the VERY early phases – character notes, chapter outlines, maybe 20 pages each – and I am a doctor by day, so I write slowly. I didn’t want to pass up this opportunity to find amazing crit partners (and I think it could really help motivate me!) but I would ideally like to pair up with someone also in the early stages of novel writing and/or with other demands on their time. I have some semi-professional editing experience too. My favorite authors are Haruki Murakami, China Miéville, Laini Taylor and Maggie. You can reach me at: aecbrown(at)gmail(dot)com.

  • http://jessiesilva.com Jessica Silva

    I’m Jess. I’m 25. I’ve been an agent intern. I’m on the final drafts of a YA science fiction novel that’s a little like LEVIATHAN meets THE GOLDEN COMPASS and set in the future (e.g., a girl has to protect a future-predicting war machine from the people who wish to use it to start a world war). I have two great CPs who write YA fantasy, but I’m looking for another who writes sci-fi like me. We chat daily, word war when it’s not the Olympics, and talk each other down from doing stupid things often. If you’re looking for a group of twenty-something YA spec fic writers, here we are :) Must love killing characters and Game of Thrones.

    • Anjulie

      Hey Jess, firstly I love the Leviathan series! My comment is above if you want to see what I write but I’d be interested in exchanging some of my work with you. I’m only now starting to dip my toes into the sci-fi genre but I do want fantasy.

    • Alison Hume

      Hi Jess! I’m interested, too. My blurb is above if you are interested. I’m currently working on sci fi, but I still love urban fantasy and hope to return to it eventually.

    • JC

      Hi Jess, I’m JC! Your blurb jumped out at me right away, for so many reasons. :) I love both the Leviathan and His Dark Materials trilogy, and your WIP sounds awesome. I’m also an agent intern, and an (almost) twenty-something YA spec fic writer. I adore making my characters suffer, and Game of Thrones is fabulous. My current WIP is a ghost story, but I’ve also begun work on a YA space opera sci-fi. Spec fic is where my heart is; I grew up reading all the fantasy and science fiction I could get my hands on. I’d love to chat some more and discuss a possible swap?

    • Summer

      Hi Jess! I’m an old twenty-something, and may not be up for daily chats of any substance (though I do check my email and Twitter daily), just cuz I’m so damn busy. But I do write sci-fi and would love another sci-fi writer in my circle of friends. I’m not good at this reaching-out thing…it goes against my introverted nature. But I’ll give it a shot, because your blurb sounds interesting!

    • Olivia Lucille

      Hey Jess! your book sounds intriguing, and I’d love to have someone who is interested in doing word wars, and talking/chatting a lot :) Killing characters is a must except for Khal Drogo. I died a little when he died. Would you want to swap? Here’s my info:

      I am 23. My name is Olivia and I have one serious Crit Partner and am looking for one more or maybe two. Whomever seems to fit with me and me them. Currently un-agented and about 80% through the 4th draft of the novel I’ve been working on for three years.
      I am a writer who likes to twist words into YA fantasy novels. This fantasy includes Gods and Goddesses, legends, magic, different worlds, warring countries, some politics that delve into why countries do what they do or hate each other, new languages and places, machines (and aircraft) of war, tests of the heart, and of course, forbidden love. I was actually working on the title today, honestly. My favorites that I like so far are, “Reflecting Skies,” “Burning Promises,” and “Another Gone” if that gives you any idea of what I’m working on. It was my NaNoWriMo novel in 2013, and I won with it. My goal is to get it and the books following it published.

      The last book (and so recently read that I still am having dreams of it and withdrawals from the series) that I read was Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, and I loved it and I’m having to re-read the series now. Definitely one of my favorites. I also loved the Divergent Series and the Under the Never Sky series. And The Scorpio Races, but that’s a give-in. :)

    • http://www.yabooknook.tumblr.com Adriana – (YA) Book Nook

      Hi Jess! I love the sound of your novel (and TGC is one of my all time favorite books). I’m up for swapping something if you’re interested :) I don’t write sci-fi, but I read a lot of it.

      yabooknook (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Elaine Wagstaff Duree

    I am writhing children’s books. Greek mythology told through constellations. I have finished the first, currently submitting it. Working on four more. I am looking for an Agent.

    Last book I read that sums me up as a reader is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

    I am not the critique partner who will help you with grammar. I’ll tell you weather or not your reader will be moved by your work. I look forward to having partners where we can meet our goals and grow at our craft.

    THNAK YOU Maggie, I have been looking for a critic partner.

  • Cala Flamond

    [Introduce yourself]: Hi! My name is Cala Flamond and I am currently agent and critique-partnerless. o/ Please bear with my humor. Pay no mind to the crazy :D My favorite books lately have been The Scorpio races by Maggie, as well as Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey. I also like puddle jumping, drawing, and leisure fishing. Coffee is my lifeline. And Music. ALL OF IT.

    [About the books]:
    Book 1: Residual Incantations, YA fantasy, 1st draft finished
    As a child, Amanda Hienes’ father was one of the most powerful sorcerers in history and on the verge of a magical discovery that would change the world forever. One day, he vanishes without a trace and Andy is shocked to discover a classmate holds the secrets to what happened, and possibly the key to her affections.

    Book 2: Godless, YA fantasy, 1st draft finished
    In a world where gods reign in abundance, Seki finds herself without one of her own to worship, and her belief in them wavering. When one of the gods perishes before her eyes, her search to find out what is powerful enough to take on a god might end up finding a little more about them, and herself, than she ever bargained for.

    My email: Reen_arts [at] outlook [dot] com

    • Llana

      Ooh Godless sounds like something I would definitely pick up.I don’t currently have a WIP that’s far enough to be critiqued but please don’t think that means I’m not serious about writing because I am.I love YA and world building is my bread butter. If you want to talk some more here’s my email. thebooky@yahoo.com

    • Gabrielle Saunders

      Hello Cala,
      Both of your books appeal a lot to me. I write YA fantasy and have a completed first draft (on the second). It is about 60,000 words right now. I’ll e-mail you with the details on my books (or you can look at my blurb I posted!)
      Gabrielle

    • Elaine Wagstaff Duree

      Cala
      Your writing sounds fabulous!
      I’d love to read, Godless.
      I write CB Greek Mythology
      Ideally that means I’d be a lighter work load for you:0)
      Elaineduree@hotmail.com

  • http://www.jamiesonridenhour.com/ Jamieson Ridenhour

    Doesn’t look like my first comment posted, so here I am again. Apologies if this double-posts.

    I’m Jamie, published one novel with a small press (and a sequel coming out this year) and several short stories, poems, and films. I’ve been querying my latest novel but am wanting to revise it further and would love some good critique partners to help me get there.

    The novel is a YA historical fantasy set in Victorian London, featuring a fifteen-year-old maid-of-all-work, two mad scientists, secret agents for the Queen, graverobbers, and a host of walking corpses.

    I read lots and widely, but a few authors that have mattered to me lately are Courtney Summers, Kendare Blake, Joe Hill, and Kelly Link. I have taught creative writing at the college level for close to a decade, and am adept at being kind but honest. You can reach me on twitter @jmridenhour or by email at jamiesonridenhour@gmail.com.

    • Sara Walker

      Hi Jamie,
      My info is down below. Want to try exchanging 5000 words?
      (I love, love, love Kristen Callihan’s paranormal romance set in Victorian London with steampunk vibes.)

      • http://www.jamiesonridenhour.com/ Jamieson Ridenhour

        I’d love to. Email at the address above. I look forward to hearing from you!

    • Gabrielle Saunders

      Hello Jamie,
      I sent you an email! Hope to hear from you!

      • http://www.jamiesonridenhour.com/ Jamieson Ridenhour

        Got it, and replied. :)

    • shawnee small

      Hi Jamie,

      I’d be interested to see if we’ve got some commonality. I used to live in London for about 10 years (plus a British husband) and I have quite a fondness for steampunky fiction.

      I have been known to dabble in YA in my short stories, but my current novel series is definitely adult urban fantasy/gothic horror.

      If you’d like to have a look at my work, my short stories are on my blog – shawneesmall(dot)com or you can email me shawnee(at)shawneesmall(dot)com and I can send excerpts from my first book.

      I think I just followed you on twitter as well.

      shawnee

  • jcxw

    Hi, guys!

    I’m Joyce, a newly published author (my debut novel, Lambs for Dinner can be found on Goodreads). I write YA contemporary and urban fantasy. Right now, I’m working on a contemporary YA romance inspired by Peter Pan, and am revising a YA urban fantasy involving changelings and fairies.

    Maggie Stiefvater and Laini Taylor are my favourite fantasy writers, while Sarah Dessen and Deb Caletti are my go-tos for contemporary. I found my first crit partner through this website a couple of years ago and she’s wonderful, so thanks, Maggie, for doing this!

    Email me at jcxw2590@yahoo.com.sg if you’re interested in exchanging pages – I would love to connect with you! :0)

    <3, Joyce Chua

    • JC

      Hi Joyce, I’m JC! Your Peter Pan-inspired WIP sounds fabulous. I too adore Maggie Stiefvater, Laini Taylor, and Sarah Dessen. I write YA in a variety of genres, although my current WIP is a contemporary ghost story. Would you be interested in chatting a bit more and perhaps exchanging pages/chapters?

      • jcxw

        Hi JC! So nice to meet you. (Coincidentally, my initials are JC too.) Thanks for your interest in my manuscript. Your WIP sounds intriguing – I would love to exchange pages with you! Drop me an email at jcxw2590@yahoo.com.sg? Alternatively, you can find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joyce.chua.902.

        I look forward to talking with you! :)

    • kristin

      Hi, Joyce! You had me at genre and author. Or hello, I guess, if I’m channeling Jerry Maguire. Maggie and Laini are favorites of mine, and Deb has written one of my favorite contemps. Not to mention a contemporary inspired by Peter Pan sounds incredibly interesting, because most retellings seem to be set in a fantasy backdrop.

      My WIP is a YA futuristic fantasy about a girl that suffers a terrible event, and how she learns to deal with it over the course of a year. It’s not done yet, but I think that’s maybe where I need a bit of a shove to see where I need to go or flesh out. If you’d like to swap some pages, my e-mail is papereader (at) gmail.

      And congrats on your debut! :)

      • jcxw

        Hi Kristin,

        Thanks so much for reaching out! I’ve sent you an email and hope to hear from you soon! :)

        Joyce x

  • Elaine Wagstaff Duree

    Hey all I write CB I may be looking in the wrong corner of earth for a CP. But here I am…looking. My current genera is Greek mythology. Fictional telling of the non fiction- (unless you believe in the Gods Zeus Poseidon Hyades and them all) fictional tales. My books also have facts in them. I am working with a illustrator, we tell a lot of the story through the pictures. My first is being submitted the best I understand how to. I have four more I am working on. I am looking for an Agent.

    Last book I read that sums me up as a reader is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. If you haven’t read it, read it! Its fabulous! It’s about how we are legend and we must journey to become such. It was recommended by Will Smith.

    I am 35, married, with four children. I own my own vacation rental business. I am determined to become a brilliant CB author and will overcome all obstacles to achieve my dream. I aim to get published this year.

    • crguardian

      Interested. Read my post and tell me if you are as well :)

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amanda-Zieba-Author/493618817426256?ref=hl Amanda Zieba

      Hi Elaine, I am apart of a couple other critique groups, but I would love an opinion on my children’s picture book manuscript. Would you be interested in sharing just a few times back and forth for feedback? My story is a twist on the nursery rhyme the itsy bitsy spider called: Miss Bisty Goes to the Big Bug Ball. My email is Amanda.zieba@yahoo.com.

    • Satia Renee

      I’m interested too. I posted a comment with my contact information in it. Email me if you think we’re a good fit.

  • Anjulie

    Hey, I’m Anjuie, I’m 21, I write YA and unpublished. I mostly write fantasy YA but I like to dabble as well.
    My current project called Stay With Me. It is set in 1999 and revolves around 2 MC’s, Edmund, who has Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy and is struggling to get over his fathers suicide, and Hanna, who lives in a place called The Last City, which is like a limbo where people go before they pass on to the afterlife. The story is mainly about how they help each other.
    The last book I really adored was The Knife of Never Letting Go. I really like books with great characters and world building that keep me hooked until the last page.
    My email is: anjulie_pickett@hotmail.com. Feel free to email me there or leave a comment here :)

    • finn

      Hey, I’m Finn, that sound super interesting and a bit like my book. The description is in the comments below!

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amanda-Zieba-Author/493618817426256?ref=hl Amanda Zieba

    Hello writer friends! I’m a 30 year old teacher, who writes on the weekends (and after the kiddos go to bed). I have published 4 books (3 children’s chapter books through a small press and one self published YA sci-fi). I am in the beginning stages of my next two projects… a YA fantasy (a sort of Sleeping Beauty retelling, where the heroine does a lot more than sleep) and a series of short MG chapter books in the genres of realistic fiction and mystery. I am un-agented, but I can still dream right? I have been reading The Game of Thrones #5 for what feels like forever, but in general my favorite reads are written by Maggie (of course), Jennifer Donnelly and Cornelia Funke. Looking forward to finding a CP! My email is: Amanda.zieba@yahoo.com Happy writing!

    • Heather

      Hey Amanda! I’m also published through a small press (YA contemporary romance) and I love love love retellings and fantasy. I’m working on a companion to my next book, and it sounds like we might be a good match. My post is down at the very bottom. Let me know if you’re interested!

    • Holly Gaskins

      Hi, Amanda. It seems like we’re on the same pace with our writing since we both have kids & workschool obligations. I recently posted my little blurb so if you’d like to work together let me know. I’m at hygaskins (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Elaine Wagstaff Duree

      Amanda
      I write CB.
      I am a mother as well. I love that your committed to your writing! I’d love to see if we’d be a good fit.
      Elaineduree@hotmail.com

  • Carrie

    Hi, my name is Carrie. I’m currently revising a YA light Sci-Fi (more romance than Sci-Fi) and drafting a YA contemporary. I’ve worked with CP’s in the past, but left my last group because it became more about drama than the writing. So, I would love to find one or two serious and honest CP’s.

    The latest book I read and loved was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Some more of my favorite authors are Maggie Stiefvater, Veronica Rossi, Marrissa Meyer, Rainbow Rowell and Stephen King. I’ve been told by others that my writing reminds them of Tahereh Mafi.

    I am unagented and planning to self publish.

    You can email me at: carrielynn716@gmail.com

    • Ella Preuss

      Hi Carrie! What’s your book about?
      That people tell you you write like Tahereh has caught my attention.

      • Carrie

        Hi Ella! My Sci-Fi is a romance with a boy from another world. Think Roswell High books/tv show or maybe Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout. My YA contemporary romance is about baseball and kissing.

      • Ella Preuss

        I loved Roswell! Check out my description and let me know if you’d be interested in a swap.

      • Carrie

        I sent you an email

    • Sandra Grace Kunze Sarkisian

      Hi Carrie! I’d love to hear some more about your novel, and my comment is above explaining mine. Let me know if it interests you, and maybe we can exchange some work!

      • Carrie

        Hi Sandra! My Sci-Fi is a romance with a boy from another world. Think Roswell High
        books/tv show or maybe Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout. My YA
        contemporary romance is about baseball and kissing.

        If you are interested in more info or trading a chapter, send me an email at: carrielynn716@gmail.com

      • Sandra Grace Kunze Sarkisian

        Send you an email! :)

    • JC

      Hi Carrie, I’m JC! Both of your WIPs sound interesting, and I’d love to hear more about them. I write YA across a variety of genres; my current WIP is a contemporary ghost story. We share a lot of similar favourite authors as well. Would you be interested in perhaps chatting a bit more and possibly arranging a swap?

      • Carrie

        Hi JC! Ooh, a ghost story sounds interesting! Send me an email at the address above!

  • Sandra Grace Kunze Sarkisian

    Hey All!! I write a combination of YA and adult books. I am looking for someone to help critique my work, give opinions and ideas, etc. I am unpublished currently and do not have an agent. I am 19, and have taken many creative writing courses- don’t let my young age scare you off!
    My current novel is about a group of friends, which of one- the main character- dies. He is speaking beyond the grave, mourning his own death and watching his friends lives fall apart. It is dark and humorous, a bit sarcastic and written in first person, of course! Lukas (the ghost) goes on to meet and start communicating with a girl who moves into his old house, which he still inhabits. It all snowballs from there, and gets a bit too complicated to explain in such a short space!

    My novel isn’t currently finished, and I am working in the other perspectives of the other characters, much live Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver. There is a lot to do with questioning what lies on the “other side”, finding reasons to exist, and reincarnation.

    I’m not quite sure how to sum myself up as a reader. I read nearly everything, from textbooks to street signs to any novel or book I can get my hands on. Some of my favorite books include Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Perks of Being A Wall Flower, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice.

    • Anjulie

      Hey, that sounds really interesting :) My comment is below and if that interests you we can exchange some work.

    • Sandra Grace Kunze Sarkisian

      Oh, I forgot to add there is a bit of romance involved in my novel, but it’s not completely romance driven. Or at least, I don’t think so myself.

    • Esther

      Hey, I’m Esther, also 19 :) We seem to have similar book taste. Your novel sounds really intriguing and if you’d be interested in finding out if we’re a good match my own comment is around here somewhere, or you can find me at esther.white@hotmail.co.uk

    • Camryn Garrett

      I’d love to read your story, Sandra! I especially felt connected to you because my novel also focuses on death, with a girl who has the ability to link dreams with a new person each year. They die at the end of each year, no matter what she does. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of my absolute favorite books. I’d love to hear from you, whether it be on Twitter or by email: henro300@gmail.com. Thanks!

  • Ella Preuss

    Hi guys, I’m Ella, 21, and I write YA.
    My current WIP is a Dystopian novel (first in a series) titled “Class Three” and tells the story of Milo, a 17-year-old cyborg who’s part of a secret Resistance that fights against crazy cyborg terrorists and evil humans. His life is forever altered by the arrival of a human girl in his secluded town. Milo will have to save the girl and convince her that not all cyborgs are demented terrorists like the New Revolt movement soldiers, and they will eventually find themselves thrown into the middle of it all, as he learns the truth about who she really is.
    The book is finished, and it’s undergoing it’s fourth revision.

    One of my Go-To books for this project is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I just love her voice. I’m reading Unravel Me right now (read Destroy Me a little while ago), as books take a little longer to get to Argentina. (And we almost always get the paperbacks.) I also recently read Legend by Marie Lu and adored her worldbuilding!

    I have one CP whom I love. She’s been with me for a few years now. But I’d love to have one more, another person’s serious input would be very valuable. I tend to give line-by-line comments, so I’d like to find someone as attentive as me. Keep in mind that English isn’t my first language, so any grammatical errors you find, I hope you point out to me, so I can fix any mistakes.

    Leave me a comment here, or drop me a line at ella.press AT gmail.com :)

  • Alison Hume

    Hi everyone! I’m currently in my first round of edits on a YA Science Fiction. I haven’t gotten around to writing a blurb yet, so I’ll just state the basics: It’s about space pirates, doppelgangers, kissing, and adventuring. There’s aliens and explosions and stealing and bloodshed.

    I’m unagented but I’ve queried before with previous manuscripts. I’ve done this connection before, but I haven’t managed to find the right partner just yet. I do have a CP already, but we’re at two completely different stages in our writing and I’m hoping to find someone who is ready (or close) to query.

    I’m just about finished reading Cress by Marissa Meyer, and I LOVE the series. Sci fi mixed with Fairy Tales is my cup of tea. But I love a lot of other genres, too and I’m not looking specifically for a sci fi partner!

    • http://jessiesilva.com Jessica Silva

      hey! I’d love a potential get-to-know-you-swap. could you send me a quick email? :)

      • Alison Hume

        Yes! Alisonmhume (@) gmail.com

  • Phoebe Wilton-Stuart

    Hey all! My name is Phoebe, My book is a YA fantasy/dystopian novel, the first part in what I hope to be a trilogy.

    The first book is set 134 years after The Great War that has ravaged the lands of Parvos splitting what is left of the people into two groups; Altus Gens — a powerful race, with an insatiable lust for complete control. And Insurgo — a rebel group that longs for freedom from the clutches of Altus Gens.

    It follows Jax, a young girl who wakes up in a long abandoned building with little to no recollection of who she is, or why she is there. She is soon captured by a mysterious man who casts her off to Bendbrooke, a place that gives off the appearance of a quaint Earth city, but really holds convicts who have had their minds wiped and replaced with the impression they are normal Earth citizens living simple day-to-day lives.

    I don’t have an agent, nor have I been published before :)

  • Heather Harwood

    I’m Heather! I’m 39 and just finishing my first novel. It’s an adult sci-fi/fantasy novel about a young intergalactic translator with a rare empathic ability who learns she’s the key to translating the galaxy’s most sacred an untranslatable text. There are space ships, ballrooms, corsets, interrogations, and kisses. I’m looking for some critique partners to share their work with me and give me insight into my own.
    I read a lot of Young Adult fantasy and the last book I finished and loved was Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

    Email me at heatherharwood(at)hotmail(dot)com

    • Ash

      Oooo, that sounds pretty interesting! My blurb is above and if you’re interested let me know at a.harper73(at)yahoo.com.

    • Amy Eller Lewis

      Hi Heather! Project sounds great! You can find my blurb toward the start of the list. Would you like to try a trial exchange? Email me at: amy(dot)eller(dot)lewisATgmail(dot)com

  • Mary Cronk Farrell

    Thanks so much, Maggie!

    Hi Everyone,

    My current novel is YA contemporary intertwined with historical elements. I love Maggie’s books, as well as Robin LeFevers HIS FAIR ASSASSIN series, just gave five stars Swati Avasthi’s CHASING SHADOWS and to Elizabeth Knox’ MORTAL FIRE. MY book is sort of like a cross between Sara Zarr’s HOW TO SAVE A LIFE/Frannie Billingsley’s CHIME & Deborah Heiligman’s INTENTIONS. But not really like any of those, I guess. Hard to categorize.

    I have an agent. I have published four books. You e-mail me at marycronkfarrell at gmail.com

    • Amy Eller Lewis

      Hi Mary– think we might try an exchange? My blurb is down toward the beginning . Shoot me an email if you like: amy(dot)eller(dot)lewisATgmail(dot)com

  • Mira

    Hi, everyone!
    I write YA, and genre hop constantly (I have no genre preference in my writing, or for critiquing). But everything must be YA, because who doesn’t love teenagers?
    My current WIP is about three rich kids and one poor kid who must overcome their differences in a variety of areas to get along at a two-week long government-sponsored meeting. I’m only about 22,000 words into it, but I feel like this one is the one!
    And also, I like to edit my story as I go along, hence why my word count is low at the moment. I don’t know if any else does this or prefers this style, but it would be great (though certainly not necessary) if I could find someone who does!
    Unagented and unpublished, but I hope for both of those to change. I’ve queried before on two different novels, but stopped after about three queries each because I realized the writing wasn’t good enough–probably because I didn’t have a critique partner! *eyebrow wiggle*
    As a heads-up, I am young, (and you thought that previous comment about loving teenagers was sarcastic, didn’t you?) but I hold a writing job and take getting published very seriously. If you don’t care about my age, I don’t care about yours! Another heads-up: my novels have some LGBTQ+ characters. Not the main focus, or even the focus at all in some cases, but there nonetheless.
    Last book I read and loved was The Dream Thieves (So. Good.). Also Proxy by Alex London (So. Heartbreaking.).
    Please comment if you’re interested–I would love a CP!

    • finn

      Hey! I’m still looking, my blerby thing is lost somewhere down in the comments. I write a lot of fantasy, and I really enjoy critiquing.

      • Mira

        Hey! I read your blurby thing, which sounds awesome, by the way. I’m still not over Dream Thieves either (and possibly never will be). Would you be interested in exchanging?

      • finn

        Awesome! My email is finn@taitsonline.com, shoot me an email!

    • Llana

      Hey I don’t know if you want another CP but if you do send me an email at -thebooky@yahoo.com
      While I don’t have WIP that’s far enough to be critiqued that doesn’t mean I’m not passionate and knowledgeable about writing.

      • Mira

        Hey, Llana! I’m always on the lookout for more CPs. I will send you an email!

      • Llana

        :)

  • Erika Harms

    Hello! I’m Erika. I’m eighteen and I write YA. Im very new to critiquing. But not to writing. Don’t feel like I’m too immature and my writing is immature. Give me a chance I don’t write goofy vampire fiction. I’m into adventure fiction.
    The last book I read was Ignite Me, but right now I’m reading The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. It is extraordinary. I’ll leave you with that. Contact me at westuniongirl21@gmail.com or erikathewriter on twitter. I really hope I can find someone on here.

  • Ash

    Hey, I’m Ash and I’m 20.I’m unpublished and don’t have an agent. Currently my WIP is Science Fiction/ New Adult about Finn (a woman), a former Chariot officer turned prisoner, and Wes, a Acquisitions agent tasked to steal a device from the Chariot, a militia fighting for power among the stars. Wes helps Finn escape, but all Finn wants to do is go back to the home she vaguely remembers. However, that won’t be so easy with the the government falling apart and the Chariot after them.

    I’m over half way finished with my first draft with a possible sequel in the works. I enjoy reading Science Fiction and have a huge love of Fantasy as well, but I’m open to anything that looks interesting.

  • Emily Siess

    Hi! My name is Emily. I am 24 and in my last year of Law School. I have been published for legal writing but my true passion is fiction. I am looking to find an agent and be published in the traditional manner. I’m not against self-publishing but I’m just not sure it’s for me.

    My WIP would be classed as YA “Issue Lit”. It is about a girl and her best friend who happens to be a drug dealer. It is approximately 53k and I have 3 or 4 more scenes to write. Beware: There is drug use, sex and death.

    I read around 100 books a year, primarily YA. Some of my favorite authors are Sarah Rees Brennan, Maggie Stiefvater (of course =P), F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jodi Lynn Anderson, and Marie Rutkoski.

    I currently have one critique partner and am looking for a second long term CP. If you’re interested in swapping first chapters to see if we’re a match you can message me at emisbookblog@aol.com =)

    • crguardian

      I’m not quite as fast a reader as you, but I’d be interested in working with you. Read my post and tell me if you feel the same way :)

      • Llana

        That sounds really interesting.As someone who goes to a school where drugs are really prominent this is something that I know.I really love Sarah Rees Brennan,and can’t wait to get my hands on the Winner’s Curse.
        .If you’re interested send me an email at-thebooky@yahoo.com

  • http://zombiejungle.wordpress.com DJ Daniels

    Hi. I’d love a critique partner. I write reasonably light SF and urban fantasy. Adult, not YA, though I’d be happy to read YA. I’ve had a novel published with a small press but, because the publisher has closed, I’m looking for a new home. I read fairly widely. The last SF book I loved was Hannu Rajaniemi’s The Fractal Prince. (though my writing is nowhere close to his brilliant ideas) Ben Aaronovitch, Kate Griffin, etc for urban fantasy. djdaniels93 at gmail.com
    Thanks

  • crguardian

    Hey all. I write adult (Real World) and young adult (Fantasy). I’m not published yet, but am working toward that.

    I am currently working on 13 hours. It’s a book about an assassin’s guild that is taking on a new recruit. He then has to pass hours of strenuous testing before he can rise from recruit to guild member. Since there is graphic scenes, both sexual and violent, I would need someone willing to read such.

    My range of reading is all over the place, however. I’ve read everything from Sherlock Holmes to Tolkien. The last book I read was The Well of Ascension, by Brandon Sanderson. Love his stuff! Also love David Farland, and have taken a class under him.

    I have a degree in English, with a minor in religions. If you write Fantasy and have gods in it, I have done extensive research into the Greek, Egyptian, Roman, African, Native American, and Asian gods. If you write murder, assassin, survivalist, then I know the many ways to kill a person.

    I am 29, married, no children. My wife is also a writer, and I read her work. She calls me the “Plot Hole Bloodhound”

    • Gabrielle Saunders

      Hi! My name is Gabrielle (feels odd trying to sell myself to other writers but I’ll give it a shot!)
      I write YA fantasy (My post is above). I am currently still in school, I volunteer in between busy days and work full time at my family business. I’m very busy but I always find time for my writing (and critiquing). I go to school for psychology and I enjoy it very much but I will never love anything more than writing. I am on my second draft of a YA fantasy novel. It is (vaguely) about a girl at age 17 who has to live out her long time family promise to their royal family. She is a fighter but has yet to gain her abilities that make her unique. There is romance, action and adventure (a few graphic scenes) and lastly, she begins to find herself in the mix of everything.
      There is a lot of assassination (attempts) and a lot of fighting. It isn’t the usual type of YA that has a lot of romance and no action. I enjoyed intertwining both those things.
      The plot of your story jumped out to me and I was instantly intrigued. I don’t mind graphic scenes as long as there will always be a meaning behind them.
      If you are interested, email me at gabriellesaunders827@gmail.com

    • Elaine Wagstaff Duree

      Crguardian
      I don’t read violent and sexual content books in my life. I don’t even watch rated R movies:0) sorry.
      THNAK you for your interest.

  • Seabrooke

    I write actiony sf/f YA set in versions of our modern world. I am agented and interested in other agented writers (easiest way to ensure we’d be at about the same writing level/stage) of sf/f or action YA.

    My two most recently completed novels are about a girl in a post-apocalyptic assassin’s guild; and a girl in a mafia… with dragons. :) I tend to write in the 90-100k word range.

    Some of my favourite books that are suggestive of my own writing/stories might be White Cat, Cinder, Angelfall, Legend, Mind Games. Some other favourites include Scorpio Races, Heist Society, Grave Mercy, Sunshine, Days of Blood & Starlight, Siege & Storm, Bitterblue, Cassandra Clare’s.

    While I enjoy reading across genres for pleasure, I’d probably only make a good CP for sci-fi, fantasy, or actiony modern day, and only for YA. I tend to focus on character and plot arcs and other larger-picture stuff – both in the critiques I give and what I’d be interested in receiving.

    I already have one super awesome CP and a few great beta readers, but if I find someone with whom and with whose stories I click, I’d love to add another CP.

    If you’re interested, email me at seabrookeleckie at gmail or send me an ask at sunonmywings.tumblr or DM me at @SeabrookeN

    • Sara Walker

      I’m also agented and writing YA with action, fantasy and set in modern day. (My blurb is down below.) Want to try exchanging 5000 words?

      • Seabrooke

        Hi Sara – Sure, I’d be up for an exchange! Send me an email at the address above. :)

    • Emily Henry

      Hiiii. I think we might fit well! I’m agented, writing YA, and looking for big-picture critiques. I haven’t read DoBaS, but I was a big fan of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I also really enjoyed the first few Mortal Instruments books.

      I have two MSes I’d love help with, but it sounds like one (a darker fairytale retelling) might be more up your alley.

      I’ll send you a DM on twitter as well, but I thought I’d give you a heads up here.

      • Seabrooke

        Hi Emily – I’d totally be up for trading some pages. Feel free to send me an email with them (seabrookeleckie at gmail). Dark is definitely my thing, but do enjoy lighter stuff, too. Also, if you enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone you should definitely read Days of Blood and Starlight – I loved it more than Daughter.

  • Megan De Priest

    Maggie, thank you very much for this opportunity!

    Hey everyone, I’m 22 years old, halfway through college (BA in Creative Writing is my final destination) and I devour YA. I’m a sucker for romance, but as I’ve matured, I’ve tried to curb the longing to write sappy things. I’m a new fan of Maggie’s, I found The Raven Boys and was immediately captivated! Since reading the two in that series I’ve scavenged my local libraries for the rest of her stuff and am slowly building up my home collection. The book that has inspired me the most is The Book of Joby by Mark Ferrari and I’m a fan of authors such as Suzanne Collins, JK Rowling and Anna Godberson.

    My main focus is a paranormal romance which is currently at around 40k words. It is definitely at the higher age of YA, with dark themes and descriptive battle scenes.

    I have a lot more experience with critiquing than I do writing. For over a year I have been using the website http://www.critiquecircle.com to give general advice. Over the course of the last year I have developed a relationship with two different novels, one of which is in the process of publishing. The author of that book has recently asked me if it’s okay for her to mention me in the ‘Thanks’ section at the end, so that must means I did a good job.

    Sorry for the novel up there! If you’re interested in exchanging I will await your email at mdepriest09@rocketmail.com. Thanks!

    • Holly Gaskins

      Hi, Megan, sounds like we have a lot in common both in our writing & reading interests. Let me know if you’d like to work together. hygaskins (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Jillian Karger

    Hey everyone! I don’t have an agent and am nearly at the querying stage with my upper MG novel. I would love another pair of eyes (or two) while I edit/obsess over my query letter.

    The book is a whimsical dark fantasy about a girl who becomes a student at a magical school taught by monsters. There she finds new ways to bend her imagination, plenty to fear, and a connection to the family she didn’t think cared.

    I am seeking one or two long-term critique partners. I am equally interested in MG, YA, and adult and am particularly drawn to sci-fi/fantasy. I used to read manuscripts for a children’s literary agent and write revision letters, so I know my way around an honest critique. I also have experience reading manuscripts for film and TV consideration and enjoy a cinematic read. The last book I read and loved was THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern.

    If you’re interested, email me at jilliankarger at gmail dot com.

    • Steph

      Hi Jillian! I’m interested, and I will shoot you an email.

    • Elaine Wagstaff Duree

      I am interested!
      Elaineduree@hotmail.com
      Please note I write CB

  • Caitlyn McFarland

    Hi! I write upper YA/NA fantasy. I’ve got two great CP’s, but they write lighter fantasy, so I’m specifically looking for someone experienced who writes hardcore fantasy/sci-fi to help hone my worldbuilding skills. I’m currently querying a different story and have a few agents reading my full manuscript.

    The story I’m working on now is about a girl who, two years before, got lost and woke up in another world. The crossing gave her powers that land her in the middle of a war. Her new world is populated by Travelers, people who’ve ‘fallen through’ from our world, and their descendants, so it’s very much a collision of things from here (flora, fauna, tech, etc.) and the fantastic (mythological creatures and magic).

    Let me know if you’re interested in swapping! My email is caitlyn(dot)h(dot)mcfarland(at)gmail(dot)com.

    • JC

      Hi Caitlyn, I’m JC! I’m an upper YA/NA writer too, and I write across a variety of genres. My current project is actually a ghost story, but I grew up devouring hard core fantasy and sci-fi. Most of my practice manuscripts and stories have also been solidly in the spec fic category, and the two projects next in line (which I’m currently outlining and planning) are a YA epic fantasy and YA fairy tale retelling, sci-fi space opera style. I absolutely adore The Scorpio Races, Cruel Beauty, Laini Taylor, and Orson Scott Card. Would you be interested in chatting some more/arranging a swap?

      • Caitlyn McFarland

        Definitely! You can email me or find me on twitter @CHMcFarland.

  • http://hercreativefiles.tumblr.com/ Megan Conway

    My name’s Megan, 22 years old, though I have yet to graduate high school (Note: this does not in any way effect my writing or my knowledge of writing).

    I’ve been writing since March 2010, but I’m not published and have no agent. Over the years I’ve since accumulated about 25 different works in progress, though I usually focus on no more than three at a time. I don’t really have a main genre, but most of my WIPs are YA and the ones that are MG or Adult are fantasy-centric. My favoured genres, however, are high fantasy and supernatural, myth/legend type stories.

    I’ve only finished writing one novel and almost finished two others. As you can see, I have a problem with finishing mainly because I like to have feedback to see if I’m doing things right, but I never have anyone willing to look at my work, and I don’t trust that of my family.

    As of right now, I’m working on 2 projects and have been perpetually flip-flopping with one other:

    – IslandsNovel: YA adventure set on two islands set apart from the rest of the world dealing with a teenage boy on trial for murder and his sister-with-one-leg trekking up a mountain to find a way to save him. (Current word count: 16k)

    – SnowNovel: YA supernatural/fantasy set in a snowy, foresty, northern country—possibly our world, possibly another—dealing with a telepathic family in which the telepathic son slowly has his mind taken over by an unknown person. (Current word count: ZERO)

    – ParshaTrilogy: upper YA/Adult high fantasy set in a Moroccan/Persian-type kingdom dealing with a vengeful crown prince battling between his love for his little sister and his want to find and destroy the one who betrayed him, and a Nomadic woman working to keep her people (sons and daughters of long dead traitor and thieves) alive and take back her right to roam the kingdom freely—all while a silent war begins to wage behind their backs. (Current word count: 25k)

    As for reading, I tend to stick with fantasy, though supernatural and contemporary sneaks onto my shelf once in a while. The last books I read and loved: REBEL SPRING by Morgan Rhodes and THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas. Some authors who influence my writing: Maggie, Lesley Livingston, Michael Scott, Robert Paul Weston, Julie Kagawa, Jackson Pearce, and Guy Gavriel Kay.

    And after all that, if you’ve survived, feel free to leave a reply. I’m also on Twitter (@MeganDConway) and Tumblr (hercreativefiles).

  • Holly Gaskins

    Hi, all. I’m Holly, 29, agentless & unpublished. Genre: YA fantasy. I would describe my novel as Harry Potter meets Game of Thrones (Not even pretending I’m as good as Rowling or Martin–Don’t I wish!–just not sure how else to describe it). I have a BA in English and I’m currently a grad student (not in English), so I’d say I have my fair share in critiquing experience. Like I said, I’m in school & I’m working on my 1st novel so I’m interested in a CP that has a more relaxed deadline/time frame. I’m only 25K in, but I’ve seen others in similar situations so maybe we could help each other! I pretty much adore anything written by Richelle Mead–I own all her stuff. And recently I discovered Jennifer Armentrout’s Lux series, which made me see aliens as sexy–major obstacle overcome! And of course I love Rowling, Roth, & Collins etc.

    • Molly Flynn

      Hi Holly. I’m also under a lot of pressure from school (I’m in my last year so have big exams coming in the next few months) so I’d be happy to work at a more relaxed pace. My novel is finished at 75,000 words and re-drafted. You can see the detail in my post below. (If you’re interested, my email is molly0flynn (at) gmail (dot) com and we can chat!)

    • Summer

      Hi Holly! I’m 27, unagented, unpublished as well. I’m an RN and also in grad school, so I’m right there with you as far as the relaxed time frame goes.

      I love Richelle Mead too!

      I write mostly adult/NA light sci-fi and urban fantasy, but I’m open to reading just about anything! I like your description–very intriguing! Shoot me a line if you’re interested (dream.traveling (at) gmail.com) or on Twitter @ summerbp.

  • Molly Flynn

    Hi, I’m Molly. I’m unagented and unpublished, but hopefully looking to start agent hunting within the next year. I’m 18, but take my writing seriously and have some critique experience.

    My novel is a YA (light) fantasy on its third draft. It’s about a girl called Julia who moves to a rainy island to escape her past. But when the island holds its own secrets of bears and transformations, Julia has to fight to keep hold of the only thing that means anything to her: her little brother.

    It involves violins, grumpy old men and pastries, so please let me know if you’re interested. My favourite book would probably be The Knife of Never Letting Go or the Book Thief.

    • Phoebe Wilton-Stuart

      Hi Molly :) Your book seems really interesting! I’m also unagented and unpublished and have another Critique Partner and have just finished critiquing her first novel :) I am in the process of editing the first novel in what I hope to be a trilogy, Insurgo. It’s a Fantasy/Dystopian story that will include revolutions, rebellion, friendship, supernatural happenings and such. The first book focuses on the protagonist, Jax and her friends attempting to escape Bendbrooke, a seemingly normal city that has everyone living there under the impression they are living simple “Earth” lives. Your story sounds like something I’d enjoy :) Let me know if you’re interested! :)

      • Molly Flynn

        It does sound interesting, definitely worth checking out. My email is molly0flynn (at) gmail (dot) com

        Please be aware I’m in my last year of 6th form so I have some big exams in the next few months. It means, for a little while, I won’t be able to work quickly on critiques. Hopefully you won’t find this a problem…? Email me and let me know your thoughts!

    • Camryn Garrett

      Hi, Molly! I like the sound of your book, and one of my absolute favorite books is the Book Thief. I’m also without an agent and not published. I’ve been working on revisions since January, but have been getting a little frustrated without a partner to receive feedback from. My novel is a YA magical realism about two kids linked together by dreams. One of them is a girl named Aislynn who has lived in a tree house for years, and the other is a boy who has just lost someone dear to him, and is even more lonesome without his cello. Together, they go on a road trip to NYC to search for forgotten mothers, while Aislynn uses both past dreams and memories to aid her in the future. It’s told in a non-linear narrative, which makes it a bit more complicated. I’d love to hear from you if you’re interested.

      • Molly Flynn

        Hi, thanks for getting in touch, but I’m actually trying out with a few critique partners at the minute, so I don’t really have time for another! Your story does sound interesting though, so if things don’t work out at the minute I might get in touch in a few months and see if you are still free. Thanks again! :)

      • Shawniece

        Hey Camryn!! I’m currently working on my first novel and its not all the way finished… I just need someone to read through what I have and see if I’m on the right track. I’m writing a YA novel about a late 20-something girl who is ready for spontaneity in her life. Its a mix between the movie “yes man” and random stories in my life. please let me know if your interested. shawnieceboss@gmail.com

  • Iona English

    I’m currently writing YA paranormal/ gothic novel about a young girl who is part nightmare part witch on the run with her mum. I’m only a few chapters into my current novel and so no agent currently but I am definitely motivated to finish my novel and get published, so if you’re worried about someone flaking out on you that’s definitely not me. I’m a 20 year old student, soon to be 21 and I will graduate this year.

    I want to edit as I go so that if there’s any major details that need changing I can do it as I go along.

    The last novel that I read that I think describes me as a write is The Archived by Victoria Schwab.

    • Iona English

      If you’re interested than email me at iona(dot)english(at)gmail(dot)com

    • CristinaDosSantos

      Iona, your book sounds really interesting. My current project is YA light sci fi, girl gets involved in illegal full immersion virtual reality game that involves nightmares to save her mother. if you are interested in exchanging some pages to see if we could work well together email me @ cris.dossantos@yahoo.com

  • http://www.wildfirepen.wordpress.com tori

    Hi all, I’m Tori and I write fantasy (all kinds) and YA. I am unpublished and unagented, currently 32k into the first draft of a low fantasy novel revolving around faerie politics and London.
    I’m also working on another project which I am so far genre-ing as plain old YA.

    I love all things fantasy, YA, sci-fi, dystopian and pretty much anything else. I enjoy critique work, but I’m hopeless at self-editing. I think the second draft of my WIP is going to be very different now that I have a better grasp of the themes running through my novel.
    Looking for multiple critique partners, by the way. Happy to critique most things (preferably not too dark/overly sexual).
    The last book I read that epitomizes me as a reader? Hm. Well, I usually cite Maggie as my favourite author, but I’m going to have to say (as some have below me) The Knife Of Never Letting Go and The Book Thief are pretty high up there.
    If you’re interested, let me know.

    • Steph

      Hi Tori, I’m interested! I’m also unagented an unpublished. I’m working on my fourth draft of a YA fantasy novel, about a girl raised by wolves that must join with humans to save her homeland from an insane king.

      Let me know if you are interested in talking more :)

      • http://www.wildfirepen.wordpress.com tori

        That sounds fascinating, Steph! Definitely interested. Email me at: tobi(dot)aitken(at)live(dot)co(dot)uk :)

      • Steph

        The email won’t send. It says the address isn’t valid?

      • http://www.wildfirepen.wordpress.com tori

        strange. What’s your email? I’ll email you.

      • Steph

        wolfgrrl(dot)sl(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Jer

      Hi Tori, I’m interested, too! I’m working on a YA contemporary fantasy–my blurb is above. I feel like I’m great critiqueing others, but struggle with my own, so maybe we’d be a good fit. :) If you’re interested, email me at jerilyn (dot) patterson (at) gmail (dot) com

  • mary t.

    After sitting in terror-stricken agony for twenty minutes, my need for CPs outweighs my fear of posting. As always, thank you to Maggie for doing this; I’ve watched from a distance in the past and always wanted to take part. (:

    So! My name is Mary and my house is Hufflepuff. I write both MG and YA fantasies. Typically, the MG takes a more humorous slant based in contemporary settings, while I like my YA dark and grief-y and full of world-building. I try to read widely and would be willing to CP any age-range or genre, but mileage may vary. I am agented but not yet published.

    Recent books I’ve adored would include The Assassin’s Curse, Cruel Beauty, and Under the Never Sky for world building; The Dream Thieves and Eleanor & Park for character development; and Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea and Paper Valentine for their style.

    If interested, email me: gastave(a)gmail(dot)com.

    • Llana

      Hey Mary
      I thought your writing style sounded like something I liked so I sent you an email.Did you get it?

  • Meg

    Hey all!

    I am 26, unpublished, no agent, with a completed (rough) first draft of a YA dystopian/sci-fi novel that I am currently editing. Looking for a couple honest CPs writing a similar genre. I tend to dabble in genres as well, and I have some ideas for literary fiction and fantasy novels.

    The latest book I read and loved was Cinder by Melissa Meyer. I love fairytales and sci-fi, so it was a dream book to read. Other books I love: Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin, The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and many, many more.

    Shoot me an email at meg.elizabeth.cook at gmail dot com

  • Debbie Blouet

    Hi I’m Debbie 41 years young. I don’t have an agent.
    My novel is a young adult fantasy called Opening
    Iris and Arion prepare for a game that’s been played throughout time by the Gods of Olympus.
    I’ve just started uploading to wattpad to see if readers like it so far but could do with some good honest constructive criticism.
    The last set of books I read were the Divergent series. But I will and do read different genre’s. About 3 books a week.

    • Elaine Wagstaff Duree

      Debbie
      Hello
      I write CB Greek Mythology
      Let’s give it a shot! Yeah?
      Elaineduree@hotmail.com

      • Debbie Blouet

        Sent you an email :-)

  • Jer

    Thanks for doing this, Maggie!

    I’m Jerilyn and I write YA fantasy, currently unagented, though I have had interest in my WIP. Here’s a rough pitch: To save her family from a life of magical slavery, seventeen-year-old Mona sells magic to pay an overdue debt. But when her clients start using the magic to commit crimes and hurt innocent people, Mona finds herself torn between fixing the harm she’s caused and making her lender’s next payment.

    My stories seem to change drastically which each draft. I have a couple CPs, but none of them write fantasy and while I love reading for them and appreciate their comments, I’m looking for a few CPs who enjoy and are knowledgeable of the YA fantasy genre.

    As a critique partner, I am told that I’m honest but kind. :) I love helping writers understand their story better and go from there, instead of trying to make them see how I think it should be.

    Last books I read and loved are The Archived by Victoria Schwab, Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan and Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas. I’m also a fan of Maggie (of course) Laini Taylor, Marcus Zuzack, Shannon Hale and many others.

    If interested, email me at jerilyn (dot) patterson (at) gmail (dot) com. You can also find me on twitter @jerwrites.

    • CristinaDosSantos

      just emailed you :)

    • JC

      Hi Jerilyn, I’m JC. I adore YA fantasy, and your pitch sounds fabulous. My current WIP is a contemporary ghost story, but I’m also hard at work outlining a YA epic fantasy which is to be my next project. I love S. J. Maas, Maggie Stiefvater, Shannon Hale, and Laini Taylor; The Archived is high high up on my TBR list! Would you be interested in chatting some more/working out a swap?

      • Jer

        Sure! Email me at the address above and we can chat/swap some more!

    • Hannah

      Hi Jerilyn! This pitch actually sounds awesome! Selling magic is really unique concept, and I’d love to read more about it! Also I love Laini Taylor and Shannon Hale, as well as a lot of YA Fantasy, so we might be a good fit! My post is up above somewhere if you want more information! Mind if I send over an email?

  • Alex H.

    Hi, I’m Alex (gosh, so formal….) Anyways, I write YA fiction, usually involving at least a bit of romance. The genres I usually write about the most are fantasy/sci-fi and thriller, but sometimes paranormal gets mixed in there.

    Right now, I have a full completed first draft of my story, End of the Line. It’s dual-POV about a girl and a boy whose plane crashes onto an “abandoned” island and they’re stuck between two very old and powerful feuding families. It involves a lot of near-kisses, stabbing, and running around like chickens with their heads cut off (I kind of want to fix the latter.) I wrote it during Nanowrimo and it’s completed at around 69k. It’s just a piece of rubbish right now but I suck actually starting the revising process on my own, so I’d love if anyone could help me out :) I have two other critique partners, and we have a friendship sort of relationship, but we aren’t afraid to rip our writing apart :)

    I’m in my teens but I’m serious about my work. I’ve already queried one novel and got no bites, but maybe this one is the one. I live in MD with my family. If anyone wants to come be my CP, I’ll love you forever! :D Email me at candygirl.higgins@gmail.com

  • kristin

    Hi, everyone! I missed this the last time around, but am very grateful to be able to participate now. I am currently about 60k into a YA WIP that I would categorise as something like futuristic fantasy. It’s written in first person with two POVs. I am a pantser in that I know what large plot points have to happen overall, but write scenes as they come to me. I have a lot yet to write to connect the dots and then heaps of revision, but I look forward to it. It’s been my project for far too long, and I definitely think some input would be lovely. Like Maggie said, one or two people would be great in order to see how ideas bounce.

    I’m currently a full-time undergrad, working part-time, and interning as an editorial assistant (I hope to be an editor in the future). I don’t have an agent, nor a query, but I hope to at some vaguely distant point in the future. A book that I think kind of encapsulates me is actually Maggie’s THE SCORPIO RACES, but I think my writing maybe ventures more toward Tahereh Mafi’s SHATTER ME series. My favorite book is Aldous Huxley’s BRAVE NEW WORLD, and I also love UNWIND, SHIP BREAKER, and…tons of others that fall into dystopian, contemps, etc. It’s the characterisation and writing that work for me, everything else is icing on the cake.

    Thanks so much, Maggie, and thanks to everyone for reading. :) My e-mail is papereader (at) gmail.

    • gildedspine

      Hey Kaye! As you probably know from Twitter, I have lovely critique partners already, but I would love to be able to help you out if I could (especially since we are already friends and know each other). Feel free to drop me a line!

      • kristin

        Hi, Kaye! I think once I have more of a Book Shaped Thing I might shoot it over to you for further input because I absolutely trust your input! Thanks so much, and the same of course extends to you if you ever need fresh eyes or what have you. <3

      • gildedspine

        Yay! Just let me know whenever you need me! <3

    • Llana

      Hey I don’t know if I’m too late but feel free to send me an email at-thebooky@yahoo.com
      I love Unwind and Ship Breaker and good science fiction is always great.

      • kristin

        My WIP isn’t science fiction, though, the best I can think to describe it is futuristic fantasy. I don’t think I’m quite there with sci-fi…yet. :)

    • hannah m

      Hi, Kristin! The novel I’m currently revising is also YA futuristic/scifi/fantasy-ish. (It’s not the one I described in my above post, though. That’s a different novel.)

      If you’re interested, can we talk and maybe exchange some pages? (That is, if you don’t mind waiting a little bit. I’m not quite ready to send just yet!) Email is thatotherhannah (at) gmail (dot) com

      • kristin

        Hi, Hannah! I have to say that I am super interested in even the bit you mentioned above, so I have to admit that I am curious at potential other futuristic hybrid WIPs.

        I’ll send you an e-mail this week, and I don’t mind at all about waiting because I totally understand. Life is busy. :)

  • Maureen E

    I write YA historical fantasy with a strong interest in retellings of fairy tales and myths. My current project is a YA historical fantasy featuring smugglers, politics, and an awesome heroine. I’m about to dive into the third draft for this one–that is, it’s an ongoing project and not at the polishing stage yet. I am not agented. I have one great CP, but would love to find another!

    The last book I absolutely no-reservations fell in love with was SORROW’S KNOT by Erin Bow, and the one before that was ROSE UNDER FIRE by Elizabeth Wein.

    • JC

      Hi Maureen, I’m JC! Your current project sounds like exactly the type of thing I’d love to read. I love fantasy and fairy tale retellings/mythological elements, although my current WIP is a contemporary ghost story. Would you perhaps be interested in chatting some more and arranging a swap?

      • Maureen E

        Sure! My email is elvenjaneite at gmail dot com.

    • Elaine Wagstaff Duree

      Maureen
      I write CB Greek myth.
      The good thing about pairing with me is your work load would be light:0)
      If your interested please email me
      Elainedureee@hotmail.com

  • http://www.brightfieldnotes.com/ Sorcha

    Hello everybody, I’m Sorcha. I’m 27, unpublished, and un-agented. Wow, that sounds like a depressing AA opener. I work in TV/Film for kids and teens and I have a diploma in story/script development. So you can imagine I spend most of my day talking about narrative and deciphering teen-speak.

    My MS is YA, probably upper YA because I enjoy a well-used curse word. It’s contemporary with a supernatural twist. There’s broken obnoxious teenagers, time travel, storms, the ocean, near death and heartbreak. All the good stuff.

    I’ve been planning and outlining and mulling over this book for the last couple of years while I studied up on the publishing industry and writing and yet more about writing. I’ve just started drafting.

    If you don’t mind waiting a little to see my first 50 then I’m the girl for you. I’m happy to take a look at your MS in advance of sharing mine if you’re an impatient one. But I feel like having someone ready to read it, cheering at the sidelines, could help speed me through the dark waters of initial drafting. ;)

    The last book I read that really smacked me in the heart was Maggie’s The Dream Thieves, but I have lots of favourites. The Virgin Suicides, anything by Salinger, The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh, the Beats get a general pass from me, Jean Anouilh’s rewrite of Antigone (I know it’s a play but lovelove), and for YA there are too many to mention but a few – Susan Dennard’s Something Strange and Deadly and Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass both stayed with me after I read them.

    This feels very long, I apologise. Hopefully you’ll let me ramble with you more some other time. :)

    Email: howdy@brightfieldnotes.com

    • gildedspine

      Hi Sorcha! I already have two wonderful critique partners, but your story description really intrigued me! If you ever need a beta… ;)

      • http://www.brightfieldnotes.com/ Sorcha

        Hah, I would love that. Sometimes a beta is just what you need. :)

      • gildedspine

        You can touch base with me on Twitter, via this same username!

    • Ann Carpenter

      I’d be interested in a cheering on type exchange. My contemp YA is 3rd-drafty so it’s not polished enough to be looked at as a whole either. If you’d like maybe we could exchange a chapter or two? My synopsis is posted on here..somewhere

      • http://www.brightfieldnotes.com/ Sorcha

        Hi Ann, I would love to do some mutual cheerleading! I tracked down your comment and the synopsis sounds right up my alley. :)

  • Michelle Morrow

    Hi, I’m Michelle and I’m currently working on a YA novel that I would categorize as contemporary. I like to write YA with a touch of fantasy, though my current WIP has none.

    Its about an estranged brother and sister living in the same house with opposite goals in life. They reconnect and realize they have more in common than they ever imagined. Together they create something amazing and life opens up to them in ways they never considered before.

    The last book that I absolutely loved was Code Name Verity. Before that was Peace Like a River. I like a lot of genres but I think, as a reader, the Scorpio Races might epitomize me.

    I’m looking for multiple crit partners, am unagented and unpublished. My email is Acerbi@yahoo.com if anyone is interested

    • April

      I’m very very interested in your piece!! (Also the books that you named are all spectacular!) My post is somewhere near the top but you can email me at consinksoundweir@aol.com if you’re interested in exchanging! (My project is also sort of centered on a brother and sister as they try to rebuild their relationship!)

  • Marisa

    Hi, I’m Marisa. I’m not agented (yet!) but I’m looking to query soon and would love to meet someone to help me whip my book into shape. I write YA and am finishing up a magical murder mystery adventure that I describe as a contemporary Anne of Green Gables meets young Indiana Jones (with plenty of necromancy and romance!).

    The last book I read was Graceling, and before that, The Dream Thieves. <3 Also, I think Rainbow Rowell books are better than chocolate, which is saying a LOT since chocolate is, hello, always amazing.

    My email is marisagracehopkins (at) gmail (dot) com

    • gildedspine

      Is the Marisa that was in Crit Crash Course?

      • Marisa

        :D sure is! *waves* Are you looking for a reader for your work, Kaye?

      • gildedspine

        Hey! *waves back* I have critique partners already, but I’m always open to new connections, and I’ve seen your work before and really enjoyed it! :)

      • Marisa

        :D Thank you! I have CPs, too (met in Maggie’s Love Connection a few years ago <3<3) but am the same – always love making new connections, and love fresh eyes on my own work.

      • gildedspine

        I volunteer as tribute if you’d like fresh eyes! Really! You have my e-mail, right?

      • Marisa

        I’d love that! Thanks! I don’t have your email anymore – I moronically cleared all my email contacts last year… :(

      • gildedspine

        Well, thank goodness for Twitter! I’ll DM you. :)

  • m Nowak

    Hey!
    I write YA stuff and I have a couple different projects, but mainly I’m
    working on a fantasy story featuring a young and reluctant hero (it’s
    the first book in a series. I’m a bit ambitious.) I’m unpublished and I don’t have an agent :( . I also have a problem figuring out what is and is not important. Last
    book I loved? Well I finished Into the Still Blue last night, and it was pretty awesome, but I also just read The Great Gatsby and Eleanor and Park, so I’m conflicted.
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  • Gabrielle Saunders

    Hello Everyone! My name is Gabrielle and I write YA fantasy romance. I am unpublished and unagented as I see many people are. I am on my second novel (the first is written but not revised). I am on my second draft of my current novel. The heroine in my story is sent to the castle, a weeks walk away from her estate, to live out her long time standing family promise at age 17 (of which she knew nothing about until the handsome but horrid prince shows up to escort her to the castle). She isn’t a normal girl. Instead of braiding hair and playing with barbies, she was taught at a young age how to fight with every type of weapon (she is better than her brother). There is romance, charming princes, betrayal and most importantly – a young woman begins to find herself.
    Email me at gabriellesaunders827@gmail.com if you are interested! Good luck to everyone on all of your endeavors!

    • http://suchasasshole.tumblr.com Carly P

      I’m interested. I posted about my project above but I can write about it in the e-mail too.

  • Tamaraewalsh

    Hi everyone!

    I feel like I’m getting in late on this, but I would REALLY love to find a CP. I have worked with awesome CP’s in the past, but both stopped writing. I have been looking for someone new for the past couple of years. I have worked with a lot of somewhat crazy people I met online. haha. As such, I figured it would be easiest to say what I am looking for here and hope someone responds.

    To start with, I write YA–my latest book (the one I’d like to start with) is YA urban fantasy with a lot of action and a sprinkle of horror and romance. It has underage drinking,drugs, sexual references and violence, so I need someone okay with those things.

    I am unagented, but have gotten really close. haha. I am currently working on revising some stuff for an agent who didn’t offer to sign me, but who DID say she would love to re-read my book if I revised it, or would be “more than happy” to read anything else I’ve written. So I’m actually feverishly editing all three books I’ve finished. haha

    I am looking for someone who:

    Isn’t going to get mad at me for criticizing their book or suggesting changes.

    Knows how to give praise along with criticism. When I critique I never just point out everything that isn’t working–I alwaysinclude all the parts that are working as well–that way the writer knows what they are doing correctly. I would appreciate working with someone who does the same.

    I don’t like working with people who call themselves “brutally” honest. I am VERY honest–but I don’t think honesty requires brutality. haha

    I am usually pretty prompt, but I also have kids and animals and a life outside writing. So I need someone who will understand if I need a break sometimes, or if their critique is going to take me a few weeks.

    I need someone who doesn’t just know how to write–but also knows how to critique–because they are somewhat different skills.

    Sorry for the crazy long note. Please respond if interested at: tamaraewalsh@yahoo.com

    • Gabrielle Saunders

      Hi! I sent you an e-mail with my information and what my novel is about. I am interested in being your CP, so check me out on e-mail or my blurb!

      • Tamaraewalsh

        Hi Gabrielle,
        Just wanted to say I’m getting ready to email you back. :)

  • Tamaraewalsh

    Hi all!

    I am VERY interested in finding a CP. I’ve worked with great people in the past, but their lives took them in different directions.

    I write YA–my latest book is an urban fantasy with a sprinkle of horror and romance. It contains underage drinking, drug use, cursing, violence and sexual references, so I need someone okay with those things.

    I am not currently agented but I am working on revisions for an agent who did not sign me–but did tell me she’d be more than happy to read my book again if I revised it. And also offered to read anything else I’d written. So I am actually revising all three books I’ve completed, in hopes that she likes one of them. In the meantime, I plan on continuing to query.

    In my quest to find a CP partner, I’ve worked with a LOT of people who didn’t work out. I figured the easiest thing would be to post what I am looking for and see if I get some responses. So:

    I need someone who isn’t going to get mad at me for criticizing their book or suggesting changes.

    I need someone who knows how to give praise along with criticism. When I critique I never just point out everything that isn’t working–I always include all the parts that ARE working–that way the writer knows what they are doing correctly. I would appreciate working with someone who does the same.

    I don’t like working with people who call themselves “brutally” honest. I am VERY honest–but I don’t think honesty requires brutality. haha

    I am usually pretty prompt, but I also have kids and animals and a life outside writing. So I need someone who will understand if I need a break sometimes, or if their critique is going to take me a few weeks.

    I need someone who doesn’t just know how to write–but also knows how to critique–because they are somewhat different skills.

    If this sounds interesting to anyone please, please hit me up! I’d love to hear from you! My email is tamaraewalsh (at) yahoo (dot) com

    • Mira

      Hi! I think I fit all your CP partner requirements (and I totally agree with you on the whole “brutally honest” thing. My description is below. If you read it and feel like we could be a good match, let me know if I can send you an email? Thanks!

      • Tamaraewalsh

        Hi Mira! For sure send me an email!! And can you also attach your first five pages, so I can get an idea of your writing style?

      • Mira

        Hi! I sent you an email (two, actually–I chuckle at my own mistakes). Let me know if you got it?

      • Hannah

        Hello! Urban Fantasy with a sprinkling of horror sounds right up my alley! It also sounds like my critique style would be a good match: honesty, but tempered with smiley faces and lots of encouragement. My post is above, if you want to check it out! Mind if I send over an email?

      • Tamaraewalsh

        Haha…I JUST saw this and got super excited cause I already responded to yours without seeing this and was waiting for you to get back. :)

        PLEASE send me an email. It sounds to me like we’d make a really good match.

    • CristinaDosSantos

      I think we might have similar styles in critiquing as well as similar taste in what we like to read and write. Can I email you a few of pages, and if you’re interested email me some of yours? and we can go from there?

  • Tamaraewalsh

    If I posted twice (or now three times *cringe*) I apologize. My computer is acting weird!!

  • Carly P

    My current WIP is a YA fantasy. I’m unagented. I’m about 16,000 words in and I would have 50 pages to send. It’s a sort of coming-of-age novel about four fey. My favorite book is probably either The Scorpio Races or 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

    • gaberamsay

      Hi, Carly! I really like the sound of your WIP. I love fantasy, so if you’re still looking for crit partners, let me know!

  • http://www.jkwise.com Julie Andrews

    Hello writers!
    Apologies if this is a double post…

    I’m Julie. I write YA contemporary about addiction
    and natural disasters and love. I’m agented, and my first novel just
    went out on submission. I’m looking for a crit partner for my WIPs.

    My local critique group is struggling to find time to meet face to
    face. I’d love to find a good match with a remote critique partner. I’m a
    fair, balanced, and honest reader.

    I read tons of YA, but the last book I read and loved was The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

    Some samples of my work are at jkwise.com. Send me a message if you are interested in swapping some work.

    julie k andrews at me.com

  • Jennie Cresswell

    I’m Jennzah. I write ya/uf involving vampires and magic. Unagented, unpublished. Looking for someone to beta read and help cheer me on while I do the same for them. I read a lot of dystopian, but a read that epitomizes me as a reader that I last loved is Holly Blacks THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN. Email me if you’re interested! :)

    • bookworm135

      Sounds really interesting. Are you working on anything right now? If you are, what’s it about?

      • Jennie Cresswell

        I’ve been working on bits and pieces off and on for awhile, a lot of it is in my head. Your story sounds interesting too, but I’m 34 and have a niece your age!! However I don’t mind reading your stuff if you want to read mine … Maybe you’ll even inspire me to write more! :) I promise I won’t tell you to do the dishes!

  • bookworm135

    I write YA and mostly fantasy. Right now I’m working on a story about a girl in a coma. Her parents recently died in a robbery gone wrong, and when she and her older brother are looking through the stuff left to them in the will, she finds a locket with two gold coins inside. As soon as she touches the coins, she falls unconscious in a coma and her mind travels back in time to watch her great-great-great etc. grandmother disguised as a boy get on a pirate ship and fall in love with a young, low-ranking sailor. Then, separated on two different ships, the grandmother receives a letter from a survivor saying her beau died in a storm and containing two gold coins meant for her. She locks the coins in her locket and the girl wakes up in the hospital on life-support holding the locket and the coins in two different hands.
    I recently read the Night World series by L.J. Smith, and immediately bought them for myself. I’m 12 years old, so I’m looking for someone around my age, and I’d like to note I severely doubt this will end up published. I’d just like some feedback from someone who won’t say “Sounds good, but you still haven’t put the dishes away…”

  • Hannah

    Hey everyone! I’m Hannah and I’m a junior in college. I’ve been an intern at a literary agency for the last year and a half and have had quite a bit of experience critiquing. I like to think that this means I can spot cliches like the plague (but maybe that’s wishful thinking). I mostly read and write YA, so if you’re working in another category we might not be the best fit.

    My current WIP is a YA Urban Fantasy/Paranormal/Horror thing set in New Orleans. It’s about a girl who, after she accidentally offers her best friend up to the voodoo god of the dead, has to start navigating the New Orleans underworld. There is a little bit of kissing, and a lot of badass supernatural shenanigans. It does have quite a bit of alcohol use and cursing, and also a bisexual character, so if that’s not your thing you might want to look elsewhere. It’s still in it’s first draft stage, but I hope to be querying by the time 2015 rolls around. (Self-imposed deadlines look so pretty until they woosh by…)

    Is it cheating to say the last book that epitomized me as a person was Maggie’s Scorpio Races? I’m pretty sure there are bruises on my soul because of that book. (Damn you Sean Kendrick, for making me weep like a child!) I also recently read Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone and loved it. Can I please just have Karou’s hair already? And her tattoos? And her kick-ass fighting skills?

    Anyway, if your stories are YA, have some sort of magic or monsters in them, and you’re not opposed to torturing your characters beyond belief, let me know! We might make a good match! My email is hannahgrace717(@)gmail(.)com

    Happy critiquing, everyone!

    • Katie Brennan

      Hey Hannah! It sounds like we might get along, I posted above, if you think we might get along too, let me know!

      • Hannah

        Hi Katie! Your pitch sounds super cool! Historical setting, London, ANASTASIA–all things that are awesome. Feel free to drop me an email! I’ll try and send one over tonight :)

    • Llana

      Underworlds,diversity,and kissing.Hell yeah this sounds awesome.If you want to talk more or send me a sample of your work here’s my email-thebooky@yahoo.com

      • Hannah

        Hi! Thanks for the interest! I’ll be sure to send an email!

    • Tamaraewalsh

      Hi! Wow. You have to be my new CP.:)

      First off, I LOVE that you described your book as a Urban Fantasy/Paranormal/Horror thing cause that is exactly what MY book is!! haha

      On top of that, MY book has a lot of alcohol and cursing. :) And I pretty much only write/read YA.

      LOVED Scorpio Races–one of my all time fave books. Also am a HUGE Raven Boys fan. And I would kill to have Karou’s hair. haha

      Lastly, I torture my characters to a painful degree and my YA always has a spec fic element and some romance. :)

      If you are interested in hearing the synopsis on my book and maybe exchanging chapters, please drop me an email at tamaraewalsh@yahoo.com

      I am not agented–but I did have an agent read my whole book and tell me she’d be “more than happy to read it again” if I revised in the way she suggested. She also asked if I had anything else I could show her, so I am revising all three of my books like a madman. haha

      I REALLY hope you write me back cause it sounds to me like we’d be a good match. :)

      • Hannah

        Hi! I’ll absolutely send over an email! I’m so excited you think we might make a good match! Torturing characters, bits of horror, Raven Boys fan–hopefully it all works out!

    • JC

      Hi Hannah, I’m JC! I too am a college student and lit agent intern, with quite a bit of critiquing experience. I write YA across a variety of genres. My current WIP is an upper YA contemporary ghost story, a little dark and a little quirky. I love magic, monsters (both real and abstract), and making my characters suffer, muahaha. Your pitch sounds fabulous (New Orleans, voodoo, kissing, badass supernatrual shenanigans? count me in!), and I’d love to chat more and discuss a possible swap?

      • Hannah

        Hi JC! Ghost stories are the BEST–my previous WIP was one! A little dark and a little quirky sounds right up my alley! Chatting more sounds great! Shoot me an email whenever you want! It’s my above post :) Or feel free to leave your email and I can write you!

    • gaberamsay

      Hi Hannah! I don’t know if you’re still looking for critique partners because it seems like your post has already had an awesome response, but I’d be super interested in reading and working with you. I posted my bio, so if anything I said in that appealed to you, let me know!

  • Kelsey Brewster

    Hi, I’m Kelsey. I write realistic YA (at least for now), but love to write/read fantasy as will in YA or Children’s. I’m a Creative Writing Major, but I don’t have an agent and am unpublished. The novel I’m in the midst of editing has a Senior in High School who starts getting letters from somebody who won’t reveal their name and is writing because they need an outlet. She’s coming down from her popularity and figuring out who her friends are.

    My favorite author would have to be in between John Green and Sarah Dessen if we’re talking about the books I like to write.

    I also really love writing critiques and try to be as thorough as possible!

    • Ann Carpenter

      Hi, we share a similar fav author, so I’d be interested in exchanging a chapter or two :) my synopsis is also posted. Let me know if you’re interested!

    • April

      I’d be interested in taking a look at your piece (plus I love both of those authors!) My post is somewhere near the top but you can email me at consinksoundweir@aol.com if you’re interested!

    • Kelly

      Hi Kelsey, I’m interested in taking a look at your piece. I also love John Green ad Sarah Dessen, and I also write contemp YA. Here’s a quick synopsis of my MS: Olivia never expectedto spend the summer after her junior year in New Mexico, hundreds of miles from home. After her boyfriend died, her parents sent her to New Mexico, to spend the summer with an aunt, uncle, and cousin she barely knows. It is there that, with the help of a friend, Olivia begins the healing and grieving process. The book follows Olivia over the course of the summer, but it also includes flashbacks to her junior year, exploring her relationships with her parents, friends, and boyfriend, leading up to her boyfriend’s death. If you’re interested in working together, please email me at thebookscapereport@yahoo.com.

    • Chelsea Skanes

      Hey Kelsey! Your story sounds very interesting, and I love John Green as well! I posted somewhere else here, but if you’re interested in knowing a little more about what I’ve written so far, please let me know! I’d love to work with you and critique to the best of my ability :)

  • Inês Isidro

    Hey y’all I’m Inês and I’m writing a YA book. It’s my first book and a simple story that as been stalking me for four years! I add something to the story every single day so yeah, I love this story that much! I haven’t tried to publish it because this book is like a biography of my fears. The main character is the strongest woman I have ever “met” because she lost all her family and their friends became her new one. If you are interested just say something, don’t give up on me.

  • Katie Brennan

    Hello!
    I’m Katie, 21, and un-agented/un-published, etc etc.
    Currently fiddling with a YA(ish) manuscript set in an alternate 1930s London, which I’ve been describing as something along the lines of Jonathan Strange& Mr Norrell, Les Miserables, and the movie Anastasia chucked in a blender along with Ani, a showgirl with magic who’s much more than she seems.
    At the moment I’m actually working on a whole bunch of theatre scripts, as opposed to working on this MS, so if you want to get a decent feel of my writing style I can shoot you one of the scripts I’ve got that’s completed!
    I can’t read the last book I read that hasn’t been for class (SORRY, GUYS) but when I finished Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel I ended up staring at my ceiling for quite a while not able to do all that much except make sad noises. Did the same thing for Possession, by AS Byatt.

    My email’s kme.brennan at yahoo dot com, hit me up if you’re interested!

  • Summer

    Hey everyone! I’m Summer. 27, unagented (but have queried w/ interest in the past), close to getting ready to query again. I write mostly adult light sci-fi, as well as urban fantasy, but I’m open to reading most things, though I’d love to meet a fellow spec-fic writer.

    My current MS is about twin sisters with Attunements (different types of mutant-like powers) living in a Blade Runner-esque world that is driven by split politics over control/regulation of the “mutants” and dealing with a major problem in intergalactic crime organizations. The narrator’s sister disappears, and the narrator hires a mercenary to help track her down. Shenanigans, gun fights, interstellar travel, and romance ensue.

    I’m looking for a laid-back relationship. I’m a full-time RN, also going to grad school full-time. I write when I can, between 13-hour shifts and days off spent doing research and thinking about healthcare policy. I am a fast reader, however.

    The last books I read include the Divergent series, an old-school Victoria Holt book, and The Blue Blazes, by Chuck Wendig.

    If you’re interested, you can either Twitter-stalk me @ summerbp, or shoot me a line at dream.traveling (at) gmail.

    Thanks!

    • Shannon Renee

      Hey, Summer.

      I’m Shannon and my bio and book info is on here somewhere — this tread is pretty confusing, but I think I’m six up from yours. I love the idea of mutants in a Blade Runner-esque world, and your lead and her mercenary sound intriguing and fun. I write NA Spec Fic, and my novel is about a female lead, Camille and her partner in escape Leo. They are both aliens on the run from their home. There is lots of action, fight scenes and some steamy romance. (If you’re not into bedroom scenes that make you blush and emotional anvils dropped on the MC’s head at every other turn, this CP relationship won’t work lol) But if you do want to trade scenes, let me know.

      I’ll email and twitter stalk you just for fun ;P

      -Shannon

    • shawnee small

      Oooh. Interesting. I never expected to see the words “Blade Runner” here. I’m also intrigued that I picked up on yours and Shannon’s entry and she has also reached out to you. I take that as a good sign, maybe.

      I’m not YA but am a keen urban fantasy/light sci-fi reader myself.

      I’ve got several short stories on my blog if you want to read some of my other work. For you, the “Whip It” story may be more in line with what you’re working on.

      www(dot)shawneesmall(dot)com

  • Abbie

    I’ve been working on a story for three years now which I wouldn’t mind a little feedback on. I don’t have an agent (only 20k into the fourth/fifth/sixth? draft) and am not even sure if it’s something that could be publishable(?). If it is then I would like to aim it at a YA audience but am unsure if the topic is suitable. It’s about cannibalism and I’d like to make it as graphic as possible.

    I started writing this when I was sixteen because I took that old advice of ‘write what you want to read’ and was kind of tired of YA books always resulting in romance and glossing over scenes of sex and violence. We’re not as fragile as people seem to think. I would love to work with somebody who shared this view.

    The last book I read which kind of summed up this criteria were the Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman who wasn’t afraid to include descriptions of sex and violence.

    • Satia Renee

      Abbie, I’m intrigued. I left a comment with my contact info early on in this post. Feel free to contact me if you think we might be a good fit.

  • hannah m

    I’m Hannah. I’m writing a YA fantasy-shaped thing about ice and dreams and long-dead queens. I’m unagented – in fact, I haven’t even started querying yet.

    The last book that I read and absolutely LOVED was The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson, and it really does sum me up as a reader. If you didn’t like it, we’re probably not the best match. (Also, if you don’t think diversity is important and awesome, we’re not a great match, either.)

    To quote myself: “I’ve spent half my life tangled in tales of selfish princesses being wooed by scientists, of girls who must reconcile with their destructive sisters, of princes and the curses that bind them.” (Those were all stories I wrote.)

    At this point, I don’t think my novel (not the ice/dreams/queens one, because that’s incomplete) is ready to go out for critique, or at least not until I’ve edited it once for myself. So if you’re interested, give me a week or two to have 50 pages ready.

    Find me on Twitter: @unhannah

    • Mira

      Hi, Hannah! I just finished reading The Summer Prince, which I loved. Your ice/dreams/queens novel sounds really interesting. If you read my blurb and think we’d be a good match, let me know if I can send you an email?

      • hannah m

        Hey, Mira! Your novel sounds great, but I have a question: is it contemporary YA? If so, we might not be the best match. I forgot to mention that I’m mostly interested in spec fic YA, as I don’t really read contemp all that much. Still, I’ll leave my email here: thatotherhannah (at) gmail (dot) com

      • Mira

        Hey, Hannah! Yeah, my novel is contemporary fiction, and I’m looking for someone who enjoys reading this. Thanks for replying, though, and good luck on your endeavors!

      • hannah m

        Thanks, and you too!

  • http://www.sabrinagiles.wordpress.com Sabrina Giles

    Hi, I’m Sabrina and I write YA and clean NA Fantasy. I just got some feedback from a beta reader on my first book so I’ll be making changes before sending it out to critique partners. The basic story is about a girl in her last year of high school when she meets a family of immortals on a dangerous mission to save themselves from extinction and even the world. They have a disturbing effect on her, one they brush off as nothing, but their presence in her life not only causes danger for everyone around her, but also may or may not help her discover some things kept secret from her in her own family life (in sequel).
    I’m looking to have a couple fully completed manuscripts under my belt before I agent, but I’d really love a critique partner to chat with and help each other out.
    A little about me: I’m married, my husband’s in the USAF, we’re expecting our first child, and we own 256 books and counting. We just bought the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy all in one book, and I’m currently reading The Percy Jackson series, but I love all kinds of YA, not just fantasy. Also, just so everyone knows, I don’t like explicit sex scenes or a ton of cussing.

  • Faith Lambert

    Hi my name is Faith and I write YA I am unagented and unpublished. And I just started one about a girl who’s name is Zoya and she is quiet. Both of her parents are drunks and abusive. She only has one friend who works in the bookstore. But, when she meets this boy named Xander who is tall, kind, and handsome she finds out not everyone is as mean as her parents. when they start talking they become best friends but when something happens they are torn apart and they have to fight to find each other again.

    I love to read and the last book I read was The Last Sacrifice and it’s wonderful. But, I hope to get an agent and to get this book published. But, if you want to talk more about my book please fill free to comment below. Thanks!!!

    • April

      I’d be interested in looking at your piece. Mine contemporary YA as well. It’s the story of a teenage girl whose entire world is centered around ballet, so when she loses that she has to readjust her life view while trying to rebuild her broken relationship with her family. It follows her over the course of several months as she tries to figure out what her life means without ballet, and where different people fit into that. If you’re interested, shoot me an email at consinksoundweir@aol.com!

  • http://www.willowsandgables.tumblr.com Melissa Baron

    Hello all! My name is Melissa, I am 28 and in my last year of school, earning a Bachelor’s in English. I hope to work in the publishing industry, but my true passion is writing fiction. My current work-in-progress is a YA novel in the supernatural/paranormal genre. My main character and her mother are picking up the pieces after a death in the family, attempting a fresh start, but find themselves haunted by an entity that hones in on their problems and weaknesses to break them down. On top of the creep factor and psychological terror, there will be a Danny Torrance type character, depression, drug addiction, witchcraft, and the possibility of romance. It may be the first of a trilogy. I have a strong start and middle, but it tapers off to scenes I need to find a place for in the manuscript and a hazy ending – I am about 40k in. Fitting the pieces together and maintaining an engaging voice for my main character is my biggest goal.

    I am looking for a critique partner (or two!) who doesn’t mind a slow process; I am taking four classes, working nearly full time hours, etc. It’s a hectic schedule, but I need the kick in the pants to keep me motivated to finish my manuscript, and I imagine there are a few of you out there in the same boat! I was raised on Stephen King, K.A. Applegate (Animorphs, anyone? Changed my life, y’all), and Brian Jacques among others, so my influences were heavy on the horror, science fiction, and fantasy. I enjoy novels like Arundhati Roy’s “The God of Small Things,” Janet Fitch’s “White Oleander,” “Into the Forest,” by Jean Hegland, and authors like Francesca Lia Block, Catherynne M. Valente, Kurt Vonnegut, Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, William Faulkner, Frances Hodgson Burnett (eclectic mix), and a slew of poets. I do not have an agent; I have completed an internship with a small publishing company in the past, so I am familiar with manuscript critique.

    If there is anyone who loves the horror/paranormal genre (sci-fi and fantasy, too, that’s cool), who is slow as molasses like me, or doesn’t mind delays because of life, I would love to swap stories! I can be reached via twitter (MelissaBaron4), tumblr (willowsandgables), and email: BDexter97@aol.com. Good luck to everyone!

    • Julie A

      I’m slow in the writing process too. I’m writing a new adult/contemporary romance about a character who is trying to move on after her best friend commits suicide. I’ve only written a few chapters. I’m 29 and I have a bachelor’s
      degree in English and a master’s degree in Speech Pathology. i work full time as a speech-language pathologist so I will be slow too. I love analyzing books, so I could help with plot and character development, pacing, and grammar. My email address is julie.r.askew@gmail.com. If my novel isn’t a genre you read, I’ll still critique yours.

    • gaberamsay

      Hi Melissa! Your story sounds really intriguing. I’m a bit of a slow writer too, as I’m a perfectionist about my own stuff, but I’d love to swap stories and see where things go! My novel is also a YA paranormal, so I think we’d have a lot to talk about together. I’m just about to post my own bio, but I’ll shoot you an email in a little bit about potentially being CPs.

  • Shannon Renee

    Hello All! I’m Shannon. I am unagented and unpublished. I’m looking for a dedicated CP. I write New Adult Speculative Fiction. (I like to read Urban Fantasy and light Science Fiction in any genre – adult/NA/YA. And anything Romance. I’m a sucker for swooning.)

    My novel is fully written, (90k) but in need of feedback – this is my third draft and I’ve done all I can on my own. I’m experienced with critiquing — but my strengths are with character building, pacing, plot holes and the like. If you need your grammar checked or edited, I’m not your gal.

    Here’s my current query, so you’ll have an idea about my book.

    Twenty-year-old Camille has lived in a prison her whole life. But she never committed a crime until tonight. Swiping a keycard from her pseudo aunt, Camille gains access to a forbidden room and a whole lot more than she bargained for — including a kiss that lights up her skin like a Christmas tree.

    Faced with the reality that her life has been a farce, and her status as a human being has been grossly exaggerated, Camille must place her trust in the one person she’s spent a decade hiding from — her childhood best friend, Leo.

    But before the two have a chance to escape their isolated prison home, Leo shows his true colors and Camille remembers why she gave up on him so long ago. Still willing to do whatever it takes to earn her freedom, Camille goes through with her plan to follow Leo and formulates a few side plans of her own…none of which bode well for Leo and all of which could easily land her back in prison.

    Anyone interested please let me know, I’ll be happy to exchange a few paragraphs if you’d like to try it out.

    Email: Writing _ Elements AT yahoo DOT com

    • shawnee small

      Hi Shannon,

      I’d be interested in talking further. I’m an indie author and currently writing my 2nd book in my series, The Shining Ones. I’m looking for someone who is working on more adult themes (I know. I know. Everyone’s YA here).

      My genre is probably a cross between urban fantasy with gothic horror. Here’s a blurb about my first book, Watcher:

      Poesy Wharton is a twenty something waitress whose life appears to be going nowhere until a mysterious stranger named Adam Walker enters Paddy’s Bar, the small town dive where she works. When bad things start to happen including the murder of another local waitress, Poesy finds herself on a dangerous path – falling for a man she barely knows and whose very existence will challenge the world as she knows it.

      I also have a blog shawneesmall (dot) come where you can find more about me.

      • Shannon Renee

        Hi Shawnee, I’d love to swap firsts and see if we are a match style & crit-wise. I did connect with two other CP’s on here already, but I’m a hardcore reader so I’m great with more CP’s.

        Your story sounds interesting (reminds me of the setup for True Blood) and I’d love to have a CP that writes for an older crowd. But I write NA so be warned that my MC is just barely out of her “teen” voice and finding herself as an adult, while battling mutant aliens lol.

        OOPs thought you put an email…mine is Writing_Elements AT yahoo.com if you want to swap :)

        -Shannon

    • Lizzy Moore

      Hi Shannon, Your book sounds great and I would love to help you. I am a current college student so I might be a little slow paced but I would be happy to help. I am currently working on a series of Paranormal Romance set in a medieval kingdom in the modern days of the human world. It involves a romance between a vampire and a werewolf that gets messed up by a human slave. My email address is evil_wolf1994 AT yahoo DOT com

  • Rachael Megan

    Hi All I write YA and my current project is no where near finished yet (or actually *ahem* written yet) however I’m currently outlining seriously for April Camp Nano and would love someone who could give advice on the story and where the story line should go and so forth so if your interested

    This is my story idea: so far is a teenager who belongs to the teen version of the FBI she’s the best of the best having been there since she was twelve. This assignment however is going to be her toughest one as she’s put into a normal high school to try and catch a killer.

  • Jelsa Mepsey

    I’m Jelsa and I’m getting published with Winslet Press in July of this year. I’ve been writing for about seven years now and have many first drafts sitting on my laptop that need love. I primarily write and read general fiction young adult novels.

    I can be and am a brutal critic. My specialty as a critic is helping with polishing, so I would be of better help to people further along in their writing journeys. I desperately want and need a critique partner or two because my writing would benefit greatly from it, and I’m happy to offer my services as well.

    I loved The Program by Suzanne Young. Although it has its flaws, I walked away from that book thinking hard about my life and about society, and that’s what I appreciate most about it. I love books that make me think, and I aim to write that way as well.

    This is the query that got me a full manuscript request, and then the offer from the company:

    Shane Kerrick meant to break up with Anissa Newton the day she died in his place during a school shooting. Because of it, he never got to tell her he hooked up with his childhood friend Natalya Burns the night before. He has no idea how to shake the traumatic experience off except to escape it altogether.

    Bianca Jones wasn’t just there when it happened. Her younger brother Byron was the shooter, and he went after Shane for a reason. Natalya was his girlfriend. After he shot Anissa, he killed himself. Bianca blames Shane for her loss, but it doesn’t solve anything. The easiest thing to do is to follow through with the only solution sure to end it all.

    The two meet when they both attempt suicide. But without meaning to, they save each other. And in the aftermath of the shooting and suicide attempts, maybe both of them will get a second chance.

    • Jenn Baker

      Hey Jelsa! Brutal critics are great! I tend to be very thorough as well and would love a beta reader for a finished speculative YA project and for another contemporary YA suspense I’m working on.

      You can check out my work on http://www.jennifernbaker.com & fictionfemmefatale.blogspot.com and let me know if you think this may be a fit.

      Take care!
      Jenn

      • Jelsa Mepsey

        Hi Jenn, nice to meet you! :)

        Could you pitch your projects to me? I’d like to see if I’m interested in them. I primarily write general fiction, so outside of that genre I do have critiquing weaknesses in looking for plot holes, helping with world building, etc., just as a heads up.

        ~Jelsa

      • Jenn Baker

        Hey Jelsa:

        By general do you mean contemporary fiction or genre fiction?

        The first book that’s completed is speculative fiction with teens that have supernatural abilities. They find that there’s a brewing war between those with and those without abilities. I’m revising for additional queries outside of what my CPs saw.

        The next book is contemporary suspense from two points of views where a new judiciary system attempts to ‘rehabilitate’ teens through phases to be better parts of society. The POVs are from a sister in the penitentiary and her brother who is struggling with his family being unable to forgive his sister for what she’s done and with forgiving her himself.

        Take care,
        Jenn

      • Jelsa Mepsey

        Jenn,

        Not sure how to explain what I write. I guess the most accurate classification would be realistic fiction.

        I hesitate to be your CP because I would severely lack in knowledge to be able to help you because I’m very inexperienced in your genre, but I wish you luck in finding someone who can better meet your needs! :)

        -Jelsa

      • Jenn Baker

        It’s all about the comfort zone for betas/CPs. Best of luck with your new book coming out and the new project sounds interesting too.

        Take care,
        Jenn

  • Meg K

    Hey everyone, I’m Meg. I am writing YA fantasy/syfy (could be considered paranormal potentially.) I’m currently agent-less since I am still working with a draft. I am in my final college semester, so my draft is slowly getting finished! Here’s the description:

    In the future, people developed powers or “gifts,” and the power dynamics between Gifteds and Norms continues to get worse. One Gifted organization called the Initiative wants an all-Gifted society, and will brainwash Gifted people to work for them if they have to. The Initiative’s opposition is the Underground which believes Gifteds and Norms can coexist. Evvy and her brother Mort–both Gifted–find themselves caught up in the Underground after escaping an Initiative attack. Evvy does not want to join the Underground or the Initiative, and as the Underground headquarters becomes unsafe, a decision has to be made.

    Hopefully that sounds enticing! Last book I read was Matched by Ally Condie. I’m planning to read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I think Shatter Me will be more applicable to what I’m doing, as well as Graceling! I also read realistic YA and I’m very open to reading any genres really.

    While my draft is not finished, it hopefully will be soon, and I would love to connect with a few people! :]

    • Summer

      Hey Meg! I like the sound of your story–very similar to some themes in my own writing, which is cool! I write sci-fi and urban fantasy/paranormal as well. I work full time and am in grad school, so I’m on the “slowly” side of things too. :)

      Drop me a line if you’re interested. My bio is in here somewhere. Email is dream.traveling(at)gmail, and you can get me on Twitter @ summerbp

      • Meg K

        Hey Summer! I read your description and it sounds like we do have a lot of similar themes and could help each other out a lot! :D (I did creep and follow you on twitter, haha.)

    • gaberamsay

      Hi, Meg! Loving the sound of your story – I am a huge urban fantasy/paranormal etc. fan. I’m also writing an urban fantasy/paranormal novel while working full time. I’m just about to post my bio so if you’re interested in setting something up, email me at ramsay.gabe at gmail, or on Twitter @g_ramsay

      • Meg K

        Gabe your novel sounds so cool! I think we could definitely help each other out and I really want to read your story! :D I’ll send you an email!

    • Janella

      Hi Meg! Your story sounds really interesting and I’d love to hear more about it! I’m also within my final semester trying to finish my draft and also looking to connect with more writer friends here (: I’ve left a comment about my own WIP a couple heads above, so if you’re interested feel free to shoot me an email at nelligrl248(at)yahoo(dot)com

      • Meg K

        Hey Janella! I’m definitely interested! Your WIP sounds really cool. I love dystopian and mythology! :D I’m sending you an email now! I think we could help one another for sure! :]

    • Olivia Lucille

      Your book sounds amazing and I’d love to swap if you’re interested? (Also, I highly recommend the Shatter Me series. If you read it and like it I would also love to fan-girl over it with you. Just finished the last book and… Oh my Goodness. LOVE.)

      The general description I’ve been giving on my book is this:
      I am a writer who likes to twist words into YA fantasy novels. This fantasy includes Gods and Goddesses, legends, magic, different worlds, warring countries, some politics that delve into why countries do what they do or hate each other, new languages and places, tests of the heart, and of course, forbidden love.

      More specifically: Nicole has been on the run from her home country, Nirant, for months and ends up as a POW but doesn’t understand why they won’t treat her as such. She notices one day, two soldiers entering the camp where she’s being held and realizes very quickly that they’re not on Nirant’s side, but Larador’s, and they rescue her and take her to a little city on the edge of a forrest that everyone pretends isn’t there. No one will explain why she’s there or why no one trusts her until she enters the forest and realizes that she has more power than she originally thought.

      • Meg K

        Hey Olivia! Your book sounds really cool, too! I’d love to start being CP’s with you if you’re interested! :D

      • Olivia Lucille

        So sorry I’m late responding – my grandfather’s funeral was today and I’m working the days around it. I would love to chat and see where things go and see if we’re a fit. :) Give me a shout! owatkins28[at]gmail[dot]com

      • Olivia Lucille

        Well, I tried responding last night but doesn’t look like it went through… ?

        I didn’t see your email anywhere, so here’s mine :) owatkins28@gmail.com

    • Rachael Rice

      Hiya Meg, I don’t know if you’d still be interested since I’m a little late in the game but I’m also writing in the YA Fantasy genre (though right now I’m in the plotting phase) and harbor a deep abiding love if both Kristen Cashore’s Graceling series and the Shatter Me trilogy. Haha so if you’re interested in chatting more or exchanging some writing samples my email is Rachnicrice (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Ann Carpenter

    A contemporary YA novel.Think along the lines of Sarah Dessen, and Catherine Gilbert Murdock. It’s a little fluffy, a little sweet, but I also a lot of fun playing with the way we perceive each other based on clothing and music tastes.

    Laney is the introverted teenage daughter of a former famous rock guitarist, and she really just wants a chance to be normal, and blend into her new, boring Ohio school…and maybe play her guitar really loud when no one’s watching. However, between someone at her school tagging the building with song lyrics from her dad’s band, attention from the cute but annoyingly music obsessed boy in her class, and suspicion that her father is hiding something from the family, it doesn’t look like she’s going to get her wish.

    If you’ve ever hid your ipod from your friends for fear they’d see your music tastes, or, wished you could rock a leather jacket, or even considered speaking with a Scottish accent for a day just to mix things up, well, this story might be for you.

    It’s contemporary YA but I’ll CP for a variety of genres. I’d prefer chapter by chapter as opposed to 50 page chunks. There’s swearing and drug references, but nothing more than PG 13. No agent, plans to query later in the year. Looking for more structural/plot/characterization critiquing rather than grammar and spelling

    EMAIL: runningatnight ATgmail DOT com

    • April

      I like the sound of this project and would be interested in taking a look at it! I’m also working on a contemporary YA. It’s the story of a teenage girl whose entire world is centered around ballet, so when she loses that she has to readjust her life view while trying to rebuild her broken relationship with her family. It follows her over the course of several months as she tries to figure out what her life means without ballet, and where different people fit into that. If you’re interested, you can email me at consinksoundweir@aol.com

      • Ann Carpenter

        Email Sent!

  • http://www.theglisterjournals.com/ B B Shepherd

    Hi, I’m Beni and I’m hoping to find 2 or 3 betas/CPs, hopefully mutually beneficial and long term! Right now I’m working on the second book of my series, The Glister Journals. It is contemporary YA but is a long read and is a little more on the literary side than most of the genre. Themes include: coming of age, friendship/acceptance, love, and horses/equestrian sports. The first novel, Bronze, is published. It has been very well received so far by both independent readers and media, and won the IndieReader award for literary fiction last year.

    I’d really like at least one person who has read the first book (Bronze–I can provide a copy) and one who hasn’t.Information about the first book can be found here at Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13824794-the-glister-journals

    As a reader, I enjoy almost anything that is really well-written–well thought out with good character development. I would rather NOT read erotic/steamy romance. My favorite reads of last year include the first two books of The Hunger Games and Maggie’s Raven Boys. I’m a big Jane Austen and Bronte(s) fan.

    You can contact me at glister.bronze@gmail.com.
    This opportunity has come at a perfect time. Thanks Maggie!

    • Ann Carpenter

      Hi! I’m in the contemp. YA genre as well, and I was a big equestrian up til college so I’d be very interested. My description is on this as well. Would you be interested in swapping chapters? I’m willing to be either someone who’s read Bronze or hasn’t. :)

  • Denise

    Hiya! I’m Denise. I am not published or agented but I’m hopeful that someday soon I will be. I have been working on my craft for about 7 years now.
    My current WIP is a YA novel. I’m editing it now. The first draft was complete at 70k. The novel follows the lives of Tasha Mason-D and her half human/half bot gender neutral friend Bee as they venture across Folly (what was once North America) to find out if the event known as the Three Year War can bring them the peace that each is looking for.
    This novel actually follows 4 characters but the more I dig into editing the more I see it focusing on the two I’ve mentioned above. I have other novels as well but this is my current focus.
    I’m currently reading Evertrue and the last book I actually finished reading was “The Golem & the Jinni”. Granted I know this doesn’t answer the question above per se but this was as good as I could get :)
    If interested I can be reached at azulchica311 at gmail dtcm o_o Hope to hear from you :)

  • Janella

    Hey guys I’m Janella! I am a 20 year old undergrad majoring in creative writing and publishing, and this semester I’m working on an independent study focusing on my YA manuscript which I hope to soon submit and publish. It’s a futuristic/dystopian story that plays a darker spin on Greek mythology. I’m going through edits with another partner, but would love to have another fresh pair of eyes on it or just have a buddy/buddies throughout the revision process (:

    I love YA and honestly cannot see myself writing anything other than it! I have so many favorites, but the ones I can see winking at me from my book case include Harry Potter, Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, the whole Vampire Academy series, the Divergent series, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, the Gone series by Michael Grant, and basically the majority of the YA section at your local bookstore (: Recently just read Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi and loved it!

    Let me know if you’re interested! My email is nelligrl248(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • Jennie Cresswell

      dude, we love all the same books. emailing you :)

      • Janella

        Yay! Off to check my email now :)

    • gaberamsay

      Oh man, I love everything you had to say right here. I’m gonna email you because your manuscript sounds super awesome.

      • Janella

        Thank you so much! Checking my messages now!

    • Olivia Lucille

      I agree! I love the books you listed, and would love what you have with the mythology – I’ve always loved mythology and one of the books later in the series I’m writing has tastes of the story of Icarus, lol. Would you want to swap? I write YA fantasy that includes Gods and Goddesses, legends, magic, different worlds, warring countries, some politics that delve into why countries do what they do or hate each other, new languages and places, machines (and aircraft) of war, tests of the heart, and of course, forbidden love.

      • Janella

        Ooh I love the Icarus myth! What you write sounds amazing, drop me an email and I’d love to chat more about it!

  • Meagan Lindsay

    Hey y’all! I’m Meg. I’m 23, and I’ve had my poetry and short fiction published, but no luck with novels as of yet. I’m somewhat experienced in critiquing, but haven’t quite found someone I’m ready to settle down with yet. :)

    My current novel that I plan on querying within the year, is a New Adult Paranormal Mystery. It’s about Lacey, a fake psychic who may not be as fake as she thinks she is, and how she finds her best friend who’s gone missing.

    The last book that I loved that epitomizes me as a reader… would probably be the Dream Thieves. It has everything I love- mystery, snark, fast boys, and faster cars.

    • Mary

      Hi Meagan,
      I am going to shoot an email, so be on the look out!
      Mary

  • Katie

    Hello all. My name is Katie and I’m about to turn 25 for the sixth time. I’m currently working on your standard YA about superpowered kids in a boarding school. The twist is that yes, of course, fairytales and myths are actually true– to a degree. The stories have changed over the course of centuries and the real story of who they are and why they’re here has been lost with time. And because the good stories are true, that means the bad ones are as well. The ones about the monsters. The crux of the story is trying to figure what’s real and what’s fiction, and how stories can be twisted to serve someone’s own ends. The main character has a power that is malfunctioning, and no one seems to be able to help her figure out why. She’s also being chased by grey-faced men in the woods, men who aren’t even supposed to exist.

    I should note all the characters are dangerously genre savvy, and are friends who become family (another major theme of the book).

    The closest series that I’ve read recently that really reflects the book is the Cinder series by Marissa Meyer. It takes fairytales and shapes them to it’s own ends, and clearly shows it’s roots (Sailor Moon.) (Oh my God do I love Sailor Moon).

    (The roots of my story are the X-Men)

    I’m currently un-agented, living the high life in DC as a working artist in the theatre industry (I am very poor). I would love a crit partner, while I’m not quite done I feel I need some extra help, I work best when I have a sounding board on which ideas will work and which are just… dumb. I’m good at that myself, too!

    I can be reached at azzinita (dot) gmail (com)

    • gaberamsay

      Hi Katie! I really liked your summay and am interested in working as a CP with you. I’m a huge fairytale nerd and love analyzing them and picking them apart to rehash in new ways. I also really liked the Cinder books and the fact that your story is rooted in X-Men really speaks to my nerdy little heart. Also, I work well with the “sounding board” thing too, so I’ll email you and see if we click!

    • Lizzy Moore

      Hi Katie! Your book sounds very interesting and I’d love to CP with you if you like YA paranormal romance that would be great. My stories deal with two medieval kingdoms hidden within the human world. If you would like to talk more my email is evil_wolf1994@yahoo.com

  • April

    Hey everyone! My name is April and I’m writing a comtemporary YA. It’s the story of a teenage girl whose entire world is centered around ballet, so when she loses that she has to readjust her life view while trying to rebuild her broken relationship with her family. It follows her over the course of several months as she tries to figure out what her life means without ballet, and where different people fit into that. I have a fully written draft and am in the process of editing it to prepare to query.

    Some authors that exemplify me as a reader would be Rainbow Rowell, and Maggie Stiefvater.

    • Sarah Woodard

      Hey April, I sometimes write contemporary YA, right now I am working on an Urban Fantasy. I put those two authors as mine too. If you would like to try, email me at sarahbear119@hotmail.com.

  • Julie A

    I’m Julie. I’m writing a new adult/contemporary romance novel. The main character isstruggling to find herself again after her best friend committed suicide. I started the novel recently, so I only have a few chapters written. I hope to have it completed by the end of April. I’m unpublished
    and unagented. I’m 28 and I have a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Speech Pathology. I love analyzing books, so I could help with plot and character development, pacing, and grammar. My email address is julie.r.askew@gmail.com

  • Melissa Kircher

    Hi All! I’m Melissa and I write YA speculative fiction, sci-fi, paranormal. One self-pub out with its sequel coming in July/August. Another YA sci-fi romance in April with a medium-sized Independent Publisher. Currently working on a YA sci-fi about a world full of superheroes and some utterly normal teens (to be sent to agents when completed)…would love a critique partner who also writes YA, has a snarky, dry sense of humor like mine and loves to tear things apart!! No writer ego here—looking for a brutally honest, helpful exchange :)

    The last book I read and loved was The Atopia Chronicles. It freaking blew my mind. If you want to be completely weirded out by where the future could go with virtual reality/social media – read this book. George Orwell 1984-ish.

    • Tony Clemente

      Hey Melissa, I’m Tony. I also write YA sci-fi (my comment’s around here somewhere) and your story sounds really interesting. I love stories with dry humor and try to incorporate it in my own writing. I also appreciate blunt honesty when it comes to constructive criticism, it’s just the fastest way to get things done. My email is anthonyclemente@mail.adelphi.edu, contact me if you’re interested in working together. Thanks!

      • Melissa Kircher

        Awesome, great to meet you, Tony. I’m going to go dig for your blurb now, but I’ll also e-mail you. Totally up for exchanging work!

    • Kaitey Yunek

      I’m totally willing to trade works! I’m not at the same level as you, but I’m really into writing sci-fi. You can email me at ktyunek@gmail.com with the first 50 pages if you’d like, and I’ll reply with the few pages I have of my novel.

      • Melissa Kircher

        I think we’re all on the same level! Just working and loving it :) I already matched up with someone, but thanks so much for replying! I wish I could do more than one partner right now b/c you all sound so great!! Alas, time/work constraints. Good luck and happy writing!!

    • Georgia Summers

      Hi! I’m really interested in your novel. I’m fantasy, not sci-fi, but I’d really like to take a look at it regardless. My novel’s around here somewhere, so if you’re interested, please email me at georgiasummers@me.com and I’d love to talk some more!

      • Melissa Kircher

        Hey Georgia! Thanks so much for the interest. I’m sure your novel is awesome. I matched up with someone already and I can only do one right now sadly. Wish there was more time in the day, right?! Good luck with your writing :)

  • Vanessa Barger

    Hello! This is a fantastic idea! I’m a mainly YA writer (sometimes foray into MG or NA) with a horror/paranormal focus. There are some other projects in the works that don’t fit those categories, of course. My current novel is a YA horror about a group of friends on spring break.

    I was agented, but am now looking for an agent again. I have a book coming out from Month9Books in August.

    I can never pick one book that sums me up, but the last book I read and fell in love with was Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.

    I’m 31, and getting married this summer, so I probably will not be able to do regular critiques until after August 1. I know its a while, but I just couldn’t let this opportunity pass me by!

    • Meagan Lindsay

      Hi! Sounds like we might fit together. My current novel is a NA paranormal/suspense/mystery/horror thing. (My full comment is somewhere down the page.) If it seems like something you might like, I’d love to give it a go, and I’m good with waiting till summer. (By then I hope to be at least a couple drafts in- I’m currently finishing my first draft.) You can email me at meagan7890(at)gmail(dot)com if you’d like!

  • shawnee small

    I’m sorry if this gets posted twice. First post got marked as spam due to my blog link so here I go again . . .

    I am currently writing my second book in my urban fantasy/gothic horror series, The Shining Ones, and am actively seeking long term CPs. I am definitely *not* YA and would prefer to partner up with committed writers who aren’t afraid of a little sex and violence. You can find out more about me via my blog – shawneesmall(dot)com

    The series that I’d wished I’d written is probably The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix. I’m also a big fan of Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Clive Barker, Robin Hobb, to name a few, but I also love a good mystery from time to time.

    Anything with lots of creative character mythology normally hooks me. I’m also a sucker for a dysfunctional relationship.

    You can contact me either via my blog or shawnee(at)shawneesmall(dot)com.

    And last but not least, I have actively chosen to go indie rather than traditional publishing because I have control issues. :)

    • http://www.authoranagiawright.com/ Ana’Gia Wright

      Hi Shawnee. I am interested. I’ll send you an email .

  • Tony Clemente

    Hey everyone, my name is Tony and I write YA science-fiction. I haven’t been published yet, but my work has been requested by Penguin. I’m doing some extensive revision before I look for an agent, and having a critique partner would really help.
    I’m currently on the seventh draft of a novel with a dual story line. The first one follows two teenage boys who break out of a government training facility to go after an infamous serial killer because they both think they’re too good for their training and are ready for the real world. They have a Gatsby/Nick Carroway-like relationship and end up fighting each other more than anyone else. The second story line centers around the serial killer in question, a seemingly normal man working as an NSA agent who begins killing his government coworkers in secret. This helps us learn how he evolves as a killer and what the two boys are up against.

    The first story line takes place a few years in the future, where no one uses or trusts the Internet anymore because of the NSA hacking scandal (things get worse in the story than they are in real life). The second story takes place in the past, and while we see this killer unfold, we learn how the world changed so abruptly. There’s a lot of action in both of these stories but it’s also very dark and gritty with some dry humor.

    I’m 20 years old, in college, and have been writing for about five years now. My most recent favorite book has to be The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Contact me if you’re interested, my email is anthonyclemente@mail.adelphi.edu. Thanks!

  • gaberamsay

    Hi, everyone! My name is Gabe. I’m unagented and unpublished but looking to send a manuscript out for querying later this yer. My current novel is a YA paranormal/urban fantasy-ish thing…

    Basically it’s about a girl who moves to a super small town after her mother’s sudden death and finds herself enmeshed with this family of warlocks, most of whom are evil… She befriends the youngest brother and finds out that he has to kill a girl on his 17th birthday, obviously becomes invested in stopping that from happening, and essentially becomes a one-woman crusade against the resurrection of her friend’s super-creepy great-grandfather for Revenge Reasons.

    I am a huge reader – my childhood love was Stephen King, and the books I feel exemplify me as a reader are Maggie Stiefvater’s (obviously), and the last book(s) I read that say most about who I am, I think, were the Witches of East End books by Melissa de la Cruz.

    I’m looking for 2-3 critique partners as I work best with a kind of “sounding board” dynamic, so if you feel like we would work well together, you can email me: ramsay.gabe at gmail, tweet me @g_ramsay, or contact me through tumblr: gaberamsay.

  • Terry Bell

    Hi folks! I’m Terry, equal parts political junkie and sci-if/fantasy nerd. I’m currently unagented and languishing in query purgatory. I’d love feedback on my completed YA manuscript, which is currently a stupidly big 135k. Main characters are two teens in a future where mankind is losing a long term war, one with catastrophically destructive powers she can’t control, and one with volatile powers he won’t explain. When they’re reluctantly partnered for military training, it forces them both to come to terms with their own flaws even as a political power struggle ignites over their very existence.

    As far as criticism goes, I’m pretty constructive. If I think something could be done better, I’ll say so, but I’ll also say how. And I read fairly fast. (Like finishing Storm of Swords in a few days’ worth of free time fast.) Recent reads include Lies of Locke Lamora and Allegiant (of the Divergent trilogy.) If I sound like your kind of critter, drop me a line at theterriblenerd@gmail.com!

    • Kaitey Yunek

      My story isn’t finished, but I’m also big into writing Sci-Fi. I’d be willing to trade with you! :)

    • shawnee small

      You had me at nerd. But seriously, I’d be up for a chat to see if there is any symbiosis there. I have a blog if you want to know more about me – shawneesmall(dot)com or you can drop me an email shawnee(at)shawneesmall(dot)com. I’m more adult urban fantasy/gothic horror myself, but sympathize with the super long drafts. I was around that same mark first time around. I’ll drop you a line shortly. Shawnee

      • Terry Bell

        That sounds great, I’d definitely appreciate your perspective! Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Somer

      Hi Terry. I am also querying agents right now, and the waiting is torture. The requests make it better, but the rejections can tear you down so fast. I can sympathize with the hefty word count. I cut my 127,000 word manuscript down to 92,000 before I started querying. Not fun, but definitely worth it in the end. I write fantasy and would love to exchange pages and critiques. Let me know.

      • Terry Bell

        I’d definitely love to have your feedback! I’m afraid I’ve been mucking with it too long to see anything else that ought to be cut out, and an additional pair of ruthless eyes would be great. And I’d love to see what you’ve got on hand too!

      • Somer

        My email is somergivens@yahoo.com. How about we break our work up to 20-30 pages at a time? That way it won’t feel too overwhelming. I’m excited to get started. You can send me your work whenever you want. Thanks!

    • Georgia Summers

      Your story sounds just like something I’d read! Definitely going to send that email.

      • Terry Bell

        That would be awesome! Please do, your story sounds delightful!

    • Olivia Lucille

      It sounds like I would love your story to pieces. I am a writer who likes to twist words into YA fantasy novels. This fantasy includes Gods and Goddesses, legends, magic, different worlds, warring countries, some politics that delve into why countries do what they do or hate each other, new languages and places, tests of the heart, and of course, forbidden love. And it deals with the military pretty heavily. Would you be interested?

      • Terry Bell

        Absolutely! That sounds right up my alley. :)

  • http://www.injustmywords.com/ Sarah Kettles

    Hi all! I’m Sarah. I’m a YA writer who hesitates to be more specific, because I dabble in multiple genres – I’m currently querying my first novel, which is YA contemporary, and working on my second, which is YA fantasy. It’s the latter that I’m interested in finding a CP for, but I’m happy to work with anyone who’s willing to read YA fantasy – I’ll read anything and everything, and I’ve got an MA in Creative Writing, so I’ve got practicing critiquing a wide range of genres. I’m unagented and unpublished.

    So here’s the background to my WIP:

    In a world where the ability to speak with magpies is not only taboo, but also punishable by death, a young woman who can do so may be the only person who can save the kingdom from rule by a (literally) Soulless prince, and she can only do it with the help of those birds so feared by everyone else. “A Magpie Mind” is set in a world in which wrongful assumptions about the nature of magpies have led to the disappearance of thousands of souls, including that of the rightful heir to the throne.

    It’s currently in the process of being redrafted after I completely scrapped the first draft – at about 10k at the moment, aiming for ~90k, so looking for someone who’s willing to stick around for a while, and who might be at about the same point in their writing.

    As for the most recent book I’ve read that epitomizes me as a reader, I’d have to say The Unbound by Victoria Schwab. That said, I’ve read 29 books since the start of 2014, ranging from Arthur Conan Doyle to Ransom Riggs to Terry Pratchett, so truth be told, while my preference is YA, I really will read (and generally enjoy) just about anything.

    • gaberamsay

      Hi Sarah! I think your WIP sounds totally interesting and intriguing, and I’d love to stick it out for the finished product if you’re up for it! I’m taking a break from my own WIP to type this, so I’m kind of in the same boat. Let me know if you think we’d work well together!

      • http://www.injustmywords.com/ Sarah Kettles

        Just found your profile – totally interested! Send me an email (sgbach24@gmail.com) if you don’t mind – I’d love to hear from you!

      • gaberamsay

        Awesome! Emailing now, so expect it in a few minutes, but no rush to reply to it ASAP.

      • Guest

        Nice!!!! I’ll def. reply as soon as yours comes in :D

    • Mara Delgado

      Hi Sarah! I’m Mara :) May I shoot you an email with my profile? It’s kind of messy and I’m kind of wary :) I’m also in the drafting process (starting actually), so I think that might work in our favors too.

      • http://www.injustmywords.com/ Sarah Kettles

        Sure thing! sgbach24@gmail.com – I’m not in North America (not sure if you are or not, but it seems like most people are – so I might not respond before morning, but I’d love to hear what you’re working on!

      • Mara Delgado

        I am! I’ll email you in a few! And no problem; take your time. Let me know sometime if you’re interested! :)

    • Somer

      Hi Sarah. Your WIP sounds intriguing! I have a completed YA fantasy manuscript that I am currently querying. I find that starting a new project while awaiting those wonderful requests and dreaded rejections is the best way to pass the time. I’m hoping that a critique partner will get my creative juices flowing again. I would love to partner up with you, so if you’re interested, I would love to trade pages and work together. Let me know. My email is somergivens@yahoo.com Thanks!

    • http://www.theglisterjournals.com/ B B Shepherd

      Hi Sarah,
      I have one book published and am finishing up the rough draft of the second book of my contemporary series, but also plan to write in different genres. My favorite genre to read is fantasy and your story sounds really interesting. I’m also looking for someone who’s mature and experienced, which it sounds like you are. My full pitch, including book links, is here: http://bbshepherd.tumblr.com/
      First chapters of my first book can be read on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Glister-Journals-B-Shepherd/dp/0982893612/ref=tmm_pap_title_0
      I can be reached at glister.bronze@gmail.com if you think we might be a good match.

    • http://julialikesfrogs.blogspot.com/ Julia Gandrud

      Hi Sarah,
      My current WIP is at 35k, heading toward 70ish, and about a messy (draft-wise) mix of Norman farmers, fairies, and contemporary college-aged characters. I am none of those things, so lots of research is involved. If you are interested, I’m at julia *swirly* julialikesfrogs *punctuation mark* com

    • http://www.yabooknook.tumblr.com Adriana – (YA) Book Nook

      You had me at “(literally) Soulless Prince”. I’d be really interested to swap stories with you :)

      I’m working (among other projects) on revising a YA dark fantasy WIP about a witch cursed with the Luck of a cat, which will make her one of the most powerful witches if she survives it. The other projects I’m drafting is a Asian-influenced Gothic (it’s around 15K right now) and a Contemporary Romance kind of like FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell (or, in that vein. I wouldn’t claim to write like Rainbow).

      Anyway, this is my email if you’re interested: yabooknook (at) yahoo (dot) com :)

    • Vanessa Barger

      Hello! Your novel sounds intriguing, and I’d definitely be interested in seeing if we could be crit partners, if you’re willing. I currently write mainly YA horror, paranormal, and fantasy. I had an agent, but am back in the querying trenches, and have a book coming out in August. My email is vebarger at gmail.com and you can check out my website if you’re interested in more details first – vanessabarger.com

  • Lizzy Moore

    YA, paranormal romance, no agent. The book I last read was Revealed HoN novel.

  • Stephanie Trembath-Quinn

    Hi. I am Stephanie. I work as a k-12 School Librarian. I am currently working on a Sci-Fi Young Adult novel with a light romance. Think 5th Wave but less dystopia and more terraforming planets and exploration.
    My work tends toward fantasy and sci-fi which I am passionate about.
    I am new to this but take it very seriously and hope to find a great partner or two to help with story arc and pacing.
    I am currently un-agented and un-published except for book reviews in the newspaper.
    I read YA and Middle school Juvenile fiction all day for work and know trends and what attracts kids to read fairly well.
    My favorite authors are Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor and Kathryn Burak which I hope to strive toward while finding my own voice as an author.
    Leave me comment if you would like to work together. Thanks

    • Somer

      Hi Stephanie. I would love to work with you. I have a completed YA fantasy manuscript that I am currently querying to agencies. As I await requests and rejections (UGH), I am seeking motivation to start a new project. Having a critique partner will hopefully get my creative juices flowing again. Do you have ten or so pages that you’d like to share? I have the first draft (very rough) of a few chapters that I’d love to get feedback on. Do you want to exchange emails?

      • Stephanie Trembath-Quinn

        That would be great. My email is quinnsl@yahoo.com. Email me anytime and I will send you the my pages in exchange.

    • Kaitey Yunek

      Hi, Stephanie! Your story sounds like my cup of biologically-engineered tea! Read my review, and maybe we can work together! :)

      • Stephanie Trembath-Quinn

        I think our Sci-Fi focus would work well together. My email is quinnsl@yahoo.com. Send me some pages.

    • Olivia Lucille

      Hey Stephanie! Your book sounds fabulous and I would love to swap with you, if you’d like! I mostly lean towards fantasy mixing in Gods and Goddesses, legends, magic, different worlds, warring countries, some politics that delve into why countries do what they do or hate each other, new languages and places, tests of the heart, and of course, forbidden love.

      • Stephanie Trembath-Quinn

        I love fantasy too. Your premise sounds like something I would enjoy. I love the God and Goddesses element which is fascinating to me as well. Would you like to swap 10 pages or so and see how it goes? My email is below. Thanks for the interest and hope to see your work!

    • Heather

      Hi Stephanie – I’m Heather. I’m a bit late to the party, but I wanted to introduce myself anyway to see if you’re interested in seeing whether we might be a good fit.
      I write YA/MG speculative and thriller. I’m in the third phase of a lifelong writing career – I was a tv news reporter for 15 years, then press secretary for a mayor, and now I write fiction!! (some would say I was writing fiction all along – SMILE) I am also currently an adjunct instructor for business writing and social media, but mostly I parent my two small children and write.
      I do not have an agent, nor am I published, but I like you, am very serious about making both of those happen.
      My strengths as a CP are in finding plot and character inconsistencies, maintaining pace and “readability”. I am also very good with grammar, but am not a line-by-line copy editor. I prefer giving and getting thoughtful, kind feedback — not so nice I can’t see what needs to be reworked, but not so brusque I feel bruised.
      I am very open to rewriting based on feedback I get.
      My favorite authors these days: Libba Bray, John Green, Victoria Schwab, Myra McEntire.
      If you’d like to swap pages with me to see if we’re a fit, you can reach me here: HeatherM66@aol.com

      • Stephanie Trembath-Quinn

        Heather-Thank you for the post. I would be happy to share some pages with you to see if we fit. I will send you 10 pages. I have had some pointers already and have yet to fix anything but I know your experience would be helpful as well. Please send me some pages so I can read and get a feel for your writing as well.
        I look forward to hearing from you.
        quinnsl@yahoo.com

  • Kimmy Whitmer

    Hi all,

    I’m currently almost done with the first act of a dystopian young adult novel. I’m writing it as a twist on an adventure/quest story. The protagonist and his younger brother are swept into the underbelly of their closed off society when they begin to follow a trail of notes from their mysterious Aunt in the city.

    My major influences are Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (the whole trilogy but that book is my favorite), Fahrenheit 451, and a bit of His Dark Materials. The last books I read and loved inlcuded Cress by Marissa Meyer, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, the short stories of Laura van den Berg, and The Gold Finch by Donna Tartt.

    I also write for Kirkus Reviews.

    Let me know if any of this sounds appealing to anyone! I’ve done a lot of writer’ workshops, so I love giving feedback!

    • http://www.luminouscreaturespress.com emilyjunestreet

      Hi Kimmy: I’d be interested in reading your work. Margaret Atwood is also one of my favorites. I love giving feedback, too. I have a long time crit-partner relationship with one person but I am looking for one more. I have several WIPs that I’d like to get read. One is a feminist story set in an alternative world (think Handmaid’s Tale, dark and heavy), and another is a fantasy epic with a female lead. My own work will be self-published as I have a very busy and active professional life in a completely different domain (physical fitness). I have already self-published one novel and two collections of short stories with my other crit-partner. I write for fun, enjoyment, and mental stimulation. I have a degree in bio-psychology and a degree in library science. You can email me at: emily@luminouscreaturespress.com

      • http://julialikesfrogs.blogspot.com/ Julia Gandrud

        Hi Emily and Kimmy,
        I’d be interested in swapping pages with both of you! I’m posting my details further on down the stream.julia *swirly* julialikesfrogs *punctuation mark* com

  • Elisabeth

    Hi, my name is officially Faith, but I forgot my password to my account on here. But, I had written on here about the girl named Zoya where she met Xander, and something bad happened and they have to fight to get back to each other. So if you was interested and commented on it well please comment on this one thanks!

  • Kaitey Yunek

    Hi, I’m Kaitey, and I’m addicted to Netflix. Oh, wrong blog!
    I’m 19, but I’m seriously trying to get my novel up and running. It’s a dystopian (is it still dystopian if the society isn’t human, more of biologically manufactured beings?) society, with the main character played by a spunky girl named Emma, who discovers that she ISN’T completely scientist-made. She’s also….Part Human. Dun, dun, dun!!! I’m not as far into it as I’d like to be, but I was maybe hoping to find another who struggles (like me) to get past the first few chapters. Maybe we can inspire each other to get the story completely out of our heads, not just peeking ’round the corner?

  • Callie Hansen

    Hello! The novel I’m currently seeking help with is a YA Thriller. Blurb: The daughter of two rogue soldiers becomes a supernatural weapon in an impending insurrection against the USA. This is a project that has undergone many revisions, and I’m currently working on the 4th complete rewrite. I’m at a point where I just need more eyes and opinions. I don’t have an agent and am unpublished, though I would like to be someday. This revision isn’t currently finished, but I’m hoping I will have it finished within the next month.

    I read a variety of things, but mostly YA. When it comes to genre, my favorite is dystopian, so like The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc.

    If you want to know anything else about me, I’m a college student so I’ve got plenty on my plate with that. I’ve got a bit of free time for the month of March, so hopefully I’ll have more time to devote to writing. :)

    Anyway, if you’re interested, leave me a note :)

  • Kelly

    Hey, everyone. I write YA, usually contemporary (though I’ve tried ghost stories, and have plans for a future paranormal/ghost story series). My current MS is still in its first (unfinished) draft. A very loose synopsis of it is: Olivia never expected to spend the summer after her junior year in New Mexico, hundreds of miles from home. After her boyfriend died, her parents sent her to New Mexico, to stay with an aunt, uncle, and cousin she barely knows. It is there that, with the help of a friend, Olivia begins the healing and grieving process. The book follows Olivia over the course of the summer, but it also includes flashbacks to her junior year, exploring her relationships with her parents, friends, and boyfriend, leading up to her boyfriend’s death.

    I plan on having the first draft finished by the end of March, if not sooner. I am currently unagented, but would like to start querying agents by the end of the year.

    Authors who sum me up as a reader and writer are Sarah Dessen, Sarah Ockler, and Jessi Kirby, though A.G. Howard’s work has recently inspired me to write a retelling of a New Mexico folklore character. If anyone is interested in being CPs, I can be reached at my blog’s email, thebookscapereport@yahoo.com.

  • Chelsea Skanes

    Hello! I’m currently writing YA, without an agent and unpublished in the way of fiction, however I have had a fair deal of articles published in our campus’ newspaper. The story I’m currently working on mainly deals with a young girl with social anxiety coming to terms with her past, present, and future through unconventional means. She also happens to be obsessed with dead people.

    The last book that I read that sums me up as a reader was probably “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. I really enjoy his writing style, and I really admire how he is able to catch a hold of people who might not read books otherwise, and transform them into lovers of literature. I would love to be able to do that!

  • Georgia Summers

    At twenty-three, a magician is supposed to be hobnobbing with his peers, engaged in rigorous debate, and cultivating his own successes. Instead, Virgil is trapped in his house, a result of his father’s unbreakable enchantment. Desperate, he hires a series of assistants, all of whom succumb to their own ambitious experiments. After scraping the last one off the library floor, Virgil’s desperation turns to despair – until Sophia comes along. Talented but abrasive and unwilling, Sophia is the last person Virgil wants as an assistant. But she comes with a letter from his father that may lead to his freedom. The novel is told from their alternating points of view.

    The last book I read that I loved was The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, although I also loved The Scorpio Races (I mean, who doesn’t?), The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

    I’m 20, and currently an English major with a concentration in creative writing. I’m unpublished and unrepresented, but I would love some feedback on my novel.

    • Olivia Lucille

      Your novel sounds lovely and I’ll be emailing you for sure!

    • http://cebritton.webs.com/ Colleen Britton

      Your story sounds fascinating! If you’re still looking for CPs, I wouldn’t mind giving it a shot. :)

  • Aimi Jeffrey

    Hi I’m Aimi. I’m 22, unagented but on a hunt for one.
    I’m looking for a critique partner for my YA Fantasy novel, inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

    My novel runs at 78 000 words. It is written for YA but there are some
    dark elements and gory details.
    A brief synopsis is Alice finds herself transported into a medieval world full of demons and dragons. She disguises as a man and sets on a journey to get home. There are some romantic elements but not the main focus in this
    story.

    My writing style is simple and written in first person. I would say the voice is a bit similar to Divergent by Veronica Roth and Hunger Games.
    The last book I’ve read was Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa.

    I am willing to be a beta reader in return. I won’t be
    able to say anything in terms of grammar apart from the obvious mistakes
    but I can give detail feedback on the overall story. I am an avid
    reader, I’ve read more than 500 books so I can spot the cliches and as a
    reader, I can write detail review on your story.

    My email addy: aimiruki@hotmail.co.uk

  • Bec

    Hey everyone,
    I am currently unagented and unpublished, with my first full length novel in it’s first round of revisions. It is Dystopian / Paranormal / Romance.
    It is multiple perspective, first person, present tense.
    I have some experience with critiquing short stories and partial drafts.
    I love reading most genres, but I would be particularly interested in Dystopian, Paranormal, Romance or Contemporary as I write in these genres myself, and therefore I would more comfortable critiquing your work.
    I don’t mind how far you are through your writing process.
    The last book I read that I loved was Crash Into You by Katie McGarry.
    I also love John Green, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Gabrielle Zevin, Veronica Rossi and Victoria Schwab.
    Reply if your interested :)

  • Bec

    Hey everyone,
    I am currently unagented and unpublished, with my first full length novel in it’s first round of revisions. It is Dystopian / Paranormal / Romance.
    It is multiple perspective, first person, present tense.
    I have some experience with critiquing short stories and partial drafts.
    I love reading most genres, but I would be particularly interested in Dystopian, Paranormal, Romance or Contemporary as I write in these genres myself, and therefore I would more comfortable critiquing your work.
    I don’t mind how far you are through your writing process.
    The last book I read that I loved was Crash Into You by Katie McGarry.
    I also love John Green, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Gabrielle Zevin, Veronica Rossi and Victoria Schwab.
    Reply if your interested :)

    • Freddie Belle Forsythe

      Hi Bec, Please contact me at Freefredthecow@yahoo.com. My story involves all of those: multiple perspectives, first person, and present tense. I really need some help with my tenses ;) so I would love if you can contact me! Thanks!

    • Michelle

      Hi Bec-
      I’m currently unagented, self-published once, and with 5 books published through the Amazon Kindle Worlds program. I’m working on a post-apocalyptic novel that’s the start to a trilogy- well, actually the first book is done and I’m starting into the second, hoping to query the first over the next few months. It is a little dystopian / suspense / romance. I write multiple perspective, first person, present tense and love to sink into the minds of the characters. I love Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth, and my three favorite books right now are “The Sky is Everywhere” by Jandy Nelson, “The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green and the “Shatter Me” series by Tahereh Mafi. I have a lot of critiquing experience, as I edit or have edited for four different fiction writers, but I only have one current critique partner of my own and I’m looking for more. If you’re interested, email me at michelle @ michellehazenbooks dot com

  • quiarahb

    Hi there guys I write YA Fantasy. My current WIP is a High Fantasy. My main character must eliminate his own uncle to claim his throne in a world he didn’t even know existed.

    I’m unagented and unpublished. Would anyone be interested? I good on critiquing and give detailed feedback.

    I love most types of fantasy genres–mostly epic/high, urban, paranormal, anything weird, gory, and crazy. That’s what I write and hope to find a “love connection” with other writers like me :)

    my email is quiarahb@yahoo.com.

    • Olivia Lucille

      Hi Quiarah! Your book sounds interesting. Would you want to swap? Here’s my info:

      I am 23. My name is Olivia and I have one serious Crit Partner and am looking for one more or maybe two. Whomever seems to fit with me and me them. Currently un-agented and about 80% through the 4th draft of the novel I’ve been working on for three years.
      I am a writer who likes to twist words into YA fantasy novels. This fantasy includes Gods and Goddesses, legends, magic, different worlds, warring countries, some politics that delve into why countries do what they do or hate each other, new languages and places, machines (and aircraft) of war, tests of the heart, and of course, forbidden love.

      The last book that I read and adored was Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, and now I’m having to re-read the series now. I also loved the Divergent Series and the Under the Never Sky series. And The Scorpio Races, but that’s a give-in. :)

      • quiarahb

        I would def. want to swap! Your book sounds really stellar! My email is in my post. You can send me around the first five ch. of yours and I’ll send you 1-5 of mine. :) How does that sound? Thanks for replying!

  • Somer

    Hello everyone. My name is Somer and I’m 35 years old. I write YA fantasy. I am currently querying my manuscript, which was completed after seven or so drafts. Some of my favorite books lately have been Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and the Divergent series. I’ve had a few years experience working with a wonderful editor that taught me a great deal about critiquing and improving one’s work, so I am not afraid to give lots of suggestions and praise. And I am looking for someone who isn’t afraid to give me the same. I have just started working on a new idea and would love to bounce ideas off of a new critique partner. Let me know if you’d like to trade pages, and I’ll send you my email. Thanks. Happy writing!

    • quiarahb

      Hi there Somer! I would be happy to trade novels and be that crit partner that can give you feedback and praise. I’m a very detailed person. I need someone who’s just as detailed. You sound like a match. :) What do you say?
      If you’re interested, my email is quiarahb@yahoo.com.

    • http://julialikesfrogs.blogspot.com/ Julia Gandrud

      Hi Somer- Would love to trade some pages if you are interested! I’m posting my details further on down the stream.
      julia *swirly* julialikesfrogs *punctuation mark* com

      • Somer

        Hi Julia. My email is somergivens@yahoo.com. Send me your first couple of chapters and I’ll do the same. We’ll see if we’re a good match. Thanks!

    • Seabrooke

      Hi Somer – I’d be interested in trading some pages. I’ve got a post somewhere halfway down the comments of this page. I’ve said I’m looking for other agented writers as a way to ensure similar stage/skill level, but I think your experience working for an editor would count for the same. Also, it’s nice to see someone else roughly my age here! :) If you’re interested, my email is seabrookeleckie at gmail.

    • Heather

      Hi Somer – I’m Heather.
      I write YA speculative and thriller, same with MG. I’m in the third phase of a
      lifelong writing career – 15 years as a tv news journalist, then press secretary
      for a mayor, now fiction. I am an adjunct instructor teaching business writing
      and social media but mostly these days what I do is write. And parent my two
      small children.

      I do not have an agent nor have I been published but I am very focused on making both of those things happen, and am looking for someone to work on those goals with.

      I am in the process of querying an ms that is a speculative thriller with a
      dual POV. It’s about radical science, murder, tragedy, and a reignited,
      decades-long feud. It’s set in snowy Minnesota and moves to the ancient ruins of
      Peru.

      My CP strengths are in finding plot/character holes, and I am very good at
      grammar as well. I prefer tactful but also straightforward feedback – both in
      giving and getting. I don’t think it’s useful if it’s too wrapped in
      compliments, but I also don’t think it’s necessary to be brusque in order to be
      helpful.

      Love John Green, Victoria Schwab, and Veronica Roth. Also Libba Bray and
      Myra McEntire. And I’m a little old school as well – Madeleine L’Engle!

      If you’re interested in seeing if we’re a match, you can reach me at HeatherM66@aol.com. Also here: http://www.heathermurphycapps.blogspot.com
      or Twitter: @HeatherMC66

    • Freddie Belle Forsythe

      Please contact me at Freefredthecow@yahoo.com. I am interested in trading critiques, Somer :)

  • Olivia Lucille

    I am 23. My name is Olivia and I have one serious Crit Partner and am looking for one more or maybe two. Whomever seems to fit with me and me them. Currently un-agented and about 80% through the 4th draft of the novel I’ve been working on for three years.
    I am a writer who likes to twist words into YA fantasy novels. This fantasy includes Gods and Goddesses, legends, magic, different worlds, warring countries, some politics that delve into why countries do what they do or hate each other, new languages and places, machines (and aircraft) of war, tests of the heart, and of course, forbidden love. I was actually working on the title today, honestly. My favorites that I like so far are, “Reflecting Skies,” “Burning Promises,” and “Another Gone” if that gives you any idea of what I’m working on. It was my NaNoWriMo novel in 2013, and I won with it. My goal is to get it and the books following it published.

    The last book (and so recently read that I still am having dreams of it and withdrawals from the series) that I read was Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, and I loved it and I’m having to re-read the series now. Definitely one of my favorites. I also loved the Divergent Series and the Under the Never Sky series. And The Scorpio Races, but that’s a give-in. :)

    I would love to say hi!

    • Georgia Summers

      Hi, I’m really interested in swapping with you! My novel’s kicking around somewhere in the new comments. Let me know if you’re game.

    • quiarahb

      (Posting my reply again to your post)

      I would def. want to swap! Your book sounds really stellar! My email is in my post. You can send me around the first five ch. of yours and I’ll send you 1-5 of mine. :) How does that sound? Thanks for replying!

    • Rachael Rice

      Hiya! I loved Ignite Me and would love to swap stories if you’re interested. My comment is floating around here some where and my email is Rachnicrice (at) gmail (dot) com

    • http://www.yabooknook.tumblr.com Adriana – (YA) Book Nook

      Hi Olivia! I would love to swap stories with you, if you’re interested :) This is my email: yabooknook (at) yahoo (dot) com

      (Another Gone is my favorite title, btw)

    • Amanda Georgianna Kelley

      Hi Olivia! Not sure if you look at these comments anymore as your comment was made 3 months ago. But I would love to talk with you and maybe swap stories! You seem to be around the same point I am with things and I also write YA fantasy novels. And I absolutely LOVE Tahereh Mafi! I haven’t read Ignite Me yet, but I’m dying to so badly! Divergent series and Under the Never Sky is two of my favorite Dystopian series. Haven’t read Scorpio Races yet, sadly. (Sorry Maggie! Dying to! Loved Wolves of Mercy Falls!)
      If you see this and you’re interested, please email me at amandagkelley@hotmail.com :)

  • Rebecca Donahue

    Hi all,

    My name is Becky, I’m 25, and I write YA urban fantasy (though, it’s very light urban fantasy). Unagented and unpublished, though I do work as an editor for a publisher.

    The book I’m working on right now is based on the mythology of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. It’s about a girl named Daphne whose father has gone missing, and a boy named Eliot Fisher who is searching for the grail, and they come together to track down Daphne’s father. I say it’s light urban fantasy because although there will be magic, the focus is primarily on the relationships (romantic and family) between the characters, particularly how they build relationships and how they destroy them, and how they build them again.

    It is still in the early, very rough drafting stage, so mainly I’m looking for someone who can help with plot/character/setting brainstorming and who understands that writing is more than just publishing – it’s about getting better at writing first.

    In terms of books, I love the atmospheric magic of Scorpio Races and A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones.

    I do have other manuscripts that have gone through multiple drafts if you do want to switch and get a sense of each other’s writing and editing style. :-) My email is rdonahue88@gmail dot com.

    Thanks!
    Becky

  • Brenna Braaten

    Okay, giving this a shot.

    I’m Brenna, 26 years old and currently unagented. I have a BA in English (creative writing and literature) and a BA in journalism and currently work as a copy editor and designer for a newspaper. I write mainly YA and have dabbled in contemporary, urban fantasy, fantasy, paranormal and science fiction. I like pretty much everything in YA I can get my hands on.

    My current WIP is in the process of editing before I start the querying process. It’s YA fantasy (low). The premise: Sixteen-year-old Serah Lancaster has no past. She was found wondering the woods when she was about nine and adopted by the Lancasters. But when the wars threatening her country’s borders takes her parents, Serah and her brother Mason set out, giving her the chance to find out her past. With a mysterious necklace as her only clue and a dark boy named Jarin who seems to know more about her than he lets on, she’ll unlock more secrets than she bargained for. This story has magic and politics and war and rebellion, all wrapped up into one. I plan on it being a trilogy, but I think could work as a stand alone.

    I’m serious about getting published, and hope that my critique partners will be as well. I’m pretty hard when it comes to editing (and I’m fantastic with grammar) but I’ll be your biggest cheerleader, too, and am always willing at giving pep talks when you need.

    My favorite authors include (but are by no means limited to) Maggie Stifvater, Laini Taylor, Jackson Pearce, John Green, Neil Gaiman, Kristin Cashore, Victoria Schwab and Veronica Roth.

    You can email me at brenna(dot)braaten(at)gmail(dot)com if you’re interested! I look forward to hearing from you. :)

    • Vanessa Barger

      Hello! I like that you have varied interests, and the story premise sounds great! I’d definitely be interested, and will shoot you an email! :)

    • http://www.yabooknook.tumblr.com Adriana – (YA) Book Nook

      omg that sounds FANTASTIC. I would love swapping stories with you.

      I’m 23 (also unaccented) and working my way to publication. It’s definitely a goal, but I don’t think my WIPs are ready yet. I write mostly YA fantasy, but leaning toward the darker stuff, and I’m currently working on something completely opposite and trying contemporary YA. Really, I just write what I want and then figure out what genre that would fall under.

      I’m best at critiquing plot and characters :)

      This is my email if you’re interested: yabooknook (at) yahoo (dot) come

    • http://cobalt714.wordpress.com/ Lea Dickson

      Hi Brenna,
      I realize I am late to the table here, but I’m hoping to find another great CP and your story really caught my eye – also the fact that you are ‘fantastic with grammar’ and ‘pretty hard when it comes to editing’ I think those qualities are exactly what I need in a CP.

      My current WIP is a character driven MG story of a girl who finds herself stuck in the gray area between life and death with no memories of her past and no idea of how to move forward. Currently wading through editing and rewriting and looking for a good CP who can point out all problems so I know where to apply more polish.
      I read in a lot of different genres, and always come back to YA because it’s such fun.
      The last three books I read were ‘The Raven Boys’ by Maggie Stiefvater, ‘The Archived’ by Victoria Schwab and ‘The Book of Tomorrow’ by Cecelia Ahern.

      Lea

      • Brenna Braaten

        Hi there, Lea,
        Your story sounds very interesting. I don’t work a lot with MG, but I do read some. Would that be a problem for you? Do you write YA as well as read it? Send me an email at brenna(dot)braaten(at)gmail(dot)com and I’d love to chat some more.

  • Sarah Woodard

    Hello, I’m Sarah. I am 22. I am studying English Literature and Creative Writing for my bachelor degree. I write Young Adult. I tend to switch genres from contemporary, sci-fi, and urban fantasy. I am currently working on something urban fantasy that deals with legends and the end of the world.
    The three last books that I read and loved,were The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvator, To All the Boys that I’ve Loved by Jenny Han, and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. If you are interested or have any questions, either comment here or email me at sarahbear119(at)hotmail(dot)com.

  • http://julialikesfrogs.blogspot.com/ Julia Gandrud

    I have three novels in various stages of rewrite: middle grade, young
    adult, and multi-generational (House of the Spirits style, but
    with urban fantasy instead of magic realism, if that isn’t too much
    of a stretch). I can’t resist a new project, though, so I’m currently
    working on another YA, involving fairies, foreigners, and coast
    lines.

    My strengths are in character building and, ahem, sentence formation ;)
    but I tend to be a little porous in the plot zone. I’m not shy about
    rewriting my own work. I am tactful when giving feedback, and like
    knowing specifically what kind of feedback the other person is
    looking for at any given point, and I am looking for the same in
    return!

    Unagented.
    Considering self publishing via Amazon, once the books meet my
    standards.

    I loved Scorpio Races, and the Susan Ee post-apocalyptic books, starting with Angelfall (NOT Christian lit) and just reread The Changeling Sea by
    Patricia McKillip for the umpteenth time. Also adored Bring Up the
    Bodies by Hilary Mantel.

    I’m 39, have two kids, one cat (black). Painter and fiddle player.

    • Vanessa Barger

      Hello! I would be interested, if you are open to YA horror/urban fantasy/paranormal. Foreigners and coast lines and magical realism sound good! I had an agent at one point, and am now back in the query trenches, but I do have a book coming out in August.
      My website has some more info about some of my other books: http://vanessabarger.com and my email is vebarger at gmail.com if you’re interested in getting in touch.

    • Heather

      Hi! I’m interested in seeing if we’d be a good fit.
      I write YA speculative/thrillers and also some of the same in MG. I do not have an agent.
      I have 2 small children and a tabby cat. Writing fiction is the third phase in a lifelong writing career – I was a tv news journalist then a press secretary for a mayor. Now I am an adjunct instructor in writing and social media but mostly I write and parent. If you want to see if we’d be a good fit, you can reach me at HeatherM66@aol.com. My blog: http://www.heathermurphycapps.blogspot.com. I’m also on Twitter: @HeatherMC66
      My CP strengths are in finding plot/character inconsistencies and grammar problems. I prefer the compliment sandwich form of giving and receiving feedback, and like you, I am not shy about rewriting my own work.

    • Freddie Belle Forsythe

      Hello Julia! Please contact me at Freefredthecow@yahoo.com. I have interest in trading critiques :)

  • Rachael Rice

    Hiya I’m Rachael and I’m playing around with a couple of ideas recently both in the YA Fantasy genre. So I’m looking for a CP I can brainstorm with and bounce ideas off of as well as to edit final products. I have had a few critique partners and participated in some critique groups in the past though I’ve yet to fall in love. My writing credentials are as follows: I have taken numerous creative writing workshops, interned at a few communications offices, founded an online community literary newsletter, and am currently writing for a local newspaper. I am looking to be published and after this summer will be taking some time off to write full time.

    The last series I read that I loved was the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. I love poetiscism and romanticism and Big Ideas and this series had it all for me. I also love writing while withholding information. A little bit of mystery makes it all the more exciting in my mind. :)

    If you’d like to contact me my email is Rachnicrice (at) gmail (dot) com. :)

  • Emily Henry

    Hi, friends. I am in my mid-twenties and fairly newly agented. I write YA (both speculative and fantasy).

    The last two books I read that epitomize my reading habits are Tahereh Mafi’s SHATTER ME and Neil Gaiman’s AMERICAN GODS.

    I’m looking for betas/CPs who are in a similar stage of their career as I am and who have similar(ish) genre interests.

    • Lalo MacKenzie

      Hi Emily, I’m Lauren and my post is somewhere above. I think we could be a good match based on your blurb. Would you be interested in exchanging parts of our manuscripts?

    • Michelle Morrow

      Hi Emily, my name’s Michelle and I’d be quite interested in exchanging the first few chapters of our current WIP to see if our writing clicks. I also write YA fantasy and contemporary, currently working on a contemporary. My email is Acerbi@yahoo.com

  • http://www.yabooknook.tumblr.com Adriana – (YA) Book Nook

    Hello! I’m Adriana. I’m 23, unagented, and currently working on drafting two different stories and editing another. I write YA, mostly fantasy but I like to try out a lot of things.

    The story I’m revising is about a witch who is cursed with the Luck of a cat. The two that I’m writing are an Asian-influenced Gothic Mystery and a Contemporary Romance (YA).

    I’m looking for CPs who like to chat regularly and do things like writing sprints/words battles, etc. I’ve never worked with CPs before, but I’ve been a part of several workshop groups and I have Friends Who Write, which is great, but not the same as having a CP! I just want someone to talk to about writing, honestly, so we can keep each other motivated. I’m not above bribing with chocolate.

    Some of my recent favorite books would be UNSPOKEN by Sarah Rees Brennan and FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell :)

    Email: yabooknook@yahoo.com

    Blog: http://www.yabooknook.tumblr.com

    • Ann Carpenter

      Hi! I’d be interested in exchanging a chapter or two to see if we’re a good fit CP wise…I am currently working on a contemp YA (the description is somewhere lost in this post) but have read a lot of fantasy YA as well.
      Also, I like the idea of word sprints and general motivation!
      -Ann
      my email is runningatnight AT gmail DOT com if you’d like to get in touch.

    • Saruuh Kelsey

      Hi Adriana, I’m Saruuh! Love the sound of an Asian influenced Gothic. I’m currently working on an early draft of a YA sci fi in the vein of the film Hanna and Lisa. M. Stasse’s The Forsaken, and in the final revision stages of a YA Mythological Fantasy. I’m always active on email and social media and LOVE word sprints.

      email: saruuhkelsey@hotmail.com
      saruuhkelsey.co.uk

  • http://cobalt714.wordpress.com/ Lea Dickson

    Hello, I’m Lea and I write all sorts of MG and YA stories with the hopes that one day they will become actual books, because books and chocolate are the two greatest things in the world.
    My current WIP is a character driven MG about a young girl who finds herself alone with no memory, stuck in the place between life and death.
    I need a really nice, friendly CP to point out all the bad bits. I do not have an agent, there’s lots of polishing to do before the querying can begin.

    I have one great CP partner already, but like Cookie Monster I need MORE COOKIES… wait I mean, feedback. I need more feedback.

    The last three books I read were ‘The Raven Boys’ by Maggie Stiefvater, ‘The Archived’ by Victoria Schwab and ‘The Book of Tomorrow’ by Cecelia Ahern.
    My favourite books of all time include ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak and ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ by Ken Follet.

    I’m Scottish, I have three children and if anyone wants to swap chapters with me I’d be quite excited.

    • http://julialikesfrogs.blogspot.com/ Julia Gandrud

      Hi Lea,
      Love to give it a try – I write MG, YA, and (“regular”? “adult” sounds far steamier than I can claim with any honesty) urban fantasy. My details are somewhere along in these comments, but you can also just write me:
      julia *swirly* julialikesfrogs *punctuation mark* com

      • http://cobalt714.wordpress.com/ Lea Dickson

        Hi Julia,
        I’d love to trade chapters with more peeps but I’ve already found two great CP’s and I don’t have enough reading time to take on another.
        I hope you find someone with an awesome story to trade with :D
        Lea

    • Wendy Daughdrill

      Hi Lea!

      Have you found any CPs yet? Your story sounds wonderful, and we seem to have similar taste in books. If you are still looking, I would love to exchange chapters with you. I am a middle school/high school librarian, and I was an English teacher for years, so I am very used to helping people with their writing. I can do big picture, line editing, or both—whatever you need. I am honest, but gentle and always constructive. Added bonus—I have an eye for what sells to kids because I have to decide what to buy for them!

      I write mostly YA, but my current WIP is a Middle Grade—I guess you could call it magical realism—contemporary with a touch of fantasy so light that if I have done my job it will leave the reader wondering whether or not it was ever really there. Set in Alaska, it is about a Coast Guard brat struggling to belong after her sixth move in ten years and her efforts to help her best friend find out what happened to his father, who was lost at sea. It is loosely based on my childhood and involves selkies. Also, it is funnier than it sounds. Honestly, I have no idea how I am ever going to wrangle this thing into a query letter!

      I am unagented and unpublished. I am 31 and a mother of two, and I am determined after years of dreaming to finally turn my writing into a viable career. I would like to have my manuscript polished and be ready to start querying agents by summer. I am looking for two or three CPs to help me hone my craft, but more importantly I hope to find a couple of like-minded folks to share this journey with. Also, I have been obsessed with Scotland since I was a little girl, and it would be SO COOL to have a CP from there. :)

      I have the rough draft of the manuscript just completed and currently in that stage where I would not subject anyone but my husband to it, but I should have something ready to send in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, I would love to take a look at yours if you are interested.

      My email is rebel1029@hotmail.com

      • Lalo MacKenzie

        Hi Wendy, I’m in need of some CPs and I rather liked the sound of your post and wanted to know if you’d possibly like to trade parts of our manuscripts?

    • Lalo MacKenzie

      Hi Lea, I’m still looking for some CPs and want to know if you’d like to trade chapters?

      • http://cobalt714.wordpress.com/ Lea Dickson

        Hi Lalo,
        I’d love to keep collecting CP’s but I’m afraid that this place has been so successful for me I already found two great CP’s to work with and along with the one I already had my CPing time slot is wonderfully full.

        I hope you find someone to trade chapters with that can provide great feedback for you,
        Take care,

        Lea

  • Lalo MacKenzie

    Hello my name is Lauren I’m 19 and I write YA mainly about faeries and hedonism and such. Two wonderful books that I think epitomize what I want to achieve with my writing are Tithe by Holly Black, and of course The Raven Boys and Dream Thieves. I don’t have an agent but could really use some motivation and feedback for my novel and offer it in return!

    • Freddie Belle Forsythe

      Lalo, you can contact me at Freefredthecow@yahoo.com. You forgot to leave your email address, so please contact me :) I have interest in trading critiques.

    • Wendy Daughdrill

      Hi Lalo,

      I saw where you responded to my post farther down. I love the sound of your work, but I have already found three awesome CPs here, and that is about all I can handle. I hope you find someone. Good luck with your writing!

      Wendy

  • Heather

    Hi everyone – I’m Heather.
    I’m a bit late to the party, but still hoping to connect to a new CP or two.

    I write YA/MG speculative and thriller – love to combine the two.

    Meaning – let’s ask what if this or that science were actually possible and it did …X….and then throw in some danger, some romance, and some running from bad guys.
    I am currently querying an ms that does just this, and have two in the pipeline.

    I’m in the third phase of a lifelong writing career – I was a tv news reporter for 15 years, then press secretary for a mayor, and now I write fiction!! (some would say I was writing fiction all along – SMILE) I am also currently an adjunct instructor for business writing and social media, but mostly I parent my two small children and write.

    I do not have an agent, nor am I published but am very serious about making both of those happen. My strengths as a CP are in finding plot and character inconsistencies, maintaining pace and “readability”. I am also very good with grammar, but am not a line-by-line copy editor. I prefer giving and getting thoughtful, kind feedback — not so nice I can’t see what’s wrong with the work, but not so brusque I feel bruised.

    I am very open to rewriting based on feedback I get.

    My favorite authors these days: Libba Bray, John Green, Victoria Schwab, Myra McEntire. I’m also pretty old school – still love Madeleine L’Engle and the Narnia books.

    If you’d like to swap pages with me to see if we’re a fit, you can reach me here: HeatherM66@aol.com

  • Freddie Belle Forsythe

    Hello, I am Freddie :) and this is my second time posting for a critique partner. The first time I neglected to say anything about my story.
    You can contact me at Freefredthecow@yahoo.com
    I am unagented, and a new writer. I decided to take up writing last year, and as such have worked hard to get to the point I am.

    I don’t even know where to begin. Right now I’m working on a paranormal romance about monsters that live in the underworld. They are chosen to live among humans and to try and pass off as a human so they can breed with them, and give their kind a chance to live alongside humans. The whole story developed just as a cheesy idea to write about teenage monsters trying to fit in in the world we live in. Since I’m new to writing I need to know when my characters fail me, when my plot fails me, or when my chapters become boring to the reader. It’s written from multiple perspectives, that way the reader can get a feel for each of the characters. It’s also written in first person present tense, so I’m having difficulty with tenses when it comes to past events.

    Anyways I suppose I should say more about my story. It follows the characters of Lily, a siren hopelessly in love with her best friend who happens to be a vampire. Ezthli, the vampire she’s in love with, and Orthus, a hellhound boy who can take on the form of a human, but accidentally transforms into a hellhound at bad times. It also follows the perspectives of several humans they decide to befriend . . .

    If you have interest in trading critiques let me know. :) I am still working hard on my story, so I only have 25 pages to show right now (it will take some time to get more done, but you’re welcome to send me any amount of pages you want me to work on) I am very good at critiquing because I have taught myself to write with useful books such as Stephen King’s On writing, The elements of style, and Self-editing for fiction writers. I’m not a harsh critique, but I’m as honest as they come. I’ll tell you what isn’t working, but tell you all the things you did right, and the parts I thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Lalo MacKenzie

    I’m Lauren I’m 19 and I write YA books about faeries and hedonism and whatnot. A few novels that I think epitomize what I am trying to achieve are Tithe by Holly Black and of course The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves. I do not have an agent but am looking to get motivation and feedback and offer the same!

  • Brigid

    Hey, late to this but hoping to still find a CP.

    Blurb for what I’m working on: Virginia is an atheist who, alas, dies and, further alas, wakes up in front of St. Peter. Pissed at being judged by a set of rules she didn’t like, Virginia plans to escape. Along with a rogue divinity, Nan, she escapes through Hell, only to discover that it’s not just Christianity that is real. Every religion is. And all the divinities from all those religions exist in a dimension that no human has ever seen…

    So, fantasy with a lot of religious facts. At times sarcastic. May not be appealing to a person with a strong faith.

    What I like to read: YA, romance, contemporary, strong female characters. Love happy endings, though it’s great to cry on the way there. Most recent books I’ve liked are Kristan Higgins.

    Email is brigid dot slipka at gmail.

    (This is fantastic, Maggie, thank you)

  • Shantele Summa

    This feels like standing in gym class hoping to be picked
    for the “right” team… while NAKED. Deep breath, here goes.

    I’m Shantele, a 38 year old aspiring and un-agented writer. I am currently revising a NA/YA Horror/Supernatural WIP that (today at least) has 54k words. I have never worked with a Critique Partner, so I am equally excited and terrified. I am quirky, practical, and sensitive. I would love to find someone who can reciprocate a blend of in-depth critiques, ass-kicking, cheerleading,cursing, and camaraderie in all things writing.

    My current WIP has a soul wrenching Curse, Death Magic, a sexy
    Sin Eater, torment, longing, and loyalty… oh and of course plenty of romance, kisses, and friendship all set in Nashville, TN.

    Also, one character cannot decide if she is an old Gypsy Curse-worker
    or a Cajun Voodoo Mambo… damn her. It is missing a handful of names because I am being indecisive….and I have a pathetic scene right in the middle of my WIP with one simple word “Ghost” because I have yet to figure out the best way to write it. All to point out, I am halfway through my first major revision so do not expect a query level story, yet!

    I would like to work with at least one person somewhat close to my age so my occasional witty (meaning geeky) 80’s/90’s references will require minimal explanations and Googling. I strongly prefer someone also writing in the Horror/Paranormal/Supernatural genre for YA, NA, or Adult, all are fine. My ideal partner would be committed to their writing and able to invest their time participating in regular (weekly/daily) contact and shenanigans in between mind-blowingly productive brainstorms. Actually, a 3 person team with both a male & a female
    perspective would be dreamy.

    I love J.K. Rowling, Julie Kagawa, Kathleen Duey, Garth Nix,
    Laini Taylor, Victoria Schwab, Diane Setterfield, Stephen King… I could go on for an hour. I am a voracious reader.

    Please email me, at shantelesumma (at) gmail(dot)com, if you would like to trade pages or just chat. If we are simpatico, I will provide Twitter/Facebook/Email/Text support to your writing as well. :)

  • liz

    I love to write YA and i do not have any agent, publisher etc. but i do wish to have someone to read what i write and me to read whatever they write :)

  • Cassie

    Hello (:
    I arrived here a little late, but hopefully not everyone has found somebody.

    I’ve been writing for about 3-4 years, and I enjoy writing a large variety of genres. I have no agent, as I am not confident enough to contact one. I have finished a novel, but I am not happy with it, so I am rewriting.

    Currently, I am working on three different stories. A dystopian, a contemp/paranormal, and a fantasy. I love character driven stories that also have a strong plot. Recently (and not so recently) I have read (and loved) Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes, The Collector by Victoria Scott, the Vampire Academy, These Broken stars, and so many more.

    I enjoy reading nearly all genres in the YA-range. No erotica. I am a grammar Nazi, and I can catch many grammatical errors. It bugs the crap out of me when a character is inconsistent, (hello, VA, when she lets Adrian bite her?) But then I try and justify why it may have happened. (she was feeling guilty..maybe?) If it doesn’t work…I’ll point it out C;

    I don’t know if anyone would be interested, but if you are interested in me as a crit partner, feel free and contact me at:

    horsefreak1214(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Cassie

    Hi!

    My name is cassie and I have been writing for 4-5 years. I am looking for a few critique partners who aren’t against pestering me when I forget to write, and that are up for doing challenges with me. I am currently writing a contemporary with a dash of paranormal YA, and a childrens book that has a lot to do with fairytales. I am a nazi about sentence structure, and I adore beautiful writing.

    Some of my absolute favorite books are, These broken stars by Amie Kaufman, Scorpio races, falling kingdoms by morgan rhodes, and For Darkness shows the Stars by Diania Peterfreund.

    My favorite books include a strong plot, and addicting characters. I will be honest with you if I feel like something in your story needs to be changed, I hope you will do the same for me!

    Oh right, and I am also currently unagented. [haven’t been brave enough to give that a go yet!]

    If you are interested please email me at horsefreak1214(at)yahoo(dot)com!

    [old email accounts ew]

    • Lalo MacKenzie

      Hi Cassie I’m still looking for a good CP, can you tell me more about your book and what you’re looking for in a CP?

      • Cassie

        absolutely!

        It is told between three alternating perspectives. You have a girl who fled to this town in an attempt to escape her past, and a girl who would sell her soul to leave. And one perspective that is a bit of a mystery.

        Scarlette left her city to find solace in the silence of the non-town on the coast of Alaska.

        Holly wants nothing more than to leave her town far behind. She has dreams and will do anything, anything, to realize them.

        The two girls meet through a horrible accident that both ruins Scarlette’s chance of solace, and destroys Holly’s illusions of life away from her town. They meet their third friend, a girl who is a complete enigma. She wants friends but won’t let them get close.

        And the final touch – the mystery the town is hiding behind it’s charmingly innocent exterior.

        I can never decide on a blurb, to be honest. It changes in my mind frequently.

        As for what I’m looking for in a critique partner, I am mostly interested in someone to do say, 1,000 words a day challenges for a week, or any sort of thing like that. I would love a support group to chat about the difficulties that can arise when writing.

        I’m also interested largely in having people hit my work hard with their opinions.

        What about you?

      • Lalo MacKenzie

        I’m looking for someone who can help propel my work to the finish and point out any failings in the plot, problems with character development, poor sentence structure, and absolutely anything else that will help improve my work.

        Why don’t you email me and we can exchange chapters and critiques Lpopularprincess@aol.com

    • Keiko

      Hey Cassie! I have the same needs for a CP that will be in the trenches with me when life gets in the way of the writing. I have sentence structure issues, so I think this could be a match made in heaven. I am currently working on a contemp YA romance, but I have one on the backburner that is contemp with fantasy, as well as a re-told fairytale. I would love to maybe connect and see if we could work together!
      My email is keiko.sanders@gmail.com

  • http://beneaththepaper.blogspot.com/ Leigh Marrott

    I’m leaping towards liberation with this comment. I may come down with a vulnerability hangover when I push enter :)

    I’ve been writing most of my life. I started with poetry when I was young and have gradually made my way into writing novels. I’ve had poetry published in newspapers and magazines and have entered a few short storied into contests. I’m looking forward to querying my WIP when I’m finished with the rewrite.

    My current WIP is YA fantasy, a tale of King Arthur’s reincarnation, his mission and the people sent to help him.

    Dee Scott knows she’s been born to fulfill a certain mission, to protect the One. But what she doesn’t know is that once, in another life, she loved the One, married him and betrayed him.

    As Dee enters public school for the very first time as a sixteen-year-old senior, she literally falls head-over-heels for Dane McArthur and memories of her previous life begin to trickle back into the forefront of her mind. She remembers kissing Dane, loving him and leaving him… for his first knight, his best friend… who just happens to be none other than Luke, the Greek-God-esk boy who saved Dee in her first bumbling moments at her new prison, aka high school.

    As faeries descend, hellbent on taking over the world, the One, his protector Dee and his best friend, Luke have to put their raging teenage hormones aside and save the mankind from total extinction.

    • Karin Hernandez

      Leigh – would you be interested in a critique circle of 3 to 4 people? I write YA light fantasy. khern0203@yahoo.com

      • Miranda Marrott

        Karin, I’m so sorry. I don’t know how I never saw this, or why it’s just now showing up on my email. I’ll send you an email and see if you are still interested.
        Thanks.

  • Karin Hernandez

    I am hoping to put together an actual circle of about 3 or 4 writers. I write YA light fantasy. Please email me at khern0203@yahoo.com

  • Samantha M

    Hello everyone my name is Samantha. I am 25. I am currently working on the third draft of a adult urban fantasy novel. My novel is about a young woman named Audrey, who has the ability to read souls, who must move back to her hometown to help her suicidal sister, after her sister is accused by a former friend of murder, Audrey will learn that her sister wasn’t really suicidal but into dark magic. The two sisters will take a journey that will reveal who and what Audrey really is, even if it is a march towards death.
    I am looking for one or two critique partners. I prefer someone in the fantasy/scifi genre (adult or young adult) doesn’t matter. The draft probably wont be done until Mid April. I don’t have a agent but I hoping by the end of the year I can start querying. If you are interested please let me know. Thanks guys!

  • student

    Hello!

    My name is Maansi Pandya. I am seeking a crit partner for my YA Fantasy novel about an aristocratic boy who rescues a lower-caste friend from the death sentence.
    This is my first novel, and I am going to be querying agents. Though I’ve had it looked at before, another eye might be a good idea. I’d be happy to read your work in return! A book I read recently that inspired my own work was The Hobbit :D I just LOVE adventure stories!

    Thanks!
    If you are interested, please email me at maansi898@yahoo.ca

  • http://cebritton.webs.com/ Colleen Britton

    My name is Colleen, and I work as the proofreading coordinator/editor for a small academic publishing company in southeastern Michigan. I have two published short stories – Connie, an adult horror piece in Black Lantern Publishing, and The Unnamed, a YA horror story at Young Adult Review Network (YARN). I also wrote Krampusnacht, a short horror story for Pen & Muses 12 Days of Christmas challenge.

    I write YA, NA, and occasionally adult. My themes tend to be dark, but I do not like gore or gratuitous violence. I’ve written two trunked, book-length manuscripts – one paranormal YA and a YA paranormal fantasy. I am currently in the planning stages for a paranormal/historical YA set in 19th century France, as well as a couple of YA short stories.

    The books I’ve read that I feel most reflect my style or what I prefer to read/write are the Grisha series so far and The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls. Some of my favorite movies/TV series that also reflect my interests are Labyrinth, Otome Youkai Zakuro, and anything Studio Ghibli.

    The CP skills I can bring to the table are proofreading and line editing. I’m not as strong at seeing The Big Picture because I tend to get caught up in the minutiae. However, I do have to be honest and say that I will not just proofread your story for you; I’m looking for a friend – someone who wants to talk, share stories, and be a good buddy! – not a client.

    Otherwise, I’m 28 years old and happily married with two kitties. I have a degree in French language and literature with specialization in translation and a minor in history. I enjoy horseback riding, and train with a professional twice a week.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vbbernard Vanessa B. Bernard

      Hi Colleen. My name is Vanessa and I am 37 year old stay at home mother to a toddler with 1 novel length YA fantasy manuscript and am working on another YA urban contemporary (or fantasy depending point of view.)

      Your work sounds interesting. If you’d like to connect, email me at vanessa.b.bernard@gmail.com. :)

    • Lalo MacKenzie

      Hi Colleen, I’m Lauren, my post is somewhere above. Would you be interested in exchanging parts of our manuscripts? I write novels about faeries and the blur between light and dark.

      • http://cebritton.webs.com/ Colleen Britton

        Hey, Lalo; I’m not currently working on anything to exchange, but if you’d like to get to know each other a little bit, you can add me on Twitter (@_cebritton) or gmail me at britton425.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vbbernard Vanessa B. Bernard

    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Vanessa and I believe in a world that celebrates creativity. That stories, ideas and the arts inspire and bring people together. I also happen to be an aspiring YA fantasy/contemporary writer.

    I have one YA urban fantasy 1st draft that’s a contemporary retelling of Snow White (via the original character’s descendants) and am currently working on the 1st draft of my YA contemporary “The Brighton School for Night Owls.” As soon as those works are done, I’ll commence work my third WIP “Drowned,” another contemporary YA fantasy about a boy who falls in love with a mermaid.

    I’m 37, a stay at home mother to a toddler, am a classically trained portrait painter and a former violinist. I write daily and work on my social media platform via Facebook, twitter and wordpress.

    My plan is to begin querying agents next year when I have my first 3 novels prepped and ready to go.

    I hope to find a critique partner to share information, novel writing ideas and techniques and…well…most importantly, to find a friend – a writerly sister to share this wildly amazing and challenging experience that is authorship and publication.

    If you’ re interested in exchanging ideas, please email me at vanessa.b.bernard@gmail.com You can also check out my social media stuffs at http://www.facebook.com/vbbernard.

    Thanks! Happy Critique Hunting and I look forward to meeting you!
    -Vanessa

  • annie graefnitz

    Hi Everyone. I’m wrapping up the sequel to my first YA supernatural novel (spoiler: Vampires may be involved) I’d love to find CPs that help keep me motivated. In return, I will do the same. Other than my sister, I’ve never had a critique partner. She’s getting really tired of the 2 A.M. texts with trivial questions like whether my character should have a nose ring or not. I don’t have an agent yet. Frankly, the whole querying process scares me. My goal is to have both books reviewed so I can be ready to kick ass when it comes time to hunt for an agent.
    The last books I read & loved were The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker, The Diviners by Libba Bray, & Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I don’t have a strong genre preference as long takes me out of the real world.

    • Lalo MacKenzie

      Hi Annie, I’m Lauren, my post is above; would you be interested in exchanging parts of our manuscripts?

  • Michelle

    Hi All!

    I’m Michelle, 30, a seasonal biologist and full-time nomad. I write every kind of romantic suspense: with vampires, with assassins, with teens or adults or really anything as long as I can fit some love and a fight scene or two into it.

    I’m unagented but self-published once, and with five books published through the Amazon Kindle Worlds program. I’m currently querying the first book of a post-apocalyptic trilogy about an assassin who is sworn to kill all foreigners on sight, but is forced to work with one to stop a war and save the women in her country from slavery.

    I have one critique partner but I’d love another, to help with general editing of grammar and phrasing, as well as to help brainstorm and plan big picture stuff with pacing and plot exposition. I really appreciate somebody who takes the time to tell you what you are doing right and isn’t afraid to tell you when you’re doing it wrong. I love a well-told, well-paced story told with beautiful language. Not
    overly flowery but not plain like a concrete building either.

    I tend to be very encouraging and positive as a beta reader, but I will always tell you if I think something needs to be changed, and I love to help with brainstorming. Also, I’m very prompt at returning chapters, even when I’m busy.

    My top three favorite books currently are “The Sky is Everywhere” by
    Jandy Nelson, “A Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, and the series by
    Tahereh Mafi that starts with “Shatter Me” (gorgeous use of language,
    sort of irritating characters). And Maggie
    Stiefvater, obviously, who does fantastically with the balance of good
    storytelling and beautiful language.

    If you’re interested in trying a test-beta-read of a chapter or so, please email me at michelle @ michellehazenbooks dot com

  • Sunita

    Hi all, I’m looking for a CP. I write edgy YA and fantasy. I have two CPs for my fantasy novel which is on its second draft but I need someone who gets Edgy YA. I am part of writer’s group that meets bi-monthly. I do no have agent but I aim to get published this year.

    My story is a very emotional subject. It’s about rape and how a sisterhood is formed between the girls subjected to this horrific ordeal.

    I need a CP to keep me motivated even during the slumps. I do have experience in critiquing.

    Last book I read that epitomises me as a reader is probably Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. I loved it as it made me feel.

  • Jim Sellers

    Maggie, my book Jacky the Brave, is a YA story of a boy who decides that learning to play the bagpipes is the only way to save the rapidly deteriorating relationship he has with his father. I have to say it is wonderful to meet another YA author who embraces the pipes as much as I do.

  • http://www.caroleenoury.com Carolee Noury

    Hi!

    My name is Carolee and I’m 34 and a mother of 2. I am a freelance writer and career counselor by day. I’m writing fiction in the hopes of being able to make it my FT job.

    My current project is a YA ms, magical realism, called Favored:

    When sixteen-year-old Lucy Howland is kidnapped by the elusive girl who calls herself Brittney Kennedy and her intriguing accomplice Jesse, she must escape before she loses her magical abilities forever.

    This, ~56th, incarnation of my book will be about 60,000 when completed.

    My all time favorite book is Fire by Kristin Cashore. I love action, adventure, fantasy and romance. The more balanced the better!

    I’d like a CP who critiques like a reader–someone who will be able to tell me about the reading experience (when it’s too slow, confusing, boring, etc. and what’s working, too!). And we know readers notice all those typos, so that too.

    I’ll offer the same–lots of cheer leading and honesty. I’m also pretty awesome at catching typos, grammar errors and the like.

    I’m very serious about getting this MS in shape so it can be published and would love company on the journey. I have 6,000 words of the beginning ready for review.

    I live outside of DC. Please gmail me at caroleenoury if you’d like to find out more or give our CP love connection a try!

  • Falthor

    Hi Guys,

    My Book “Entangled” is a YA-Contemporary Romance dealing with a love triangle between 3 friends (2 girls and a boy) who all find out in one night that they each have feelings for the others in their group. Currently at 56K words I about to put this MS to bed for a while but wanted one last run at making it shine before moving on.

    My favorite book would be “The White Dragon” by Anne McCaffrey, as I generally tend to read fantasy, but any good story with a good mix of elements is fine by me.

    I’m looking for blunt but constructive, as well as a possible grammar overhaul… Can anyone help me out?

    falthor@yahoo.com drop me a line.

    • Keiko

      Hi!
      Your MS sounds right up my alley, and I would love to take a look! I’m not sure that grammar is my biggest strength but I can definitely give it a go. My email is keiko.sanders@gmail.com. I also have a YA Contemporary romance thats a bit love-triangle-y.

  • Steve

    Hi all,

    I should have posted this sooner. Looking for CPs/Betas– I currently have one so far, but looking for additional thoughts. I’ve gone through the MS about 4-5x, but I don’t think I’m catching issues at this point. Sent out some test-run queries (so far: one request, two rejections, and waiting to hear back on eight others), but would love some additional feedback/thoughts.

    My MS is YA Fantasy. It’s about my MC’s adventures at her new school, powers, and all that come with it– friends, enemies, the typical fare. Feel free to shoot me an email at hanton.steven@gmail.com and we can exchange queries or the first five or ten pages to see if we’re a good fit.

    I’m more of a line by line editor, but if you let me know the sort of feedback you’re looking for, I’ll try to tailor to that. I’m personally looking for new eyes and any and all comments– grammatical, flow, tone, structure, character, or general thoughts.

    Hope to hear back. Thanks!

    -Steve

    • iBel29

      Hey, Steve your MS sounds interesting. You interested in YA contemporary? You can check what mine’s about on my post above…then let me know if you’re interested

    • Hayden Birkett

      Hey Steve! I love the sound of your novel. Check out my post above and let me know if you think you’d be interested! I’m also in a querying/polished draft stage and would love some feedback.

  • http://twitter.com/webchairwarrior Courtney Ellis

    Hi everyone! My name is Courtney, I’m a 21 years old. I’ve been longing for a real critique partner for quite a while. I am currently in the rewriting/editing process for my second novel, which is contemporary YA. It is sort of like (and this is the best thing I could come up with without actually saying what it’s actually about) a mix between When Harry Met Sally (for teenagers) and Looking For Alaska by John Green.
    I’m unpublished, looking for an agent.

    The last book I read that really effected me was Everybody Sees The Ants by A.S. King. I am loving her at the moment. She has a knack for really strong voices, and the way she incorporates magical realism is so fresh and exciting.

    I’d love to find someone to swap with. I’m interested in reading any genre, and willing to offer everything I can to help you along with your work. I’m constantly losing sleep over my own work, so would love to offer someone else a helping hand, shoulder to cry on, ear to rant to, whatever is needed! Let me know if you’re interested.

    • iBel29

      Hey Courtney I’m writing a YA Contemporary also rewriting/editing stage. If your interested check my post above to see what it’s about, then perhaps we can exchange to see if we’re a good fit.

    • Keiko

      Hi Courtney-
      I may be a little late, but as soon as I read your post, I thought YES! I have also been really longing for a stable CP for awhile. My current WIP is a YA Contemporary romance at summer camp (Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Echolls inspired). Im still working out some plotting kinks but would love to see if we might be able to work together. My email is keiko.sanders@gmail.com, if you’re interested. Thanks!

    • Alaa

      Hey Courtney,
      Although I’m very late to the party, and I see you have a few people interested, but I was wondering if you’re interesting in working with me?
      I’m 19 years old and have been looking for a serious contemporary CP for a while. I’m currently working on all sorts of things although my primary focus is contemporary YA. I’ve recently gotten some interest in an agent (who compared me to John Green, whoo hoo!) but also said my manuscript just wasn’t ready yet but would love to see a revised version of the novel. I’d really benefit from a serious and honest CP who reads and loves the same things as I do. I’m also a big fan of A.S. King, I deeply loved Everybody Sees the Ants and Please Ignore Vera Dietz. Although I don’t write crossovers of contemporary magical realism, I’m a huge fan of them. Recent books I’ve read that have touched me deeply is Noggin by John Corey Whaley and Maggot Moon by Sally Gardener.
      A way to describe my book, as the interested agent said, is an outside look to John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Not so much the romance part, but say if the whole novel was about Issac and Augustus’s friendship (in which one of them does not have cancer) and add a road trip and some philosophical homeless men, then you’d have the novel I’ve been working on.
      I’m also very good at lending an ear and helping one get over any writing funks, adding encouragement, and also being a shoulder to cry on.
      If you think we might be a good match, you can email me at alaaalbarkawi@yahoo.com and we can keep up the chatter!
      Thanks so much for reading this,
      Alaa
      P.S. Although vague for good reasons, your novels sounds very interesting!

  • iBel29

    Hey guys, my name is Tlotlo, I’ve been looking for a CP for quite some time. And I want to find one that sticks. I have another novel that I’m querying. Another one that won an award back here at home that’s getting published end of this year. So yeah.
    I’m currently working on a YA contemporary set in Botswana which I’m editing. Anyway here’s a quick blurb of it: Frustrated, nineteen-year-old Rorisang Plaatjie lives in an alternate, technologically advanced digiBotswana, where love and air are expensive, and a blip to her financial security. But girls her age have found ways of surviving: finding odds jobs, bonking sugar-daddies to pay for Air-brushing apps, Race Changing Apps and bouts of self-image editing tools made allowable by their country’s technology. and so on and so on.

    I don’t mind reading anything, it’s the writing that really just grabs me. If anyone’s interested we can exchange and see if we’re a good fit. :)

  • Alexis

    Hi friends! I’m Alexis, age 30. I’m looking for crit partners for two different genres. I’m posting the all-ages one here. (If you’re willing, able, and over 18+, I am also looking for crit partners for things I shall not mention here.)

    Age Range: NA (having trouble pinning it down)
    Genre: Dystopia/Speculative Fiction
    Blurb (well, here’s my snowflake summary anyway): A young man refuses to follow the destiny mapped out on his body in tattoos.

    Unagented, plan to self pub or pitch to agents eventually. Currently on draft 2, but not quite finished.

    Books that epitomize me as a reader? My current obsessions are the Raven Boys cycle and TFiOS. Characters are king in what I like to read. I need to love the characters immediately. I also look for a sense of urgency – the “Why am I reading this again?” early on.

    Contact me at b.alexis.scott@gmail.com if you’re interested in either thing. I’m enthusiastically looking for partners. I’m abysmal at checking back into threads though.

  • Freddie Belle Forsythe

    Hello, I’m still looking for Critique partners :)
    I’m writing a paranormal romance/comedy that follows three different monsters as they try to live among humans. It’s written in first person, and present tense, and switches between their views.

    I am strong at critiquing because I have taught myself how to write and critique. I am not a harsh critique, but I am honest. It takes me hours to critique, so I need somebody with as much drive as myself (I’ve had a few people drop out after I’ve critiqued their work, so this promise is very important. You can’t do critiques with me half way.)

    I’m not yet completed with my work, and its still in the editing stage, so you’ll get the chapters as they come :)

    Some of my favorite authors are Carrie Ryan, Laini Taylor, Maggie Steifvater (of course), and Michelle Jaffe.
    If you have interest in being my critique partner please email me at Freefredthecow at yahoo.com

  • AuthZH

    I write YA, particularly romance and/or fantasy. Right now, I’m working on the sequel to my debut novel (The Belgrave Daughter). Read more at http://zarahoffman.com/the-belgrave-legacy.html. I’m a self-published author and do not have an agent. The last book I read and really loved was Crash Into You by Katie McGarry. Her characters are always flawed and layered in such a way that they pull at my heartstrings. I want my writing to have that effect on my readers.

    • Meli Landry

      Hi there! I’m interested. :) I write romance NA. I’m unagented and unpublished. My story is about a girl who finds her fiance in the throes of romance with another woman on the night before their wedding. The book centers around her finding her own way and freedom after leaving him…and doing so with a list. I write comedy, but want to pull at the heartstrings as well. If you’d like to swap some pages, let me know! My email is mpontruff@gmail.com or you can find me at facebook, Melinda Landry.

  • Meli Landry

    Hi everyone! I’m a little late for the party, but hopefully some of you are still looking. I’m in the query stage for agents and am unpublished. The feedback I’m getting is that I need to run it through some critique partners to tighten everything up. So here I am!

    I write contemporary romance, but I think it would be labeled as NA. My story is a romantic comedy about a young woman who catches her fiancé cheating on her with another woman on the night before their wedding. She decides that it’s finally time to move on and does so using a “Break-Up Bucket List.” Its 65k words and I’m looking for a critique partner who wouldn’t mind working pretty quickly. The awesome thing is that I’ll definitely do the same in return. :)

    • AuthZH

      Just replied to your comment on mine. Love the idea for your book, and the title makes it sound even better. Hope we end up working together.

  • Takara

    Hi Everyone. My name is Takara. I’m writing YA paranormal romance with
    adventure element. I’m unpublished and currently looking for an agent
    and therefore, need someone who take their writing seriously. I have a
    full time job so my response is a bit slow but I’ll try the best I can.
    My story involves demons.
    If you feel like it, we can try trading some chapters.

  • Jodie Andrefski

    Hi all! I am looking for another CP for my latest YA Contemporary ms. It deals with a high school secret society and revenge that leads to murder.

    I do not have an agent, although I am querying another ms. I have my undergrad degree in Secondary Education/English and am working on my Master’s in Mental Health. I find it really difficult to pick one book that shows who I am…I read all kinds of stuff, mostly YA, but also enjoy other stuff too. I’m looking for someone that is honest, but that will comment on the good as well as the bad, lol. =)

    I’m on twitter @2000_words, or you can email me at jodieandrefski (at) gmail (dot) com.

    Hope to hear from you! =)

  • Emmanuel Bior

    Hey, I’m Emmanuel, 18yrs of age.

    Sort of late for the party, but I hope to find two nice CPs interested in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or just Fiction all together. My current work in progress is a science fiction novel based in the distant future where the world has been ravaged by a war and the government starts employing young adults to help quell rebellions still brewing from the past conflict, yes it’s post apocalyptic in a sense.

    I do not have an agent and have been messing around with writing for about two years now. I am looking for people who can give me motivation but also crack down on my work and give me realistic insight on what’s bad and good.

    I’m pretty much open to any genre, though, I must warn I am extremely unfamiliar with the romance division and barely read horror or thriller. My main authors would have to be Rick Riordan with both his Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series and Veronica Roth with her Divergent series. Other authors I love include but are not limited to, Dan Wells (Partials), Eric Nylund (Halo), J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), and G.R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire).

    Hope to hear from some people soon, preferably I’d rather you guys to message me via my E-Mail, E-Bior@hotmail.com but here is fine too!

  • hanagirl

    Hello, I hope I’m not too late to the game. I’m looking for 2 or 3 critique partners for my current wip which is a middle grade 19th century historical. I’ve been in several critique groups before, have written four plays (which were produced), a romance novel, and am also currently working on a PhD in creative writing. I would like to partner up with other young adult writers or middle grade (MG) writers. But romance writers are okay too ;) .

    You can email me at hanagirl (at) live (dot) com.

    Thanks.

  • Amy

    I write YA – still very much in the beginning stages of a “career”, finding my voice and whatnot. My WIP is an urban fantasy/supernatural novel. I don’t have much written although it’s mostly plotted out to the end. Here’s the blurb (also a work in progress):

    16yo Jude stumbles into an open grave on her way home one night and lands in the arms of the mysterious Alex. They must work together to discover which of them is the hunter and which is the hunted.

    I’m a 27yo Manufacturing Trainer from Massachusetts. I work long, crazy hours and I could really use a kick in the pants to keep me going over here. I love books like Howl’s Moving Castle, and Micheal Scott’s Nicholas Flamel series but the last book that really stuck with me is a tie between My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I haven’t read either in ages but the emotions stuck with me and that’s the kind of writer I hope to be some day.

    Shoot me an email at aecattabriga@gmail.com if you’re interested. I do have twitter and tumblr but I don’t have much of an online presence and that’s one of the things I would like to work on for the year.

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  • Christabel Smith

    After being in relationship with him for nine years,he broke up with me, I
    did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him
    back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with
    everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to
    someone online and she suggested that I should rather contact a spell
    caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type
    that never believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I mailed the
    spell caster, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be
    okay before four days, that my ex will return to me before four days, he
    cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex
    called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that
    he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return
    to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was
    how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made
    promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of
    help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful
    spell caster, DR OJEFOR who helped me with my own problem and who is
    different from
    all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell
    caster, his email is (drojeforspellcaster@gmail.com }
    you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or
    anything he cast spells for different
    purposes like
    (1) If you want your ex back.
    (2) if you always have bad dreams.
    (3) You want to be promoted in your office.
    (4) You want women/men to run after you.
    (5) If you want a child.
    (6) You want to be rich.
    (7) You want to tie your husband/wife to be
    yours forever.
    (8) If you need financial assistance.
    (9) Herbal care
    (10) If you can be able to satisfy your wife
    sex desire due
    to low erraction.
    (11) if your menstruation refuse to come
    out the day it
    suppose or over flows.
    (12) if your work refuse to pay your, people
    owing you?.
    (13) solve a land issue and get it back.
    (14) Did your family Denny you of your
    right?
    (15) Let people obey my words and do my
    which.
    (16) Do you have a low sperm count?
    (17) bad lucks

  • Elizabeth King

    Hello, I’m Elizabeth, 26 years old. I am unpublished and will be looking for an agent in the next few months. I write mainly YA fantasy/speculative/sci-fi/supernatural, and I also write some adult epic fantasy. My current novel is YA Fantasy/Horror – it’s a Sleeping Beauty spin-off story in which Sleeping Beauty’s entire kingdom has turned into zombies. Newly awakened from her sleeping curse, the princess also
    fears she may be turning into a zombie. It’s adventurous, dramatic with some lighthearted humor, there’s some romance, and it’s set in a clockpunk fantasy setting.

    Recent reads which epitomize me as a reader are Across the Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund and the False Prince by Jennifer Nielson.

    I’m mainly looking for a CP for my YA stuff; however, if you are also
    interested in looking at my adult epic fantasy, that would be a bonus. I’m working on the first book in an epic fantasy trilogy right now, and would love some critque for it in the next couple of months, maybe. Books/authors I have read that represent my style in the fantasy genre would be Brandon Sanderson, the Medalon trilogy by Jennifer Fallon, and Melanie Rawn’s Dragon Prince series.

    Thanks!

    • Hayden Birkett

      Hello Elizabeth! My post is right above yours. I’m definitely interested in your book(s)! Check out my post right above yours and email me @ my address if you’d like to see if we’d make decent CPs! :)

    • Adanma Chew Dukes

      I’m interested in both the YA and the adult epic fantasy (My favorite). Email me: Adanma.Chew@selu.edu

    • Callie Hansen

      Hey Elizabeth, I don’t know if it’s too late for you to see this or not, but I’m super interested in your project! My post is down a ways, but it’s basically a YA Thriller with a superhero aspect to it for the basics. If you’re interested drop me a line at: calliehansen76 at gmail (dot) com

  • Hayden Birkett

    Heyo! My story is YA paranormal action/adventure. My novel is called CROSSFIRE, and features a 16-year-old girl named Cynthia Fletcher as the main character. It has multicultural teens from all corners of the globe running amuck in New York City, glowing dogs called Comets, and an antagonist called the Man in White. I’m unpublished, unagented, and looking for an agent currently.

    You can find out more about my story (and me!) @ http://haydenmariecreations.tumblr.com

    I’ve been writing for 15 years, and currently work as a YA Library Assistant in So California.

    I’m looking for an awesome critique partner(s), and hoping to offer some help in return! :) Thanks, and contact me at RJDreamWalker@gmail.com if you’re interested!

  • Guest

    Hey everyone, my name is Anya, I’m 14 and I’m a young writer and currently I’m writing my story of Alice. It’s just like Alice in Wonderland however is dark and is based on nowadays’ events. It’s mixed with drugs and etc. And Alice is even more mad than ever. If you are interested in reading and reviewing my story drop me an email at amladentseva@gmail.com and i will send you my first chapter and prologue :) It would be great since i’m an aspiring writer with a potential.
    Thanks xxxxxx

  • Anya Mladentseva

    Heya there! I’m Anya and currently I’m writing a YA novel. I’m a quite young and aspiring writer and it would be more than great if you could be my crit partner! :)

    “She took the pill. She drank the wine. Blurry.
    Spinning images, flashbacks, remorse. Bloody diamonds, rusty guns, smeared
    lipstick, broken nails. White powder, music, clubs, stolen credit cards.

    Her name is Alice.

    And that’s her wonderland.”

    My story is based on the traditional ‘Alice in Wonderland’, however this time we encounter Alice as the nowaday rebel with loads of tattoos and a stinky cigarette breath. Even though she’s only 17, we could see her getting kicked out of school. She has a perfect Russian biker boyfriend, and her life consists of everyday parties and drugs. Now what’s wrong with Alice is that she isn’t quite sane. She’s rather very mad. Throughout the novel she travels through her wonderland, shattering everything that she leaves behind her.

    It would be great great great if you could contact me by dropping an email at amladentseva@gmail.com and I would instantly email you my first chapters :)

    With lots of love, xxxxxxxxxx
    Anya

    • AuthZH

      That sounds so interesting! I’m writing a similar story (Where Madness http://zarahoffman.com/fearful-fairytales.html). Funny how great minds think alike! If you don’t have a deadline for your feedback, I would love to read your story!

  • Ashley Thomas

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    Thank you all.
    Name:Ashley Thomas
    Location: France

  • nancy Alfred

    HELLO to my friends out there i am testifying about the good work of a man who help me it has been hell from the day my husband left me i am a woman with two kids my problem stated when the father of my kids travel i never help he was living but as at two weeks i did not set my eye on my husband i try calling but he was not taken my call some week he call me telling me that he has found love some where easy at first i never take to be serous but day after he came to the house to pick his things that was the time i notice that things is going bad i help he will come back but things was going bad day by day i needed to talk to someone about it so i went to his friend but there was no help so i give it up on him month later i met on the the internet a spell caster i never believe on this but i needed my men back so i gave the spell caster my problem at first i never trusted him so i was just doing it for doing sake but after three day my husband called me telling me that he his coming home i still do not believe but as at the six day the father to my kids came to the house asking me to for give him the spell work to said to my self from that day i was happy with my family thanks to the esango priest of (abamieghe)esango priest he his a great man you need to try him you can as well to tell him your problem so that he can be of help to you his content email is this esangopriest@gmail.com indeed you are a priest thank you for making my home a happy home again. remember his email is esangopriest@gmail.com

  • Ekbay

    Hi, I hope it’s not to late to comment! Anyways, my name is Erin and I’m a 20 year old kinesiology major (just about to graduate!) I’m pretty new to writing, but starting to consider it rather seriously, and I would like to find a CP who I could talk to about ideas, get feedback and advice, someone I could be friends with and will motivate me to write. Some of my absolute favorite books are Harry Potter, Cinder, The Goose Girl, among many others. Also, I almost exclusively read YA science fiction/fantasy, which is what I happen to write as well. Currently, I’m working on a retelling of Peter Pan set in Victorian England, which will include some steampunk elements as well.

    Here is my email and twitter if anyone is interested! Thanks!

    Email: ekbay72@gmail.com
    Twitter: @erinkbay

  • Adanma Chew Dukes

    Hello everyone. I’m Adanma. I’m a special education elementary school teacher. I love to take vacations in the worlds of my imagination, in other words, I love to read and write. Currently, I have written several short stories in several genres including: fantasy, sci-fi, children’s, and multicultural family sagas. I have yet to seek getting published, but have been seriously considering the idea lately. I also have an epic fantasy book in the works, involving mother nature, swords, comas, magic, and much more. I am very interested in someone willing to share ideas.
    I love reading a little of everything, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. I have a four-year-old and one-year-old, and we read lots of children’s books. I’m up to my ears in Dr. Seuss!
    Here’s my email if you want to share. Adanma.Chew@selu.edu

  • Bellamy Lara Tate

    Hi, I’m Bellamy Tate, I’m 19 years old and I mostly write YA urban Fantasy/paranormal romance. I also dabble in a little dystopian from time to time. The last really great book I read was The Bone Season because more than just giving me a great action filled story, it made me deeply feel something for every character. I’m an English and Psych double major at Upenn. I’m writing a few stories at the moment, some of which are way more developed than others. The main one I’m focusing on is set in about an average girl named Grace, who finds herself in the crosshairs of a battle between Fallen angels and the warriors who fight them. This story is set in the glitz and glam of Upper east side manhattan, where these people are socialites by day and warriors by night. I know it sounds very tropey and similar to a lot that’s out there, but I’ve written so much I don’t want to abandon it. I was hoping I could find someone to read through some of it and help me find ways to make it stand out more.

  • Stephanie Akhig

    THANKS TO GREAT DR OGUN FOR SOLVING MY PROBLEMS
    I am stephanie, i base here in LOndon.since the death of my late husband,and everything was difficult for me and my business was bad.
    I was just browsing through the internet and i saw series of testimonies of one particular Dr OGUN,the spell caster help them in various ways,Some people
    testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he
    restores womb, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and
    so on. There was one particular testimony I saw,it was about a woman called
    mrs ramirez,she testified about how Dr.OGUN brought her business back less
    than 72 hours and at the end of her testimony she drop Dr.OGUN e-mail
    address.After reading all these,I decided to give Dr OGUN a try. I contacted him
    via email and explained my problem to him. In just 3 days after doing what he ask me to do,I started receiving contract both the known and the unknow person.
    I am thinking him for making me a woman again and even happier as never before.You can contact him through lovespelltemplee@gmail.com

    IF YOU ALSO NEED SOLUTION IN THE FOLLOWING PROBLEM,CONTACT HIM AS WELL.

    1) If you want your ex back.
    (2) if you always have bad dreams.
    (3) You want to be promoted in your office.
    (4) You want women/men to run after you.
    (5) If you want a child.
    (6) You want to be rich.
    (7) You want to tie your husband/wife to be yours forever.
    (8) If you need financial assistance.
    (9) How you been scammed and you want to recover you lost money.
    (10)if you want to stop your divorce.
    (11)if you want to divorce your husband.
    (12)if you want your wishes to be granted.
    (13) Pregnancy spell to conceive baby
    (14)Guarantee you win the troubling court cases & divorce no matter how what stage
    (15)Stop your marriage or relationship from breaking apart.
    once again the email address is lovespelltemplee@gmail.com contact him immediately.

  • Cat Lazaroff

    Hi all – huge fan of all of Maggie’s work, but only just found this post. I’ve got a full novel (unpublished) and a couple partials under my belt, but am just now working on something I think might actually have legs. It’s new adult (but not “oh my god I just discovered my sexuality” NA!) with fantasy elements, set in the Southwest on a ranch that’s failing due to drought. If I ditched the fantasy, it would be a nice little coming-of-age story centered on my 19-year-old main character. But I love fantasy – Maggie’s kind, that takes the real world and looks just around a corner into the mysterious possibles hiding in the shadows. I think “The Scorpio Races” is my favorite, though I just preordered the newly named “Blue Lily, Lily Blue,” and am considering building a time machine in my basement to skip forward to October.
    I’m already in a local critique group, but none of them write anything close to my genre (which is fabulous and frustrating all at once). So I’m looking for one or two committed CPs, ideally who are also writing present-day YA/NA, and who are interested in helping each other think big about character motivation, carrying themes forward through a pell-mell plot, and the difference between “has definite series potential” and “ends on a cliffhanger” genre fiction. I’m 47, and you can reach me at catlaz@verizon.net. Thanks!

    • emily

      Hi Cat, it sounds like we write in a similar genre =) I am a huge fan of NA since it is an up and coming trend in sci-fi fantasy I think. If you would like to try the CP thing I’d be open to it! I love horses so I hope this cattle ranch has horses hahaha you can reach me at eafield009@gmail.com if you want! Thanks!

  • emily

    Hi all! I’m Emily and I write mostly adult sci-fi fantasy/urban fantasy but I think a lot of my stories would appeal to YA, it’s just that my characters ages and grit are more adult. =) I have a paranormal romance out called Blue Moon under a pen name, Anne Bourne, it’s about mermaids.

    The book I’m currently querying agents for is called The Rain Wars and it’s an urban fantasy in which a half demon boy finds the egg of a Gryphon and
    is forced to confront his possessed mother, a golem army, true love and save the world. It’s got a lot of fire in it, literally, because I’m a pyromaniac =) It’s complete around 89,000 words and I’m fine tuning it all the time.
    Books that have influenced me are probably Ender’s Game, LOTR, The Raven Boys (naturally), James Rollins (author not a book because I love all his books) and Harry Potter! Please feel free to contact me at eafield009@gmail.com I’m looking for just a few dedicated, serious CP about my age range and definitely in the same genre please – although I won’t rule out romance. I love paranormal or thriller romance.

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  • Selina Jackson

    I’m sharing this testimony because someone out there might have same problem,Am very happy today because i was having a sleepless night since the only man i have ever love in my life left me for another girl,trying to get him back i met this testimony of a Woman called Sandra and she said somebody called Dr abacha helped her to bring back her lover. i took a leaps of faith and contacted Dr abacha and he also brought back the only man i have ever love to me.I’m so happy sharing this testimony,contact Dr abacha in his email: abachasolutiontemple@gmail.com and believe me his going to make you happy once again okay

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  • Sarah Matulis

    Hello all!! I am working on my MG which will be complete at around 60k however I would love to trade it with someone else for feedback. I’ve cped many times before and how I tend to CP is by trading chapters..usually one at a time…giving detailed edits through Word’s track changes and comments. I would appreciate a CP with tough love as i give tough love in return

    Let me know if you’re interested!

    Info about the book:

    When Peter’s home life gets so horrible he is forced to run away to an abandoned theme park , he discovers an amulet that grants him the ability to teleport around the world, anywhere his heart desires, along with a few places he never wanted to end up.

    • kat_shields

      Hi Sarah,
      Would you like to cp? I’ve emailed with a couple cp’s that just were working on diff things or didn’t have time to write. I’ve finished my 14th edit on my MG ms, 13,000 words.

      5th grader chance to lead the coolest club ever, and it’s her own idea. Instead, she gets detention after defying the new rules banning clubs. Figuring out how to save her club gets tougher when the other kids seem to enjoy her agony, and her mom’s wacked out workout friend stages a protest in the principal’s office.

      I’d be really glad to trade chapters with you. If you would like to get in touch, please send a note at kathleen dot shields at yahoo dot com.

      Thank you!

  • Renae Burgess

    Hi all, I know I’m late to the game with this post, but I hope you’re all still listening out there.
    My name is Renae, I’m 18 years old and I mainly write YA fiction and fantasy. I’m currently at UNI studying right now and lack the free time that I would like to be putting into my novel, though I’m persisting with it slowly. While it’s a story I’ve been developing for a couple of years, I’m still in the initial drafting stages. It’s a YA fiction novel about truth, horizons, unavoidable change, death and life. It’s partially based around/written for a good, unfortunately, late friend of mine and his struggle with cancer, his faith and the act of opening yourself up to a world content to knock you down over and over. He is not, however, the main character. It’s very much an exploratory novel for me and I’m loving every step of the journey it’s taking me on.
    While I don’t have much to share with a CP currently, I’m looking for one now so I can build up a good and trusting relationship for future interaction and sharing. I’m also completely willing and able to critique any work they decide to send to me from the get-go.

    The last book I read and loved and am still haunted by is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This book embodied everything I’ve ever wanted to do as a writer: evoke a world of magic, mystery, believable relationships and a hauntingly beautiful litany of words that feels like poetry to read.

    I hope that some of you guys are still interested in finding a CP, and I would love to hear from any of you.
    You can contact me on this post or at renaeireneburgess@hotmail.com

  • Amanda Georgianna Kelley

    Hello everyone! Not sure if you’re still doing this Maggie, but here goes! My name is Amanda. I write Young Adult Urban Fantasy. I am currently Un-Agented, but I hope to change that when I finished editing the first book in a planned trilogy. The last book I read and loved was Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent. I absolutely loved Divergent, and I loved Insurgent as well, just not as good as the first. And I know, I know, I was seriously late to the bandwagon. :P

    I’m very serious about getting back to my writing and editing and finding an agent soon and hopefully getting published. So hopefully there are others with the same goals! :)

  • appifanie

    Hi everyone! I have one YA contemporary finished and revised. I think I might be overwriting. I’ve received a bunch of good feedback and compliments from people but I know it needs some work. I don’t have an agent.

    I did one of the twitter pitches today – here’s one of mine – 17yo Sadie – every guy’s friend, no one’s girlfriend. When her crush moves in,she finds herself torn btwn him & another.

    I’m calling my comps Kasie West’s The Distance Between Us and Robin Constantine’s The Promise of Amazing, but it feels awfully full of myself to compare my book to books I love :)

    The last book I really loved that epitomizes me as a reader? Side Effects May Vary, or The Distance Between Us.

    appifanie at gmail dot com or I’m on twitter @ appifanie

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  • Alaa

    Hi my name is Alaa and I’m 19 years old. I’m currently earning a B.A. in creative writing with hopes to be an English teacher. But first, I hope, I can find myself published. I write contemporary YA and MG. I currently have an agent interested in one of my novels but asked me to revise and resubmit first so I am looking for a serious CP who will not only be a great match for the current novel seeking revisions but for the many others I have. I also hope to return the favor with my CP. I will be your hand to hold and your very honest (but heartwarming) critique! A way to describe my novel, much like the agent interested did, is an outside look to The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Much less the romance aspect but a bit of a cancer aspect. Think if the novel was just about Issac and Augustus’s friendship (in which only one of them has cancer) and add a road trip and philosophical homeless men and you sort of have what my novel is about.
    Some recent books that have really touched my heart and soul and funny bone are Noggin by John Corey Whaley, Love Letters To the Dead by Ava Delliaria, Maggot Moon by Sally Gardener, and Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith. I’m into quirky realistic fiction, so if you’re into that, please send me a message at alaaalbarkawi@yahoo.com I’d love to hear from you!

    • Stephanie Estrada

      Hi Alaa, I think we’d be a good match. Just emailed you. :)

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  • Shannon

    It seems that this thread is still going and that makes me very happy! My name is Shannon and I am 27. I am just about to head into the 3rd edit of my YA novel that I wrote while living in Edinburgh (currently back home in Canada now). I do not have an agent or a publisher yet as I need to do some heavy polishing still before I feel ready to start searching this coming fall.

    This is the first book I have written that I truly feel is something people will want to read and will enjoy. It is about energy and our connection to each other and everything around us. A select few are born with the ability to help the earth stay balanced and keep all life forms safe, especially fellow humans.

    The book that sparked my brain cells into action was Scorpio Races. Between the 1st and 2nd draft I read a bunch of Cassandra Claire, Carrie Ryan, Ally Condie, Holly Black and Neil Gaiman. Another book that changed me as a reader recently is Room by Emma Donoghue. For fun I am currently re-reading all of the Georgia Nicholson books by Louise Rennison – they make me laugh uncontrollably.

    I am hoping to connect with one or two CPs. You can reach me at shannon.lintott(@)gmail.com I live in Toronto at the moment but will be moving to a small town soon to hopefully help run a small bookstore and children’s arts workshops. Fingers crossed!

  • G.SLeGra

    Hi, I am looking for someone to crit my novel (fantasy). I am willing to provide a stipend in advance of each chapter critiqued. My email is gslega at gmail dot com Much gratitude! Gael

  • Meghan Stigge

    Anyone still here? I’m looking for a couple of critique partners. I have draft 1 of a YA … supernatural fantasy(?) complete. Informal pitch: A rash of dark incidents arise in a normally quaint and sunny lakeside Ozark town where three siblings and their aunt are trying to rehab a stately stone building into a bed and breakfast. As they learn that the stones were transported from Ireland over 100 years ago, similarities to dark Irish myths seem to be mirrored in the town’s troubling happenings. A smattering of love and angst is thrown into the mix.

    Editing and revising now. I’m a high school librarian and former English teacher, so I can offer a widely read background and decent grammar skills to prospective CP’s.

    If interested, my email is meghanstigge at gmail.

  • http://sherrysoule.blogspot.com/ Sherry Soule

    My name is Sherry, and I am interested in exchanging chapters with an experienced critique partner. I have over 10 years worth of experience and I was an acquisitions editor for a small press. Most of my CPs are drafting new projects and are unavailable right now.

    My current WIP is a 75k word NA suspenseful romance (characters
    in college) and its needs some tough love.

    Blurb (early draft): When Sabine Manning starts a new college her sophomore year to escape a haunted past filled with ominous secrets, she also decides to reinvent herself. She imagines a normal life and a
    new beginning, where she can pledge a sorority, stay focused on her classes, and swear off bad boys.

    But what she didn’t expect was to meet Cole Prescott, Beaumont University’s sexy-as-sin playboy, and used to getting what he wants…

    Genres I write: Urban Fantasy, Horror, Romantic Suspense, New
    adult, and Paranormal Romance. (All of my work has a romance element.)

    I am not repped by an agent, but I have come close a few times. And I’m VERY passionate and dedicated to the craft. Currently, I am published with an Indie press.

    If you want to check out my writing style, you can visit these sites:

    http://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Soule/e/B00596ANCA

    http://sherrysoule.blogspot.com/

    http://thespellboundseries.blogspot.com/

    Last book I read in the NA genre and (couldn’t put down) loved was, BEAUTIFUL DISASTER.

    I’m not much of a beta reader, but I can offer you a developmental edit, if that’s what your MS needs at this stage. I work from home and like to exchange at a pretty fast rate.

    Please contact me if you’re interested in discussing the possibility of becoming CPs. ;-)

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  • magan bagan

    Hey everyone! I have one person already whom I’ve been working on, but I’ve been wanting to find maybe one or two other Crit Partner’s as well.

    I’m Megan and I’m 29 years old. The book I’m working on is the first in a hopeful YA High Fantasy series. It follows a 17 year old elf prince on his journey to become the High King of his realm. He wades his way through trials/tests, assassination attempts, betrayals, and girls. I’ve been thinking of it as “The Selection” meets “Throne of Glass” meets dragons.

    Authors that I think fit me or that inspire me are Sarah J. Maas, Laini Taylor, and Maggie.

    This book is currently in it’s first draft and I’m in the middle of writing it, but I don’t think it hurts to be prepared. I want this book to be the best it can be when I send it out to agents and I believe working with others who have a passion for this will get me there. My aim is to be able to send this out in the new year *crosses fingers*

  • Guest

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Megan and I’m 29 years old. I already have one person that I’m working with on my book, but I’m hoping for maybe one or two more Crit Partners as well.

    The book I’m working on is hopefully the first in a YA High Fantasy series. It will follow a seventeen year old elf prince on his journey to become the High King of his realm. He will have to wade his way through trials/tests, secrets, betrayals, and girls. To me (and how I originally came up with the concept to begin with) it’s my version of “The Selection” in a high fantasy world.

    Author’s that I think fit my style or that have inspired me along the way include Sarah J. Mass, Laini Taylor, and of course Maggie.

    I’m still working on the first draft, but I want to be prepared for readers and critique partners now. It will be more encouragement for me to keep going. My goal is still to be able to send this out by and/or during the new year.

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  • Amanda Myers

    Fantasy for YA-Adult. Last book: Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. Involves the direct offspring of a classic legend. Romance, Coming of Age, Humor.

  • Dr Uwa

    Hello am Hayden Harriet from the UK. Am here to appreciate a man who has brought back the most precious thing back into my life .After Hayden left me for good 2years i was in deep pain and so confused because i truly loved him so much because he meant a lot in my life,So i was at a shop one day buying somethings when i was listening to the radio hearing a lady talking about Dr Aluda on how he has helped her in bringing back her ex,lover i was like truly this Dr Aluda has really been the talk of UK now So which then i got home and had a re think about contacting this spell caster So then i got his contact when i went to meet them at the radio station,They gave me dr Aluda cell number and email id,Then i decided to contact him and i explained to Dr Aluda how my Husband left me for good 2years,He told me not to worry that he would surly bring back Hayden into my life within 5days i was so happy when i had that i was thinking if truly what Dr Aluda is saying is true So then i said if he was a scam people would not talk good about him in an international radio station here in the UK,What baffled me the most was that before the 5days completed i already got an email from Hayden begging me,i was like are you sure this email his real,i was doubting then the next thing was a call from Hayden telling me he is in front of my door i rushed to the door i opened it and saw Hayden standing and crying for me to forgive him which i did,i forgive him and he was so happy and promise to be with me forever,This happened due to the help of this great man Dr Aluda,Please friend Dr Aluda has brought back happiness into our life in the UK how wish we could give him an award for the great thing he has done for us in the UK.Dr Aluda is a man to contact for help please don’t fall victim into the hand of scam Dr Aluda is here to help and a living testimony to his great work contact him on his private mail aludaspelltemple@gmail.com

Maggie Stiefvater
Hi, I'm Maggie Stiefvater

Professional novelist by day and artist by night. I live an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with my charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, and neurotic dogs. I’m the author of the Books of Faerie (LAMENT and BALLAD); the bestselling SHIVER trilogy (SHIVER, LINGER, FOREVER), and THE SCORPIO RACES.

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