Critiques 4 U, with Guest Editor Marissa Graff!

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED

It’s time for our monthly critique contest, and I’m excited to be able to introduce a new guest editor! Angela and I have known Marissa Graff for years; she has a TON of editing experience, she’s contributed guest posts to Writers Helping Writers in the past, and we’re super excited that she’ll be joining us as a Resident Writing Coach starting in October.

If you’re game to enter this month’s contest, here’s the amazing person you could be working with: 

Marissa has been a freelance editor and reader for literary agent Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary Agency for five years. In conjunction with Angelella Editorial, she offers developmental editing, author coaching, and more. She specializes in middle-grade and young-adult fiction, but also works with adult fiction. Marissa feels if she’s done her job well, a client should probably never need her help again because she’s given them a crash-course MFA via deep editorial support and/or coaching.
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CONTEST GUIDELINES

This month’s contest will be a little different because Marissa is offering up a critique on the FIRST FIVE PAGES of TWO WINNERS‘ stories!

If you’re working on a story opening (anything except erotica, nonfiction, or picture books) and would like some objective feedback, please leave a comment. Any comment :). As long as the email address associated with your WordPress account/comment profile is up-to-date, Marissa will be able to contact you if you win. Just please know that if she’s unable to get in touch with you through that address, you’ll have to forfeit your win.

Please be sure your story opening is ready to go so she can critique it before next month’s contest rolls around. If it needs some work and you won’t be able to get it to her right away, let me ask that you plan on entering the next contest once any necessary tweaking has been taken care of.

Two commenters’ names will be randomly drawn and posted here tomorrow. If you win, Marissa will be in contact to get your pages and offer her feedback.

Best of luck!

About BECCA PUGLISI

Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling. You can find Becca online at both of these spots, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
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Marissa Graff
Marissa Graff
1 month ago
Reply to  BECCA PUGLISI

Congrats, Vanesa and Amy! Thank you to everyone who so kindly entered. Huge thank you to Angela and Becca for having me!

Amy Hillman
Amy Hillman
1 month ago
Reply to  BECCA PUGLISI

Thank you so much!

Zanne Bigley
Zanne Bigley
1 month ago

What a fantastic opportunity! I would love to have my work in progress reviewed by a professional.

Galynn
1 month ago

This is a fantastic opportunity! Thank you!

Donna Jo Stone
1 month ago

Thanks for the chance!

Amy Hillman
Amy Hillman
1 month ago

Wow! Thanks so much for.the opportunity!

Julie Shattuck
Julie Shattuck
1 month ago

Thank you for this great opportunity Marissa!

Jerry Harwood
1 month ago

Tossing my hat in!

Kath Marsh
Kath Marsh
1 month ago

I’d love to have this opportunity!

Angie
1 month ago

This is such an incredible thing you’re doing for new authors. Fingers crossed!

Kade Kessler
1 month ago

I would also appreciate a chance at this opportunity. Thanks a bunch for offering this contest!

Nicole Le
Nicole Le
1 month ago

Cool opportunity. Thanks!!

Amanda Letterman
Amanda Letterman
1 month ago

This would be awesome. Thanks for offering this

Vanesa Perillo
1 month ago

I’d love to be considered! Thanks for the opportunity!

Denise Long
Denise Long
1 month ago

This would be an awesome opportunity! Thank you!

Vashti Quiroz-Vega
1 month ago

This is exciting! I would love a critique of the first 5 pages of my WIP. 😀

Donna Prince
Donna Prince
1 month ago

I’d love feedback from Marissa. Just finished the sixth edit of my opening. Please put me out of my misery! 😊

Caroline Lavoie
Caroline Lavoie
1 month ago

Thank you for such a great opportunity. I’d love professional feedback on my opening chapter.

Sarah Siedenburg
1 month ago

Very cool contest! I’m working on my debut novel, an adult thriller, and would appreciate some objective feedback😊 Thank you for this opportunity!

Susan Grillo
Susan Grillo
1 month ago

Five pages would be great.

Kim Taffy
Kim Taffy
1 month ago

Please pick me!!! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!

Christina Wise
Christina Wise
1 month ago

This sounds like a fantastic opportunity! My pages are polished and will start the query process in September!

Jessica Swafford
Jessica Swafford
1 month ago

Fantastic! Love this.

Darlene Foster
1 month ago

It would be wonderful to get feedback from Marissa on the first 5 pages of my WIP

Ingmar Albizu
1 month ago

I would like to be considered.
Professional feedback is always welcome.

Irene Kessler
1 month ago

Would love to have Marissa read my pages

Ruchama
Ruchama
1 month ago

This would be a tremendous help to me. I’ve been slogging away for 5 years on my WIP. Feedback would help get the last few thousand words done.

Tracy Perkins
1 month ago

Count me in! Thanks for the opportunity.

Jarm Del Boccio
1 month ago

Add me in!

Sam Muller
Sam Muller
1 month ago

Thanks so much for this offer of help. Stay safe everyone

Marie Powell
1 month ago

Count me in! This is a great idea. Thanks!