Imagine if three veteran beta readers gave you feedback on your finished manuscript, which was then analyzed and curated into a report for you by a seasoned editor.
You’re not dreaming – you can win this prize!
At a value of $499, the Complete Manuscript Package is The Spun Yarn‘s most detailed manuscript critique, curated by The Spun Yarn Editor based on full reads from three veteran readers.
The Spun Yarn starts by selecting readers according to your genre and any other demographic factors you’d like us to consider: if you’ve written a YA they will assign a mix of teen and adult YA lovers, or if you’ve written in a specific setting they will tap one of our readers from the area. Each reader reads your full MS (up to 100,000 words) and answers a series of questions, including real-time check-ins, overall quantitative feedback, questions you’ve posed, and scores in eight key categories like Plot and Character.
What makes the Complete Manuscript Report different from any other manuscript critique is the consensus our editor is to gather from three full sets of feedback as she curates your report and provides actionable suggestions for revision. Trends become much clearer when three independent unbiased readers agree. To see a sample report and learn more about The Spun Yarn, check out our website and author testimonials.
14 days, 14 AMAZING giveaways. To see what other Advent Calendar giveaway windows are open, go here. The last date to enter all draws is December 19th.
This sounds like a great service—and a wonderful giveaway!
What a great opportunity to help writers. Thank you!
This sounds awesome!
Elli Comeau says
The Spun Yarn is a great service. Would love to win this prize!
This is a wonderful giveaway!
What an amazing gift! A manuscript critique would be so helpful.
This would be so beneficial! Thanks for the opportunity to win as a prize!
Lisbeth Rivers says
This is such a great business idea – would love to have this manuscript package!
Christina Carroll-Pavia says
This prize sounds great–thanks for offering! And I love your company name!
This one sounds really neat
I had never heard of this service before, but I love it!
This sounds promising!!
JJ Arias says
This would be awesome!
Sabrina H says
This would be an amazing prize and very helpful to take things to the next level!
*cross fingers* good luck to everyone!
Elaine Milner says
This is the first time I’ve heard about this review service. It sounds like it would be very helpful, especially since they try to match the best readers for the genre, etc. I could really use something like this. I know my stories are pretty good, but they aren’t ready for publishing.
Mary Anne Edwards says
Thank you for the opportunity for this awesome prize.
Candice Robinson-Horejsi says
This would be so helpful for the winner!!!
Susan Policoff says
Great giveaway!The Advent calendar giveaway is a great addition to the season, too. Thanks for all your info and inspiration over the years.
Cathy Peper says
What a great prize. I would love to win.
Sharon Hughson says
I love the concept of curating feedback from readers of the genre. What a great prize!
Alyson Sheldrake says
sounds like a great prize!
Wendy Wickett says
Good luck to everyone!
Wow! This is awesome! I hope I win!!
I’ve always planned on getting a critique from The Spun Yarn. It’s apart of my write edit publish plan lol. Would love to win, but either way, I intend on using their services at some point. It’s such a marvelous value, getting feedback from three readers & not just one!
Tracey Brown says
An excellent opportunity to see what’s working and what’s not before you query or publish.
Rick Jordan says
As a first-time novelist, I could use this help.
Erica Alexander says
Sounds like a great deal.
Philip Larson says
This would be a tremendous resource to win 🙂
Mona Mehas says
I’m a member of the Creative Nonfiction community on Facebook. I was in the group and heard you speak with Allison Lane. I so need this service. I think it’s a fantastic idea!
Jen Elliott says
What an amazing prize. Somebody is going to be so lucky to bag an opportunity like this! Good luck everyone.
EC Spurlock says
Wow, this would be SO helpful! Thanks for offering this prize!
Jennifer L Raudenbush says
This sounds like a fantastic prize!
Thank you for such an amazing prize!
My goodness, it would be utterly unbelievable to win this prize.
*emoticon* of praying, thankful hands.
Ilona Rapp says
Spun Yarn manuscript reviews sound like they provide in-depth and actionable feedback. I would be thrilled to win this opportunity, and I hope whoever does win is inspired and propelled towards their best work!
Amy V says
Spun Yarn is new to me, but the service would be fabulous! <3
Karla Diaz says
I love the Writer’s Advent Calendar. You are amazing, Becca and Angela. Thank you for putting together this fun activity. I would love a Spun Yarn manuscript review.
Ligia de Wit says
This is so amazing! I have a manuscript almost ready to go, just in the final stages of revising. This would be priceless!
Though I love chocolate, this is even better!
What a cool prize! Thank you!
Rose De Bruin says
What a fabulous opportunity! Thank you so much for the chance to win such an amazing price!
Rose De Bruin says
Laurie Logan says
Wonderful prize for a writer!
I love how this incorporates multiple feedback sources.
Wonderful prize! Loving this year’s calendar!
Thanks for the opportunity!
This sounds like a very useful service. Thank you for your generosity, and Happy Holidays!
May I ask something of you? Would you point out when a tool or service it’s for Spanish too? There are a lot of resources that it’s indifferent if they’re in English or not, like articles and books (I love your blog and thesaurus 🙂 ), but when it comes to editing tools or reading services the languages available are key. Or if they cater internationally.
BECCA PUGLISI says
Hi! We don’t always know if a service caters to different languages, but if we post about one and we do know that information, we’ll be sure to share it.
Nicholas P. Adams says
Much better than chocolate!
Rhonda Hopkins says
Thank you for the opportunity!
Cheryl Rainfield says
This sounds amazing! Also I love your advent calendar for writers; thank you!
Ruchama Burrell says
This is just what my ms finally being birthed will need in a few weeks (I hope)
Michelle Cornish says
Thanks for the opportunity!
Spun Yarn sounds awesome!
Janet Smart says
A great prize. Thanks so much.
Susanne Allen says
Love this! Thanks so much for doing it.
Brian Burak says
Wow. What a prize! Thank you
Jackie Layton says
This sounds like a fabulous opportunity. Thanks!
Catherine Misener says
Love the name of your company! And of course, I’d also love to win!
Calvin Beam says
Spun Yarn is new to me, but I like the idea.
This is a great idea!
Yes please. Pretty please. I’m writing a paranormal cozy but not the std version and I would love to know if it still meets reader expectations!!
Emma Taylor says
Another amazing prize. Entered every day last year but I wasn’t lucky… hope I am this year! Some amazing things up for grabs. Thanks for organising again.
Wow, that would be amazing!
Larry Oldford says
Having an unbiased opinion from an educated source seems like an excellent way to have your manuscript tested prior to publishing!
I’ve used the spun yarn before. Valuable information!
Mary S Luce says
This is an awesome prize!
Anne Doebell says
Great calendar and raffle!
Do the prizes have expiry dates or can you claim the sessions and edits at any point in the near future?
I hadn’t heard of this service before. Sounds like it would be tremendously helpful.