What’s the Deal?
Are you looking for some new input on a manuscript? Write2Ignite! offers you two separate (but simultaneous) critiques of one manuscript, from two of our Team members (or Conference presenters) for the you-gotta’-be-kidding fee of $45.
What Kind of Manuscripts?
Fiction and nonfiction magazine articles (up to 2000 words), picture books, board books, easy readers, early chapter books, chapters from mid-grade and YA novels (up to 2000 words plus a book summary or outline with chapter summaries.)
How Does It Work?
Email your manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment. Include in the subject line of your email “Two4One Critique.” In the body of the email include your name, the working title of your manuscript, and the genre.
Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, 12 point black type, in a clear font such as Arial, Calibri or Times New Roman. The first page should include your name, email address, title and word count. Half-way down the page put the title. Double space, then begin the text. All other pages should include your last name and title in a header. Please save/send your manuscripts as either WORD or Rich Text Format documents. Be sure to check and correct spelling, grammar and mechanics before submitting your manuscript. This is not an editing service. Therefore, we do not point out or correct mechanical errors such as these. No illustrations, please.
We will acknowledge receipt of your email. For payment send a check or money order to Write2Ignite! Two4One Critiques, 410 Aydlotte Rd., Rutherfordton, NC 28139. We will acknowledge by email the receipt of your check. Then, we will email your Two4One Critiques back to you within two weeks of the date of that email.
After you acknowledge receipt of your Two4One Critiques we will erase your documents from our hard drives, external memory devices and/or back-ups. Please keep a copy on your own hard drive or memory device.
Who Will Do the Critiquing?
Write2Ignite! Team members will critique your manuscript. That includes Jean Matthew Hall, Donna Earnhardt, Samantha Bell and others yet to join us. Our Bios are available here [needs hyperlink] on our website.
So, What’s the Disclaimer?
The Write2Ignite! Two4One Critiques include our opinions and suggestions for improving the quality of your manuscript. They are based upon the knowledge, skills and experience we have gained as writers in the field of children’s literature. We offer no guarantee that our service will improve your chances of being published, but we do promise that we will offer you our honest and conscientious opinions and/or suggestions regarding the literary elements and devices in the manuscript you entrust to us.
“Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 HCSB