Thursday, October 27, 2011

"CRUNCH TIME" First Page Critiques--Call For Submissions

From Friday, Oct. 28 at 12 until Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2, I will accept submissions. I will post them later that day right here at KTCROWLEY.COM for critiquing.
Please send submissions to ktcritiques [AT]

In the subject, please state “CT FIRST PAGE”

This round I will accept all genres and it's one entry per person, per genre (So you can submit 1 adult 1 YA/MG).

Please list the TITLE, GENRE and your SCREEN NAME (I will not include these in the critique posts) above your 250 words (format it the way you normally would).  Please do not stop in the middle of a sentence.  If it goes over the 250 limit by a couple of words, that's fine.  If you stop at 247 words, that's fine, too.

Your submission should look like this:

SCREEN NAME: Your Screen Name Here
TITLE: Your Title Here
GENRE: Your Genre Here

(Excerpt here.)

  • Please leave out "chapter one," chapter "titles", etc.  Otherwise, I may count them toward your 250 and you could lose some of your first page entry.
  • You will receive a confirmation email, but it may not be right away.  Only resend if you don't get one by the last hour of the submission window.  
If you enter, you must critique at least 5 other submissions (if there are only five, please critique all except your own).  This is so it's fair for everyone involved. 

I will accept up to 20 entries.

That’s it!  If you have any questions, please hit me up in the comments.

I hope we can fill up the 20 spots!  Spread the word.  :)


  1. You are kind and helpful! Thanks!

  2. I'm in. I already emailed so check for sherahart at gmail dot com. I've had a many critiques of my first book, but nada on the sequel. Thanks for doing this! Is there a reason I don't see the GFC follow widget? I prefer it over networked because I can't figure out how to get my blog on that one.

  3. Thanks for the kind words, everyone! Glad to be of help. :)

    Sher, I'm not sure what a GFC follow widget is? Do you mind emailing me at to elaborate so that I can set one up? I'd really appreciate it; I like to make sure everyone has access to my posts. Thanks in advance!