Monday, December 10, 2012

Attention Baker's Dozen Entrants!!  "The Hangover" Critique Round 2012 Is Here!!

This month's critique round will be called "The Hangover".  This particular round is exclusively for those of you who entered Baker's Dozen 2012, but didn’t receive the response you’d hoped for or maybe don’t understand why yours wasn’t chosen.  The high of the auction is over, and now it's time to get back to work.  Here is your opportunity to see what might have gone wrong and to help others with the same.  I'll accept 50 Baker's Dozen 2012 full entries (logline and first page).  Hopefully, the feedback you'll receive here will give you what's needed to get your work chosen for the next contest or auction (Secret Agent is right around the corner!).

Please send submissions to ktcritiques [AT] by 10 PM EST Saturday night, December 15.  I will post them Monday morning, December 17, at KTCROWLEY.COM for critiquing.

In the subject, please state “BD ENTRY”.

Submit your logline and first 250 words just like when submitting to Miss Snark's First Victim.  Your submission should look like this:

TITLE: Your Title Here
GENRE: Your Genre Here

(Logline and first 250 here).

A confirmation email will be sent, but it may not be right away. Only resend if you don't get one by the last hour of the submission window. Once I receive 50 entries, an email will be sent to notify you if you didn't make the cut, so get yours in quickly!

If you enter, please critique five other entries, so that it's fair for everyone.  And spread the word please; the more critiques, the merrier! Let's help everyone involved get as much feedback as possible.

Good luck, everyone! I'm looking forward to seeing more great writing and supportive critiques.  Got questions?  Post them in the comments or shoot me an email.

P.S. If you're not a follower of my blog, I'd love it if you'd follow my journey and join the fun! There are several ways via the right-hand side of the screen. I try to offer open critique rounds monthly to help writers like you perfect your work. Our already amazing writing community only gets better when we help each other. :)


  1. Thank you so much for doing this! I was so bummed not to get into the Baker's Dozen auction and this feels like a second chance to get some much-needed feedback.

  2. Thanks so much, KT. Looking forward to Monday.

  3. Hey, will you please let me know when/if this fills up, so I can tweet it? :)

  4. Lori A. Goldstein (@_lagold)December 11, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Thanks for doing this K.T.!!

  5. I wasn't sure about putting this out again, but I've been working on re-write number three, and I know it's getting better. Thanks for doing this!

  6. Happy to do so! Looking forward to all the fun!