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For all my picture book writing friends!

TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! PICTURE BOOK PEEK
MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
Win a free critique of a selected picture book manuscript.
 
Here's how it works:

Sign up for a critique by entering your picture book WORKING TITLE in the comment section of my blog post at:
http://jeanreidy.blogspot.com/2013/07/time-out-for-monsters-picture-book.html
anytime (midnight to midnight Mountain Time) on July 29th. Titles submitted before or after July 29th will not be considered.

I'll throw all the submitted titles into a hat and pick 1 for critique.

Keep in mind:
* Manuscripts must be 1000 words or less.

* I accept only fiction.

* Please understand that I'm not an editor and will not be providing line-editing of your work. My critique will be comprised of suggestions for improving your manuscript. So please send me your most polished piece.

* The critique winner must e-mail me his/her manuscript as a Word attachment within 48 hours of the announcement . Manuscripts will be kept completely confidential. When I receive the manuscript, I'll let the author know when to expect my critique.

* As with any art form, likes and dislikes are entirely subjective. Please understand that my critiques are only one reader's/writer's opinion. It's always wise to seek feedback from a few different readers. If my ideas resonate with you, they're yours to use. If you disagree, I encourage you to compare my comments with those of other readers. But in the end, it's your book. Stay true to your vision.

I look forward to reading your work.
Jean
#1 - July 24, 2013, 12:21 PM
Jean Reidy
Coming soon: Pup 681, Truman, When the Snow is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall, Group Hug , Specs and Specs II.
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Thanks for the opportunity, Jean!

All the more reason for me to get myself to someplace with Internet access that day. :-)
#2 - July 24, 2013, 06:12 PM
www.carriefinison.com
DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS - Putnam (July, 2020)
DON'T HUG DOUG (Spring, 2021)

It's very nice for you to offer your expertise in this area because a second pair of eyes always helps.               ::-)
#3 - July 24, 2013, 07:49 PM

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Hey all! Just bumping this up to wish you a great weekend and to remind you to polish up those PB manuscripts and get ready for Monday!!!
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 :yay
Jean
#4 - July 26, 2013, 03:01 PM
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Coming soon: Pup 681, Truman, When the Snow is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall, Group Hug , Specs and Specs II.
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Woohoo! My calendar is marked. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.
#5 - July 27, 2013, 07:50 AM
www.margaretgreanias.com
Twitter: @margaretgreania
www.facebook.com/MargaretGreaniasAuthor/
MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS (Running Press Kids) 8/28/18

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I can't wait to "peek" at all the fun titles.
Jean
#6 - July 27, 2013, 09:39 AM
Jean Reidy
Coming soon: Pup 681, Truman, When the Snow is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall, Group Hug , Specs and Specs II.
Others at www.jeanreidy.com

 :thankyou for the opportunity Jean! Can't wait!
#7 - July 27, 2013, 10:36 AM

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Hi Jean, are you looking only for fiction books? This sounds like an awesome contest. Thanks so much!
#8 - July 28, 2013, 06:16 PM

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Iyerani - yes, it says on the blog fiction only.
Good luck everyone!
And a big thanks to Jean, and congrats on winning the Colorado Book Award.
#9 - July 28, 2013, 10:02 PM
I've Got a Tail! - Amicus Ink 2020

www.juliemurphybooks.com

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Yay, Jean. Thanks! :yay
#10 - July 28, 2013, 10:28 PM

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I just entered the contest! Good luck to all! :goodluck :goodluck
#11 - July 29, 2013, 06:25 AM

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Thanks, Jean!
#12 - July 29, 2013, 07:08 AM
PRUDENCE, THE PART-TIME COW, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, BUSY BUS series, EMERGENCY KITTENS, and more!
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Awesome! I have a new PB...I'll head on over. Thanks, Jean!  :)
#13 - July 29, 2013, 08:29 AM
DREAM JOBS IN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY (Rosen 2018)
THE GROSS SCIENCE OF BAD BREATH AND CAVITIES (Rosen 2019)

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I love a good contest! :bunnyrun
#14 - July 29, 2013, 10:02 AM
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Trains Don't Sleep, HMH 2017
Big Sister, Little Monster, Scholastic Press, 2017

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 :yay

Thanks, Jean! 
#15 - July 29, 2013, 10:02 AM
COWHIDE-AND-SEEK (Running Press Kids, 2019)
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You're all very welcome. It's my pleasure. And we have lots of great titles coming in.
Jean
#16 - July 29, 2013, 10:04 AM
Jean Reidy
Coming soon: Pup 681, Truman, When the Snow is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall, Group Hug , Specs and Specs II.
Others at www.jeanreidy.com

Jean, thanks so much for offering this! :)
#17 - July 29, 2013, 01:09 PM

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Thank you for the chance for the critique, Jean. Very generous of you. Mine is in - with time to spare! Whew! :)
#18 - July 29, 2013, 09:31 PM

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Thanks for your generosity, Jean. Excited for the possible opportunity! :pickle
#19 - July 29, 2013, 09:36 PM

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Ooooh! We have a winner!
http://jeanreidy.blogspot.com/2013/07/time-out-for-monsters-picture-book.html
Thanks to all who entered!
Jean
#20 - July 30, 2013, 07:28 AM
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Coming soon: Pup 681, Truman, When the Snow is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall, Group Hug , Specs and Specs II.
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Hooray!!!!  :partytime

Thank YOU, Jean, for being so incredibly generous all the time.  :flowers2
#21 - July 30, 2013, 11:27 AM

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Congrats, Jenn!  :yay
#22 - July 30, 2013, 11:52 AM
DREAM JOBS IN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY (Rosen 2018)
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Congrats, Jenn! ;)
#23 - July 30, 2013, 02:07 PM

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