Thursday, September 1, 2016

1 Further Resources for Finding Critique Partners

As you may know, last week we hosted our first ever Critique Partner Match Up here at Adventures in YA Publishing. Entries are still viewable here--if you see one that captures your interest, feel free to leave a comment for the author asking if they'd like to exchange pages (remember to include a way to contact you!)

If you're looking for other ways to connect with potential CPs, here are a few other resources you could consider making use of...

1. Ladies Who Critique

Sorry, menfolk, this one's just for the ladies! Ladies Who Critique is a great site which has forums dedicated to various genres. It's big, it's well-organized, and it's active!

2. Maggie Stiefvater's Google Match Up

Hosted on Google Groups, Maggie Stiefvater's ongoing CP Match Up is a great way to connect with other writers. I myself have exchanged pages with writers I met here. The YA categories are the most active, and everything's organized and user-friendly.

3. Twitter Hashtags

Occasionally, CP Match Ups will be hosted on Twitter by established writers. Try searching #CPMatch and see what you find. Get connected with the writing community on Twitter and you can also tweet a general request for CPs ("My MS is a YA SF about a teen pilot with synesthesia who embarks on a mission to save a planet of sentient water lilies. Searching for potential CPs"). Writers on Twitter are a super helpful bunch, and even if they're not able to CP personally, there will likely be many who retweet your request, thereby bringing your search to a wider audience.

Considering the success of the CP Match Up currently underway here at Adventures in YA Publishing, I'd say we'll likely undertake a match annually or twice a year. Keep checking back for announcements, and tune in next week Thursday as we announce another upcoming writing contest!

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! My CPs are dwindling away due to life obligations and busy schedules, etc, so I need to add 1 or 2 to my collection. Thanks for the ideas!!

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