Thursday, August 18, 2016

6 Critique Partner Match Up Opens Today!

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today our Critique Partner Match Up is officially opening. Here are your instructions.

The submission window will be open from today (August 18th) till midnight on Sunday, August 21st. 

 Submissions should be emailed to AYAPlit(at)gmail(dot)com and formatted as follows:

Subject line should read CP MATCH UP ENTRY (in all caps, please).

Within the body of the email, please provide the following information:

Category: (A, NA, YA, MG)
Genre: (Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci Fi, Mystery, etc.)
Stage of Completion: (Work in Progress, Rough Draft, Mostly Polished and Looking to Query)
Preferred Critique Style: (Straight to the Point, A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down, All the Flails)
Cat Person or Dog Person: (What, you thought I was joking about asking potential CPs this question???)
Tea or Coffee: (This is a vital question. Just take my word for it.)
Short Pitch: (50-100 words)
Writing Sample: (First 250 words of your MS)

On August 25th, all Critique Partner Match Up entries will appear as individual blog posts on the dedicated Adventures in YA Contests website, found here. I'll create an index post which will be the first thing you see when you visit the contests website on the 25th. From there, you'll be able to quickly navigate to entries that interest you.

Now, listen up, because this part is important!!! If you find a writer you want to exchange chapters with, you will need to comment on their entry, leaving some way of contacting you (website, email address, Twitter handle, etc). For those who submit entries to the Match Up, please be sure to bookmark the post for your entry and to check the comments in case your work has sparked someone's interest!

Go get to work on sending in those entries, and good luck with your critique partner search!


  1. Could I try to find CPs for two different projects?

  2. You certainly can, Rachel. If you want to send me the information for both projects in the same email, I'll put your entry up as one blog post, but with both your WIPs listed in it.

  3. I sent my entry, but I forgot to put my name on it so I sent an email after with my name. I mean it's kind of clear with my email, but still. I hope that is okay.

    1. It's fine, Rachel! I've got both your emails waiting in my inbox.

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