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Critique Partner Match Up 2019!

Writer's Block Blog BannerHappy 2019! Hope you all had a great 2018!

A great way to start a new year is to make new connections and move forward with your writing!

We all met up through various CP match-up posts like the one hosted by the amazing Susan Dennard. So you can imagine we love critique partner match ups on blogs. Our last CP Match up had a lot of people in the comment with their amazing projects! And we hope to continue paying it forward by providing a fresh forum for people to seek out CPs.

Okay, onto the match up!

STEP ONE: Write a comment on this post.

In the comment please include:

NAME

AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB)

GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc)

PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters)

WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines)

CONTACT INFO

STEP TWO: If someone’s manuscript sounds like something you’d like to read, send them a quick message about swapping pages.

Once you both agree that you’d like to swap, we suggest swapping either first 3 chapters or first 50 pages (whichever you agree is better). This is the “trial period” where you see if you actually do like each other’s writing AND if you like each other’s critique style. If you want to be on top of it, we suggest telling the other person what kind of notes you like to receive too. But if this is one of your first times critiquing, that’s fine too! This is all about finding someone to learn and grow with!

STEP THREE: Send critique notes and decide what kind of critique relationship you’d like to have!

So, there are many ways to critique. You could do a full manuscript swap. You can do it chunks at a time. It’s really up to you and your new critique partner, so after you get that initial 50 pages or so back, make a plan for what fits you both best!

If, for some reason you don’t like the other person’s notes or you just don’t think things will work out (for whatever reason), then you should be open about it and part ways with no hard feelings. Sometimes, people’s creative visions just don’t sync up.

As a bonus, here are a few resources about being a critique partner:

Meg’s post on Giving Constructive Feedback

Kat’s video on 5 tips for being a good CP

And our first ever post that’s just full of CP Love and advice

Feel free to still peruse the projects on our last CP Match up

Good luck and happy critiquing!!

NOTE: While we love hearing about other people’s stories, the WBP ladies are not looking to add any more CPs to our critique group. But we love the idea of having a post that can help other people find each other because other CP match up posts are how many of us met!

67 thoughts on “Critique Partner Match Up 2019!

  1. NAME: Monica

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB): Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: SF, Fantasy, Contemporary/Romance, LGBTQ

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters): Saving her costal hometown from land developers isn’t easy. Ishani didn’t account for the ancient sea people coming back, staking a claim, and demanding a blood sacrifice to keep the land from disappearing.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: Someone who is good at looking at plot, who can tell me what isn’t working as well as what is.

    CONTACT INFO: mjs.writingqueer AT gmail or @writingqueer on twitter

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  2. NAME: E.C Moyer

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB): Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc): Fantasy (specifically urban/contemporary fantasy.)

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters)

    DRESDEN FILES meets VE SCHWAB

    Heather O’Grady is a police officer but didn’t expect a case to end up with poisoned kids, Faeries, sorcerers, vampires, and werewolves. She meets a Brandon who helps her with the case, but there is a cost: opening old wounds. As Heather finds the culprit she has to face them or old mistakes will be made again.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines)

    1) Characterization: To make sure characters are well rounded and sophisticated
    2) To make sure there are proper beats in the story and that the multiple POV’s work.

    CONTACT INFO: ecmoyer22@gmail.com

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    1. NAME katherine

      AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB) :-YA

      GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc) FANTASY

      PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters)
      betrayer in the midst.a deceiving goddess.handful of monsters & 5 dangerous rivers.welcome to Underworld.Cath &her friends must seal a tear in furies’ prison to save the world from certain extinction and havoc.will all or any of them survive this quest?

      WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines)
      plot holes and character’s arc critique and accountability partner

      CONTACT INFO 7thcranialnerve@gmail.com

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  3. Name: Lena

    Age Categories: YA, NA, Adult

    Genres: Creative non-fiction, Young Adult (love Dystopia), Urban fantasy, women’s fiction, realistic fiction (I dabble in a lot of different genres)

    Current WiP:
    Return to Sender is a field guide to unrequited love, a collection of personal essays all about what it’s like to love someone – and not have that love returned. Documenting romances that never were, friendships that went astray, and turbulent family relationships, Return to Sender is filled with witty and heartfelt life lessons from the sister you certainly never asked for (and may have never wanted).

    What I’m looking for in a CP:
    – Someone to connect with about writing life, to really build a friendship and working relationship with
    – A fellow writer who is just as passionate about my works in progress as I am about theirs
    – Someone who can be honest and genuinely wants the best for my writing (as I will for theirs)
    – A writer to become good friends with!

    Contact:
    lena@flourishstories.com
    https://www.instagram.com/flourishstories/?hl=en

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  4. NAME: Ally

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: YA/NA/A

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Contemporary and occasionally fantasy

    PROJECT PITCH

    SHARP OBJ x GOSSIP GIRL

    Annie must confront old friendships, exes, forgotten dreams, her OCD and an endless stream of chips and salsa when she goes back home to find a missing friend. But she has to hurry- there’s a killer loose.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP:
    -Writer friendship!
    -Line edits
    -Pacing experts (pointing out which scenes are working and which aren’t or where the story drags or moves too quickly)
    -Second set of eyes on Characterization (Are the motivations strong enough?)

    CONTACT INFO
    twitter: @hustleandwhoa
    email: leavesandlattes@gmail.com

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  5. NAME: Justine

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB): YA/NA/Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc): Contemporary Romance

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters): In an online sensual-reality game, a cash-poor millionaire uses seduction as a weapon to win the prize money. But playing against a brazen-virgin may just ruin his game by winning his heart.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines): I’d like a sounding board for my whole journey as a writer.

    CONTACT INFO: justine.j.blaire@gmail.com

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  6. NAME: Kristen Howe

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Thrillers and Romantic suspense

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters): Diana doesn’t regret saving the Prime Minister’s life, even if she was shot protecting her country. But now to stop Canada from splitting into a civil war, Diana must remember what happened that night, & solve this cryptic mystery. (Book 1 in trilogy.)

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: Someone who can help me polish my novel with show vs tell, action scenes, and other tweaks. I want someone who’s permanent and who’s supportive in both of our writing careers.

    CONTACT INFO: Kristen.Howe@gmail.com

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  7. NAME: Chloe

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB): YA and Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc): Contemporary romance, romantic suspense

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters):
    Two men meet and hit it off. Neither man is looking for forever and they think they’ll have their one night and never see each other again. Fate has other ideas when they’re paired in the same detective unit. As the strings separating their personal and professional lives unravel they’re forced to balance solving their case, their growing attraction and confronting their own demons to figure out if love is really worth the risk.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines):
    help with characterization and pacing and the whole shebang
    someone who won’t be mean about my absolute disregard for the proper use of a comma
    someone who wants to grow together and celebrate our successes and failures together.

    CONTACT INFO
    chloejordanauthor@gmail.com
    chlojowrites on twitter, but I never use twitter so…. *shrug emoji*

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  8. NAME: Kendra

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: YA/NA

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Fantasy

    PROJECT PITCH:
    Borrowed powers can only get Nate & his friends so far against the oldest evil known to magic. Especially when they have no idea what they’re doing. But since the Guardian Cycle selected them as vessels for ancient warriors, their options are to learn or die trying

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP:
    A writing friend! Line edits and second set of eyes on the plot for areas that can be strengthened plus any holes.

    CONTACT INFO:
    Twitter @Kayjayes
    email: kendra.j.folsom@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Kendra!

      Sounds right up my alley. I’ll send you my project details via email (look out for a gmail with my name in it) and you can let me know if you’re interested in becoming CPs (if someone hasn’t snagged you already)!

      Best,
      Alana

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  9. NAME: Colleen
    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB) Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc) Litfic with fantastical twists.

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters) My latest short stories feature a fairy-kidnapping survivor lost in time and drink, a YouTuber who summons the wrong demon, and the letters of a nineteenth-century antiquarian to his show-off archaeologist rival.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines) I’m interested in receiving critique on short stories and in a not-too-distant future, the New England-set historical fiction novel I am currently drafting.

    CONTACT INFO: @Colleen_MS

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  10. NAME: Savannah

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: YA

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Fantasy

    PROJECT PITCH: When a forbidden ritual is stolen, seventeen-year-old Riley Cook must stop hiding her ability to reap the dead and instead use her magic to track down the thief before they reignite a centuries old war with Death.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: A writing friend! Someone who looks at the big picture for characters, plot, and worldbuiilding, and offers feedback on both what is and isn’t working.

    CONTACT INFO: thatsavannah [at] gmail [dot] com

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  11. NAME: Stephanie (or Stef)

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB): YA

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Fantasy

    PROJECT PITCH: Her family ripped apart by war, Kai has dedicated her life to one thing: Revenge. Brendan is a prince by birth, but an adventurer at heart. He would like nothing more than to leave, she nothing more than to stay, but war is coming and neither of them have a choice.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: Someone who will fall in love with my characters and my world. Someone who isn’t afraid to tell me what isn’t working, but who will also tell me what is and maybe even offer suggestions for how to make it better.

    CONTACT INFO: thedemonkingawakes [at] gmail [dot] com

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  12. NAME: Anna

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Slipstream, Surrealism, Satire

    PROJECT PITCH:
    In the archipelago state of Speculo, the Light network watches over all netizens. Its blind spots are ghosts who’ve opted out (read: can’t afford) participating in the Internet of Living Things. Celia wants to “leave her body behind”. This seems to mean escaping her fate in a brothel and becoming a netizen, but when Celia trains to be a Narc – network architect – mastering the surreality interface and the art of substitution, this takes on an unexpected meaning.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP:
    ~ Attention to detail
    ~ Ability to articulate what you think is right & wrong and why

    CONTACT INFO: annastrange.nz@gmail.com

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    1. This sounds fantastic!!! Not sure if you are still looking for a CP, or if not if you’d want multiple, but I’d certainly be interested in swapping pages. I also write sci-fi/ Dystopian and teach creative writing courses.

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  13. NAME Katie

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB) New Adult/Young Adult.

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc) Paranormal Romance with a mix of horror.

    PROJECT PITCH (1-3 lines) A re-envisioning of a world in which angels and demons live amongst the humans. A time when the war between Heaven and Hell is beginning to stir.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP
    So, this is the 2nd draft, and I’m about 5 chapters in. What I want is someone who is honest, but not mean, someone who is happy to do chapter by chapter. I love the idea of line edits, although to be fair, I’m not 100 percent how they work. What I need most is feelings of direction. Grammar is whatever but if you see something point it out. Word cuts. Overused words. Basically, I want to know what needs work regarding pacing, plot, and just general

    CONTACT INFO Katsky82@hotmail.com

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  14. NAME: Rebeccav

    AGE CATEGORY(IES): MG, YA, WF

    GENRE(S): Contemporary ( OWN VOICE )

    PROJECT PITCH : Cotton is poor. Has always known he’s poor, just like he knows his father is dead. That is until he gets a DM from someone claiming to be his father

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP : Someone who is honest but not mean and can help me with pacing. Someone that’ll be in for the Long haul.

    CONTACT INFO: myleila@hotmail.com

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  15. NAME: Carrie

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: YA

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: SFF, Fantasy

    PROJECT PITCH:
    STRANGER THINGS x SIX OF CROWS
    In a country where the abilities of heroes and gods are reincarnated in humans, Scarlett has kept her identity hidden to live a normal life. But after the cult of an Emperor takes her family, she must learn to trust a group of unwilling strangers to protect her secret and her family’s lives.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP:
    Writer friends!!
    Big picture things – pacing, worldbuilding, if the multiple POVs are working or not

    CONTACT INFO: @carrieaoke

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  16. NAME: Noelle Lord

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB): Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc): Thriller

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters): GONE GIRL x THE GOOD GIRL + #MeToo An abuse-ravaged journalist uncovers an assault epidemic & takes matters into her own poison-sprinkling, blood-mottled hands. But splattering the truth yields shocking generation-transcending revelations about who she really is…that could cost her life.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines): A fellow writer friend and encouraging pal for life! Someone who understands the nuances of craft and can help me with big picture edits…and getting out of my head and into dear reader’s 🙂

    CONTACT INFO: noellelord1@gmail.com

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  17. NAME: Akoss

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: MG\YA

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: SF, Fantasy, but I dabble in Contemporary and Horror.

    PROJECT PITCH: The Princess and The Page meets The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price. For the sake of his family Ian betrays his best friend. When things go awry he’s alone with a world to save. [MG]

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP:
    – Someone who is good at setting and dialogue (not a deal breaker though).
    – I’ve had to take breaks for myself and my babies. I also write slow. I’m looking for someone who will be understanding of circumstances like that.
    – Basically I’m looking for someone to grow with. I’ve been writing for a while and I also read a lot of kidlit in general.

    CONTACT INFO: twitter is @akossket, email is ankz272(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. NAME: Holly

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB): High-end YA (may be over the boundary so need a second opinion on that!

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc): Paranormal mystery

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters): Stranger Things x Buffy- A boy disappears in mysterious, perhaps magical circumstances. A group of misfits join forces to find him, while also dealing with issues of their own.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines): A fellow writer and friend who is honest in their criticism and isn’t afraid tell me that my work is a ragging dumpster fire.

    CONTACT INFO: @HollyAkam

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    1. Hey Holly! Are you still looking for a CP. I’d love to learn more about your story! Right now, I’m working on a magical realism story. If you’d be interested in exchanging some pages, my email is sophia.derise(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. NAME Erinn

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB) YA

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc) Contemporary

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters)
    13 Little Blue Envelopes + Fangirl / the girls-in-sports book that doesn’t exist yet but needs to.
    Meet Bridget Dreyer. She’s scrawny and messy, she can’t drive even though she is nearly seventeen, and her junior year sucks: her dad is dead, her mom is a mess, and her sister Maggie is distant and weird, hanging out with Colleen Riley, the captain of the women’s rowing team, more than Bridget. The only time Bridget feels ok is when she escapes into her sketchbook to draw– until she joins the rowing team and gets revenge.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines)
    A sensitive reader who can help me as I edit down a super-long 1st mss into something more marketable! I personally strive for “no-nonsense empathy” as a CP.

    CONTACT INFO @erinnbatykefer — DM me on Twitter! We can be pals!

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  20. NAME – Jeffrey Alstadt

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN -Self Help

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN – Informational

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters) – Why:
    Write a book to help people
    What:
    To help people get organized and improve their lives; a clear playbook

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines)
    Accountability partner to check in with every week for 15 minutes (via phone or video chat) Would like to use the system to drive the work we do together (what the book is about)

    CONTACT INFO
    jeff.alstadt@gmail.com
    @jalstadt

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  21. NAME: Juli

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB): PB

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc): Fiction, Neurodiverse Characters, (sometimes) Lyrical

    PROJECT PITCH: An alligator in Aiden’s bus seat? Big problem. A peer in his usual spot? Little problem. When overreactive Aiden faces a day of fantastical challenges, he re-frames his feel-big problems as small ones by using the power of flexible thinking. (word count: ~160)

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines):
    -Mutual support and encouragement
    -Honest criticism in regards to voice/MS format (Basically I write from the viewpoint/education of a Speech Pathologist, but would love feedback on if this translates into decent PB writing)

    CONTACT INFO
    Twitter: @JB_Currie

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  22. NAME: Natalie

    AGE CATEGORY: YA

    GENRES: Fantasy, Contemporary, Historical/Western (Current WIP)

    PROJECT PITCH: When gold is discovered within the walls of an all female settlement deep in the heart of Arizona Territory, what used to be a safe haven for any and all women, turns into a war zone in a fight for gold, land, and family.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: Honest feedback from someone who is familiar with the YA world.

    CONTACT INFO
    nataliemcook13@yahoo.com

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  23. NAME C. M. Clark

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB) Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc) SF. Fantasy. Urban Fantasy

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters)
    SF: A trade ship captain has to decide if the government’s reason to ground ships is within their right or not.

    SF: Believing in government conspiracies hasn’t beholden Kaora to her family, but when she finds a wormhole in space, they have to believe her. More so when ships start to come from the wormhole.

    UF: She thought joining with the fairies would be the right choice, she had no idea they were planning on destroying all major cities to create new fairylands. Now she has to join with their enemy the angels to fight them.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines)
    At this point, getting actual feedback would be great. Normally I don’t get anything back. I’m hoping to get a whole book looked at this point.

    CONTACT INFO
    cmclarkwriter@gmx.com or cindy_c@gmx.com

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  24. NAME: Rachael Makowski

    AGE CATEGORY: YA

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Fantasy, Horror

    PROJECT PITCH: The Craft x Veronica Mars. When a kid is murdered, Zaida becomes a suspect. Zaida’s sister, Ashe, uses magic to protect Zaida from police. The more cutthroat Ashe becomes, the more Zaida thinks Ashe is responsible for his death, especially after Zaida learns what he did to her.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: Someone good with big picture issues. Someone willing to give it to me straight, the good and the bad. I’m getting ready to query after this CP read through so probably someone who is in the same place as I am (though that’s not a requirement) TRIGGER WARNINGS: some animal violence, sexual harassment, suicide but not on page.

    CONTACT INFO: rmmakowskiauthor at gmail dot com

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  25. NAME- Frances Pauli

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB)
    YA/Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc)
    Fantasy, Scifi, Romance, anthro/animal (occasional lgbt content, rarely adult rated)

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters)
    Current WIP-
    In a world entirely dominated by reptiles, a serpent architect finally gets his chance to prove himself. But the journey to success uncovers secrets that no one suspects, and once Sookahr knows the truth about his society, nothing can ever be the same again.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines)

    I’m a fairly prolific writer and would like to find a long term critique partner. Looking for someone who is serious about writing, passionate about their work (and hopefully mine as well) and a good match who is willing to both be honest and take honest feedback.

    CONTACT INFO
    authorfrancespauli@gmail.com
    http://francespauli.com

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  26. Name: Natalie

    Age Categories You Write In: Young/New Adult. Not entirely certain on what the boundary here is so may need a bit of help on that.

    Genre(s) you write in: Fantasy

    Project pitch: Ma’at was born marked by a dark past as the War God Set, responsible for putting in motion a mad plan to end all Creation. All he’s ever wanted is a normal life, but now it falls to him to save Egypt before it’s too late.

    What You’re looking for in a CP: A second set of eyes with more distance from this work than I have after nearly 3 years of trying to make it behave. Honest criticism sorely appreciated.

    Contact Info: @Natalie_Wimmer or storminateacup600@gmail.com

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  27. NAME: Amanda
    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB): YA, Adult
    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc): Fantasy
    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters): The Last Namsara x Sky in the Deep. A girl raised by monsters hunts the raiders who destroyed her village and made her an exile, while fighting an ancient curse that will claim her life.
    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines): New friends! Someone honest and able to find the flaws in my work, in terms of character and pacing.
    CONTACT INFO: moghedien@gmail.com , _oceanside

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  28. NAME: Sabrina

    AGE CATEGORY(IES): YA

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Contemporary, Psychological thriller with horror elements

    PROJECT PITCH: Wuthering Heights x 13 Reasons Why: After failing to uphold her end of a suicide pact, three years later Charlie must deal with a lengthy revenge plot unleashed upon her life by her former best friend–the boy who plunged to his death on grimy city asphalt, who’d she’d mistakenly thought was dead after she was too afraid to do the same.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: Blunt honesty, insight into character/plot inconsistencies, constructive feedback, hopefully also writes YA

    CONTACT INFO: spo8718@gmail.com

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  29. NAME: Elena

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: I m not sure, i write for all ages

    GENRE: historical fiction

    PROJECT PITCH: In the 1940s and 50s Cuba, American mobsters had ruled the society by operating casinos and nightclubs there. In the novella you ll meet many real historical and entertainment figures of the Batista-era Cuba.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: I m looking for a critique partner who is willing to tell me what they like or dislike about my story and tell me their honest opinion on my writing skills and the subject i chose to write in.

    CONTACT INFO: allaelena88@yahoo.com

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  30. NAME: Catherine

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: MG, YA, Adult

    GENRE: Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary Thriller with Speculative Elements (Current WIP)

    PROJECT PITCH: After receiving anon letters, 16 y/o Jeans X suspects foul play behind his family’s death. But can he trust the sender? Especially when the trail leads to dangerous drugs, masked messengers + infiltrating LA’s wildest nightclub. Hey, he still has to make curfew.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: Looking specifically for someone to give me feedback on the dual-POV nature of my current WIP, and if certain elements are working well or not. Would love a long-term CP!

    CONTACT INFO: @bluish_orb

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  31. NAME: Kate
    AGE: Adult
    GENRE: Urban Fantasy
    PROJECT PITCH: Casaundra finds a mask cursed by witch fairies to reveal one’s dark secret. After she learns her friend’s secret, her friend is murdered by a serial killer. She then finds a dark world hidden in the shadows that she must stop from emerging at all costs.
    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: I’m looking for someone who can find plot holes, anything that can be read as a “diabolical monologue” (I’m trying to avoid those in general), and grammatical errors (punctuation, etc.).

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  32. NAME: Kennedy Smith

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: Young Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Sci-Fi, LGBT, Historical Fiction, Fantasy

    PROJECT PITCH: In 1986 Jax Sawyers’ life changed the moment he moved to New York his senior year of high school. He finds companionship and love with an erratic bunch of boys and together they create a community non-profit to help AIDS victims of their town. Each of the boys have different stories to tell as AIDS racks through their lovers, lives, and families, forcing them to rethink their lifestyles, long held beliefs, and the meaning of love and death.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP:
    -Give it to me straight up. I want us to be honest about eachother’s writings!
    -Be passionate! Not just about writing, but helping other people’s writing be better.
    -For technicals: Chracterization and balance between Narration and Dialogue. Also, anything about flow and how to make it fit better.
    CONTACT INFO: kswizzieq1@gmail.com
    (Forgive the email name. I was but a wee child when I came up with it :))

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  33. NAME: Alana Powell

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: YA/A

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Fantasy/SF

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters):
    LORD OF THE RINGS x PRINCESS MONONOKE. When Koyta, a demigod outcast, loses the only thing that made her belong, she will ravage through darkness and death to get it back. Elemental magic. Spirit animals. Quirky sidekicks. Violent women.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP:
    -Writing friend
    -Big-picture eyes on my manuscript
    -Pacing, emotional impact

    CONTACT INFO:
    @nanathetiger (twitter)

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  34. NAME: Britt

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB) Adult mostly

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc): thriller/suspense

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters)

    After being sexually assaulted during a college party, Nina tries to do everything right. Examinations and telling the police. When that route doesn’t work and her assailant begins showing up to harass her, she decides to take justice into her own hands.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines)

    – Someone to connect with about writing. A writing friend, essentially.
    – Someone to give solid feedback without being mean or disrespectful about it.
    – Someone I can trade work with and help each other grow in our crafts.
    – Someone good to bounce ideas around with and polish up the things we both need in our WIPs.

    CONTACT INFO

    grimmkitten11@gmail.com

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  35. NAME: Stacy Ryan

    AGE CATEGORY: Adult

    GENRE: Contemporary, with a religious twist

    PITCH: A retelling of the advent with a sanctimonious preacher’s wife who wanted to be Gabriel, wise men in the form of the mostly gay congregation, and the “Messiah,” a girl who is more interested in stealing than saving.

    WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR IN A CP: Help me with inconsistencies in the story as well as being honest about which parts work and which don’t. Be like Goldilocks: not too hard, not too soft

    CONTACT INFO: stacy.ryan.writes@gmail.com

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  36. NAME: Cecile

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB): YA

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN : Fantasy (dual timeline contemporary and historical)

    PROJECT PITCH: 17 year old Selene wants to recover her lost memories to find out what happened to her birth parents. Little does she knows that her investigation will lead her straight onto a secret organization driven to restore an ancient Chinese dynasty, and that she is the reincarnation of their leader greatest love. (Dual timeline – contemporary and ancient China, one chapter each).

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: someone who can look at the big picture and character development, and see which parts drag and need a different approach.

    CONTACT INFO: cecile.ferro [at] gmail.com

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  37. NAME: Sophia

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB): YA

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc): SciFi and Magical realism

    PROJECT PITCH (1-3 lines): Lost Lake Lodge is a place for the ‘Wanted’: People in the world who have something unexplainable going on- a girl with gills, a boy who can only speak in other people’s dreams- and have to hide away because of it.

    SHORT BLURB (250-300 words. We suggest your opening page):

    Everything was on fire.
    “This again?”
    Jonah looked over to see a blond boy sitting atop a smoking dresser. An old portrait on the wall crashed down, covered in flames. Somehow, it disappeared before hitting him.
    “We have to go!” Jonah said.
    “We’ll be fine,” they boy assured him. That felt untrue, but it also felt sensible. Jonah squeezed his eyes open and shut and tried to understand something he felt he should already know. “You’re taking AP English all too much to heart.”
    “What?” Footsteps sounded outside the door and then, Jonah and the blond boy were outside, an old Victorian house burning before their eyes.
    “Won’t your parents miss you?” The boy asked.
    Jonah said, “No,” then he said “What?” because he didn’t understand what the boy was talking about. But he sort of did.
    The boy nodded.
    Jonah was sure he’d seen him before. Blond hair. Blond like the color of a sunflower. Jonah tried to look at more of the boy’s appearance, but he wasn’t remembering the things he was looking at. Had they run out of a different burning building together?
    “Daemon says you’re coming to stay with us,” the boy said. “I’ve been wondering why you wanted to.”
    “Oh, you know,” Jonah said. He actually didn’t know. He was beginning to suspect this was a dream. The boy nodded again, his sunflower hair was almost long enough to cover his eyes. This was definitely a dream.
    “You should wake up now.”
    The flaming house turned into smoke. The smoke turned into a horse. And then Jonah woke up, Pennsylvania countryside flying by out the window of the train.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: Someone who is good at explaining why something doesn’t work for them (or why it does). I love questions! Let me know what you’re confused about. Honestly, anyone that is willing to genuinely engage in the story! I hope to do the same for you!

    CONTACT INFO: sophia.derise@gmail.com

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  38. Laura Cribb

    NA/A

    Fantasy/ Romance/ Adventure

    Brador has hated Demons since the night his father was killed by one. Twenty years later, he is forced to go toe-to-toe with a Demon Lord that took his Best friend, Lunaris’s little brother and mentor. Along the way, he discovers why the Demons killed his father.

    I’m looking for someone to give me honest feedback about my writing. Someone to bond with over writing and to keep me and my writing on track.

    contact me at:
    wyvernfoxlady@gmail.com

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  39. NAME
    Surfer Pirates And The Battle Of Tahiti

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB)
    MG

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN
    Maritime Adventure

    PROJECT PITCH
    Against all odds, Noa, an unknown local boy, enters the famous Tahiti surfing event, and challenges the rich kids that dominate the sport. But that’s just the beginning. An ancient evil force comes out of the abyss, flattens his village and almost kills him. According to legend, there is a way to stop it from devouring humankind. Noa and his friends sail on an old pirate ship to discover if it’s true.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP
    Develop a way of getting the reader hooked in the first three chapters

    CONTACT INFO
    kawadias@gmail.com

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  40. NAME S.E. Scott

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN sci-fi

    PROJECT PITCH Nearish future cyberpunk set in the transitional stage before a post-capitalism society. Jericho is a nonbinary person with ADHD designated as a Non-Employable Citizen who accidentally gets into the System, a global computer network through which all programming and hacking is done. Neurodiverse people have special abilities in the System, and Jericho must fight a corporation that wants to enslave them for it.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP
    -A long-term partner I can work through multiple projects with as our careers progress
    -Everything I write is pretty much going to be queer and disabled as heck, so someone who can empathize with these things is necessary.
    -At certain points in my process I may ask for something specific (for instance, I need only positive feedback during the first draft process) so it would help if you can take that instruction.

    CONTACT INFO s.e.scott.writes@gmail.com, shockvaluecola on twitter and pretty much everywhere

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  41. NAME: Alana Powell

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: YA/NA/A

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Fantasy/SF

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters):
    LORD OF THE RINGS x PRINCESS MONONOKE. When Koyta, a demigod outcast, loses the only thing that made her belong, she will ravage through darkness and death to get it back. Elemental magic. Spirit animals. Quirky sidekicks. Violent women.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP:
    -Writing friend
    -Big-picture eyes on my manuscript
    -Pacing, emotional impact

    (extra) CONTACT INFO:
    @nanathetiger (twitter)

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  42. NAME:
    Sara

    AGE CATEGORY YOU WRITE IN:
    Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN:
    Fantasy Romance
    (I have ideas for Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance, but I’m focusing on my Fantasy Romance manuscript atm).

    PROJECT PITCH:
    A cursed woman seeking revenge joins an infamous mercenary clan for the training they can offer her, but she didn’t count on falling for their leader. When her curse awakens, its dark magic will have to be sated with death or sex, or she’ll risk losing herself.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP:
    -Overall impressions (what does and doesn’t work for you) and comments on character arcs.
    -I’m currently querying, so giving me your impressions of the first three chapters in particular would be valuable.
    -Ideally it’d turn into a long-term writing friendship.

    CONTACT INFO:
    sellerssara [at] gmail.com

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  43. NAME: Florence

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB) A

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc) Contemporary

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters) Four women embark on the trip of their lives to meet their celebrity boy band crushes. Hijinks ensure. Obviously.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines) I need help with character development in this story. And overall long term writing friend.

    CONTACT INFO FlorenceIsWritingATGmailDOTCom

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  44. NAME: Anna

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: Adult, YA

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

    PROJECT PITCH

    In a world where demons literally crawl from the shadows, Barrett offers Kyran the chance to stand between the people of Tennebrum and the terrifying beasts that prowl their streets. A mage born with, and reviled for, the rare talent of magic, and a demon hunter wielding a pact with the very creatures he hunts. They are partners against the dark. But their partnership seems doomed from the start as they discover each is keeping secrets from the other. Then the worst happens — one of Barrett’s rises to stalk after Kyran with its thicket of teeth bared hungrily. Can Barrett save the mage before the bloody past repeats itself?

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines)

    1) Characters — I’d like to make certain the characters are all rounded out and their arcs make sense.
    2) Overall story beats — does the pacing make sense?

    CONTACT INFO

    anna.lauren.authors@gmail.com

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  45. Hello!

    MY NAME: Sivani Yasashree

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) I WRITE IN: Young Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: Science Fiction, Teen Fiction, Romance. I also like to try my hand at other genres.

    PROJECT PITCH: Beverly Holmes had an insane dream to walk into the most prestigious bad boy school in the world, Peltierre’s School for Bad Boys, with confetti flying all around her. So she disguises herself as a boy and walks in.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP: Honestly, I’m looking for a friend who can give me honest advice. Not too snarky, just honest opinions and criticism. It would be great if you’re about my age, i.e. 19, because I’m currently writing a Teen Fiction novel that centers around people of ages 16-18 so it would be nice to have someone who goes through the same things as my characters. I also enjoy reading and giving writing advice to people who need it, so I think it will be fun writing with you!

    CONTACT INFO: inavisthewildone@gmail.com

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  46. NAME: Dawn
    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN: YA
    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN: MYSTERY

    PROJECT PITCH:
    Sam is a typical teenage girl in the early 90’s being raised by a mid-class family when her world is turned upside down by the murder her mother’s best friend. Besides the death of a great uncle this is the first death Sam has experienced of a loved one. In addition the news of her parents divorce sent her spiriling out of control. As more details come out about her mother’s friends murder Sam’s suspensions of who did it comes closer into view.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP:
    I am in the early stages of my first WIP. I’m looking for someone who’s new to writing or a level above and familiar with YA writing; who can provide input on the overall flow of my WIP, main character and point of view direction.

    CONTACT INFO
    dawnisrising@gmail.com

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  47. REVISED FROM OLD POST:

    NAME: Kate

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB): YA

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc): Fantasy

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters): 17yo Casaundra is the Soul Flame, one who can conjure powerful fires from the lighter part of her soul. She comes across a legendary mask that can allow her to find the darkest of secrets. But a dark storm is brewing and she is one of the Five who can stop it.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines)
    1) Language, narrative, overall context
    2) A long term CP partner

    *I am new to this but please contact me if you’re interested in being my CP.

    CONTACT INFO: kate@katedrexel.com

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  48. NAME Averil Daye

    AGE CATEGORY(IES) YOU WRITE IN (YA/MG/A/PB) Adult

    GENRE(S) YOU WRITE IN (SF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, etc) Romance

    PROJECT PITCH (Twitter size ~280 characters) Passionate newlyweds Cash and Callie never keep secrets from each other – until recently. When two bombshells are dropped on Cash at an end-of-summer party, he’s forced to admit a big mistake, setting in motion an entire afternoon of shocking revelations.

    WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CP (keep it short, about 1-2 lines) Hi! I’d like a CP to tell me how my novella flows and what I’m missing in terms of character and/or plot development. I’d also love a CP’s thoughts on where to STOP the story. Thanks!
    CONTACT INFO averiloffairlea@gmail.com

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