Young Adult and Middle Grade
Quick Critters beta readers
I am trying to start a critiquing group to get more
people reading and reviewing more books. If you are interested, please check it
Quick Critters is designed to get manuscripts critiqued beta-reader
fashion in under a month giving the author useful feedback with short
turn-around times and meaningful edits.
Authors must have:
A complete manuscript
over 50,000 words.
Be able to
critique an entire novel in a reasonable time.
Between 50,000 and 80,000 words =2 weeks
Between 80,000 and 100,000 words = 3 weeks
Over 100,000 words = 4 weeks.
participate in the group:
basic information about your book, title, genre, length, link, target audience
(YA, MG, etc.), short hook, and any other pertinent information such as adult
themes. Include how you want to be critiqued, spelling and grammar, plot holes,
character development, etc. in a reply to this thread.
At the beginning of each round, I will post the list of
all qualifying books and ask each person to make a list of the books they would
most like to crit.
You can post your choices here or send message me.
I will assign a critter to each book based on your
selections. That way you will be reviewing one person’s book while someone else
reviews yours. Although swapping reads is nice, it doesn’t always lead to
Message the author and me, letting us how you are
progressing, or if you are having difficulty finishing on time.
Post a long review when you have finished the book,
at least 500 words.
Finish on time.
You will not be assigned a critter unless you are
critiquing, and will not be assigned a new critter until you have completed
your assigned critique.
Keep your critiques polite and constructive.
Establishing a dialogue with the author is encouraged, but not required.
Notify me when the critique is complete.
I hope to start the first round on March 30, 2015. It
takes quite a few active participants to make this work so if you are
interested, please try to recruit a member or two.
II am concentrating on the science fiction and fantasy genres to start, but am open to all genres, YA an MG included.