Saturday, April 10, 2010

And The Free Critique Winner is . . .

Well, here are the stats and the result of my very first critique giveaway:

Nine people entered for a total of 23 entries.  I used a very high-tech method to select the winner - I cut strips of scratch paper, wrote the entrants' names on them, and placed them in my favorite winner-picking bowl.  I then closed my eyes - you'll have to take my word on that - and picked the winning name. 

And, the winner is . . .   Bernell!!!

Congratulations, Bernell!  Please save your manuscript as a pdf and send it to me at:

Thanks everyone for entering!  I feel bad that I could only choose one winner so I've decided to offer a free critique for each of you.  The only thing is, I may not be able to get to them in a timely manner but I promise I'll get to them before the end of May - and hopefully sooner, depending on how busy things get around here.  So, if you'd like to send a manuscript for critique, save it as a pdf and send it to the email address above.  I'll do the critiques in the order in which they're received.

Thanks again for joining in my first critique giveaway!!


  1. That is so awesome! I really, really can use a critique right now, and I'm struggling decide which work to send. Thanks so much!
    Nell Spicer

  2. JEEZ! You're amazing. (Frantically polishes rhyming manuscript)

  3. I missed lots of great stuff on your blog when I was gone!!
    Congrats to the winners, and congrats to you, Lori, on all of the awesome press your book is getting. I have to tell you that my five year old frequently requests it!

  4. Best Saturday EVER (excluding that Saturday sixteen years ago I got married!)
    I now have a grande box of Cheerios, 1 Zany Zoo, and a free critique from the most generous person I have yet to meet!
    Muchas gracias Lori! And congrats to you too Bernell!

  5. Nell, pick the story you think has the most publishing potential.

    Thanks Kelly! I'm so happy to hear your 5 year old asks to hear the book :-) I don't think you write in rhyme - do you? If so, I'd be happy to do a critique for you.

    To everyone who will be sending manuscripts to me, you can put it in the email instead of saving it as a pdf. Michelle submitted hers this way and I think it'll be easier for everyone.

  6. Wow, how sweet! That is so cool.

    I'll send mine out by the end of the week, of that's OK.