Team PLL wants to give back to the community of writers with a 10,000 word critique! This can be a manuscript you’ve finished, a book you’re in the middle of, or even a short story. If you’re considering submitting to PLL, this could be a great opportunity to gauge what we’re seeking. If you’re not interested in submitting to PLL but hope to win over an agent one day, this is still a great opportunity to get industry eyes on your book!
HOW TO ENTER: Follow the PLL employee you’d like to critique your work on Twitter (feel free to follow everyone to increase your chances!) and we’ll randomly choose one writer for each employee through this Rafflecopter link. Winners will be contacted on Friday, July 12th. Expect a turnaround by no later than August 1. (Likely sooner, we just want to cover our backs. 😉 )
PLL Associate Editor Rhoda: Rhoda was a writing instructor and editor for the anthology CORNERED: 14 STORIES OF BULLYING AND DEFIANCE.
Favorite Genres: Fantasy, science fiction, historical.
PLL Assistant Editor Angela: Angela interned at Razorbill, a division of Penguin, before joining PLL to develop swoony romances.
Favorite Genres: Contemporary romance and grounded, voice-driven novels, especially with characters of color.
PLL Assistant Editor Hayley: Hayley was originally an editorial assistant at Disney Hyperion where she worked on books like FALSE MEMORY by Dan Krokos and CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein.
Favorite Genres: Gothic horror, summer romance, historical from an original POV.
PLL Marketing Assistant Adam: Adam has written critical reviews for select children’s and young adult titles on Shelf Awareness for over two years.
Favorite Genres: Fantasy, science fiction, contemporary from a boy’s POV, and anything MG.
PLL Editorial Intern Jess: Jess was PLL’s remote intern for two years before FINALLY moving to the city so we can steal her good ideas in person.
Favorite Genres: Books centered around major historical events (like THE BOOK THIEF), as well as anything contemporary or with magical realism.