Rules for the giveaway of the FREE edit of the your full fiction manuscript:

  1. Your manuscript must be FICTION of ANY GENRE for ANY AGE GROUP, including picture books.
  2. Your manuscript must be COMPLETE and no longer than 80,000 words. (Do not submit any ms pages unless notified by the Editor that you have won the giveaway.)
  3. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be disqualified.
  4. Deadline: MIDNIGHT, March 22, 2014, PST
  5. Winner will be randomly selected using and announced on March 24, 2014, on and on the Facebook and Google+ pages, and the winner will be notified directly via email.


One entry –  SEND EMAIL to using the “Write to The Editor” tab on this blog or by clicking here. Type “Free Manuscript Edit Giveaway” in the subject line. In the body of the email, include the TITLE of your manuscript, YOUR FULL NAME, and the genre/category (i.e., “fantasy/YA”). DO NOT send your manuscript or any portion of it. (If you have any difficulty with the contact tab, send an email entry directly to

Bonus entry – SUBSCRIBE. subscribers get a bonus entry by sending a second email with “Subscriber’s Bonus Giveaway Entry” in the subject line and your title and full name in the body. (Note: the Editor will verify!) Not a subscriber yet? Then subscribe now by clicking on the “Subscribe” tab on and then email your second entry.

Extra bonus entries – SPREAD THE WORD. Blog, tweet, or otherwise electronically tell others about this giveaway to get additional entries. Send an email to with “I Spread the Word!” in the subject line, and in the body include a link to your blog post or your Twitter address or your Facebook wall or whatever social media you used to spread the word. Don’t send screen-shots; attachments won’t be accepted. Include your title, genre/category, and full name in the body. Spread the word more than once? Then send an “I Spread the Word!” email for each one!

Anyone who doesn’t follow these rules will be disqualified, at the Editor’s discretion.

Disclaimer: The Editor does not share or in any other way use your contact information; it’s collected solely for winner contact purposes at the end of the giveaway.

Good luck!


  1. Dear Readers… I tried to use Rafflecopter and Punchtab for this giveaway but there are technical problems. I will work on that for future giveaways to streamline the process for you. For this contest, it’s email entries. Good luck!

    • Aw, you’re killin’ me, El. I had to set a limit somewhere…. I do give away critiques, so there’s that to look forward to. And I’m starting to put together Revision Week festivities for the end of April; there will surely be giveaways then.

  2. I’m new to all this (but a SCBWI member) and have a picture book ms. Are you accepting from unpublished writers?

    • Be sure to stop by for Revision Week at the end of next month. I’ll be giving away a critique a day, with a full ms edit on the last day.

    • Meryl, I’m afraid the deadline for entries has passed. I’ll be giving away critiques and a full edit during Revision Week at the end of April, so you’ve got other chances just around the corner.

  3. Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes and your many entries. It’s been a fun giveaway. I’ll post the winner on Monday, March 24.

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