Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Want a chance to win a query critique?

Of course you do!

Here’s how:

From May 27th to June 1st (8am EST to 9pm EST), some judges of Query Kombat 2016 will scour the hash tag #QKCrit looking to make critique requests. If you want to get in on the action, all you have to do is tweet a 140 character pitch including your age category/genre under the hashtag #QKCrit. Judges will visit the hashtag and favorite entries they find interesting enough to critique. If your entry is favorited, touch base with the judge to find out how to submit your query, first page, or both! Judges may critique as many entries as they like. It is completely up to them to decided how many critiques they'll take on.

A few rules:

1. QK Entrants and spectators, please avoid favoriting entries so there’s no confusion.

2. The #QKCrit critique opportunity is ONLY open to QK2016 entrants who DON'T make it into the first round.

3. Participants, please limit your pitching to two per hour per manuscript (max of 2 mss)

4. Please don’t tweet directly to judges.

5. Oh, and if you snag a critique, be considerate and give other people a chance and take a break from the feed.

6. Have FUN!!!

We know it can be disappointing not to be picked for a contest, so we've come up with this pick me up to try to help even more writers.


  1. Cool... It's also a way to see if our Twitter pitches are working.

  2. Cool... It's also a way to see if our Twitter pitches are working.

  3. Thanks, Michelle, for being so thoughtful of those of us who never seem to make the cut! I appreciate you so muich!!

  4. I won't be able to enter because I don't have a twitter account, but this is such a fantastic idea. Thanks so much for being so supportive.