Paid Critiques - 2016

Need more help and encouragement on a manuscript?

In addition to the free 15-minute appointments you receive, you may want to take advantage of this opportunity to have your work reviewed prior to the conference by the seasoned professional(s) of your choice in preparation for a 30 minute appointment.

There is a charge of $35 for each critique, payable when you register. Since a limited number of consultations are available, we encourage you to register early to reserve your space so you will not be disappointed.

Your manuscript needs to be emailed by April 30 to Barb Haley (bhaley@writehisanswer.com). In the subject line of your email note “CCWC Paid Critique” and the name of the critiquer. Attach your manuscript as a Word doc or save it in RTF. Double space your manuscript and leave 1” margins. Limit 12 pages (all in one file) unless otherwise noted. Please do not send more than is requested. Include your name and the title of your manuscript in a header on each page. Please send a separate email for each paid critique. 

My paid manuscript review gave me the most thorough
and helpful manuscript review I've had to date
.

Clement Hanson

Please visit again for a  chart of genres/critiquers.
Sample below.

 

Nonfiction

Articles (one or two articles with a total word length of no more than 1,800 words - check the length requirements of the market you are aiming for) - Twila Belk, Dianne Butts, Sandy Cathcart, Karen Fischer, Debbie Hardy, Steve Hutson, Sherri Langton, Rick Marschall, Marti Pieper, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards (inspirational), Andy Scheer, Sheila Seifert, Linda Evans Shepherd, Margie Vawter

Profiles and teaching articles (1800 words) - Sandy Cathcart, Steve Hutson, Tawny Johnson, Dave Lambert, Sherri Langton, Mike Loomis, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd

Personal experience stories and articles (1,500 words) - Sandy Cathcart, Debbie Hardy, Steve Hutson, Tawny Johnson, Dave Lambert, Sherri Langton, Catherine Lawton, Rick Marschall, Mike Loomis, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Patricia Raybon, Andy Scheer, Sheila Seifert, Patti Shene, Linda Evans Shepherd, Margie Vawter, Bill Watkins, Nathan Williams

Christian Living & Spiritual Growth – Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Twila Belk, Sandy Cathcart, Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Tawny Johnson, Dave Lambert, Sherri Langton, Catherine Lawton, Mike Loomis, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Andy Scheer, Sheila Seifert, Linda Evans Shepherd, Bill Watkins, Nathan Williams

Bible studies (12 pages) -  Steve Barclift, Sandy Cathcart, Steve Hutson, Tawny Johnson, Ava Pennington, Gloria Penwell, Marti Pieper, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, N. Paul Williams, Kim Woodhouse

Devotionals (1-4 devotionals for a total word count of 1,200) - Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Twila Belk, Sandy Cathcart, Steve Hutson, Tawny Johnson, Dave Lambert, Sherri Langton, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Patricia Raybon, Andy Scheer, Sheila Seifert, Linda Evans Shepherd, Margie Vawter, Kim Woodhouse. Also Rick Marschall who is currently writing two devotionals for Tyndale House, did two audio devotional series with Bill Bright, Pat Boone, etc., and writes the weekly Monday Morning Music Ministry (almost seven years old).

Nonfiction book proposals (with Table of Contents) - Allen Arnold, Twila Belk, Sandy Cathcart, Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Tawny Johnson, Dave Lambert, Catherine Lawton, Rick Marschall, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Linda Evans Shepherd, Bill Watkins

Nonfiction books (first chapter - limit 12 pages) - Twila Belk, Sandy Cathcart, Debbie Hardy, Steve Hutson, Tawny Johnson, Catherine Lawton, Rick Marschall, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Andy Scheer, Linda Shepherd, Margie Vawter, Kim Woodhouse

Gift books and Devotionals – Twila Belk, Sandy Cathcart, Steve Hutson, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Linda Evans Shepherd

Marriage – Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Steve Hutson, Tawny Johnson, Dave Lambert, Mike Loomis, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Nathan Williams

Family living & Parenting – Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Steve Hutson, Tawny Johnson, Dave Lambert, Sherri Langton, Catherine Lawton, Marti Pieper, Andy Scheer, Sheila Seifert, Linda Evans Shepherd 

Women's issues, women's lit, devotionals – Steve Barclift, Twila Belk, Sandy Cathcart, Debbie Hardy, Steve Hutson, Tawny Johnson, Catherine Lawton, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd

Memoir, Inspiration - Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Twila Belk, Sandy Cathcart, Debbie Hardy, Steve Hutson, Tawny Johnson, Dave Lambert, Sherri Langton, Catherine Lawton, Rick Marschall, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Patricia Raybon, Andy Scheer, Sheila Seifert, Linda Evans Shepherd, Nathan Williams, Kim Woodhouse


Children 

Articles (1500 words) – Cheri Cowell, Steve Hutson, Rick Marschall, Marti Pieper, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tiff Stockton

Devotionals, Short Stories (1500 words) – Steve Barclift, Catherine DeVries, Steve Hutson, Rick Marschall, Marti Pieper, Linda Evans Shepherd, Nathan Williams, Kayla Woodhouse

Biography - Steve Barclift, Steve Hutson, Rick Marschall, Marti Pieper

Children’s Books – Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Cheri Cowell, Steve Hutson, Chris Richards, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tim Shoemaker

Children’s Drama – Linda Evans Shepherd

Picture Books (900 words) - Steve Barclift, Catherine DeVries, Linda Evans Shepherd, and Rick Marschall who worked for Disney and did a book with Dr. Seuss.

Early Readers –  Steve Hutson, Rick Marschall

Chapter Books - Steve Barclift, Steve Hutson, Chris Richards, Linda Evan Shepherd

Nonfiction Books - Steve Barclift, Cheri Cowell, Steve Hutson, Marti Pieper, Linda Evans Shepherd

Novels (synopsis and first chapter, limit 12 pages) - Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Darcie Gudger, Steve Hutson, Dave Lambert, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Patti Shene, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tim Shoemaker, Nathan Williams, Kayla Woodhouse


YA, Tweens, and Teens

Short fiction
(maximum 2000 words) - Cheri Cowell, Dave Lambert, Marti Pieper, Patti Shene, Linda Evans Shepherd

Short nonfiction (1,500 words) - Steve Barclift, Cheri Cowell, Steve Hutson, Marti Pieper, Linda Evans Shepherd

Biography - Steve Barclift, Steve Hutson, Rick Marschall, Marti Pieper

Memoir - Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Cheri Cowell, Steve Hutson, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tim Shoemaker

?Nonfiction book (12 pages) - Marti Pieper, Rick Marschall former Editor of Marvel; Editor at Youth Specialties; worked on youth curricula with Doug Fields at Saddleback, Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry, etc.

Novels (12 pages including synopsis) - Debbie Allen, Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Darcie Gudger, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Dave Lambert, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tim Shoemaker, Margie Vawter, Kayla Woodhouse, Kimberley Woodhouse


Fiction
(One sheet, synopsis, first chapter or portion - limit 12 pages)

Any genre - Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Dave Lambert, Catherine Lawton, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Linda Evans Shepherd

Action/Adventure - Steve Barclift, Darcie Gudger, Steve Hutson, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tim Shoemaker, Nathan Williams

Biblical fiction - Steve Barclift, Catherine Lawton, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tim Shoemaker, Nathan Williams

Contemporary - Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Sandy Cathcart, Darcie Gudger, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Dave Lambert, Catherine Lawton, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer,Linda Evans Shepherd, Tim Shoemaker, Tiff Stockton, Margie Vawter

?Contemporary Romance – Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tiff Stockton, Kim Woodhouse

Contemporary Suspense - Steve Barclift, Sandy cathcart, Darcie Gudger, Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tim Shoemaker, Kayla Woodhouse, Kim Woodhouse

?Crime/mystery - Steve Barclift, Sandy Cathcart, Darcie Gudger, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Margie Vawter, Nathan Williams, Kayla Woodhouse

?Fantasy - Debbie Allen, Steve Barclift, Darcie Gudger, Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Margie Vawter, Nathan Williams

Futuristic - Steve Barclift, Darcie Gidger, Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Nathan Williams

Historical - Debbie Allen, Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Catherine Lawton, Rick Marschall, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Patti Shene, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tiff Stockton, Margie Vawter, Nathan Williams, Kimberley Woodhouse

?Issues fiction - Marlene Bagnull, Steve Barclift, Sandy Cathcart, Steve Hutson, Catherine Lawton, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tiff Stockton, Nathan Williams

?Legal/political thrillers - Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Darcie Gudger, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Rick Marschall, Marti Pieper Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Margie Vawter

?Literary - Sandy Cathcart, Steve Hutson, Catherine Lawton, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer

?Mystery/Thriller – Sandy Cathcart, Darcie Gudger, Stee Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Catherine Lawton, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, tim Shoemaker, Margie Vawter, Nathan Williams, Kayla Woodhouse

Novellas –   Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Patti Shene, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tiff Stockton, Nathan Williams

Romance - Steve Barclift, Debbie Hardy, Steve Hutson, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tiff Stockton, Margie Vawter, Kimberley Woodhouse

?Romantic Suspense - Steve Barclift, Sandy Cathcart, Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Margie Vawter, Kim Woodhouse

?Science fiction – Steve Barclift, Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Nathan Williams

?Speculative fiction - Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Darcie Gudger, Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Marti Pieper, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Margie Vawter, Nathan Williams, 

Supernatural Thriller - Sandy Cathcart, Darcie Gudger, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Margie Vawter, Nathan WIlliams

?Suspense - Steve Barclift, Sandy Cathcart, Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Catherine Lawton, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Nathan Williams, Kimberley Woodhouse

?Suspense and Thriller - Sandy Cathcart, Darcie Gudger, Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tim Shoemaker, Margie Vawter, Kayla Woodhouse, Nathan Williams

Women's Fiction - Allen Arnold, Steve Barclift, Sandy Cathcart, Darcie Gudger, Steve Hutson, Rowena Kuo, Marti Pieper, Chris Richards, Patti Shene, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tiff Stockton, Margie Vawter


Other

Humor – (total 1,500 words)     Jim Hart, Steve Hutson, Rick Marschall, Nathan Williams, Kim Woodhouse 

Blogging – Karen Fischer, Jim Hart, Stve Hutson, Rick Marschall, Marti Pieper, Linda Evans Shepherd, Kim Woodhouse

Marketing plans - Valuable feedback on websites, publicity materials (news release and flyer or other PR piece), and brainstorming marketing ideas. Karen can help you develop a unique marketing plan for your book. –

Plays, Puppet Scripts, or Dramas  (maximum 10 pages) – Catherine Lawton, Marti Pieper

Poetry (five poems no longer than 20 lines each) – Dianne Butts, Rowena Kuo, Linda Evans Shepherd

Screenplays (limit 10 pages) - Jim Hart, Rowena Kuo, Nathan Williams

Songs (Two songs with double spaced lyric sheet, music if written out, MP3 or CD - please listen to the CD to make sure it recorded properly) - Twila Belk, Sandy Cathcart, Steve Hutson, Tawny Johnson, Catherine Lawton, Linda Evans Shepherd, Becky Spencer

Website evaluation (mail URL to mbagnull@aol.com) - Twila Belk, Jim Hart, Linda Evans Shepherd