2012 Paid Critiques

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 a your work reviewed prior to the conference by the seasoned professional(s) of your choice (see below) 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 postmarked by April 21 and sent to CCWC Paid Critiques, c/o Margie Vawter, 1967 State Hwy OO, Marshfield, MO 65706. Please include the transmittal form you will receive as part of your acknowledgment packet when you register.

Double space your manuscript leaving at least a 1" margin for comments from your critiquer. Limit 12 pages unless otherwise noted. Please do not exceed the requested page count.

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

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Action/Adventure, Contemporary Suspense, Crime/Mystery, Legal/Political Thrillers, Romantic Suspense, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Suspense/Thriller   Jordyn Redwood

Fiction book proposals; contemporary fiction; YA, tween and teen fiction - Dave Lambert

Susan Mathis

Margie Vawter - Articles, devotionals, personal experience stories and articles, contemporary and women's fiction, crime/mystery, historical fiction, romance, suspense/thrillers

Eddie Jones? = Paid Critiques -Children’s articles, devotions, short stories, children’s novels; Devotionals; Fiction (short) for teens; Novels: action/adventure, contemporary suspense, crime/mystery, romantic suspense; Personal Experience; humorC

Catherine Lawton - Paid Critiques - Fiction and nonfiction book proposals, contemporary and historical novels, nonfiction books

Linda Shepherd - Paid Critiques - Fiction and nonfiction book proposals, contemporary and women's fiction 

Cindy Sproles - Paid Critiques -Articles, devotionals, short stories for children; devotionals for adults; gift books and devotionals; women's inspirational writing; women's fiction; personal experience stories and articles; spiritual coaching to help you make your work and work habits surrounded with Christ by setting up six week plans. 

N Paul WIlliams - Paid Critiques - Bible studies, novels: action/adventure, speculative, supernatural thriller, suspense, suspense and

Karen Whiting 




















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) - Judith Couchman, Scoti Domeij, Ginger Kolbaba, Sherri Langton, Paula Moldenhauer, Marti Pieper, Andy Scheer, Margie Vawter, Karen Whiting

Profiles & teaching articles (1800 words) - Sherri Langton
Personal experience stories & articles (1,500 words) - Eddie Jones, Sherri Langton, Cindy Sproles, Margie Vawter, Karen Whiting

Bible studies (12 pages) - Karen Moore, N. Paul Williams

Devotionals (1-4 devotionals for a total word count of 1,200) - Pam Halter, Eddie Jones, Sherri Langton, Paula Moldenhauer, Cindy Sproles, Margie Vawter. Also Rick Marschall who is currently writing two devotionals for Tyndale House, did two audio devotional series with Bill Bright, Pat Book, etc., and writes the weekly Monday Morning Music Ministry (almost three years old, now up to 32,000 hits).


Articles, Devotionals, Short Stories (1500 words) - Pam Halter, Eddie Jones, Paula Moldenhauer, Patti Shene, Cindy Sproles, Karen Whiting

Picture Books (900 words) - Pam Halter, Karen Whiting. Also Rick Marschall who worked for Disney and did a book with Dr. Seuss which is being reprinted in a couple of months.

Early Readers (12 pages) -- Pam Halter

Chapter Books (12 pages) - Pam Halter, Kathleen Kerr, Paula Moldenhauer, Patti Shene

Nonfiction Books (12 pages) - Terry Whalin

Novels (synopsis and first chapter, limit 12 pages) - Pam Halter, Eddie Jones, Kathleen Kerr, Paula Moldenhauer, Tim Shoemaker

YA & Teens
Short fiction (maximum 2000 words) - Eddie Jones, Paula Moldenhauer, Patti Shene

Short nonfiction (1,500 words) - Paula Moldenhauer, Marti Pieper

Nonfiction book (12 pages) - Patti Shene, Karen Whiting. Also Add 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)
Young adult, Tweens, Teens - Lissa Halls Johnson, Dave Lambert, Paula Moldenhauer, Ramona Tucker

Book Proposals - one sheet letter, synopsis, first chapter or portion (limit 12 pages).
Fiction - Dave Lambert, Catherine Lawton, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Tiffany Amber Stockton, Terry Whalin

Nonfiction - Catherine Lawton, Marti Pieper, Rick Marschall, Andy Scheer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Terry Whailin, Karen Whiting (include Table of Contents)

Nonfiction Books - first chapter - limit 12 pages) - Judith Couchman, Scoti Domeij, Steve Hutson, Catherine Lawton, Rick Marschall, Marti Pieper, Andy Scheer, Terry Whalin, Karen Whiting

Christian living - Kathleen Kerr

Gift books and devotionals, women's inspirational writing - Karen Moore, Cindy Sproles

Marriage & family living - Kathleen Kerr

Novels - Synopsis, first chapter or portion (limit 12 pages). NOTE: Ramona Tucker wants to see your proposal, marketing summary, and first 3 chapters.

Action/Adventure - Bonnie Calhoun, Eddie Jones, N. Paul Williams

Biblical fiction - Ramona Tucker

Contemporary - Lissa Halls Johnson, Dave Lambert, Catherine Lawton, Paula Moldenhauer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Margie Vawter

Contemporary Suspense - Eddie Jones

Contemporary Romance - Kathy Kovach, Paula Moldenhauer, Tiffany Amber Stockton

Crime/mystery - Eddie Jones, Ramona Tucker, Margie Vawter

Fantasy - Pam Halter, Paula Moldenhauer, Ramona Tucker

Futuristic - Paula Moldenhauer, Ramona Tucker

Historical - Kathleen Kerr, Catherine Lawton, Rick Marschall, Paula Moldenhauer, Tiffany Amber Stockton, Margie Vawter

Issues fiction - Paula Moldenhauer, Ramona Tucker

Legal/political thrillers - Ramona Tucker

Literary - Lissa Halls Johnson, Paula Moldenhauer

Romance - Kathy Kovach, Tiffany Amber Stockton, Ramona Tucker, Margie Vawter

Romantic Suspense - Eddie Jones, Kathy Kovach, Ramona Tucker

Science fiction - Ramona Tucker

Speculative fiction - N. Paul WIlliams

Supernatural Thriller - Bonnie Calhoun, N. Paul WIlliams

Suspense - Ramona Tucker, N. Paul WIlliams

Suspense & Thriller - Bonnie Calhoun, Margie Vawter, N. Paul Williams

Women's Fiction - Lissa Halls Johnson, Paula Moldenhauer, Linda Evans Shepherd, Cindy Sproles, Margie Vawter