Books lift up the mind, and the soul. Every child deserves free access to a variety of books, to a world beyond their own.
The Prize: One critique of the first five double-spaced pages of your fiction middle grade or young adult novel.
The Darer: Jill Corcoran is an Associate Agent at Herman Agency representing Chapter Book, Middle Grade and Young Adult authors. Jill is a huge fan of humor. If you can make her laugh or crack a smile, you are her kind of writer. Even in a serious literary book, there is room for humor. Jill prefers realistic and paranormal to high fantasy. A commercial hook with a literary bent. Some of her favorite books are Frindle, Stargirl, Speak, Stuck in Neutral, How I Live Now, Millicent Min, Good Enough, Seeing Emily, Things Left Unsaid, Flipped and Because of Winn Dixie.
The Dare: Place a minimum bid of $35 by leaving a comment, then outbid the highest bidder until you win! Value: Priceless. *All winners must take the solemn critiquee oath.*
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