First Page & Query Letter Critique Submission Page

Guidelines for First Page Critique

As much as I would love to respond to every submission, you probably won’t hear from me if I don’t select your first page. I may select your first page months after you submit it (you are responsible for updating or pulling your submission as needed).

To Submit, send the following information to ellenbrock@keytopservices.com or if you have trouble with that email address (as has been the case for some of you lately), send it to editorbrock@gmail.com:

  • The name you want used on your post (real name, pseudonym, or anonymous)
  • The first 500 words (Don’t stop in the middle of a sentence, but don’t add sentences above and beyond 500 words)
  • Any links you want included with the post (website, Amazon, GoodReads, Twitter, etc.)

Title your submission email: SUBMISSION: First Page Critique – [Genre of your book]

If you don’t tell me your genre, I cannot choose you for First Page Critique so please include it!

If you need to update or revoke your submission, title your email: UPDATE: First Page Critique – [Genre of your book]

If you are also interested in my editing or mentoring services, please send a separate email from your First Page Critique submission so that I can address it promptly. I will only open as many submissions as it takes for me to select a first page, so I probably won’t get to your email for several weeks.

I will not remove First Page Critiques after they are posted, so please do not submit if you are not okay with your work being publicly critiqued on my blog.

I ask that you please comment, vote, and share First Page Critique posts from other authors. It’s courteous to both give and receive help. Thank you!

***A few people have emailed asking if they can have a private first page critique. I am more than happy to do that, but due to being completely booked (I’m working 10-11 hour days!), I have to charge $25 for private, offline first page critiques. Thanks for understanding!***

Guidelines for Query Letter Critique

As much as I would love to respond to every submission, you probably won’t hear from me if I don’t select your query letter. I may select your query letter months after you submit it (you are responsible for updating or pulling your submission as needed).

To Submit, send the following information to ellenbrock@keytopservices.com or if you have trouble with that email address (as has been the case for some of you lately), send it to editorbrock@gmail.com:

  • The name you want used on your post (real name, pseudonym, or anonymous)
  • Your query letter.
  • Any links you want included with the post (website, Amazon, GoodReads, Twitter, etc.)

Title your submission email: SUBMISSION: Query Critique – [Genre of your book]

If you need to update or revoke your submission, title your email: UPDATE: Query Critique – [Genre of your book]

If you are also interested in my editing or mentoring services, please send a separate email from your query critique submission so that I can address it promptly. I will only open as many submissions as it takes for me to select a query letter, so I probably won’t get to your email for several weeks.

I will not remove query critiques after they are posted, so please do not submit if you are not okay with your work being publicly critiqued on my blog.

I ask that you please comment, vote, and share query critique posts from other authors. It’s courteous to both give and receive help. Thank you!

***A few people have emailed asking if they can have a private query letter critique. I am more than happy to do that, but due to being completely booked (I’m working 10-11 hour days!), I have to charge $25 for private, offline query critiques. Thanks for understanding!***

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