If you’ve written a Young Adult novel, Middle Grade novel, Chapter Book, or Picture Book, the first thousand words are what will capture a potential publisher or agent, and they have to be pitch perfect. Or maybe you’ve started a new project and you’re not sure if the opening is working.
We're here to help. Submit the first thousand words of your manuscript and up to two questions and our team of experienced, published authors will give you editorial feedback so you can polish those pages or find out if you’re headed in the right direction.
The edits will be done anonymously as Track Changes in a Word document, as professional publishers use. Your pages will be returned to you within six weeks, with comments alongside the text, and with edits done on lines that need them.
The cost for CANSCAIP Members or Friends is $35, and $50 for all others. Maximum of 2 submissions per person.
The funds raised will go towards CANSCAIP Saskatchewan's Prairie Horizons Conference in 2021.
This offer will be open for the month of January only.
Once you register, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to submit the first thousand words of your manuscript. If you don't receive that email, please check your spam folder. And if you still can't find it, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org).