Query Hack: Critique #22 – YA Contemporary with #LGBTQ + Fantasy Elements

Dear Query Hack, 16-year-old Nessa Cruz wants to disappear. Better that than dealing with the aftermath of becoming Tumblr’s viral meme ‘Horror Anime Girl.’ The best she can do is vanish with her squad of awkward friends during lunch to an empty classroom, which has become their HQ. But when new girl Thadir wilts under … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #22 – YA Contemporary with #LGBTQ + Fantasy Elements

Query Hack: Critique #19 – YA Fantasy

Dear Query Hack, UNRAVELED is an 85,000-word young adult fairytale retelling. Take Sleeping Beauty, drop her into a magical system where witches are weavers who use hooks and needles to create spells out of the auras of living things, add a blind weaver who is Aurora’s lady-in-waiting, a sweet romance, and a relatable mother-daughter conflict, … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #19 – YA Fantasy

Query Hack: Critique #18 – YA Fantasy

Dear Query Hack, Sixteen-year-old high school track star Ember Meadows gives up on normal after her dad disappears into the river from their car wreck. Ember hopes to hide in the basement of her dad’s coffee shop. Instead, she uncovers a hidden door that opens to Espereva, a realm familiar to her from a childhood … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #18 – YA Fantasy

Query Hack: Critique #13 – Picture Book

Dear Query Hack, I'd like to present SOUNDS LIKE HOME, a 470 word picture book, about an immigrant child who feels lost and alone in her new surroundings, until she plays her flute. Awesome story concept! However, be careful of your punctuation. This first sentence should read: "I'd like to present SOUNDS LIKE HOME, a … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #13 – Picture Book

Query Hack: Twitter Pitch, Critique #10 – YA Horror

Heya, book nerds! In case you missed it, we have now added Twitter pitch critiques to Query Hack. If you aren’t already following me/iWriterly on Twitter (or our other social media channels), be sure to come join the fun! I’m always running surveys to learn what YOU guys want to hear about as well as tweeting out … Continue reading Query Hack: Twitter Pitch, Critique #10 – YA Horror