Crits for Water 2013!

200x200icritforcleanwaterIt’s that time again! Time for CRITS FOR WATER!

For the past two years, my friend and fellow writer, Kat Brauer, has been organizing and running an AMAZING charity called Crits for Water. If you don’t know what it is, then here’s the lowdown taken from the official website:

What is Crits for Water?

Essentially, writers donate to charity: water in return for critiques of their work from authors, agents, and editors.

How long is the campaign?

It lasts three months, from September 01, 2013 to November 30, 2013.

When can I bid/donate for crits?

For Kat Crits: anytime you darn well please.

For guest crits: please check the most recent posts for currently running critiques. Here is the list and schedule. (And you can see the schedule at the end of THIS post!)

What are Kat Crits?

Available throughout the entire campaign, every dollar you donate earns you a critique of 250 words!

In 2011, Kat managed to raise almost $7000, which built this well in Ethiopia. I (Sooz) actually started crying when I saw where my money and critiquing had gone. We really CAN make a difference, guys! Isn’t that an amazing feeling?

Then last year, Kat raised over $15000. Can you IMAGINE how many people that she—and all the rest of us who donated time and money—has helped?

This year, Kat’s hoping to raise a second whopping round of $15000, and it’s up to ALL OF US to make that happen!

Here at Pub(lishing) Crawl, we have two authors donating critiques—both going up this week! And here’s the full schedule for those of you interested:

  • 24 September: PubCrawl’s Jodi Meadows, author of the INCARNATE trilogy, is offering a 1500 word critique for FIVE winners.
  • 26 September: PubCrawl’s Susan Dennard is offering a fabulous 10 page + query critique.
  • 27 September: Kendra Highley, is offering a critique of the first 50 pages.
  • 08 October: Roni Loren is offering a 10 page + query critique.
  • 10 October: Ashlyn Macnamara is offering a query critique.
  • 04 November: Agent Emmanuelle Morgen of Stonesong is offering a 1500 word critique
  • 06 November: Sherry Thomas is offering a 1500 word critique
  • 06 November: Michael Martinez is offering a generous 10k + query critique
  • 14 November: The ever-helpful Janice Hardy is offering a first three chapter critique

So please, if you’re in need of some critiquing or just want to help an amazing cause, stop by Crits for Water 2013.

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