CRITIQUE PARTNER MATCHMAKING

  • This is free. No strings attached. If you'd like to thank me, you can spread the word about my debut or buy me a coffee. Thank you, those who have asked about this. 

  • You can enter as many times as you like.

  • It can take a few weeks to find just the right match. If you want to check on the progress of your match, feel free to nudge me on Twitter @wendydheard

  • Concerned about privacy/internet safety? Use a pseudonym and create an email account just for CPing if you like.

THE STORY BEHIND THIS PROJECT:

In 2015, I was a runner-up in yet another writing contest. I'd been writing and querying for years, but I kept going through critique partners, never really connecting with anybody for long. 
After this particular contest, a lot of us were at loose ends. The purpose of the contest was to get matched with a mentor who would help hone your manuscript. We all really craved eyes on our work.
It occurred to me that, if I could centralize all of us in one database, I could match them up based on their genre and experience. I just needed a large enough data set. So I got on Twitter, asked the host of the contest to help me spread the word, and I put together about a hundred entries. That's a LOT of entries! 
Sure enough, I was able to match people up, and they were so happy with the results, I decided to continue the project after the post-contest push was over. I've now been doing this for three years, and my good friend and agent sister Tracie Martin has joined me! She's got a background in marketing, one of the best senses of humor in the world, and she also loves connecting writers and watching writing careers take off. 
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Meet Your Matchmakers

  Wendy Heard   Wendy loves matchmaking because she enjoys connecting people and seeing people succeed! She also loves being weird and silly, and if she likes your pitch too much, she might attack you with offers of query critiques on Twitter.   [note from Tracie: Wendy is sitting in front of a vintage record player in this photo because she is a giant hipster. Ask her about her Moleskines. Just ask her.]  She's @wendydheard on Twitter.

Wendy Heard

Wendy loves matchmaking because she enjoys connecting people and seeing people succeed! She also loves being weird and silly, and if she likes your pitch too much, she might attack you with offers of query critiques on Twitter. 

[note from Tracie: Wendy is sitting in front of a vintage record player in this photo because she is a giant hipster. Ask her about her Moleskines. Just ask her.]

She's @wendydheard on Twitter.

  Tracie Martin   Tracie really really likes to not mind her own business, tell people what to do, and murder marshmallows. CPMatching lets her do at least two of those at the same time so hurrah!   [note from Wendy: Tracie loves this picture because she has super sexy Elvis hair and is not afraid to share it with the world.]  She's @tracieLmartin1 on Twitter.

Tracie Martin

Tracie really really likes to not mind her own business, tell people what to do, and murder marshmallows. CPMatching lets her do at least two of those at the same time so hurrah! 

[note from Wendy: Tracie loves this picture because she has super sexy Elvis hair and is not afraid to share it with the world.]

She's @tracieLmartin1 on Twitter.