CRITIQUE PARTNER MATCHMAKING
This is free. No strings attached.
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.
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Here are some links to vetted nonprofits providing real-time support to families at the border.
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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.