Special Opportunities to help support Sadey
For those who don't know, two years ago I was awarded custody of my niece, Sadey. She was 12-years old at the time and had a diagnosis of Non-Verbal Autism. We have been very blessed by Sadey's presence in our home, and have been fortunate to see her make progress and say more words! She continues to thrive under our care. However, recently I was notified of a custody hearing at the end of this month that would determine whether Sadey gets to stay with us. Preparing for this hearing has proven to be a long, exhausting process as well as a financial drain. We want to continue with what is best for Sadey, but are very unsure of what will happen. Many people have asked how they can help and so I have set up this page to give options of support. Please choose any combination of the two options below if you wish to help and of course I understand if you are unable to contribute. Thank you so much for your support. It is greatly appreciated.
Option #1 - The Enchanted Book Contest
Spork is sponsoring a special contest/talent search to win a publishing contract. The winner of the Picture Book category will receive a contract and will also have their book art directed by
Picture Book Whisperer, Dr. Mira Reisberg.
After your entry fee is paid, please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 10, 2018 with the Subject line Enchanted Picture Book Publishing Contest Plus Your Genre (Picture Book, Chapter Book, Middle Grade or YA). At Least One or More Winners will be named on October 1st.
Please Note: NF and Fiction Picture Books need to be Fiction - less than 600 words and NF - less than 900 words not including back matter.
Chapter Books (Please submit full manuscript)
Middle Grade Novels (Please submit first three chapters)
Young Adult Novels (Please submit first chapter with summary page)
Want a one-on-one critique?
For a short time, I am offering one-on-one 45 minute Manuscript critiques for $50.
TERMS: To book, purchase a critique and then go to https://calendly.com/calliemetler/one-on-one-video-critiques to book your time.and then follow the instructions to send me your manuscripts .
I will look at a full picture book manuscript or first chapter of a longer book.
I'm also happy to critique query letters, bios, and pitches as long as it falls within the 45 minute period I have set aside.
All critiques must take place between July 9th - September 1st,
unless other arrangements have been made.
And while critiques don't guarantee publication by Clear Fork Publishing, all manuscripts will be considered. Requested manuscript re-submissions will receive a second round of consideration for publication.
Publisher reserves the right to treat these re-submissions as regular submissions, which may or may not receive an offer of publication.