Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 6, 2015

Free Fall Friday – Guest Critiquer Announced

elena_gI am happy to announce agent Elena Giovinazzo at Pippin Properties has agreed to read four first pages chosen this month from the submissions.

Elena joined the Pippin team in June of 2009. Having begun her publishing career in subsidiary rights, moving on to children’s book marketing with a stint in audio, she realized that a position in agenting would enable her to continue to be involved in the many aspects of publishing about which she is so passionate from one place. She is thrilled to be pursuing her love of children’s literature and the industry from her seat at Pippin and especially enjoys the treasure hunt that is sorting through the daily query emails.

Pippin Properties, Inc. is an agency devoted primarily to picture books, middle-grade, and young adult novels, but we also represent adult projects on occasion. We are always on the lookout for writers and illustrators who take the challenge of creating books seriously and are willing to give the publishing world nothing less than their very best.

Twitter: @elenagiovinazzz

You can read a full post about Elena and what she is looking for using the link below:

Here are the Guidelines for submitting a first page for the chance to win an Elena critique:

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for February’s First Page Critiques:

In the subject line, please write “February 2015 First Page Critique” and paste the text in the email. Please make sure you include your name, the title of the piece, and whether it is as picture book, middle grade, or young adult, etc. at the top.

Plus attach your first page Word doc. to email. Format using one inch margins and 12 point New Times Roman font – double space – no more than 23 lines – only one page. Send to: kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES: Your submission will be skipped over if you do not  follow the directions for both the pasted email and the attached Word doc.

DEADLINE: February 19th.

RESULTS: February 27th.


Amazon has reduced the price of Newbery Honor winning book, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai for $1.99. 

I just bought it. Sale ends Feb. 16th.

Talk tomorrow,


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