Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 3, 2015

Free Fall Friday – April First Page Critiquer Announced

lindaProspect Agency Profile PicIt is my pleasure to announce that Linda Camacho agent at the Prospect Agency has agreed to critique the winning four first pages this month. She also will be attending the NJSCBWI conference in June.

Linda Camacho joined Prospect Agency in 2015 after nearly a decade in publishing. After graduating from Cornell University, Linda interned at Simon & Schuster and Writers House literary agency, and worked at Penguin before happily settling into children’s marketing at Random House. She has an MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Linda is currently seeking: Adult, middle grade, and young adult fiction across all genres (romance, horror, fantasy, realistic, light sci-fi, and graphic novels). Select literary fiction (preferably with commercial bent) and picture books (both writers and illustrators welcome). Select narrative nonfiction and memoir. Diversity of all types (ethnicity, disability, sexuality, etc.). Linda is NOT seeking: Early readers/chapter books, screenplays, poetry, and short stories.

Unofficially, Linda loves chocolate, travel, and far too much TV. In terms of submissions, she’s pretty omnivorous. She enjoys a variety of categories and genres, ranging from picture book to adult, from clean and lighthearted contemporary to edgy and dark fantasy.

Follow Linda on Twitter: @LindaRandom

Here are the guideline for submitting a first page for critique:


In the subject line, please write “April 2015 First Page Critique” and paste the text in the email, then attached a Word document of your first page to 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 on both the email and the Word document.

Your First Page Word document should be formatted 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. This is where most people mess up.

DEADLINE: April 23rd.

RESULTS: May 1st.

Please only submit one first page a month. Thanks!

Talk tomorrow



  1. Maybe I am missing something, but WHERE do you make this submission?


    • It is in the guidelines.

      Send to: kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com.




  2. Kathy, not sure what you mean by “paste the text in the email.” Do you want the first page in the text of the email and as an attached word document?


    • Yes, just paste the first page in body of the email and also attach the Word document.


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