389: Manuscript critique and books from Paper Crane Books

Sheenah FreitasITEM: Manuscript critique and books from Paper Crane Books

DETAILS: I will read your manuscript (up to 60,000 words and preferably anything fantasy or YA) and give you an honest critique.

The package of paperbacks will include: THE FOUNDERS and DIVERGENT PATHS by Holly Barbo, TALES FROM FREWYN: VOLUMES 1 & 2 by Michelle Franklin, and SPIRIT VISION by Morgan Straughan Comnick.

Books by Paper Cranes

BIO: A neek at heart, Sheenah Freitas has a love for the whimsical and magical. She looks to animated Disney movies and Studio Ghibli films for inspiration because of the innovative twists on fairytales, strong story structures, and character studies. When not writing, you might find her in a forest where she’s yet to find any enchanted castles. She’s also the publisher at Paper Crane Books where she spends most of her time drinking tea and editing manuscripts.

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.


  1. I’ll start with £10, as long as there isn’t a fixed deadline.

  2. There is no fixed deadline for the manuscript critique. 🙂

  3. 30 pounds (I can’t find the pound sign on my kindle!)

  4. £35 for “A Pyramid of Tiny Skulls”

  5. Mine’s over 70,000 words – can I still bid?

  6. If your manuscript isn’t too many words over 60,000, I’ll do a complete manuscript critique. But if it’s a rather lengthy novel (90,000+ words) I’ll only do a partial critique up to 60,000 words.

    How long is your novel, Carmel?

  7. Around 70,000 words will get ya a complete manuscript critique then. 🙂

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