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

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author living in London. She was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel Tall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for eleven children’s book prizes including the Blue Peter prize. It won the Crystal Kite Children’s Book Prize for Europe. Her latest book is called Shine. www.candygourlay.com


  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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