This is the website of Dianne K. Salerni, author of the MG fantasy series The Eighth Day (HarperCollins), and YA historical novels The Caged Graves (Clarion/HMH) and We Hear the Dead (Sourcebooks).
My first post each month is devoted to FIRST IMPRESSIONS-- short crits of first pages submitted by YOU! I'm teaming up with Marcy Hatch of Mainewords and Krystalyn Drown of See the Stars for this feature.
To submit a first page, send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with First Impressions in the subject line and your first page pasted in the email (not attached, please). Please don't forget to identify yourself, so we know it's not spam.
How many words is "a page?" ~ 350-400
Should I send my prologue or first chapter? ~ Send whatever you would query an agent or editor with
Will you rip my work apart? ~ No way. We are nice people and we try really hard to be helpful and kind! 🙂
Can I send you the first page of the book I'm promoting? ~ This service is really intended for authors who are currently revising a manuscript. If you'd like to promote a published or soon-to-be-published, finished work, contact Marcy's other blog, The Unicorn Bell