As 2020 approaches, I'm hoping to ramp the critiques back up, so tell your querying friends to come join us and polish their queries with other writers.
In the new year, we also plan to hold a raffle for all members where four (4) winning writers receive a forum critique on their query from an editor! So far I have confirmed Jeni Chappelle, Sione Aeschliman, Rebecca Faith, & Carly Hayward. If I can get more editors, we will hold more raffles. We will have one (1) winner each week, where the writer will post their query in the (to be created) sub-forum, and receive a free critique from the editor of the week. Exact dates are to come, but expect this for either February or March! I'll be posting more info as soon as I have it.
We are still waiting on the protected forums, but I'm following up with the webhost and I'm hoping to have that running by the end of January at the earliest. I'm happy to have suggestions from you all in regards to the different types of private forums you'd like to see. So far we're looking at genre, a submission private forum for those agented writers on submission with editors, one for debut writers, and one for published writers. The goal is to have a space for all writers as they progress through their publishing journey and require different types of support along the way.
I hope everyone had great holidays! Let's make 2020 a great year here on the forum.
Cas & the Query Connection Team