A round of applause for the helpful and straight-shooting Chris Richman of Upstart Crow Literary for being our Secret Agent this month!
Chris Richman is an agent working with Upstart Crow Literary, where he handles middle grade and young adult novels. Among his clients are Jacqueline West, author of the bestselling BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE series (Dial) and Matt Myklusch, author of the JACK BLANK books with Simon and Schuster.
Chris is particularly interested in novels with a timeless feel, novels with appeal to boy readers, and stories with commercial appeal and high concept ideas.
Winners on the horizon!
Thank you, Authoress and Chris for a wonderful critique round! The suggestions from everyone were great and well thought out! Thanks again, Sarah (author of GHOST IN THE MACHINE).ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your time and thoughts, Chris. Really enjoyed reading your comments on all the entries, and feel like I have a better grasp of what needs to happen on the first page.ReplyDelete
*Applauds* Thank you both for all the time and effort you put into this contest. I really liked the way you pinpointed your likes and dislikes on each entry, Chris. Very helpful. :)ReplyDelete
Good luck to all the participants! (Author of UNMASKED)
Chris, thank you for being our Secret Agent this month. I enjoyed reading your comments on each entry.ReplyDelete
Thank you for taking the time to do this Chris, and a big well done to every one brave enough to submit their work!ReplyDelete
Thank you. Chris! Your comments were clearly stated and very helpful.ReplyDelete
Thanks also to Authoress and this wonderful community of writers for sharing your ideas and feedback.
Thank you Chris for taking such time and care with our entries. And thanks Authoress for making these contests available to aspiring authors!ReplyDelete
(Author of Cast in Gold - #25)
Thank you for the comments, Chris! And thank you authoress for the opportunity :)ReplyDelete
I didn't have an entry in this round, but I found it very helpful that Chris stated straight out whether he would read on or not. Sometimes agents comment on the strengths and weaknesses of a piece but in the end you're not sure whether they would read on or not. Chris's method was very helpful, so thank you Chris and of course Authoress.ReplyDelete
I really appreciated the "Liked" and "What needs Work" approach. It was very insightful and helpful. Thanks, Chris and Authoress! You are providing something to us aspiring authors that's priceless!ReplyDelete