We are giving away critiques from outstanding publishing professionals to marginalized creators who hope to participate in the upcoming #DVpit event. As industry insiders, we understand that it’s not always about that 280-character pitch; your query letter and pages also have to shine! It is our hope that with a critique, you’ll be able to deliver even stronger submission materials to agents and editors who fave your tweets. More than that, we hope that the extra insight will be helpful to creators as they continue to develop and improve their work beyond #DVpit.

All donors have agreed to return their critiques 1-3 weeks from receipt. To enter the giveaways, entrants must have a Twitter account, with which they will retweet (not quote-tweet) and reply to the relevant “giveaway” tweets (informing us of their category and genre for which they'd like a critique) per the below schedule. All giveaways will close on Friday March 1 at 12PM ET. Winners will be notified via Twitter DM over the following week, by March 11, with instructions on how to claim their critique. Critiques will vary by donor: some offer query critiques, first five pages critiques, or submission package critiques (i.e. query letter plus the first five pages). Winners are not able to choose a specific donor.

We will run the giveaways on the @DVpit_ Twitter account per the following schedule. The giveaway tweet for each category will be posted at noon ET on the relevant day.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019: Children’s, i.e. Picture Books, Chapter Books, Middle Grade

Wednesday, February 27, 2019: Young Adult

Thursday, February 28, 2019: Adult Fiction & Nonfiction

Here are all the amazing donors participating in the upcoming #DVpit critique giveaway!


Tuesday, February 26, 2019


Wednesday, February 27, 2019


Thursday, February 28, 2019