WriMos for Worldbuilders

WriMos for Worldbuilders
  • My Goal:
  • $10,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $24,496
  • # of Donations:
  • 316
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Worldbuilders is a geeky, book-centered charity working to make the world a better place! If you can spare a few minutes from your hectic writing schedule to donate, you'll be entered into Worldbuilders' lottery which contains thousands of books, and if you donate through Team WriMo, you'll also be eligible for some exclusive prizes. 

WriMo Exclusives

  • $500 raised: One critique by Michael J Martinez. Michael is the author of the DAEDALUS trilogy, the most recent of which, THE VENUSIAN GAMBIT, came out in May and earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. He's also the author of the upcoming "spy-fi" series MAJESTIC-12, with MJ-12: INCEPTION due out next fall from Night Shade Books.
    Michael will critique up to 25,000 words of your SF/F novel (or a shorter work), including both an overall opinion on the strength of the work, thoughts on individual sections, and ideas on direction and ways to improve. This doesn't include line edits, but he's willing to answer questions and engage in a dialogue to help make your work better!
     
  • $1,000 raised: One critique by Joshua Palmatier. Joshua has had six dark, epic fantasy novels published by DAW, most recently SHATTERING THE LEY, five short stories in various anthologies, and has co­edited four anthologies with Patricia Bray, including TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER. He is also founder of the small press Zombies Need Brains (www.zombiesneedbrains.com), which focuses on producing quality SF&F­themed anthologies.  His experience is mostly with all forms of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. His intent will be to offer editorial advice on how to improve your novel and to use his experience as both author and editor to make it the best it can be.
    Joshua will read and evaluate the first 100 pages of your novel within 3 months of submission. The manuscript must be in standard manuscript format (typed, double-spaced, 12 pt font, etc). He will write a general evaluation of the novel’s opening and mark up the manuscript using comments and track changes in the document itself, although this will NOT be a formal line or copy edit, simply commentary at specific points of the manuscript.
     
  • $1,500 raised: One critique by Jennifer Azantian. Jennifer began her agenting career in 2011, first as an intern and then as an assistant and associate, at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. In 2014, after working with senior agent and entertainment lawyer Paul Levine, Jennifer opened her own agency specializing in speculative fiction. Jennifer brings to her clients a passion for literature born of a writer’s heart and an editorial eye honed from reviewing thousands of projects both for herself and as submissions manager at the Dijkstra Agency. She acquires science fiction and fantasy (including all of their subgenres) as well as smart, psychological horror. Website: www.azantianlitagency.com Twitter: @jenazantian
    Jennifer is offering a detailed critique and commentary of your submission packet (query, synopsis, and first three chapters up to 15,000 words). She’ll include her thoughts on pacing, impact, characterization, world-building, and more within three months of receiving your submission. Though she makes no promises, she would be a fool not to consider representing a project if it truly blows her away.
     
  • $10,000 raised: One critique by Seth FishmanThis includes a read, critique, and general advice note (re: query letter and ms.) on up to three chapters from Seth Fishman.  Seth's been a literary agent for over 10 years, and works now at The Gernert Company, representing a fairly diverse list.  His clients include Ann Leckie, Randall Munroe, Kate Beaton, Carrie Vaughn, Django Wexler, Tea Obreht and Brian Catling (among many others). In simple terms, he's interested in anything with a new angle and strong writing, both adult and kids.  In his mind, any idea can be a good one, in the right hands.  He's looking for someone to prove it to him.
    Twitter: @sethasfishman
    Seth is offering to evaluate your query (up to three chapters) based both on merit as a writer but also with an eye to advise for future submissions. 

Here's how it's going to work: At the end of the fundraiser (December 14), we'll draw names from our own pool of everyone who has donated to the WriMo page, drawing one winner for each unlocked prize. Every $10 donation will give you one ticket for the drawing, so $30 will get you three tickets, $120 will get you twelve tickets, and so on. Obviously, the more you donate, the better your chances of winning!

Even better, each donation will also enter you into the Worldbuilders lottery, meaning your donations have much more bang for their buck. You will be in a drawing for both the NaNoWriMo-specific prizes, as well as all of the coolness from Worldbuilders, so you could potentially win a ton of cool stuff.

Let all your WriMo friends know, or any other writer friends who want to dust off their manuscripts. If you aren't able to donate right now, we can still reach our goal if you share this page on Facebook and Twitter, or send an email to anyone you know who might be interested. If you link back to my page, I'm sure we can reach our goal in no time!

Thank you so much!

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WriMos for Worldbuilders is fundraising for Worldbuilders Fundraiser 2015 benefiting Worldbuilders.

Worldbuilders is a geeky, book-centered charity working to make the world a better place! If you can spare a few minutes from your hectic writing schedule to donate, you'll be entered into Worldbuilders' lottery which contains thousands of books, and if you donate through Team WriMo, you'll also be eligible for some exclusive prizes. 

WriMo Exclusives

  • $500 raised: One critique by Michael J Martinez. Michael is the author of the DAEDALUS trilogy, the most recent of which, THE VENUSIAN GAMBIT, came out in May and earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. He's also the author of the upcoming "spy-fi" series MAJESTIC-12, with MJ-12: INCEPTION due out next fall from Night Shade Books.
    Michael will critique up to 25,000 words of your SF/F novel (or a shorter work), including both an overall opinion on the strength of the work, thoughts on individual sections, and ideas on direction and ways to improve. This doesn't include line edits, but he's willing to answer questions and engage in a dialogue to help make your work better!
     
  • $1,000 raised: One critique by Joshua Palmatier. Joshua has had six dark, epic fantasy novels published by DAW, most recently SHATTERING THE LEY, five short stories in various anthologies, and has co­edited four anthologies with Patricia Bray, including TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER. He is also founder of the small press Zombies Need Brains (www.zombiesneedbrains.com), which focuses on producing quality SF&F­themed anthologies.  His experience is mostly with all forms of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. His intent will be to offer editorial advice on how to improve your novel and to use his experience as both author and editor to make it the best it can be.
    Joshua will read and evaluate the first 100 pages of your novel within 3 months of submission. The manuscript must be in standard manuscript format (typed, double-spaced, 12 pt font, etc). He will write a general evaluation of the novel’s opening and mark up the manuscript using comments and track changes in the document itself, although this will NOT be a formal line or copy edit, simply commentary at specific points of the manuscript.
     
  • $1,500 raised: One critique by Jennifer Azantian. Jennifer began her agenting career in 2011, first as an intern and then as an assistant and associate, at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. In 2014, after working with senior agent and entertainment lawyer Paul Levine, Jennifer opened her own agency specializing in speculative fiction. Jennifer brings to her clients a passion for literature born of a writer’s heart and an editorial eye honed from reviewing thousands of projects both for herself and as submissions manager at the Dijkstra Agency. She acquires science fiction and fantasy (including all of their subgenres) as well as smart, psychological horror. Website: www.azantianlitagency.com Twitter: @jenazantian
    Jennifer is offering a detailed critique and commentary of your submission packet (query, synopsis, and first three chapters up to 15,000 words). She’ll include her thoughts on pacing, impact, characterization, world-building, and more within three months of receiving your submission. Though she makes no promises, she would be a fool not to consider representing a project if it truly blows her away.
     
  • $10,000 raised: One critique by Seth FishmanThis includes a read, critique, and general advice note (re: query letter and ms.) on up to three chapters from Seth Fishman.  Seth's been a literary agent for over 10 years, and works now at The Gernert Company, representing a fairly diverse list.  His clients include Ann Leckie, Randall Munroe, Kate Beaton, Carrie Vaughn, Django Wexler, Tea Obreht and Brian Catling (among many others). In simple terms, he's interested in anything with a new angle and strong writing, both adult and kids.  In his mind, any idea can be a good one, in the right hands.  He's looking for someone to prove it to him.
    Twitter: @sethasfishman
    Seth is offering to evaluate your query (up to three chapters) based both on merit as a writer but also with an eye to advise for future submissions. 

Here's how it's going to work: At the end of the fundraiser (December 14), we'll draw names from our own pool of everyone who has donated to the WriMo page, drawing one winner for each unlocked prize. Every $10 donation will give you one ticket for the drawing, so $30 will get you three tickets, $120 will get you twelve tickets, and so on. Obviously, the more you donate, the better your chances of winning!

Even better, each donation will also enter you into the Worldbuilders lottery, meaning your donations have much more bang for their buck. You will be in a drawing for both the NaNoWriMo-specific prizes, as well as all of the coolness from Worldbuilders, so you could potentially win a ton of cool stuff.

Let all your WriMo friends know, or any other writer friends who want to dust off their manuscripts. If you aren't able to donate right now, we can still reach our goal if you share this page on Facebook and Twitter, or send an email to anyone you know who might be interested. If you link back to my page, I'm sure we can reach our goal in no time!

Thank you so much!

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