ITEM: First chapter critique by author Mark Illis.
DETAILS: Mark Illis, novelist, whose first YA book The Impossible comes out from Quercus in July, will critique the first chapter of your novel (up to 5000 words, adult or YA) along with a one page synopsis. Have you got the reader’s attention? Have you introduced character, place, tone and theme? The winner will also receive a signed copy of The Impossible.
BIO: Mark has had five novels published, by Salt and Bloomsbury, and has written extensively for TV. He has tutored many times for the Arvon Foundation and was a Centre Director at Lumb Bank. He is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund.
WHO CAN BID: Critique done by email, book posted worldwide.