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Thread: Seeking a beta or swap for a contemporary fantasy (fairy tale retelling)

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    Lost in the woods
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    Apr 2012

    Seeking a beta or swap for a contemporary fantasy (fairy tale retelling)

    It's a full novel at 77k words . It's not the first draft, and I'm looking for whatever assistance anyone wants to give. It's on Google Docs, but I can change to a Word Doc if anyone needs that.

    I'm willing to read almost anything (youth services librarian, editing/beta experience), but favorite genres are sci-fi/fantasy, nonfiction and anything youth/childrens.
    Last edited by narmowen; 08-03-2017 at 07:07 PM.
    Death Takes Wing: Urban Fantasy Finished & Shelved (in a locked box somewhere)
    Warped: Contemporary Fantasy, Finished, Beta stage
    Shattered: Contemporary Fantasy, WIP, sequel to Warped
    Changling: WIP, young adult

    Willing to Beta, just send a PM

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    figuring it all out bin_b0x's Avatar
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    Hi, narmowen. I sent you a PM.

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    tiny hedgehog JetFueledCar's Avatar
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    What's the age range the MS is intended for, and what's the fairy tale (if you don't mind sharing)? I'm not looking to swap at this time, just to practice my editing skills since that's where I'm at with my own works. If you don't mind a newbie beta, of course. I do love fantasy and fairy tale retellings.
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    Add Salt to Taste HistoryLvr's Avatar
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    I second what Jet says above. This might be something I'd be interested in Beta-ing but it would be nice to know if it's YA or adult and which story it is. Fairy tales can really range in type and topic.
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