Item #15: First Chapter Critique

Your Donor:

Up to 5,000 words

READERSHIP: MG, YA, or Adult fiction

GENRE: contemporary/realistic, sci-fi, mystery, suspense, magical realism, urban fantasy, horror

RESTRICTIONS: no picture books/children's chapter books, erotica/romance, or nonfiction

TURNAROUND TIME: 2 weeks from auction's close

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Sarah LaPolla

Sarah LaPolla has over a decade of experience in the publishing industry. Starting in the foreign rights department at Curtis Brown, Ltd. in 2008, and later as an agent at Bradford Literary Agency, Sarah has primarily represented Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction in a variety of genres, many of which received starred reviews and critical acclaim. Sarah has an MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) from The New School and a BA in Creative Writing from Ithaca College.

In 2020, she started Next Chapter Editorial, where offers developmental editing services on MG, YA, and Adult fiction. She regularly teaches workshops and offers critiques for writers through Inked Voices, Manuscript Academy, and various writing programs and conferences.


You can reach her at for editorial or consulting services, or follow her on Twitter!

Starting bid: $10

Any bids submitted before 12:00am on Monday, April 5, 2021 or after 8:59:59pm EST on Friday, April 9, 2021 will be deleted.