ITEM: Submission package critique by YA author Keris Stainton, plus signed proof (or first published) copy of ONE ITALIAN SUMMER, out May 2017

DETAILS: I will read the first three chapters of your YA manuscript (up to 15,000 words) and advise on plot, characterisation, setting and dialogue. I will help you write a query letter and synopsis. And I’ll probably give you lots of publishing gossip too, cos I can’t help myself.

BIO: Keris Stainton is a compulsive writer, voracious reader and obsessive tweeter. She’s the author of seven novels for children and young adults.