Hello folks! Ever wished members of the League would come over and critique some of your writing?

Are you also thinking you’d like to do something for Japan and the Red Cross?

Well, now you can DO BOTH!

We at the League are offering our services for charity! In two different auctions, you can bid to have a portion of your MS critiqued by either TEAM CLAW (Sonya Bateman, Michele Bardsley, Carolyn Crane, Kevin Hearne, Jackie Kessler, Diana Rowland, Jeanne Stein) or by TEAM FANG (Mario Acevedo, Dakota Cassidy, Stacia Kane, JF Lewis, Nicole Peeler, KA Stewart, Anton Strout).

We promise NOT to be gentle and to give you our all, just like you’re giving to Japan!

Here’s the exact details:

Get a helpful critique of your first pages and synopsis from a group of authors from the League of Reluctant Adults! (Team Fang)

Highest bidder (100% of proceeds go to the Red Cross to help Japan) gets to submit a synopsis and first batch of pages (up to 6000 words between the two – you decide how that works) of any fiction project for “expert analysis” by Team Fang, a group of authors from the League of Reluctant Adults! (We’re a group of published authors of urban fantasy, young adult, and paranormal romance; see our blog at

What you get: We’ll each commit to taking at least an hour to read your stuff and let you know what we think is working great, and what we think isn’t working, and give ideas for improvement. Some members may concentrate more on the synopsis, some on the pages, but we’ll all be giving our best constructive advice. Be ready to get a spectrum of opinions, and possibly disagreement between league members, either noted on the document itself or on separate documents. It’ll be like we’re all sitting in a room, discussing your story and early pages. You will have six months to submit your document (Microsoft Word ideal), we’ll have a month to look it over and comment. (note, this is for craft/story feedback only, and not in any way a guarantee of representation or publication). At the end, we’ll email your word doc back, full of all of our comments, either on the document, or on separate documents.

That’s a lot of League snark-power, for a good cause. So come on, bid, and let’s all help rebuild lives in Japan!

Again, the auction for TEAM CLAW is located here.

And the auction for TEAM FANG (that’s my team!) is located here.

Posted by Nicole Peeler

Author, Professor, Lover, Fighter