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1. I am not matching you guys up. I am only going to post the information on my blog for you to peruse. Unfortunately, I am not qualified to pick for you, and I think you all have better chances of finding the right partners if you're the one picking.
If this changes your desire to participate, let me know. I have no problem taking you off the list.
2. Joining up does not obligate you to accept any request for a crit, nor does it obligate you to participate at all if you don't find someone you feel is a good fit.
3. Participating also does not obligate you to send a stranger your pages/book right away. This is a chance for networking, to see if there's someone out there who could help/you can help. If all you want to do is email someone for a while before you trust them with your work—by all means do it! If you just want to send a few pages or a partial to give it a test run—go for it. What you decide on is between you and your potential crit partners. I am not forcing you into any serious commitment. Promise.
4. I am dividing the post into four sections that will hopefully help you connect with people who write for similar audiences—Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Book/Younger Readers. If you put down two of these in your profile, I will place you under the first category you specify. Just so you know.
5. So far, the submissions are very heavily YA, which I assume comes from the fact that I write YA and therefore many of my readers are, too. I would love to see more of the other audience groups if you want to spread the word. I definitely am not doing this just for YA writers.
And that's about it. If you have any other questions, please ask in the comments of this post. I will do my best to answer them quickly.