Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Welcome Two New RYS Judges!

Rate Your Story's fantastic rating critique services would not be possible without all of the great volunteers. How else could we have given more than 500 writers feedback on thousands of manuscripts over the past 26 months?

Of course, it's still a little overwhelming to see the inbox "ping" all day long, especially on free days. There are so many aspiring writers out there, hungry to get a professional opinion on their manuscripts.

So when a new judge steps on board to offer their experience, talent, and keen eye, we are THRILLED. (After all, all of our judges are people who are actively publishing stories, books, and articles in today's very competitive traditional markets.)

Please welcome our two newest judges:

Nancy Stewart is the bestselling and award winning author of the four Bella and Britt Series books for children:  One Pelican at a Time (eighteen weeks on Amazon Bestselling List), Sea Turtle Summer (International Classics Gold Book Award), Bella Saves the Beach and Mystery at Manatee Key. Her book, Katrina and Winter: Partners in Courage, is the authorized biography of Katrina Simpkins and her life changing relationship with Winter, the dolphin (International Classics Silver Award, 2013) A frequent speaker and presenter at writing conferences throughout the United States, Nancy conducts many for SCBWI and speaks to school children frequently. Learn more at www.nancystewartbooks.com, read her blog, or visit her on Twitter or Facebook.

Kristen Fulton lives in central Florida with her husband Rusty, a rocket scientist (really). Kristen's books are represented by agent Kendra Marcus of Bookstop Literary and she has three picture books under contract: a nonfiction title that debuts in 2014, and one nonfiction and one historical fiction slated to come out in 2015. Kristen is also the founder of Week of Writing: Nonficpic week and organizer of a private picture book retreat that will take place in Georgia in July 2014. When she is not writing or planning her WOW conference, Kristen likes to watch the Hallmark channel. Learn more at: http://www.kristenfulton.org.

Thank you to ALL of our fantastic judges! Meet them here.


  1. Great news, Miranda! RYS is so popular, you all must be overwhelmed.:)
    Kristen and Nancy are super qualified and will be wonderful additions to your team!


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