Rachael Quisel has years of experience as a writer and freelance editor. They’ve edited everything from web copy for entrepreneurs to gubernatorial proclamations but specializes in working with creative writers—both fiction and nonfiction. Their work has been published in the Santa Barbara Literary Journal, HerStry, and Meat for Tea, among others. They’ve been accepted into selective Tin House workshops and are currently a Creative Writing and Literature Master’s degree candidate at Harvard University Extension School. When not writing, they’re reading the slush pile for the Harvard Review, managing their hospitality business, and taking their cat, Apollo, for walks.
I’d love read to read middle-grade humor, action/adventure, contemporary, fairy tales, mystery, and suspense novels particularly if it is inclusive of diverse characters, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ (but not a coming-out story).
I’d rather not read hard sci-fi, religious, cyberpunk, books with loads of child abuse, or that use the second-person POV (“you”) for their protag.
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!