I am going out on a limb here (think Charlie Brown's Christmas tree) and posting one of my picture book manuscript to a critique blog. Critxchange is a branch off The Public Query Slushpile, which has helped authors firm up their query letters for almost a year.
The new operation runs much the same: you submit the criteria of your manuscript and critiquers will contact you directly via your desired location. The feedback will also be directly between you, the author, and your beta readers.
I am the first writer to submit a request for critique and I am excited/freaked out. I really do look forward to what will come. If you would like to give me feedback, follow the critxchange link.
Also, I have "Obladi Oblada" stuck in my head, thanks Paul McCartney for the happiness!
Also, HEAT WAVE! It is currently thirty-six degrees out, the hottest day in two months, yippee!