Working on that mystery novel? If your fingers are now bloody nubs after the last couple of years in solitude, you’ve probably got a good start on a rough draft or a manuscript of something promising. So now’s the perfect time for a critique/review by your peers. For those unfamiliar, it works like this: submit your first chapter / first few pages / opening scene (up to 10 or so pages) by Monday, 3/13 (even sooner is better) to firstname.lastname@example.org. And note: this is a communal event so as ye submit, ye must also critique.
- Meeting date: 3/18/23 (Saturday), Noon – 2 p.m., Upper Arlington Main Library, 2800 Tremont Road, Meeting Room B.
- Due date: 3/13/20 (Monday), midnight.
- Send manuscripts to email@example.com. Note: if you submit, you’ll also need to participate as a reviewer.
- What to send: manuscripts should be 10 pages, maximum (if not starting at the beginning, try to provide a few sentences for context). Manuscripts can be from a budding novel, novella, short story, etc.. Since these are partials, please do not send your entire work.
- Manuscripts: double-spaced, 1” margins, 12 pt. font (no fancy/cursive fonts please). For simplicity, all submissions should be in the form of Word documents (no PDFs . . . otherwise we can’t return manuscripts with comments). Also, please include your name and email address (necessary for reviewers to email back comments).
- All reviews will be sent back to the authors so please make any changes/comments using the ‘Track Changes’ and ‘Comments’ feature in Word.
- If you don’t want to send anything but are happy to be a reviewer, please contact us for copies of submissions.
- After the meeting, please email your comments of each manuscript back to the author.
- Please give constructive feedback and remember to be kind.