Quarterly Critique Chat

Would you like a critique from the entire chatroom? Then read and follow the guidelines EXACTLY. Submissions that do not follow the guidelines will be rejected.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Email sally@writerschatroom.com 200-300 words from your work. Paste your submission into the email, do not send an attachment. Do not hit reply!

Use the subject line “Submission: Labor Day Critique“.

Copy this list and put it at the beginning of the email, with your answers:

  • Genre: 
  • Format: (short story, novel, etc): 
  • Section: (beginning, middle or end of piece)
  • Name you intend to publish under: 
  • Name you use in the chatroom: ​​​​​​​ 

You can add one or two sentences to set the scene, if needed. But no more than two sentences. 

Submissions must be received by 3 pm ET on Sunday, 09/02/2018, to be eligible for chat.

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Submissions that follow the guidelines will be used in the order they are received. I don’t know how many we will get through, but the queue starts when the first correct submission is received.

I strongly suggest you submit polished work. Most of our chatters are aiming for publication. To get there, you have to be able to handle honest critiques. I will not allow personal attacks, but problems in the writing will be openly discussed.

If you are not in attendance, your submission will be skipped. It’s a waste of everyone’s time to critique something if the author isn’t there to hear it.

Fiction, nonfiction, essay, query letter…it doesn’t matter. I recommend trying to get an entire scene into 300 words. Full scenes get better critiques.

Why only 300 words? More than that will scroll off the screen too quickly. People need to be able to read it, to give a good crit.

Please be on time for this chat. Crosstalk, including greetings, will be kept to a bare minimum. Make sure you have floated and enlarged your screen in chat, so you can keep up. Here we go…let’s see how many of you have learned to write well and follow submission guidelines. First submission up for crits is…  

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