Special Memoir Essay Submission Critique

  • April 6, 2014 · 2:00 PM

Anyone interested in submitting a memoir essay to Creative Nonfiction magazine is welcome. We are planning on critiquing and talking about our submissions. We'll plan a second meeting for anyone who wants to rewrite and resubmit for critiques. Please do not sign up for this meeting if you are not submitting to the magazine. This is a special meeting for those interested and we'll try to keep it small. Check out the website at http://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/memoir-issue for information on submissions and content. We'll meet at the usual spot, usual place. Let's get writing. Write something new or rework something on the backburner. Tag your submissions as CNF so we know they are for this meetup. See you all there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great feedback. Total investment by all present in helping each writer develop each piece of writing. Totally supportive.

    April 6

  • Cathy F.

    And the location was great :) Valerie, thanks for providing the treats. Great discussion everyone. See you next week.

    April 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey I was signed up for this group & then my RSVP was changed to no unbenounced to me

    April 5

    • Valerie D.

      Are you signed up for emails? Everyone else got them. I don't know why.

      April 5

    • Valerie D.

      Email me privately.

      April 5

  • Valerie D.

    Please respond to the email for directions! Thanks.

    April 5

  • Lindsey

    I noticed that most of the uploads were Word docs so I replaced my pdf submission from last night as a Word doc as well. I am really excited to meet all of you! I love all of your work!

    April 5

  • Cathy F.

    Hi Valerie, I believe you posted the guidelines for the contest (how many words, format, etc.). I can't find that information in my email account. I you have it or know it, could we discuss this on Sunday. Thanks so much, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday.

    April 4

  • Yvette

    Hey Cathy, you can find it on the submissions page for the Creative Nonfiction magazine. No more than 4000 words...hope this helps...I don't remember about fonts and spacing. Take care!

    1 · April 4

  • Lindsey

    Hello! This meeting will be my first Meetup, I just want to make sure it is okay to join as this is a special meeting. I am excited about submitting to the magazine if I can get everything complete in time!

    April 1, 2014

    • Valerie D.

      As long as you are submitting something, you are welcome to join us! Looking forward to meeting you.

      April 1, 2014

    • Lindsey

      Perfect, and thank you for your help with the file, Valerie! I will upload tonight, trying to wrap up! I am looking forward to meeting everyone.

      April 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love creative nonfiction as a genre unto itself. I have read so many beautiful publications which capture the human spirit in this genre. I look forward to the meetup and to the sharing. Thanks again for making it possible.

    April 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    This meetup is very intriguing. I would love to go but I have an existing calendar conflict. Is there any way I can get a recap of the meeting so I won't be so far behind for the second meeting?

    April 1, 2014

    • Valerie D.

      I think we'll just be talking about each other's work, what needs revisions, etc. I'd be happy to let you know what happens and what we discuss. Glad you'll be writing something@

      1 · April 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for keeping me in the loop Valerie.

      April 2

  • Cathy F.

    And yes, I'd like a second session/critique time for the submission, preferably before April 24th . Thanks

    April 1, 2014

    • Valerie D.

      Let's discuss the second meeting with everyone at the first meeting. I'm happy to host it at my place on a weeknight, depending on who is available. Good idea. We need a deadline!

      1 · April 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in! Let me know what the group decides as a deadline for the second session and the associated submission deadline. Thanks.

      April 2

  • Cathy F.

    Okay, just so I get this right. We're meeting this Sunday for the special memoir edition only. Could we extend the submission's deadline to Thursday? If that doesn't give participants enough time to submit, just let me know. I'm busily working on something new to submit. Thanks!

    April 1, 2014

    • Valerie D.

      Depending on how many people respond, we can leave the deadline to Friday morning if everyone is OK with that. I'm working on mine also, I understand wanting as much time as possible.

      1 · April 1, 2014

  • Cathy F.

    I've also agreed to read a piece on April 24, so I'd like to do this one. Will need LOTS of help with revisions. Thanks Valerie for doing this. Cathy

    April 1, 2014

    • Valerie D.

      Yay! I think we all need revisions before submitting anything. This really helps. Looking forward to it.

      1 · April 1, 2014

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