Sunday Critique Session

This is a writer's critiquing session. What does that mean?

Those who want to attend should upload a piece of their fiction writing, maybe a short story, a chapter of a novel, or even an outline for their next book. The file needs to be uploaded under the More>Files tab. Ideally, your submission should be about 3,000 words, but please no more than 5,000 words. Because this is a group for writers seeking publication, your work should look professional. A guide is available here:

http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html

Submit works prior to the Wednesday before Sunday.

We will take turns reviewing everyone's submission, taking care to give the author honest, productive feedback. For a reference--pretend that you are the *nicest editor in the world* who is taking the time to explain what is holding a piece back from being published, taking the author's feelings into consideration. Scribophile's rules are a great structure to build from:

http://www.scribophile.com/help/codes/

Casual observers or editors are always welcome.

Before you submit a work I recommend checking it with the "Pass" or "Fail" list on Strange Horizons:

http://www.strangehorizons.com/guidelines/fiction-common.shtml

Hope to see you there!

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jess, I want to clarify a couple things because I am not a Spec. Writer (yet) but exploring this form of fiction to see if I would enjoy this genre. My usual writing has been suspense and small children. I am still in the process of reseaching the fantasy storyline I am interested it. For critiquing purposes is type of fiction all right, or do you prefer strictly Spec. Fiction? In the submission guidelines do you want the full header for short stories and partial submissions?

    March 30

  • Brandon C.

    I'm sorry, but I'm not able to make it today - my Sunday plans changed their time slots - I'm going to try to get in on the next one.

    March 30

  • Jess F.

    I'm still searching for an Auburn location for us for this week, hopefully have the location posted in a few days!

    March 24

    • Rachel B.

      I haven't read any of the submissions yet, so if I can get it to read by today. It's not too late for me to read another submission

      March 28

    • Jess F.

      We meet every other Sunday, so if you can't make this one, we'll see you in two weeks! Feel free to stop by even if you haven't submitted. I usually read submissions on Saturday, but I keep our deadline on the Wednesday before in case weekend plans get in the way of critiquing time. Welcome to the group!

      March 29

5 went

Our Sponsors

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy