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Saturday Critique session at Mutiny Information Cafe

6 pages (8-9 pages for Scripts) in 12 Point Times or Courier double spaced with half inch margins (250 words a page-1620 total)

If you wish to submit longer pieces, We will accept up to 9 pages (up to 12 pages for scripts) they must be uploaded to the files section, and announced in comments for the event you are submitting for 72 hours prior to the meet-up. You may also Email to the event organizer 80 hours before if you are interested in greater privacy. The Critique moderator may opt not to read the entire longer piece depending on volume.

Priority of submission is determined by the moderator using an informal scale that is affected by several factors including: Does the submission meet the formatting requirements(1pt), are there enough printed copies for everyone(1pt), Were you Unable to receive a critique during a prior session(2 pt), Were you on time or early(1pt), did you offer feedback on other submissions(1pt), and presenter need. Presentations without advance notice or printed copies go last. 

Be constructive, avoid personal attacks, and Focus on the work itself, not the process of making it. Criticism is one way, unless you are asked a direct question- and even then keep it snappy. 

All Advice is given freely and unconditionally, and ALL works remain exclusive property of their original authors. 

If someone finds a particular submission exceptional, it may be nominated for inclusion in our Annual digital and print anthologies IF it is seconded by another member of the group (Subject to rules of the anthologies). They piece will then go to be judged by the panel if the author consents. Self- standing excerpts from larger works are acceptable.

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  • Janet W.

    It was great--I found the critiques to be very helpful.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Marc H.

    Lots of constructive criticism as well as some good and great writing samples . . .

    February 15, 2014

  • obi

    Wonderful. It was an honor to meet fellow writers and to learn from them.

    February 15, 2014

  • brian

    Both the readings and critiques exceeded my early expectation of amusement and instead I found myself surprisingly stimulated.

    February 15, 2014

  • charles n.

    It's my first meet up too and I thought it will be at 7pm. I guess next time cause I didn't know what exactly the assignment was.

    February 15, 2014

    • charles n.

      I see that Janet Wise reply that today's meet up was changed to 7pm!

      February 15, 2014

  • Vaughn J.

    Car troubles are forcing me to bow out. See y'all next time!

    February 15, 2014

  • Marc H.

    The comments below confuse me ( I am new to Meetup); Is this Meetup at 1 pm or 7 pm?

    February 12, 2014

    • Mike H.

      1pm always 1pm. there is a meetup bug that sometime resets the time when you edit the meet-up that created the original confusion

      February 12, 2014

  • Janet W.

    Do you mean this is a one-time change for this Saturday meetup?

    February 8, 2014

    • Mike H.

      Saturdays are typically at 1pm

      February 8, 2014

  • Janet W.

    To confirm: the time has changed from 1 pm to 7:00 pm but still at the Mutiny Information Cafe?

    February 8, 2014

    • paul h.

      my question too...

      February 8, 2014

    • Mike H.

      Going to be One,meet-up did some thing funky

      February 8, 2014

  • Margo C.

    I'll be in Baltimore doing 2 readings and 2 burlesque shows to promote my burlesque-y book. Yay!

    1 · February 3, 2014

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