Berkeley Critique Session

East Bay Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers
East Bay Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers
Public group

Every 2nd Sunday of the month until February 8, 2020

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NOTE: We will be reading FOUR manuscripts rather than our usual three for this session. So please be prepared to begin promptly at our new start time of 1:15, i.e., ARRIVE EARLY, and expect the session will last until 4 pm. We understand that four manuscripts is a lot to ask our members to read, so please just do your best.

Submissions are full for this session. But you are welcome to come and critique our members' work! Links to the submissions will be emailed from [masked] to members who have RSVPed yes two weeks before the meeting. If you don't get this email, please check your junk email or promotional email folders. If you RSVP less than two weeks before the session, please contact one of the Event Hosts to send them to you.

This Meetup will be held at the Central Berkeley Library. Please read our directions to the meeting rooms and rules of engagement (

The critique fee for submitting authors is five dollars per author, due at the beginning of the meeting, to defray MeetUp costs. All other members are encouraged to come to listen, critique, and meet other writers.

If you have a work that is too long for our regular meetings (longer than 7,000 words), and would like it critiqued in its entirety, speak with our organizers at one of our meetings so we can arrange something for you. Please note that you will first need to submit a shorter piece or excerpt to a Berkeley Critique Session before we can proceed with a larger manuscript critique.