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The Eye of Argon is one of the funniest fantasy novellas ever written – you'll soon see why.
Jim Theis wrote this barbarian swashbuckler at the age of 16 for a fanzine. Science fiction and fantasy fans realized they'd found treasure: Grignr the barbarian's exploits are so ludicrous they are impossible to read with a straight face. Fans created a game for conventions. If you can read one page of this story out loud, exactly as printed, without laughing, you win.
Do you have nerves of steel? Are you a match for The Eye of Argon? Join us for a competitive reading over Zoom, and prepare to roll around on the floor.
Remote streaming will be available with Zoom. (Please RSVP to see the link.)
How to submit:
A. Leave a comment on this page what you are submitting.
B. Send your manuscript to: [masked].
C. RSVP to this event. (No RSVP, no critique.)
Max 4 manuscripts
Max length 10,000 words
Manuscript submissions are open until October 3rd.
Priority is determined based on:
1. Whether or not you RSVP
2. When you left a comment. (This is for visibility to others.)
3. When we received your manuscript.
4. Whether or not you were critiqued in the previous month.
How to download submissions:
Request to join our Google Group by sending an email to:
Subject: Join Request
Body: Your name as it appears on meetup.
Tips on how to give an effective critique: http://critters.org/c/whathow.ht
More info: https://www.meetup.com/MinnSpec/messages/boards/thread/51072805/
Join us for a writing sprint!
First 15 minutes: Introductions
Next hour: Writing
Last 15 minutes: Discuss what you worked on, and conversation.
Come prepared with a project to work on, or start something new! Writing prompts will be offered if you want to start something new, or if you need a new direction to overcome a block in your work in progress.
While writing, we mute our mics. Commenting in the chat is okay.
We will use Zoom for audio and video.