art by Steve Bjorkman
Critique groups meet from 12:00 – 1:30 pm after our main meet-ups every month.
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MEET-UP CRITIQUE GROUP SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Save the submission with this Document title:
GENRE (PB/MG/YA), LAST NAME, FIRST, TITLE
Up to five pages roughly MG/YA (if 6 pages ends a section, that’s fine, but not 10 pages etc.)
Picture Book writers please send in one manuscript, 1,000 words or less.
Word doc or pdf file (NOT Pages!!)
12 font double spaced Times New Roman
1 inch margins on all sides
insert header (not footer):
title/author last name (far left) page number (far right)
MG/YA Writers:If you are submitting a chapter that is later in the novel (not chapter 1), it is helpful to provide a “here’s what has happened so far” summary. It is also helpful to the critiquer if you include a complete synopsis of the novel so they can judge the excerpt within the entire context of the novel. These are merely suggestions, not requirements to help you maximize the quality of the feedback from your group.