Writing the Rockies Manuscript Critique Submission

Manuscript Critique Submission

Registered attendees of the conference may submit sample work for a critique session with one of the conference faculty or graduate writing program faculty members. The fee for this consultation is $150, payable at the time of registration. There are a limited number of such opportunities -- we encourage anyone who wants a critique session to apply early.

Submission Guidelines

Submitters must be registered attendees of the conference.

  • Prose (fiction or nonfiction): Submit 10-20 pages from a single work, or key passages from a longer work. If you want comments on a novel, include a 2-3 page synopsis of the plot, in addition to the submitted pages.
  • Poetry: Submit up to ten poems, totaling no more than 20 pages.
  • Screenwriting: Submit up to four scenes, totaling no more than 20 pages. Include either a plot synopsis or a treatment of up to 2-3 pages for your complete screenplay, in addition to the submitted pages.

Feel free to include a cover page explaining your work. This sheet doesn't count against your page count.

Format: We prefer that you submit electronically in MS Word. If you use another word-processing program, please save the file as an "rtf" document ("rich text format"). Be sure to save the file as your name.

Email: Send writing submission as a single file attached to an email to Dr. Mark Todd. In the email's subject heading, please write, "Wtr ms submission."

Deadline: July 1, 2015 (so we have time to match submitters to readers and also give those readers enough time to read and comment on submitted work.)

Most critique sessions will occur on Saturday afternoon, July 25, though writers and instructors should feel free to choose another time if that one is inconvenient (see schedule).

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