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Writers Day 2018 Manuscript Critiques

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Guidelines for Manuscript Critiques
Writers Day 2018

Conference attendees are invited to submit a manuscript of no more than 10 pages to be critiqued by one of our faculty members for a fee of $45 per manuscript. Your critique will be available for pick-up at the end of the event on Saturday, March 3. Please note that we can’t guarantee your manuscript will be returned with the critique.

Manuscripts should be formatted as follows:

– 1-inch margin on all sides
– Times New Roman, 12-point font
– Double-spaced
– Header on every page including your last name and key word from title.
– Pages should be numbered.

Send your manuscript in an email with the subject line MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE to

In the body of your email, include:

– Your name
– Address
– Phone number
– Email address
– Title of your manuscript
– Indicate if manuscript is PB, MG or YA

Attach your manuscript to the email as a PDF file.

All manuscripts must be emailed by 11:59 pm January 10, 2018.

Please note: Sending your manuscript to the writing contest will not suffice. It must be emailed to the above address for the written critiques.