Write It Sideways

Excerpt Critique Call for Submissions, Jan. ’11

Note: Submissions are now closed for this round. I will notify successful candidates by email within the next few days.

We haven’t had a call for anonymous excerpt submissions since August 2010.

I’ve now used all the excerpts I received during the last call, so I’d like to open the doors once again. Send me an excerpt from your novel or short story, and we (the readers of Write It Sideways) will give you feedback on your writing.

Remember, you remain anonymous unless or until you decide to identify yourself in the comment section. It’s completely up to you.

The latest examples of critiques can be seen here:

This time I’m requesting excerpts from works of any genre.

How to Submit

Submissions open: Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at 12 pm EST

Submissions close: Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at 12 pm EST

Rules and Guidelines

  1. Subscribe. Before you submit a piece of writing for critique, please make sure you’re subscribed to Write It Sideways (by either email or RSS), to ensure you don’t miss your writing being posted.
  2. Respect. The purpose of this feature is to give encouragement and constructive criticism to aspiring writers. That means feedback should be given with a spirit of helping each other. Any rude or disparaging comments will be deleted.
  3. Give back. Submit your writing only if you’re willing to give back by critiquing others’ work.
  4. Polish. Please don’t send unpolished work. Peer-critiques are now a regular feature of Write It Sideways, so there’s plenty of opportunity to submit when your writing is ready.
  5. Keep it clean. I won’t use any submissions that contain offensive material. Keep them PG.

Thank you!