Write It Sideways

Excerpt Critique Call for Submissions, Nov. ’12

Want to have a piece of your writing critiqued?

Send us an excerpt from your novel or short story, and the readers of Write It Sideways will give you feedback on your writing. We will be accepting only six excerpts per call, so writers will get their feedback in three months or less.

Excerpts will be chosen based on the following criteria:

Your name may appear on your excerpt, or you might wish to remain anonymous. Some writers choose to remain anonymous until after feedback has be posted, then they identify themselves in the comment section.

Examples of critiques can be seen here:

How to Submit

Submissions open: Now

Submissions close: Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 9pm EST

Rules and Guidelines

  1. Subscribe. Before you submit a piece of writing for critique, please make sure you’re subscribed to the blog (by either email or RSS), to ensure you don’t miss your excerpt 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 in a spirit of helping one 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.


After the submission period closes, you will receive a form email letting you know whether or not your excerpt will be used. If you do not hear back within a few days of the end of the submission period, feel free to contact me.

Thank you!