***THE SUBMISSION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED. COME BACK LATER TO READ THE OFFICIAL ENTRIES!!***
This critiquing round will be dubbed the "Indy 500". This is for anyone's first 500 words. Whether your manuscript is finished and polished, it's a work-in-progress, or you only have the first few hundred words, this is the time to test it out on readers and get some honest, helpful feedback and support from your peers. If you've entered previous rounds, this is also a great opportunity to get feedback on your revisions and give previous readers of your work a further peek at where your story is going.
From Monday, April 23 at 6:00 PM EDT until Tuesday , April 24 at 6:00 PM EDT, I will accept submissions. I will post them later that evening (between 7 PM and 8 PM EDT) right here at KTCROWLEY.COM for critiquing.
Please send submissions to ktcritiques [AT] gmail.com
In the subject, please state "APRIL INDY 500”
This round I will accept all genres and it is one entry per person, per genre (So you can submit 1 adult 1 YA/MG).
Please list the TITLE, GENRE and your SCREEN NAME (I will not include screen names in the critique posts, these are for my purposes only) above your 500 words (format it the way you normally would). Please do not stop in the middle of a sentence. If it goes over the 500limit by a couple of words, that's fine. If you stop at say, 489 words, that's fine, too.
Your submission should look like this:
SCREEN NAME: Your Screen Name Here
TITLE: Your Title Here
GENRE: Your Genre Here
Please leave out "chapter one," chapter "titles", etc. Otherwise, I may count them toward your 500 and you could lose some of your entry.
You will receive a confirmation email, but it may not be right away. Only resend if you don't get one by the last hour of the submission window.
Please check your submission(s) carefully for typos, grammatical errors, etc. before submitting. Once the submission is confirmed by email, it is set to automatically post. Once your post is up and has received a critique, I won't be able to fix it for you. Double checking it first will ensure you're writing is critiqued appropriately. ;-)
If you enter, you must critique at least 5 other submissions (if there are only five, please critique all). If you enter two different manuscripts, please critique 10 (if there are less than 10 total, please critique all). This is so it's fair for everyone involved.
I will accept up to 20 entries.
That’s it! If you have any questions, please hit me up in the comments or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spread the word please; the more, the merrier! Let's fill up this round and help everyone involved get as much feedback as possible.
I look forward to seeing everyone's fabulous work and comments.