Words & Music:
2012 Manuscript & Workshop Critique Guidelines
Agent & Editor Critiques
If you wish to submit work for critiques by an agent and editor, please note that the rules have changed! We require that everything be submitted electronically, along with one hard copy of documents MAILED TO OUR OFFICE.
Writers not registered for either package may register for an editor or agent critique at a
Payment of fees is required at the time writers sign up for critiques. Prior to submitting,
1. Write a cover letter in the body of your email to Words & Music stating that you are attending the conference and wish to have manuscript critiques and consultations. You may name the editor and agent you wish to speak with, but please remember, these assignments are on a first-come, first-served basis. We also attempt, as far as possible, to place manuscripts with appropriate professionals. (This cover letter also will be the first page of your snail-mailed copy.)
2. With the email letter, you will need to include the following as a single word.doc or pdf attachment as follows:
A. For Novel, novella, or novel in progress, memoir, history, biography: Contact sheet (your name and all contact info, name of work, type of work, estimated word count of completed manuscript); synopsis (not more than one page single spaced or two pages double-spaced) and 25 to 30 pages, usually first couple of chapters, or some pages you feel are the
Please Note: Once all assignments have been made and work is forwarded to editors and agents, your assigned editor and agent will contact you either by phone or e-mail to make yur appointments for your one-on-one consultations.
NOTE: DROP-DEAD DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS CHANGED TO OCTOBER 15
3. Since the conference is later, we have extended the deadline for submission. However, to obtain discount on packages, you must register in September. All submissions must be in our hands by October 15, 2012, drop dead deadline. Send your electronic submission to: email@example.com and put "Manuscript Critiques" in your message header. Put your cover letter in the body of the email. For the hard copy, mail your cover letter and all applicable documents to: Manuscript Critiques, Faulkner Society, 624 Pirate's Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116
Again, you must register with applicable fees before or simultaneously with this electronic submission. Only competition winners, and Louisiana writers approved by sponsors for scholarship participation may submit for manuscript critiques without paying applicable fees. For pricing details, Click Here!
When you come to the conference, bring several hard copies of your submission. Also bring several copies of completed manuscripts being critiqued in the event the editor or agent wants to see the entire work.
There will be several Limited Registration Workshops During Words & Music, 2012 Submissions for these workshops should not be confused with the manuscript submissions for advance critique by editors and agents and one-on-one consultations with these agents and editors to whom you are assigned. For each of the three Limited Registration Workshops,
Each of the three workshops will involve subject matter applicable to both narrative non-fiction and fiction. Each class will be limited to 15 people and run two hours. Each class will be $50 per person. These limited registration workshops will not run concurrently and writers will be assigned on a paid first-come, first-serve basis. These worshops are not included in any package registration and it is not necessary to purchase a writers package to register for these workshops.There are no scholarship positions for these classes and no discounts. All three classes require contact pages plus five-page submissions on the subject of the class for critique during the workshop, double-spaced, one-inch margins.The submissions must e-mailed to us by October 8 in word.doc or pdf format. Please bring two hard copies of the relevant sample with you to each of the workshops.
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