Critiques

We are delighted that you are joining us at the Michigan Christian Writers Conference this year!

As a benefit to our attendees, we are offering two opportunities to have critique meetings.

1. Pre-conference!
This will enable you to have time to make adjustments and edits according to the feedback received prior to any pitching sessions at the conference. These meetings will take place via Skype, FaceTime or Zoom by appointment with team member of your choice.

2. During Conference!
Just like a traditional 15-minute appointment, your pre-conference submission will be reviewed and discussed in person at the conference during with the team member of your choice’s open appointment schedule.

Payment and Time

Critiques cost $35 per critique session paid directly to the person performing the critique.

Each critique will last approximately twenty minutes pre-conference, or 15-minute in person a the conference. Please respect the time of person performing the critique.

Categories

  1. Inspirational
    Devotionals – up to 1,000 words
    Bible Study – up to 1,000 words
  2. Non-fiction –Chapter breakdown/synopsis; Submit first chapter
    Self-Help
    Parenting
    Business/Leadership
    Religion
    Memoirs/Personal Essay
    Other
  3. Short Nonfiction: Magazine Feature Article – under 1,500 words
  4. Flash Fiction/Poetry – under 1,000 words
    Under 500 words
    Under 1000 words
  5. Novels: General, contemporary, literary, etc. – Submit first three chapters or first 15 pages whichever comes first.
  6. Romance (western, historical, fantasy, etc. Please note: no erotica will be accepted.) – Submit first three chapters or first 15 pages whichever comes first.
  7. Thriller/Mystery/Suspense – Submit first three chapters or first 15 pages whichever comes first.
  8. Speculative (no horror) – Submit first three chapters or first 15 pages whichever comes first.
  9. Children’s and Youth
    Picture Books – Submit entire work.
    Easy Readers – Submit entire work.
    YA Fiction – Submit first three chapters.
    YA Non-fiction – Submit first three chapters.
    Middle Grade – Submit first three chapters.
    Chapter Books – Submit first three chapters.
  10. Proposals
    Nonfiction – Submit proposal with one chapter.
    Fiction – Submit proposal with the first chapter.

If you have any questions, please contact us at vicki@seriouswriter.com with “Critique Question” in the subject line.