In-Depth Critique

IDCOur next IDC is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Deadline for submission of up to 4000 words is a week prior to the meeting.  (Members will receive an email from Dave Gourdoux with date of deadline. Others, please email Dave. See SUBMISSION GUIDELINES below.) Work may be fiction, non-fiction, essay, play, or poetry. If the piece exceeds the word limit , please submit an excerpt in keeping with the word limit and provide a brief synopsis of what the reader needs to know.

All submissions will be emailed to participants about a week or so before the meeting. At the meeting, the author reads a page to a page and a half of the piece. The critique format consists of 3 rounds.

1st round:  participants point out what’s working in the piece and what they especially liked.

2nd round:  participants may ask questions and comment on problematical areas. The author does not comment or reply during the first two rounds.

3rd round:  the author answers and/or ask questions, and may comment on the feedback received.

Participants may print out and write their comments on submissions, or bring their laptops with pieces downloaded and provide verbal critiques.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Word Document, sent as attachment
  • Double spaced, 12 pt., Courier font, pages numbered
  • Include your name and title at the top of the first page, and include what form the piece is (short story, novel excerpt, poem, etc.)
  • Send work to Dave Gourdoux:  djgourdoux@gmail.com

 

 

 

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