In-depth Critique

KWG In-Depth Critique meetings are held bi-monthly during the second week. Deadlines for submissions are generally one week before the meeting. Work may be fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, play, or poetry. Fiction may be a short story or novel excerpt. If it is a novel excerpt please provide a brief synopsis of what the readers need to know.

Submissions MUST follow these guidelines-

It must be in a Word document and sent as an attachment. They should be in Courier font, double spaced, 3700 words maximum, and the pages must be numbered. Include your name and title at the top of the manuscript. Please include what form the piece is – short story, novel excerpt, personal essay, etc. This is fairly standard to submitting to agents, publications, etc. Make it look as professional as possible. This will also make it clear to the readers.

If the piece is longer than 3700 words, it should be excerpted, with any information the reader needs to know added to the manuscript. This information will not count towards the overall word count. Multiple submissions are acceptable, as long as they don’t exceed 3700 words total. Work not submitted in this format may be returned and you may be asked to re-format it accordingly, including but not limited to, excerpting work that exceeds 3700 words.

All pieces will be emailed to the readers, including the writers, about a week or so before the meeting. At the meeting the readers will give comments and feedback.

Questions should be directed to Chris DeGuire at –

Deadlines for submissions will be posted on the KWG website and Facebook page and through our e-mail list.