MANUSCRIPT REVIEW GUIDELINES 2017
Conference attendees may arrange for a one-on-one manuscript review for a fee of $60. The writer will receive a half hour, private conference with a published author/instructor who will have been assigned your piece and give you constructive comments about all aspects of your writing, including plot, style, dialogue, conflict, point of view, etc. You will also receive a written review from your reviewer.
Also, we continue to encourage poets to participate and receive a thorough review of your work by Meredith Hadaway.
This opportunity is limited to a first-come basis.
Manuscripts must be submitted by December 30, 2016 so the reviewers will have ample time to prepare properly. Writers will be contacted by the manuscript reviewer in advance about your time and any other questions you may have.
Reviewers for the 2017 conference: Melanie Rigney, Austin Camacho, Barbara Esstman, Ally Machate, Meredith Hadaway (poetry). New this year is Gail Barrett who is available to review romance or historical romance.
Please state in your email cover letter what you are writing. Example: Fiction, genre fiction, non- fiction, memoir, personal essay, or poetry. Please explain in one or two lines if this is the beginning, middle, or end part of your manuscript. For all but poetry, please give a BRIEF description of your story. These things will help your reviewer and must be stated at time of submission.
This year ESWA reviewers will be taking these genres for review: General and some genre fiction, personal essay/ memoir, poetry. If you have any question about your genre please contact: Bonnie Feldstein at email@example.com
Payment for Manuscript Review
Cost: $60 per review.
By check: make check payable to Bay to Ocean Writer’s Conference. Note in memo line: Manuscript Review. Send payment to: Eastern Shore Writer’s Association, PO Box 1773, Easton, MD, 21601
By Credit Card: payment will go through Pay Pal and will be made at the Eastern Shore Writers Association website: www.easternshorewriters.org and then click PayPAL
On EventBrite: When you register for the conference on Eventbrite (from the BTO registration page), you may also click on the menu available for manuscript review payment and follow the directions.
Where to Send Your Manuscript
All manuscripts are separate from registration and must be paid for in advance. They must be sent, as an attachment to your cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
For any other questions contact Manuscript Review Coordinator Bonnie Feldstein at email@example.com.
Review spaces are limited, so please submit your manuscript as early as possilble to assure you will have a review at the 2017 conference.
Don't miss this wonderful, affordable opportunity for a manuscript review.