Manuscripts to be critiqued during the workshop may be up to 10 pages, typed, double-spaced, font size 12, (NOT 11 or smaller!) preferably in Times New Roman. They may be in any sub-genre of creative nonfiction, including personal essay, memoir, travel writing, food writing, and journalistic writing. If you have a question about whether or not your work fits into the genre of creative nonfiction, please email the workshop director, Susan Cushman at email@example.com.
Workshop critique leaders are Kristen Iversen and Bob Cowser. They will give your writing their personal and professional attention, and will lead the group in critiquing your manuscript. Manuscripts will be distributed to all participants so that everyone will have time to read and prepare to participate in the critique process. Watch this blog for future articles about how the workshop process works and how to prepare for it.
Manuscripts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 2, 2011. They should be sent as attachments, preferably in Microsoft Word. Please put your name on the first page, along with a title and a brief description of the work-in-progress, i.e. “personal essay, memoir, etc.” If it is a complete essay, please let us know that. If it’s a chapter or part of a chapter of a book, let us know that as well. If you need to add a paragraph to set it up, or a brief synopsis, that would also be helpful, especially if it’s not the first chapter of the book. This paragraph or synopsis will not count as part of your 10 pages.