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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Manuscript critiques at the WV Writers Summer Conference

WVW is pleased to announce that manuscript critiques will be available for the 2012 conference. You may have up to 8 pages of your manuscript and a one-page synopsis or up to 8 pages of poetry critiqued for a cost of $25.00. This includes a 15-minute, individual session with the critiquing author
during the conference. The number of critiques is limited, so they will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Here's a list of the award-winning authors who will be offering critiques:

1)  Lee Maynard – Appalachian, memoir, humor, adventure, etc. (wear your thick skin and be ready for Lee's honest, tough, evaluation of your work.);

2)  Sandy Tritt – Short story, inspirational, how-to-books, etc. (;

3)  Michael Knost – Sci/Fi, horror, supernatural, fantasy, etc. (;

4)  Geoff Fuller – Anything - except poetry (, conference presenters' bios)

5)  Wilma Acree – Poetry only (;
6)  Karin Fuller – Memoir, humor, children's books, inspirational, romance, etc. (, conference presenters' bios)

If you would like a critique, here's what you do:

1)  Select a writer from the list that you feel best matches your work;

2)  Email Teresa Newsome at or call her at 304-601-2460 to reserve your slot.

3)  Mail your manuscript and $25.00 check or money order (payable to WV Writers, Inc.) to Teresa Newsome, 5245 Pond Fork Road, Madison, WV 25130, no later than May 21. Please do not send a manuscript if you have not reserved a time slot.

Hurry! This is an opportunity too good to miss.