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Don’t be grumpy like a gargoyle because you missed out! We will be hosting our third Silent Auction at the conference. It has been quite successful. We are grateful for the faculty who donate their time to this. This year’s will be even better. More critiques and editing. What could be better.

 The following guest and resident faculty have agreed to do critiques:

Jamie Ford: 30 page fiction manuscript, electronic submission only, track changes AND Skype conversation or telephone call. Deadline for completion: Dec. 31, 2017.


Alyson Hagy: 50 page fiction (short stories or novel excerpt). Digital File (or other arrangements to be made). Written comments in margins and at end of mss. Deadline for completion: Dec. 31, 2017.


Bill Konigsberg: 25 page YA mss. Track changes and a page of comments. Deadline for submission: Dec. 31, 2017.


Kerri Webster: poetry mss critique.


Richard Bloom: mss critique.


Chris Fischbach: mss critique.


Peggy Eddleman: 50 page mss critique for middle grade or YA manuscript; along with a query letter (optional). Notes via electronic copy, with 20 minute Skype or phone call discussion. Completion by Peggy six to eight weeks after received. Deadline to submit: June 22, 2018.


Kate Dublinski: mss critique.


Matteo Pistono: Nonfiction book proposal consult, OR memoir/biography critique. Details to follow.


Julie Kardon: 50 page fiction or narrative nonfiction mss. Submitted electronially. Returned with track changes. Deadline for completing: Dec. 31, 2017



Tim Sandlin: 50 pg fiction mss. No deadline. Hard copy only.


Nanci Turner Steveson: 30 page middle grade or YA mss. Critique, plus 1 hour Skype visit with school of your choice. Deadline for submission: Dec. 31, 2017.


Matt Daly: Up to 15 poems; written comments or Skype review. Advice on pairing poems for submissions; advice on process. Deadline for completion: Dec. 31, 2017.


Mark Hummel: 30 page fiction, nonfiction or poetry mss. Deadline for submission: Dec. 31, 2017.


Susan Marsh: 40 page Fiction or nonfiction mss. Written feedback. Deadline for completion: June 24, 2018.


Catherine McKenzie: 30 page mss in any genre (not poetry). Deadline for receipt of manuscript: Dec. 24, 2017.


Amy Kathleen Ryan: 25 page (or 6250 words) YA mss. Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017.


Kyle Mills: 30 page fiction (thriller/adventure/mystery) mss critique. Electronic submission in MS Word format. Critique will include mark up and a phone conversation (or in person in Jackson). Deadline for submission: Dec. 31, 2017.


Patti Sherlock: 30 page mss, fiction or nonfiction.