Critique and Portfolio Submission Deadline!!!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!!! You have only two more days to get those manuscripts and portfolios in for review!!!



I’ve pulled the following right from the source, but make sure you go here for all the details:

“Three items MUST be completed BEFORE ANY CRITIQUE SLOT WILL BE RESERVED FOR YOU. Don’t ask to have a slot held until your printer is fixed. If you submit a revised version of your manuscript, you will get whatever slot is available when we receive the revision. We are not doing this to be mean to you, but rather to be fair to those who follow the rules and justifiably expect first consideration. Note that, while the deadline for critiques is Friday, August 22, we reserve the right to close submissions if all the slots are filled before that time. We will do our best to spread the word if this occurs. Loretta will let you know when your critique is scheduled.

A printed copy is necessary for those critiquers who prefer to work this way. Don’t ask Loretta to print out your copy for you. Her job is very time-consuming, plus all that paper and printing would get expensive for her.

1)  Register for the conference and pay for the conference and your critique

2)  Send an electronic copy to Loretta Carlson at

3)  Mail a printed copy to

Loretta Carlson


PO Box 1546

Bear, DE 19701

Attach 2014SeptCritiqueForm to identify your manscript and indicate your critiquer preference.

Your manuscript must be double-spaced, size 12 font, and not more than 10 pages. You may also submit a summary or synopsis in addition to the 10 pages. A manuscript example is available here. SamplePages Picture book writers: Only one story may be reviewed.

In the email and on the printed copy, indicate your first three preferences for critiquer. The critiquers and their genre preferences are clearly listed on the critique form available above. CRITIQUE SLOTS FOR EMMA LEDBETTER AND ELLA KENNEN ARE NOW FULL. Reiko Davis, an agent with the Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency, will be reviewing a limited number of YA and MF fiction and poetry manuscripts. For novels, she will review contemporary and fantasy only.

ART PORTFOLIO REVIEWS: Register and pay for the conference and portfolio review and email Susan Detwiler . She will let you know when your review is scheduled. Do not send original artwork through the mail.

Okay, folks…get cracking and get those submissions in!!!

About Susan Mannix

Susan worked as a biomedical research editor for the Department of the Navy for fourteen years and has been a member of SCBWI since 2007. She writes young adult and middle grade novels. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time doing all things horses, including attending her teenaged daughters’ many competitions. Susan lives in Maryland on a small farm with her husband, two children, an adorable black lab, two cats, and three horses.
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