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General Fantasy Critique Circle

Sun, Jun 18


OWC Website (see confirmation email)

General Fantasy Critique Circle

In this circle, you can submit drafts for sections of a fantasy novel, short stories, etc., or, if you are looking for help developing/outlining your story, you can submit an outline, beat sheet, or description of your idea for discussion.

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Registration opens Jun 01, 12:00 p.m. EDT

Where & When?

Jun 18, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

OWC Website (see confirmation email)

The Details

Welcome to the General Fantasy Critique Circle! This circle is for writers of the fantasy genre regardless of the experience level. 

In this circle, you can submit up to 5,000 words  of your novel, short story, etc., or you can submit an outline, beat  sheet, or description of your idea for discussion if you are looking for help developing/outlining your story. All submissions are due by 11:59  p.m. on June 11th and should not exceed 5,000 words.

Here’s how it works:

  • The Host will contact you on Sunday, June 4th to grant you access to the Dropbox. 
  • Submit a draft, or an outline, beat sheet, or description of the idea that you want to develop. Include a brief summary of the story/concept so far if you’re not submitting the beginning of your work, plus any details you may need critiquers to know or aspects you might want them to focus on. The total submission should be no more than 5000 words. Please submit as a Word doc, docx, or PDF.
  • Read and critique the other submissions before the meeting takes place. Resources for tips, guidelines for how to critique, and definitions of genres are linked below. Track changes/electronic comments are preferred. Remember to always provide reasoning and, if possible, point out examples.
  • At the meeting, everyone will take turns critiquing each member’s submission before moving onto the next submission. 
  • If you've submitted a draft for a section of a novel, you will have up to 5 minutes to provide context, such as the main plot lines, key elements of your story, or your protagonist's main objective.                              
    • If you’ve submitted an outline or story idea, you’ll have up to 5 minutes to describe what sort of help you’re looking for, then the floor will be opened for comments and brainstorming.
    • After the meeting, post your critiques in the Dropbox so the writer can have a copy of your comments.


Here are some resources you can use if you’re unfamiliar with how to critique someone’s work:

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Limit: 4 Participants

RSVP cut-off date: June 11th at 12:00pm

Hosted by Mirka

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