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Manuscript Critiques

Killer Nashville offers manuscript critiques to its registered attendees for the low additional charge of $55 per critique.

“I just heard from the agent that gave a critique for the ten pages I sent in, ten pages from a short story! She really LIKED IT!! She wants to see a whole manuscript. After I reminded her it was a short story, she said ‘Oh, that’s right.’ She also said she would be HAPPY to see a manuscript from me if I decide to turn the short story into a novel. I’m so excited I can’t see straight! And it all happened because of Killer Nashville!!!!” – Amy Denton, Author

A manuscript critique offers a specialized one-on-one meeting with a professional writer or literary agent who will read a section of your manuscript and then offer you a face-to-face analysis of what works and what does not in your submission. It is a unique opportunity and one of the features that makes The Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference such an indispensable tool for writers. If you want to see how your work appeals to the professionals, choose an agent or editor. If you prefer a more detailed craft analysis, you may prefer to choose an author for your critique.

CRITIQUE TIMES:

AC 1 – Friday 11:00-11:20 AM
AC 2 – Friday 1:10-1:30 PM
AC 3 – Friday 3:40-4:00 PM
AC 4 – Friday 4:10-4:30 PM
AC 5 – Friday 4:40-5:00 PM
AC 6 – Saturday 11:00-11:20 AM
AC 7 – Saturday 1:20-1:40 AM
AC 8 Saturday 3:50-4:10 PM
AC 9 Saturday 4:20-4:40 PM
AC 10 Saturday 4:50-5:10 PM

AGENTS / EDITORS AVAILABLE FOR CRITIQUES

Editor John DeDakis
Agent Steven Hutson
Agent Joelle Delbourgo
Agent Victoria Skurnick
Agent Marcy Posner

TYPES OF CRITIQUES AVAILABLE

Fiction Critique: A published author or agent will read and critique the first ten pages (or to the end of the chapter) of your novel. All manuscripts should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman or other “reasonable” font.

Non-Fiction Critique: An publisher or agent will read and critique the first ten pages (or to the end of the chapter) of your non-fiction book or article. Your manuscript should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman or other “reasonable” font.

Short Story Critique: A published author or agent will read and critique your short story (up to ten pages). All manuscripts should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman or other “reasonable” font.

Query Critique: An agent, published author, or the leader of a query-writing workshop will read and critique your query letter. The query letter should be no more than one page long, in standard query format and in 12-point Times New Roman or other “reasonable font.”