In addition to the free 15-minute appointments you receive, you may want to take advantage of this opportunity to have your work reviewed prior to the conference by the seasoned professional(s) of your choice (see below) in preparation for a 30 minute appointment.
There is a charge of $35 for each critique, payable when you register. Since a limited number of consultations are available, we encourage you to register early to reserve your space so you will not be disappointed.
Your manuscript needs to be postmarked by April 19 and sent to CCWC Paid Critiques, c/o Margie Vawter, 959 Julian St., Marshfield, MO 65706. Please include the transmittal form you will receive as part of your acknowledgment packet when you register.
Double space your manuscript leaving at least a 1" margin for comments from your critiquer. Limit 12 pages unless otherwise noted. Please do not exceed the requested page count.
My paid manuscript review gave me the most thorough
and helpful manuscript review I've had to date.
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Any nonfiction EXCEPT Gift Books and Women's Issues - Dean Merrill
Articles (one or two articles with a total word length of no more than 1,800 words - check the length requirements of the market you are aiming for) - Twila Belk, Debbie Hardy, Sherri Langton, Marti Pieper, Ava Pennington, Chris Richards (inspirational), Margie Vawter, Jim Watkins
Profiles and teaching articles (1800 words) - Sherri Langton, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Jim Watkins
Personal experience stories and articles (1,500 words) - Twila Belk, Sherri Langton, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Margie Vawter, Jim Watkins
Bible studies (12 pages) - Terri Kalfas, Ava Pennington, N. Paul Williams, Jim Watkins
Devotionals (1-4 devotionals for a total word count of 1,200) - Twila Belk, Sherri Langton, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Margie Vawter, Jim Watkins. Also Rick Marschall who is currently writing two devotionals for Tyndale House, did two audio devotional series with Bill Bright, Pat Boone, etc., and writes the weekly Monday Morning Music Ministry (almost three years old, now up to 32,000 hits).
Nonfiction Book Proposals (with Table of Contents) - Twila Belk, Catherine Lawton, Rick Marschall, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Linda Evans Shepherd, Jim Watkins
Nonfiction Books (first chapter - limit 12 pages) - Larry Carpenter (any genre), Debbie Hardy, Terri Kalfas, Catherine Lawton, Rick Marschall, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper, Jim Watkins
Gift books and devotionals, women's inspirational writing - Twila Belk, Ava Pennington, Marti Pieper
Women's issues, women's lit, devotionals, memoir, inspiration - Debbie Hardy, Catherine Lawton, Marti Pieper
Articles, Devotionals, Short Stories (1500 words) -
Biography - Nancy Lohr
Picture Books (900 words) - Sally Apokedak, Rick Marschall who worked for Disney and did a book with Dr. Seuss.
Early Readers (12 pages) - Sally Apokedak, Sheila Seifert
Chapter Books (12 pages) - Sally Apokedak, Sheila Seifert
Nonfiction Books (12 pages) - Sally Apokedak
Novels (synopsis and first chapter, limit 12 pages) - Sally Apokedak, Nancy Lohr, Tim Shoemaker
YA, Tweens, and Teens
Short fiction (maximum 2000 words) - Sally Apokedak, Marti Pieper
Short nonfiction (1,500 words) - Sally Apokedak, Marti Pieper, Sheila Seifert
Biography - Nancy Lohr, Marti Pieper
Memoir - Marti Pieper
Nonfiction book (12 pages) - Sally Apokedak, Marti Pieper, Rick Marschall former Editor of Marvel; Editor at Youth Specialties; worked on youth curricula with Doug Fields at Saddleback, Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry, etc.
Novels (12 pages including synopsis) - Sally Apokedak, Terri Kalfas, Rowena Kuo, Dave Lambert, Nancy Lohr, Kimberley Woodhouse
Fiction (One sheet, synopsis, first chapter or portion - limit 12 pages)
Any genre - Larry Carpenter, Rowena Kuo
Action/Adventure - N. Paul Williams, Charlie Wolcott
Biblical fiction - Catherine Lawton, Chris Richards
Contemporary - Dave Lambert, Catherine Lawton, Linda Evans Shepherd, Margie Vawter
Contemporary Suspense - Terri Kalfas
Contemporary Romance - Sally Apokedak, Susan Baganz, Tiffany Amber Stockton
Crime/mystery - Margie Vawter
Fantasy - Sally Apokedak, Terri Kalfas, Charlie Wolcott
Futuristic - Sally Apokedak
Historical - Susan Baganz, Catherine Lawton, Rick Marschall, Tiffany Amber Stockton, Margie Vawter, Kimberley Woodhouse
Issues fiction - Catherine Lawton
Legal/political thrillers - Margie Vawter
Literary - Catherine Lawton
Romance - Sally Apokedak, Susan Baganz, Debbie Hardy, Chris Richards, Tiffany Amber Stockton, Margie Vawter, Kimberley Woodhouse
Romantic Suspense - Sally Apokedak, Susan Baganz, Terri Kalfas, Chris Richards
Science fiction - Sally Apokedak
Speculative fiction - Sally Apokedak, N. Paul WIlliams, Charlie Wolcott
Supernatural Thriller - N. Paul WIlliams
Suspense - Chris Richards, N. Paul WIlliams, Kimberley Woodhouse
Suspense and Thriller - Margie Vawter, N. Paul Williams
Women's Fiction - Terri Kalfas, Chris Richards, Linda Evans Shepherd, Margie Vawter
Blog writing (provide your URL) - Dianne E. Butts will evaluate 2 or 3 short blog posts with suggestions on ways to increase traffic - from a non Techno person (like the workshop she is teaching on Saturday).
Humor - Liz Cowen Furman, Rick Marschall (total 1,500 words), Jim Watkins
Marketing plans - Valuable feedback on websites, publicity materials (news release and flyer or other PR piece), and brainstorming marketing ideas - Twila Belk, Sheila Siefert
Plays, Puppet Scripts, or Dramas (maximum 10 pages) -
Poetry - (five poems no longer than 20 lines each)
Screenplays (limit 10 pages) - Dianne E. Butts, Rowena Kuo
Songs (Two songs with double spaced lyric sheet, music if written out, MP3 or CD - please listen to the CD to make sure it recorded properly) - Becky Spencer
Website evaluation (mail URL to firstname.lastname@example.org) - Megan Breedlove, Sheila Seifert, Tiffany Amber Stockton, Jim Watkins