Read & Critiques

A limited number of Read and Critiques with several industry professionals are available for MWA members! Cost $60

The Critiquers :

Austin Camacho

Denise Camacho

Allyson Machate

Alexandra Weiss

Victoria Selvaggio

Brent Taylor and

Jennifer Chen Tran

What to submit : 

Half page synopsis

Ten pages, standard format (posted below)

How it works:

Register for the conference and select your critiquer.

*If the critiquer’s name does not appear on the registration site then we are sold out.

The critique coordinator will contact you the first week of February for your submission. 

The critique coordinator will forward your information to your critiquer, who will review your materials before the event.

You will be given a twenty minute appointment to discuss your critique with your critiquer.

No critiques will be sold after February 1st

Standard Format:

 Use a 1″ margin on all sides
 Use a title page, set up the same as the title page in your package (see page 159).
 Don’t number the title page. Begin numbering with the first page of the text of the book, usually the introduction, prologue, or chapter one.
 Use a header on each page, including your name, the title of your novel in all caps, and the page number.
 Start each new chapter on its own page, one-third of the way down the page.
 The chapter number and chapter title should be in all caps, separated by two hyphens: CHAPTER 1—THE BODY.
 Begin the body of the chapter four to six lines below the chapter title.
 Indent fives spaces for each new paragraph. 
 Double-space the entire text.
 Use a standard font, 12-point type. Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier is fine.
 Use 20-lb. bond paper.  –