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Masters ProCritiques™ offer you a 1-on-1 meeting with a literary agent or publisher who will read and edited/reviewed some of your work via our advanced submission program. This program is best suited for active to advanced writers. The roster varies by conference, and not all participate in the Advanced Submission Masters ProCritique program. Please read the bios of each carefully to determine the most appropriate reviewer to read and edit your work. Specifically-requested Reviewers are not guaranteed, so select more than one choice where available in your order of preference.

This programs is a terrific way to receive constructive, professional feedback and advice on your work from an agent who wants to find the best books to help get published. Ssimply submit the required pages or chapter of your manuscript or screenplay to be read in advance of an in-person appointment at the conference. There is a fee per submission.


Rules

  • You must be registered for the conference.
  • We use the term REVIEWER to refer to all editors, publishers, and agents.
  • All manuscripts are submitted electronically -- a simple process if you follow the guidelines. (We do not accept advanced hard printed copies of manuscripts.)
    The Reviewer will review your work and print a hard copy for your appointment.
  • You may apply for as many Masters ProCritique™ reading appointments as the Reviewer will accept. Each has different requirements, so read their submission specs thoroughly.
  • Include a one-page synopsis of the entire work.
  • Conference fee, advance reading fee and submissions must be received no later than the deadline date to participate in the program. You must register for the conference first, then apply for ProCritiques and submit your work as a part of the application process »
  • Submit a digital copy of the first 10-20± pages of your manuscript (based on what the individual Reviewer asks for.)
    • Pages must be typed, double-spaced;
    • Use Courier or Times (New Roman) font,
    • 12 point type size
    • Your name on each page at the top with a page number.
    • Format the work in MS Word and save in a "doc" or "RTF" format.
    • Do not submit a PDF.
  • Submissions must be received by the deadline date. The earlier the better. Late submissions may not be accepted. Reviewers have limited time to read and edit your material before a conference, so they need the manuscripts in a timely fashion.

How To Apply:

  1. editor with writerComplete the Application Form with your personal information, and the titles of work you are submitting.
  2. Select the type (ProCritique or Masters ProCritique) and
    click to pay. This will take you to the shopping cart.
  3. Enter the quantity of critiques and pay securely Online.
  4. NOTE: You will then be linked to a "Thank You" Page.
    Select the link to generate a confidential email where you will indicate the names of the editors / publishers / agents in your order of preference, then attach your manuscripts and synopsis, and submit.

  • Please follow the submission guidelines completely. We will email you and confirm receipt of your material. Missed consultation appointments will not be rescheduled or refunded. Do not submit material by USPS -- it will be returned unopened. Thanks for your understanding, and best of luck on your journey to publication and success as an author.
  • We make every reasonable attempt to schedule your 1-on-1 session with literary agents in advance of the conference. This means that the times for other attendees to meet agents is limited by the agents schedule and availability. Masters ProCritique Participants receive first choice of appointments, which may be scheduled in advance. The remaining balance of the calendar for free consultation / pitch sessions is avaiable the first day of the conference. Most slots are filled by those who register for the full event.
  • A one-on-one appointment calendar will be located at the conference 1-on-1 ProCritique Management desk. Each Reviewer will have a separate sheet under their name. Appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Each appointment may vary in time and detail as determined by the individual REVIEWER. They are welcome to spend additional time with you at their discretion.

Deadline Dates. To take advantage of discounted Advanced Critique Fees, your manuscript should be received by the deadlines as follows.
  Conference Dates & Deadlines   Advanced Submission Reading Fee
  AGLAWC
June
Genre-LA
October
Digital Author
February
  Editors   Agents &
Publishers
Critique Fee June 01 October 01 February 01   $50 @   $100 @

Also available are ProCritiques with Professional Editors who will read and critique the opening pages of your work in advance, and then meet with you at the conference. Meeting times vary by editor. Each accepts a different quantity of pages (see their bio for details). There is a fee per submission.

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