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Calling All Writers!

Hey folks, my critique group, Oxygraphos, is looking for a fourth writer to join our ranks! I’ve been a part of this group for about a Red Pen by JJRyear, and it’s been extremely helpful. I’ve learned a lot from these gals! So, here are some details:

*We’re a Christian group.

*We’re also a professional level group. For our purposes, “professional” means you have writing credits to your name or a complete, polished manuscript you’re currently shopping to publishers.

*Writers looking to apply must be fans of speculative fiction, including some of the more “out-there” genres like cyberpunk and steampunk. You do not HAVE to be a writer of speculative fiction to apply–however, we do not critique work that is romance/historical romance/Amish, or horror, not because we dislike those genres, but because some of us don’t feel like we know enough about those genres to be competent in critiquing it.

*We work on a rotating schedule. Each month, one member sends their work in to the other three for critique. Each member gets approximately three months off (while the others critique their work) and critiques for the other members the remaining months. Each month we critique approximately 50,000 words. We have fairly strict deadlines, so please carefully consider the time commitment.

There is some more info, but this is the most pertinent. If you’re interested, send an email to our tryouts coordinator at andrea@christsglory.com and request more info. Also, start preparing your application packet, which should include:

*A standard query letter

*A 1-2 page synopsis

*First chapter of your novel (max 2,500 words)

These should be for the first work you’d submit for critique if we accepted you. Also, if we invite you to a tryout, we will send you three first chapters from our current or expected next submissions. You’d be expected to critique these, and we would also critique your work, to see if our styles all work together. Our deadline for the application packet submission is December 14, 2013.

Again, if you’re interested in more info, please email our tryouts coordinator at andrea@christsglory.com.

Have a good day, authors! 🙂


About H. A. Titus

H. A. Titus is usually found with her nose in a book or spinning story-worlds in her head. Her love affair with fantasy began at age twelve, when her dad handed her The Lord of the Rings after listening to it on tape during a family vacation. Her stories have been published in Digital Dragon Magazine, Residential Aliens Magazine, and four anthologies: Alternative Witness; Avenir Eclectia Volume 1; The Tanist's Wife and Other Stories; and Different Dragons Volume II. In December 2013, her short story "Dragon Dance" won Honorable Mention in a Writers of the Future contest. She lives on the shores of Lake Superior with her meteorologist husband and young son, who do their best to ensure she occasionally emerges into the real world. When she's not writing, she can be found rock-climbing, skiing, or hanging out at her online home, hatitus.wordpress.com.

One comment on “Calling All Writers!

  1. I’m part of this group as well!

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