Critiques

Submission Guidelines:

To submit your material for critique by one of our faculty members, please follow the directions below:

  1. Properly format your submission. With the exception of poetry, children’s picture books, and scripts, submissions should be double spaced, presented in a 12-pt. serif font (like Times New Roman or similar) with one-inch margins all around. Scripts and plays should be submitted in standard film or A/V format.
  1. Please limit size of submissions as listed below. Longer submissions will not be read. (See categories for specifics.)
  2. Email the faculty member and include BRMCWC 2017 Critique Submission in the RE: line. Be sure to attach your submission in a .doc file format. You can find which faculty are critiquing what categories in the list below.
  3. Critiques cost $35. The faculty member will provide you with their mailing address. Your payment will go directly to the faculty member prior to the conference. If the faculty member has not received payment by the date of the conference—unless other arrangements have been made—they are not required to meet with you.

Categories:

Note: Faculty names will continue to be added and subtracted as needed.

The number of critiques an individual faculty member will take is listed below their names. This isn’t how many you should submit to them. This is how many overall that they are willing to receive from conferees altogether.

 

ARTICLES (Print and Online) — Nonfiction, including how to, or information in nature. This is NOT the category for essays such as may be found in popular compilation books. Word count for this category is 700 – 2000 words.

Faculty #1: Linda Gilden

Email: linda@lindagilden.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 20

Faculty #2: Bob Hostetler

Email: bob@bobhostetler.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 7

Faculty #3: Lucinda McDowell

Email: encouragingwords@snet.net

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 8

Faculty #4: Rhonda Rhea

Email: rrhea47@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 2

Deadline = May 15

Faculty #5:  Ann Byle

Email: ann@credocommunications.net

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 5

Faculty #6: Andrea Merrell

Email: andreamerrell7@gmail.com

# of critiques = 6 total between categories

Deadline = May 15

Faculty #7: Karen Porter

Email: kaeporter@gmail.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 8

Faculty #8: Brad Bloom

Email: brad@lifestylemediagroup.com
# of critiques = 10 total between categories
Deadline = May 20

ESSAYS — True events or experiences. (These are similar to Chicken Soup for the Soul pieces.) Word count for this category is no more than 1000 words.

Faculty #1: Linda Gilden

Email: linda@lindagilden.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 20

Faculty #2: Yvonne Lehman

Email: yvonnelehman3@gmail.com

# of critiques = no limit

Deadline = May 10

Faculty #3: Lucinda McDowell

Email: encouragingwords@snet.net

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 8

Faculty #4: Lindsey Brackett

Email: lindsbrac@gmail.com

# of critiques = 5 total between categories

Deadline = May 1

Faculty #5: Andrea Merrell

Email: andreamerrell7@gmail.com

# of critiques = 6 total between categories

Deadline = May 15

 

DEVOTIONS — Limit of 3, no longer than two pages each, double-spaced. (the $35 entry fee covers up to 3 devotions)

Faculty #1: Jesse Florea

Email: Florea@fotf.org

# of critiques = 5 total between categories

Deadline = May 15

Faculty #2: Linda Gilden

Email: linda@lindagilden.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 20

Faculty #3: Bob Hostetler

Email: bob@bobhostetler.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 7

Faculty #4: Lucinda McDowell

Email: encouragingwords@snet.net

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 8

Faculty #5: Paula Mowery

Email: writerpaula@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 1

Faculty #6: Rhonda Rhea

Email: rrhea47@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 2

Deadline = May 15

Faculty #7: Cindy Sproles

Email: cindyksproles@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 6

Deadline = May 12

Faculty #8: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

Faculty #9: Andrea Merrell

Email: andreamerrell7@gmail.com

# of critiques = 6 total between categories

Deadline = May 15

Faculty #10: Karen Porter

Email: kaeporter@gmail.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 8

 

BIBLE STUDIES (Book Length) — Submit a two-to-three- page outline and first 10 pages, double-spaced.

Faculty #1: Linda Gilden

Email: linda@lindagilden.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 20

Faculty #2: Lucinda McDowell

Email: encouragingwords@snet.net

# of critiques =10 total between categories

Deadline = May 8

Faculty #3: Rhonda Rhea

Email: rrhea47@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 2

Deadline = May 15

Faculty #4: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

 

NONFICTION BOOKS — True life stories, inspirational guidelines, motivational, encouragement, etc. Submit a two- to three-page outline and the first 10 pages, which may include the introduction. Double space all pages.

Faculty #1: Linda Gilden

Email: linda@lindagilden.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 20

Faculty #2: Bob Hostetler

Email: bob@bobhostetler.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 7

Faculty #3: Bethany Jett

Email: bethany@bethanyjett.com

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 10

Faculty #4: Lucinda McDowell

Email: encouragingwords@snet.net

# of categories = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 8

Faculty #5: Rhonda Rhea

Email: rrhea47@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 2

Deadline = May 15

Faculty #6: Cindy Sproles

Email: cindyksproles@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 12

Faculty #7: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

Faculty #8: Andrea Merrell

Email: andreamerrell7@gmail.com

# of critiques = 6 total between categories

Deadline = May 15

Faculty #9: Karen Porter

Email: kaeporter@gmail.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 8

 

YA (YOUNG ADULT) NONFICTION — (See NONFICTION above)

Faculty #1: Linda Gilden

Email: linda@lindagilden.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 20

Faculty #2: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

 

FLASH FICTION — Fiction (a complete story) of no more than 1000 words.

Faculty #2: Aaron Gansky

Email: adgansky@msn.com

# of critiques = no limit

Deadline = May 10

Faculty #3:  Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

Faculty #4:  Ben Wolf

Email: ben@splickety.com

# of critiques in this category = 10

Deadline = May 1

Faculty #4:  Lindsey Brackett

Email: lindsbrac@gmail.com

# of critiques = 5 total between categories

Deadline = May 1

 

SHORT STORIES — Approximately 1000-3000 words.

Faculty #2: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

Faculty #3: Lindsey Brackett

Email: lindsbrac@gmail.com

# of critiques = 5 total between categories

Deadline = May 1

Faculty #4: Andrea Merrell

Email: andreamerrell7@gmail.com

# of critiques = 6 total between categories

Deadline = May 15

 

NOVELLAS — Fiction ranging from 20,000 to 30,000 words. Submit a one-page, single-spaced synopsis and first pages, not to exceed 10 double-spaced pages (if prologue is submitted, it is part of the 10 pages).

Faculty #1: Aaron Gansky

Email: adgansky@msn.com

# of critiques in this category = 5

Deadline = May 10

Faculty #2: Richard Mabry

Email: docwrites2@gmail.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Genre: Suspense (medical, romantic, etc.)

Deadline = May 12 at Noon

Faculty #3: Paula Mowery

Email: writerpaula@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 1

Faculty #4: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

Faculty #5: Andrea Merrell

Email: andreamerrell7@gmail.com

# of critiques = 6 total between categories

Deadline = May 15

 

NOVELS — Fiction ranging from 45,000 to 100,000 words. Submit a one-page, single-spaced synopsis and first pages, not to exceed 10 pages (if prologue submitted, it is a part of the 10 pages). Double space all pages. Please state the genre on the coversheet. Genres include: Contemporary Women’s, Romance, (Romantic/Medical/etc.) Suspense, Historical (Romance), Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Speculative, YA, and so on.

Faculty #2: Aaron Gansky

Email: adgansky@msn.com

# of critiques in this category = 5

Deadline = May 10

Faculty #3: Tosca Lee

Email: toscamoon@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 20

Faculty #4: Richard Mabry

Email: docwrites2@gmail.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Genre: Suspense (medical, romantic, etc.)

Deadline = May 12 at Noon

Faculty #5: Paula Mowery

Email: writerpaula@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 1

Faculty #6: Deborah Raney

Email: debraney@mac.com

# of critiques in this category = 10

Genres: Women’s Contemporary, Romance

Deadline = May 12

Faculty #7: Cindy Sproles

Email: cindyksproles@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 12

Faculty #8: Ben Wolf

Email: ben@splickety.com

# of critiques in this category = 5

Genres: Speculative Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Historical

Deadline = May 1

Faculty #9: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

Faculty #10: Alycia Morales

Email: alywmorales@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 1

Faculty #11: Andrea Merrell

Email: andreamerrell7@gmail.com

# of critiques = 6 total between categories

Deadline = May 15

 

YA (YOUNG ADULT) NOVELS — (See NOVELS above)

Faculty #1: Aaron Gansky

Email: adgansky@msn.com

# of critiques in this category = 5

Deadline = May 10

Faculty #2: Alycia Morales

Email: alywmorales@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 1

Faculty #3: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

Faculty #4: Karen Porter

Email: kaeporter@gmail.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 8

 

MIDDLE GRADE NOVELS — Submit a one-page, single-spaced synopsis and first 10 pages.

Faculty #1: Aaron Gansky

Email: adgansky@msn.com

# of critiques in this category = 5

Deadline = May 10

Faculty #2: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

Faculty #3: Karen Porter

Email: kaeporter@gmail.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 8

 

CHILDREN’S CHAPTER BOOK — Submit short summary (no more than one page, single-spaced) and first 10 pages.

Faculty #1: Jesse Florea

Email: Jesse.Florea@fotf.org

# of critiques = 5 total between categories

Deadline = May 15

Faculty #2: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

 

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK — Submit entire work.

Faculty #1: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

Faculty #2: Ann Byle

Email: ann@credocommunications.net

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 5

 

POETRY — Three poems or three pages equals one entry.

Faculty #1: Aaron Gansky

Email: adgansky@msn.com

# of critiques = no limit

Deadline = May 10

Faculty #2: Bob Hostetler

Email: bob@bobhostetler.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 7

Faculty #3:  Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline =May 13

 

FILM & TELEPLAY SCRIPTS — Submit summary and first 15 pages of script in script format.

Faculty #1: Brian Bird

Email: brbird3@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 13

 

BLOGS — Submit your blog address and your blog’s focus.

Faculty #1: Bob Hostetler

Email: bob@bobhostetler.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 7

Faculty #2: Lucinda McDowell

Email: encouragingwords@snet.net

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 8

Faculty #3:  Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

 

FICTION BOOK PROPOSALS — Submit the entire proposal. Critiquer will look at the proposal sections, but will NOT critique the sample chapters.

Faculty #1: Aaron Gansky

Email: adgansky@msn.com

# of critiques in this category = 5

Deadline = May 10

Faculty #2: Bob Hostetler

Email: bob@bobhostetler.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 7

Faculty #3: Yvonne Lehman

Email: yvonnelehman3@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = no limit

Genre: Romance (novel or novella)

Deadline = May 10

Faculty #4: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

Faculty #5: Ann Byle

Email: ann@credocommunications.net

# of critiques in this category = 3

Deadline = May 5

Faculty #6:  Lindsey Brackett

Email: lindsbrac@gmail.com

# of critiques = 5 total between categories

Deadline = May 1

 

NONFICTION BOOK PROPOSALS — Submit the entire proposal. Critiquer will look at the proposal sections, but will NOT critique the sample chapters.

Faculty #1: Linda Gilden

Email: linda@lindagilden.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 20

Faculty #2: Bob Hostetler

Email: bob@bobhostetler.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 7

Faculty #3: Rhonda Rhea

Email: rrhea47@gmail.com

# of critiques in this category = 2

Deadline = May 15

Faculty #4: Cyle Young

Email: cyle@hartlineliterary.com

# of critiques = 20 total between categories

Deadline = May 13

Faculty #5: Karen Porter

Email: kaeporter@gmail.com

# of critiques = 10 total between categories

Deadline = May 8