In the spirit of better communicating what's coming up on MSFV, I give you this Advanced Warning of an upcoming critique round.
(Note: The following idea was Adam Heine's. I loved it immediately. I think you will, too.)
Event: EXPLOSION CRITIQUE ROUND
Submissions: Monday, May 27, noon to 8:00 pm EDT. Lottery.
Number of entries: 50
Entries will post: Wednesday, May 29
Sometimes, a good explosion is just what a story needs, right? So if you've got an explosion in your novel and you want to make sure it's working, this crit round is for you! The explosion can be large- or small-scale; your scene can lead up to and end with the explosion, or it can detail the aftermath. At any rate, you'll have 250 words plus a 50-word lead-in to show us the action.
Detailed submission guidelines will post on Monday.
(This is the moment when you pop this event into iCalendar or tattoo the date on the back of your hand or something.)
And, yes, this critique round is for agented and unagented authors, and is open to WIPs as well as completed manuscripts. My only requirement is that you please send A CLEAN, CAREFULLY EDITED PAGE. Because being in the middle of writing a novel is no excuse for submitting a sloppy excerpt, right?
Questions below! This has the potential to be a fun round.