Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Editors' Picks Critique Guidelines

Keep your eye out for the critiques coming in from our Adorable Editors over the next few days.

Advice:  Don't look to see what the editors are saying before you leave your own critique.  Just LEAVE YOUR CRITIQUE.  It'll be more helpful for the author, and it'll help to hone your own critique skills, too.

And...have fun!

Guidelines for Critique on MSFV:
  • Please leave your critique for each entry in the comment box for that entry.
  • Please choose a screen name to sign your comments. The screen name DOES NOT have to be your real name; however, it needs to be an identifiable name.  ("Anonymous" is not a name.)
  • Critiques should be honest but kind, helpful but sensitive.
  • Critiques that attack the writer or are couched in unkind words will be deleted.*
  • Cheerleading IS NOT THE SAME as critiquing.  Please don't cheerlead.
  • Having said that, it is perfectly acceptable to say positive things about an entry that you feel is strong.  To make these positive comments more helpful, say why it's a strong entry.
  • ENTRANTS: As your way of "giving back", please critique a minimum of 3 other entries.

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