Critique Boutique

Introducing the NSWA Critique Boutique
(This is a pilot initiative for the benefit of all NSWA members.Let’s all work together to make it a success!)

The purpose of the Critique Boutique is to provide a forum for NSWA members to give and receive feedback on their writing from other members. The NSWA believes that writers supporting writers through the exchange of constructive critiques is a powerful tool for improving our craft.

Members wishing to have their writing critiqued:

  1. May post up to 2000 words per submission;
  2. Email the submission as a Word document to webmaster@nswriters.org;
  3. A brief description of the submission should be supplied, especially noting any sensitive content (e.g., violence, sexuality, or possible trigger issues);
  4. Include a 1-2 sentence summary of what your submission is, to help inform your readers in their critique;
  5. Date and title your submission, and include an email address where readers can send you their comments & feedback;
  6. Each posting may stay up on the site for a maximum of three (3) months, after which they will be removed;
  7. By posting their submission, the member agrees to waive any and all claims for damages or libel against the NSWA or its members;
  8. If you find a critique helpful, consider thanking the reviewer by email;
  9. If you receive a critique that you don’t like, simply delete it. Remember, it is only one person’s opinion; and
  10. If you find a critique nasty or unfair, contact Vice-president Rod Baker (see below).

Members wishing to offer critique:

  1. May do so by downloading the Word document from this site;
  2. You might consider using ‘Track Changes’ under the Review tab for your comments;
  3. All comments should be empathetic and respectful, with the view of helping the writer improve their piece. A balanced critique recognizes both the positive aspects of the submitted work, as well as considerations for change;
  4. Email your critiques directly to the writer, not to this site; and
  5. Members agree not to distribute any submission to any third party.

Critique Tips:

As you read the work, comment on what works/doesn’t work for you as a reader and why. Complaints about submissions or critiques should be emailed to the NSWA Vice President, Rod Baker at rodvbaker@gmail.com

Current Works Requesting Critique

Peter Pan
Posted Nov 21, 2020
author@neverland.com

A magical boy named Peter Pan flies into their bedroom, supposedly in pursuit of his rebellious shadow.

Peter Pan
Posted Nov 21, 2020
author@neverland.com

A magical boy named Peter Pan flies into their bedroom, supposedly in pursuit of his rebellious shadow.