a service project of Write2Ignite Conference devotional book with covers In September 2017, the Write2Ignite Team was meeting to plan the 2018 Conference and explore other possible programs. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, shortly followed by Maria, were fresh on everyone’s minds. The subject of a service project came up, and we wondered, what can we do? […]
Helpful Information for Individual Appointments Signup for W2I September 21–22
We’re excited to unveil our online signup sheets for the 15-minute appointments!
Attendees may sign up, and participating publishers, editors, and agents may check their schedules, by copying and pasting this URL into a search engine:
| W2I Appointments
Author, Editor or Agent Appointments Carol Baldwin Wanda Barbella Samantha Bell Daniel Blackaby Session A 8:15am Not Available Not Available 8:30am 8:45am Session B 10:30am Not Available Not Available 10:45am 11:00am Session C 12…
Conference attendees: To sign up for an appointment, simply scroll down until you see the (1–2) names of people you want to consult. (If you don’t have a way to do that, we’ll have a manned laptop nearby to help you.) Then check the available times, and type your name into an open space. Be sure to show up at the right time!
If editors, presenters, or agents you prefer don’t have any time available, you can still speak to them at the informal reception after Friday evening’s keynote address or visit with them during meal times. (The reception begins at 8:45 pm in the Hayes Ministry Center.) So don’t be shy!
~Brenda Covert, Critique Coordinator
As a child, I penned a collection of Christmas poems. Little booklets of the poems became gifts tucked under Christmas trees. I loved creative writing and often wrote stories that I never finished, but I could always finish a poem. (Just don’t ask to see one of those early Christmas pieces!) Puzzles have always intrigued […]
Conference Critiques Reminder and Availability
Write2Ignite Conference Critiques are available from now to the beginning of September. (See “send by” dates in the chart below. A key is included below the chart to help you interpret abbreviations in the chart.)
Conference Critiques are only for registered conferees. They include a face-to-face fifteen-minute meeting at the Write2Ignite conference with a pro you choose from the chart below to critique your work (see page limits on our critiques page). Check the chart to ensure that you choose a person who critiques the type of work you’re submitting. The fee is $35 per manuscript critiqued.
Each critique will give you a thorough review of the strengths and weaknesses of your writing, offer suggestions for improvement, and help you identify potential markets. For full details, see our critiques page.
Write2Ignite 2018: Conference Critiques Availability
# = Number of submissions a faculty member will critique
YA = Young adult novel
MG = Middle grade novel
NFB = Nonfiction book
ERC = Early reader/chapter book
PB = Picture book
SS = Short story
NFA = Nonfiction article
P = Poetry
D = Devotional
C = Curriculum
A = Activity book/pages
Type of Manuscript
Young adult novel—Submit book proposals for teens/young adults: cover letter to editor, chapter outline/synopsis, and the first pages of the manuscript, up to 10 pages total
Middle grade novel—Book proposals for children: cover letter to editor, chapter outline/synopsis, and the first pages of the manuscript, up to 10 pages total
Nonfiction book—Book proposals for children: cover letter to editor, chapter outline/synopsis, and the first pages of the manuscript up to 10 pages total
Picture book—Complete manuscript up to 1,000 words
Early reader/chapter book—First chapters up to 10 pages
Nonfiction article—1,200 word limit
Short story—1,200 word limit
Poetry—5 poems equal 1 critique; 40-line limit for each poem
Devotional—500-word limit each; up to 4 devotionals per paid critique
Curriculum—A table of contents and 2–5 chapters; up to 10 pages
Activity book/pages—Up to 10 pages
Manuscript Submission Procedure
Submit a manuscript for critique in any of the categories listed above. Email your manuscript to our critique facilitator, Brenda Covert, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and place “W2I CRITIQUE ENTRY” in the subject line. You’ll receive a written one-page critique or comments written on your pages. Include in the email text your name, email address, title, and category. You may submit as many manuscripts as you wish, as long as you pay the fee for each one.
Hi, there. Vicki Moss—contributing editor of Southern Writers Magazine and author—here. Looks like we’re fast approaching September and the Write2Ignite conference, and as usual, I can’t wait to cross the South Carolina line. This year, I’ll be teaching two classes: “The Journey towards Finding Your Writing Voice” and “Connecting the Dots.” Believe it or not, […]
Your proposal is rejected—again—and your head swirls with doubt, disappointment, and confusion. You pour your heart out in a blog post, take hours to format it just right, click Post, and wait. The only buzz you hear is from the ceiling fan above your head, and the only comments you receive are from your mother […]
Workshop: “Common Mistakes Newbie Writers Make in Their Manuscripts” You’ve spent years working on your fiction manuscript. Finally, you reach “The End” and send it off to agents. When that first response arrives in your inbox, you anticipate seeing the message “This is the submission I’ve been waiting for!” pop onto your screen. But when […]