New Guidelines for a Critique Serivce

There is a $5.00 fee for the critique of your submission(s). 

BOOK-LENGTH WORKS: Fiction & Nonfiction
Each of the following categories has the same submission
guidelines as described below:

Category 1: MAINSTREAM

Category 2: HISTORICAL

Category 3: ROMANCE/WOMEN’S FICTION

Category 4: J.A. JMYSTERY/THRILLER

Category 5: SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/PARANORMAL

Category 6: YOUNG ADULT (ages 12-18)

Category 7: MIDDLE GRADE (ages 8 – 12)

Category 8: NONFICTION/MEMOIR

Submission Guidelines for categories 1-8:

• Maximum length: 28 pages. The 28 page limit includes the first 27 pages of your book (beginning with chapter one or prologue). The entire entry must be double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman or Times (Mac).

Category 9: POETRY

• Maximum length: 3 pages. Each new poem must begin on a new page.
• Each poem must be titled on the entry form.
• Poem(s) must be targeted towards adult readers (no children’s verse).
• Single-space within each stanza, double-space between stanzas, no
multiple columns.
• Use 12 point Times New Roman or Times (Mac).

Category 10: SHORT STORY

• Maximum length: 14 pages.
• Submit one complete fiction short story for adult readers.
• Use standard double-spaced manuscript format.
• May be mainstream or genre fiction.
• Use 12 point Times New Roman or Times (Mac).

Category 11: CHILDREN’S PICTURE/CHAPTER BOOK

• Maximum length: 14 pages.
• Submit one of the two listed below:
1. Text for a picture book (no illustrations/images of any kind); use
standard double-spaced manuscript format.
2. The first 14 pages of a children’s chapter book.
• Use 12 point Times New Roman or Times (Mac).

Category 12: ADULT SHORT TOPICS (Article/Essay/Short Memoir)

• Maximum length: 14 pages.
• Submit one complete article, essay, or short memoir.
• Use standard double-spaced manuscript format.
• Use 12 point Times New Roman or Times (Mac).

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE EMAILED TO: universalcreativityinc.2014@gmail.com

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