The Prose Shop is an online critique forum for writers of picture books and magazine stories in prose for children up to 12 years of age. It’s an established online critique group (created in 2005) and has a mix of both published and unpublished writers. The Shop’s goal is to help members improve their techniques, become more confident and capable writers, discuss and share information, and become traditionally published.
The Prose Shop is organized via a message board forum. There are a few rules pertinent to the group:
First, members critique at least one or two stories for each manuscript they post.
Second, members must critique at least one story every 30 days, whether or not they post a story.
Third, to keep the group active and encourage writers to write, members are required to post a story at least every three months. Rewrites of previously posted material are acceptable.
The Prose Shop is looking for writers who demonstrate a long-term commitment to writing. Applicants should have an inventory of at least 3 – 5 picture book manuscripts and/or magazine stories available for critique. You will need to have two samples of your work to send in with the application.
To request an application, please send an email to proseshop4writers at gmail dot com. The application window starts today and will end May 31st, 2018.
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