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  1. So it's just Robert so far for Monday Sept. 5th, am I right? Sorry, folks--I'm a little scattered right now. I WILL get the rules and stuff moved over ASAP, but probably not before Monday, alas. (I have to clean and disinfect my whole house before my puppy, who contracted a serious illness, recovers enough to come home from the vet--which might possibly happen tomorrow. So, see, I'm not just blowing you guys off. )
  2. Thanks for this--this is a great idea. I've actually been toying with the idea of starting some sort of query letter workshop but I've thus far had too much on my plate to really find out if anyone would be interested. When I get all of the information from TWG moved over link to this in one of the pinned threads (I think we had an "other resources" seciton in one of them; if not, create one). I'll link the conventions thread in that one as well.
  3. We've had a busy few weeks submission-wise, with six or seven people submitting weekly for the last couple of weeks, and I'm wanting everyone's feedback on whether it's too busy. It would be nice to be able to accomodate everyone during busier weeks, but only if it works. So, what do you guys think: Does it? Did you find that you were getting enough feedback with the increased numbers? Did you have trouble keeping up (though of course, you don't have to respond to every critique every week). Let me know what you think.
  4. Thanks for the feedback, all--sounds like we're pretty much unanimous in thinking five is a good number. We'll try that out for a while. (If you meant to comment and haven't had a chance yet, I'll still be checking this thread, so don't feel that the ship has sailed.)
  5. You're welcome to start reading and critiquing right away, even if you don't have anything to submit right off the bat--just send me a PM with the email address you'd like to use for the list. And you know, I don't think it was addressed specifically. I'll be sure to revise that once we're done moving the rules over.
  6. Fifth and final, then. For now, here is an explanation of how the group works from the TWG archives. We're working on a modified version but we're just tweaking the organization, so this should still tell you everything you need to know. Let me know if you have any questions. Also, shoot me a PM to let me know what email address to use.
  7. That's four so far. I'll cap it at five this time 'round--seems like it's going to be a somewhat quieter week anyway?
  8. That's a great point. I work as a tutor at my university, and the creative writing profs don't particularly want their students coming to us because the students already go through a workshop/critique process in class. So definitely check into that.
  9. We use an email list to actually send and receive submissions (so that people's work isn't posted publicly), though yes, the feedback threads are posted here. There are particular formatting guidelines and a weekly submission schedule, so you can't just post whenever you feel like it. There are no genre restrictions, but we're mostly geared towards speculative fiction writers. We'll have the rules and everything up soon--probably this weekend--as soon as we can import that stuff over from the TWG database.
  10. Kchan: Yeah, Eric mentioned that too actually. I think I might. =) Hah, yes. There's a reason I don't let myself revise a book anymore until after the first draft is done. I only feel fortunate that I got the "book that never ends" syndrome out of my system in my teens
  11. Cynic: The other reason you just found out about the transition is that it just happened. Welcome back! Fireflyz: Yeah, I'm really bummed to lose TWG too. I'll miss the community there. And now I'm out a place to post book reviews.
  12. Heh. Yeah, only reason we haven't done so yet is because we're bringing it over from the TWG database so we don't have to rewrite it. =)
  13. Yes. The RE domain and email list aren't actually associated with TWG, so all of that should continue to work as it has. Carry on.