($35 extra)

Send us up to five pages plus a one-page synopsis of a manuscript, completed or in progress. (Sorry, no screenwriting or plays accepted.) All submissions should be typed and double-spaced. The synopsis should detail your work from beginning to end. Synopses may be single-spaced. This opportunity is available only if you are registered for Part II and will be onsite Friday and Saturday. The $35 fee covers a 15-minute appointment with a member of the Manuscript Evaluation Team who has read your work before the appointment. Because of time constraints, each member of the Manuscript Evaluation Team will evaluate a limited number of manuscripts. Manuscripts will be accepted on a “first-come” basis and no manuscript will be accepted for this program after June 18, 2016. LABEL ALL MATERIALS: (LEFT CORNER: your name, address, phone, email; RIGHT CORNER: Manuscript Evaluator’s name; double-space manuscripts). Mail manuscript to: Jama Bigger (Midwest Writers Workshop), 2106  N. Colson Drive, Muncie, IN 47304.

2016 Manuscript Evaluation Team members:

  • FULL Julie Murphy
  • FULL Wendy Beckman
  • FULL Molly Jaffa
  • FULL Jim McCarthy
  • FULL Brent Taylor
  • Lori Rader-Day (10 fiction manuscripts)
  • Matthew Clemens (10 manuscripts)
  • Natalie Parker (10 YA/MG manuscripts)
  • Larry Sweazy (10 fiction manuscripts)
  • Jen Malone (10 fiction manuscripts)
  • Dee Romito (10 middle grade/YA manuscripts)
  • Amy Reichert (10 fiction manuscripts)
  • Karma Brown (10 fiction manuscripts)
  • Tom Williams (5 fiction manuscripts)
  • D.E. (Dan) Johnson (10 fiction manuscripts)
  • Holly Miller (10 manuscripts – fiction or nonfiction)
  • Dennis Hensley (10 manuscripts)
  • Kelly Stanley (10 nonfiction manuscripts)
  • April Osborn (10 manuscripts)

The Team Member will determine the day/time of each conference. Schedules will be emailed prior to the conference and posted by the Registration Table.