For an additional $50 fee, you can receive feedback on your work by a member of our Manuscript Evaluation Team!*

The $50 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 manuscript evaluation materials must be received by June 14, 2024.

Your selected evaluator will look at up to five pages plus a one-page synopsis of a manuscript, completed or in progress.  The Team Member will determine the day/time of each appointment. Schedules will be emailed prior to conference and posted near the Registration Table.

Formatting your materials

  • Manuscript submissions–up to five pages–should be typed and double-spaced.
  • The synopsis must be single-spaced and should detail your work from beginning to end.
  • For all materials, use this format:
    • LEFT CORNER: your name, address, phone, email
    • RIGHT CORNER: Manuscript Evaluator’s name; page number

Submitting your materials

  • Send your materials as attachments
  • Title the email “Manuscript Evaluation: Team Member Name”
  • Submit all materials must be received by June 3, 2024

*Please note: Manuscript evaluations are not available to virtual attendees at this time


Please have your manuscript evaluation materials turned in by June 14, 2024


Manuscript Evaluation Team

Paula Ashe: Fiction & Nonfiction — SORRY, SOLD OUT

Melissa Fraterrigo: Creative Nonfiction — SORRY, SOLD OUT

Helen Frost: Fiction, Nonfiction, poetry (all YA)

Lucrecia Guerrero: Fiction — SORRY, SOLD OUT

Lou Harry: Nonfiction & Scripts

Piper Huguley: Fiction — SORRY, SOLD OUT

Sean Lovelace: Fiction & Poetry — SORRY, SOLD OUT

Saundra Mitchell: YA & MG

Lylanne Musselman: Poetry


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