Tuesday, March 6, 2012
X-Change: A new e-Magazine for writers who want feedback from other writers
As an insecure writer, I'm always looking for objective eyes to read my work and provide me with contructive feedback. It's especially helpful when my readers are other writers who actually know what they're talking about in terms of characterization, plot, conflict, pace, tone (etc) of a piece of writing.
It can be difficult to look at our work objectively. I know it's difficult for me! Either I fall in love with something I wrote that doesn't quite work for the piece, or else I'm way too hard on myself and think I need to change everything because the writing is 'not good enough.'
In terms of contructive feedback, I must admit that I am blessed to have a small writers' critique group. We've been meeting for over 5 year. Our personalities and level of commitment to our writing just seem to click. Believe me, it is not necessarily easy to find a good writing group, and even if you do have a good critique group, sometimes a new pair of eyes reading your work can give you fresh insights.
That is why I'm trying to create a monthly e-Magazine called, X-Change, where subscribers are guaranteed publication in the online magazine so that other subscribers who are writers can provide their constructive feedback in a forum-type atmosphere.
During March and April, I will be accepting short stories and novel excerpts to compile in a sample edition of X-Change. Short stories should be a maximum of 2,500 words, can be fiction or non-fiction, literary or genre of any type.
After the stories have been collected, contributors will receive the free sample edition with their published work and peer feedback. Then, if you like what you see you can continue to submit your work for feedback for a marginal subscription fee.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to submit something for the sample edition. Also, feel free to pass on the word to other writers who may be interested in getting their work featured in the e-Magazine.
Looking forward to reading your work.