Commences 2nd January 2013 - OOTA members are advised that Helen Hagemann & Lucas North are offering a “free” brush-up critiquing service prior to & to help with your submission to the Anthology 2013. We want to reach those writers who possibly do not attend class to get added benefits, but have been quietly working away, and would like extra eyes on their work.
Our Method will be the Ham & Salad Sandwich Critique: that is we compliment the nice ingredients in your work, such as the tomato, egg, and cheese. We then suggest you edit out the not-so-good parts of the sandwich, such as the mayonnaise, gherkin, onion or the tired, limp lettuce. We will send you a written report and you are then free to either take up the suggestions or not. What usually occurs from a strong critique is that this will give you the benefit of taking the poem or prose further. Often this gives you ideas for a better sentence, a much stronger verb or the necessary nous to delete any hackneyed phrases.
Send no more than two mixed pieces: poetry, short story or creative non-fiction to firstname.lastname@example.org Please Note: we are only interested in crafted work, and this is a once only service.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Helen Hagemann & Lucas North