2018 Private Critique Sessions

PCS are back again this year and continue to be a highlight of the Central Coast Writers Conference. This year, all conference enrollees get one free PCS included with their conference registration fee*. All participants are eligible, and both new and experienced writers are encouraged to participate.

It’s simple:

  • *Must be enrolled for full conference*
  • Limited availability at this time: PCS Registration at the Conference
  • Choose a faculty member in your genre or an agent
  • Submit your work
  • Enjoy a rare opportunity to meet one on one with a professional for 15 minutes to discuss your work

Questions? Contact us at centralcoastwritersconference@gmail.com

*Must be enrolled for full conference*


Private Critique Session How To Guide

Private Critique SessionHow to choose your faculty member:

  • Know your genre
  • See presenter biographies
  • One PCS is included with your conference registration. (Note:  if you have a schedule conflict, please leave the class quietly and return to the class scheduled after your critique.)

How to submit your work:                                                              

  • Email your submission to PCSatCCWC@gmail.com before the conference - preferred
  • When you arrive at the conference, check in at the Private Critique Session table.
  • Come to the conference with 2 copies of your work. Leave one copy at PCS Check-In for the faculty member file.
  • IMPORTANT: include your name and genre in the top right corner of your submission.

Genre Guidelines:

  • Fiction and nonfiction prose - 2 to 3 pages typed, double spaced, 12-pt font                               
  • Screenplays - 5 to 10 pages in screenplay format
  • Poetry - 40 lines

How to make the most of your 15 minutes:

  • Listen
  • Take notes
  • Be prepared with a few questions you’d like to ask if time permits