2019 Private Critique Sessions

private critique sessionPCS 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*
  •  - Please bring 2 to 3 pages to the conference PCS table to sign up
  •  - Additional PCS sign ups available at conference on a first come first serve basis.
  •  - 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 PCSatCCWC@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:                                                              

  • 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