Manuscript Critiques

Manuscript Critiques (One-on-One and Group Critiques) have sold out.

However, we are maintaining a waitlist. We have already been able to accommodate several additional people with extra slots, so if you are interested, it’s worth getting on the list. Email Laura at with MS Critique in the subject line. Be sure to specify which critique you are interested in, group or one-on-one. 

The group critique consists of your first page or your query letter, and you only have to bring copies to the conference itself. You will receive five minutes of feedback in a group from both an editor and an agent. The cost is $40, but you only need to pay if we find you a spot.

The one-on-one critique is $90 for a 25-minute, in-depth critique on your first 5 pages *and* query letter. If we find a slot for you, be prepared to submit those pages immediately. 

Also, one of our editorial guests, Folio Literary Agent Erin Niumata, has graciously offered a 100-page manuscript critique for the silent auction, which will benefit The Book Truck charity, which you can learn more about at

We are extremely grateful to Erin for her generosity, and it means that you will have the opportunity to bid on this during the weekend. 

See you in June!