Submit a 'Word' Manuscript to Critters

If you don't have an empty box and a "browse" button next to "filename to send" down below, sorry, your browser won't let you use this form. Just email it as usual.

This page also only works for MS Word "version 8" files (Word97 or later, but not Word2007's native format). And not always at that. Try it and see how it goes. :-) (For Word2007, try this page.)

If this isn't what you were looking for, try the form to submit a text manuscript.

Your E-mail address (If this is wrong, you won't get any critiques!):

Your Name (Mixed caps & lower case, please, as in "John R. R. Tolkien"):

(Real Life name please, no pseudonyms)

Manuscript Title (Mixed caps, as in "The Return of the King, Chapters 1-5"):

Genre: Science Fiction    Fantasy    Horror

Form: What you want critiqued is a ...
Short Story/Novelette (self-contained prose fiction under 20,000 words)
Novel/Novella (chapters or RFDR -- prose fiction over 20,000 words or part thereof)
Query letter/synopsis

Word Count (approx.):

Is this a REsubmission (revision) of something CURRENTLY in the queue:
 Yes -- This is a new file for a manuscript already in the queue (or already submitted to Aburt to be added to the queue but for which you haven't yet received a confirmation from Aburt; i.e., no additional entry in the queue needs to be added, just use this file instead -- note that the manuscript title above must be exactly the same as it is currently in the queue (or as already submitted) or you will incur the wrath of Aburt!)
 No -- This is a brand new manuscript neither currently in the queue nor recently sent in to be added to the queue; a new entry in the queue definitely needs to be added for it

Is this a novel you want marked as a Request For Dedicated Readers:
Yes -- This is for a novel I want marked as a Request For Dedicated Readers
No -- This is an ordinary short story or chapters of a novel for which I don't want dedicated readers

Manuscript (MS-Word!) filename to send:

Author notes to readers (will go at end of manuscript; this is where most notes belong):

URGENT reader notes (placed at top of manuscript; use to indicate e.g. mature content, British spellings, synopsis of prior chapters, or other URGENT things readers need to know before reading -- 99% of notes should go at the end, though, and not here [trust me!]. FYI, assume that readers understand things like _underlines mean italic_ or *stars means emphasis* etc. and don't bother mentioning those. Beware, I will relocate comments to the end that I don't feel are urgent!):

Any important comments to aburt (these will NOT be in the manuscript file):