Monday, February 17, 2020

First Page Critique

Get fresh eyes on your first page!
The first Pass or Pages event for 2020 begins in less than a month!  Genre reveal is next week and we'll announce the agent panel the following week.  So – now's a great time to get fresh eyes on your first page, especially if you're hoping to submit your entry for Pass or Pages.

We are accepting entries this week for First 50/100/250 Critiques, your first 250 words or fewer, any genre.  For a description of how this works, go here.

If you want to submit your First 50/100/250 words for critique before Pass or Pages begins, here's how.  [NOTE: to avoid confusion, this is NOT entry for Pass or Pages.  It IS entry to First 50/100/250 Critique.  Pass or Pages entry period begins March 9.]  Send us an email formatted as follows:

[Subject:] First Page Critique

The following 50/100/250 words are my own work and I give OA permission to post it on the OA blog for the life of the blog.

I commented on OA blog posts on DATE and DATE as [your online ID].

My first 50/100/250 words:

[Copy/paste your entry here.]

Entry period opens now and closes at the end of the day on Friday February 21, 2020. All entries will receive a confirmation email from us by Sunday February 23, 2020 that acknowledges receipt of your entry and, if you've complied with all requirements, lets you know the date your entry will be included on the blog for critique. If you do NOT receive a confirming email, send us a DM on Twitter and we'll give you alternative instructions for sending us your entry.

Happy writing!


  1. What is the Pass or Pages genre going to be? Thanks!


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