Submit your first one hundred words of an original, unpublished manuscript for a speed critique by members of the Moseley Writers Group, all of whom are published in a number of genres. The Moseley Writers will read the anonymous first pages aloud, will discuss story elements that work, and will suggest story elements that could be improved. Entries will be critiqued according to the order in which they were received. The earlier you send your entry, the more likely it will be critiqued. Nonfiction, horror, violent material and erotica will not be considered. No attachments. Paste your entry in an email to by Monday, March 8, 2021.

If you are finding this event after the deadline, do not despair! Every year we hear from attendees that they learned so much from the reading, the editorial comments, and the Q&A even if they did not submit or if their submission was not read.

This event is presented as part of the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book’s Virginia Writing & Publishing series, hosted by these writing centers and organizations across Virginia: 1455 Literary Arts, James River Writers, The Muse, Randolph College MFA, Watershed Lit Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice, and WriterHouse.

As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is FREE to attend and open to the public. To attend, register below. The video recording from this event will also be available to watch after the event concludes, on

This event will include live-captioning.

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Thanks to The Muse Writers Center for hosting this event.

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