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Free Manuscripts Critiques!
ROBERT J. SAWYER
is Writer in Residence at the
RICHMOND HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY
until June 30, 2000
During this time, Rob will critique manuscripts for free. The only catch: the critiquing session must take place at the Richmond Hill Public Library, which is at the south-west corner of Yonge Street and Major Mackenzie Drive (about 10 km north of Steeles Avenue; accessible from Finch Subway Station via York Region buses). Evening and weekend critiquing sessions are available.
Here's how it works: you either drop off or mail in your manuscript, along with your name, address, and phone number. Rob's assistant will then call you to set up an appointment for you to come into the library for your private, hour-long critiquing session.
You may submit any type of work (short story, novel excerpt, poetry, script, memoir, nonfiction, or whatever you wish) in any genre (science fiction, mystery, mainstream, humour, or anything else), up to a maximum of 20 double-spaced typed pages in standard manuscript format.
The library reserves the right to limit the number of manuscripts accepted.
Rob will mark up your manuscript, so please only send a copy to:
c/o Cameron Knight
Richmond Hill Public Library
1 Atkinson Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5
Robert J. Sawyer has sold fifteen Science Fiction novels to major American publishers, including the Hugo Award finalists Starplex, Frameshift, and Factoring Humanity, and the Nebula Award winner The Terminal Experiment. His work has appeared in Analog, Amazing Stories, and many anthologies. In addition, he has won an Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada; his novel Illegal Alien was named "the best Canadian mystery of 1997" by The Globe and Mail; and he has co-edited two anthologies of mystery fiction. For more information about Rob and his work, visit his web site at www.sfwriter.com.
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