What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Improved Your Chance of Publishing with Critique Circle
Find the right critique partner(s) at Critique Circle, regardless of your goal and interest. Whether you want to find an agent, seek traditional publishing, or to self-publish, Critique Circle is the right choice. Unlike the traditional critique group, your time commitment is your choice—twenty minutes a month or more than two hours per day, it is up to you.
Practice makes perfect, or so the old adage goes. But there is more to perfection than mere practice. Correct your mistakes. Instead of making the same errors, Critique Circle affords you the opportunity to identify, correct, and understand your oversight through contact with writers from all over the world.
Critique Circle offers freedom to experiment: You are not locked into one type of writing. Traditional critique groups focus on a selected genre. Whatever you submit may be viewed by aspiring writers, published authors, and editors. Critique Circle allows the writer opportunities.
Learn by doing. Reading other critiques and offering critiques help in honing your skill set and improving your confidence. It is one systematic method writers can utilize to complete their project, and move into the submission process. Get help with that dreaded query letter, outline, or summary.
Develop a critical eye. Even if you are not ready for feedback on your story, Critique Circle offers the platform to analyze the work of others, figure out what qualities make it successful, and how you could improve it. With minimum time and effort you will learn this artistic distance and how it can provide benefits as you gain a better comprehension of the professional writers’ sphere. Mosetta M. Penick Phillips-Cermak, Ph.D.
Dr. Mosetta Penick Phillips Cermak Cleveland Ohio USA Member since 6 Sep 2004
Critique Circle is an online writing workshop for all authors, whether they write literary fiction, genre fiction, articles or short stories. Our purpose is to provide a place for writers to give and receive feedback on their work, and thereby learn from one another. The Critique Circle also includes forums as well as helpful writing tools for manuscript progress, submission tracking, character generation and more.
Workshops can be an invaluable resource to writers as they are a great way to get feedback and suggestions on their manuscripts, as well as providing a social forum for interaction with other writers. Online workshops such as the Critique Circle have the added advantage of being accessible at any time and from any location regardless of geography.
Membership to the Critique Circle is free and we welcome everyone interested in using an online forum to improve their writing skills while helping others improve theirs. Critique Circle is open to all genres, including science-fiction, fantasy, romance, children's novels, horror and suspense.
We've endeavored to make Critique Circle as writer-friendly and secure as possible. People have full control over their submissions, including the ability to either hide them from all other users or delete them at any time. People can also choose to have the stories only visible to those who regularly critique, or those who have critted in the past month. We believe this feature will make people feel more secure about using the critique forum.
Those supporting the Critique Circle also have the option to form their own private critique groups, integrated into the global critique system.
Some statistics on Critique Circle
During the last 7 days 179 stories have been submitted totalling 494,178 words.
During the last 7 days 1286 critiques have been submitted totalling 662,414 words.
203 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 45,397 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 150,547 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 760,623 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 51 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 47,667,760 times.