Monday, October 10, 2011

A Submission a Day Keeps the Rejections Away

After our first week at Rate Your Story, we're seeing a steady stream of submissions - averaging just over a submission a day!

While writers who submit enjoy confidentiality of their rating, I'm pleased to announce that we've had a couple of promising submissions already in our first week.  Keep 'em coming!

If you're stopping by to visit, consider submitting a story to Rate Your Story.  Our volunteer judges have been very helpful in offering free critique advice along with the free rating that comes with this online service.  A few of our judges even offered complimentary line-edits!

If you're one of those who submitted a story and you've already received your Rating Card, you may wonder what to do next.  While you can hire a professional to edit or critique your work in depth, also consider joining a critique group.  We've got resources available for you on Rate Your Story that will help you link up with an online writing group where you can exchange manuscripts and get critiques of your work for free.

Don't forget to take our poll as well!  We want to know all about your writing critique group.  What's your number?

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Rate Your Story Now Open for Submissions

The wait is over!  Our volunteer judges are ready to offer you "first step" help with your story. 

If you're unsure what we're offering here at Rate Your Story - read up!  Our About page tells you more about Rate Your Story, a website where you can get a free rating on your story from a professional, published writer. 

If you have a story that you'd like us to rate, remember to check out our submission guidelines first to ensure that Rate Your Story will, in fact, rate your story!

Want to know who our judges are?  Check out our professional critiques page, where each volunteer judge is currently profiled.  You can also find links to their websites to learn more about their writing and professional critique and editing services.

Lastly, make sure to check out our resources on finding a free critique group.  Today, we've also posted "The Writing Game," an article written by children's author Margot Finke.  If you're new to writing or struggling to get work published, you may find this article very insightful.

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