WINSTON-SALEM—For years, the North Carolina Writers’ Network has offered a Critiquing & Editing Service to its members. Through this service, NCWN members can have their unpublished work reviewed by established editors and writers, at below-market rates.
Now, they can have their work reviewed without ever leaving their desk chairs, thanks to the C&ES’ new e-delivery option.
The new e-delivery option allows NCWN members to register and pay for the Critiquing & Editing Service using an online form, and submit their work as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“E-delivery saves our members money and time,” NCWN executive director Ed Southern said, “and saves the Network money, time, resources, and aggravating trips to the post office.”
Electronic submissions to the C&ES will cost the same per-page as printed submissions: $3 per page for up to 50 pages, and $2 per page thereafter.
The administrative fee for electronic submissions, though, is only $15, compared to $30 for printed submissions.
All but two of the Network’s current critiquers will accept electronic submissions. Turnaround time will be faster, of course, since no packages will travel through the mail.
“Seriously, if you know how congested the parking lot of our local post office gets, you’ll wonder why we didn’t do this sooner,” Southern added, perhaps missing the point.
“We had planned to start offering e-delivery long before we were all sheltering-in-place,” Southern said, “but social distancing did make this move a higher priority.”
For more information on the NCWN’s Critiquing & Editing Service, or on the Network itself, visit www.ncwriters.org.