About the Browse by Audience category

This category is for writers seeking a critique partner, writing partner, beta reader, or sensitivity reader via the intended audience of their manuscript. Your audience is defined as the age group or type of reader you envision for your work, e.g., picture book, adult (18+), trade fiction reader, etc. Our current audience categories are:

If your work does not fit neatly into a category or lend itself to any one audience, do your best to select one from this list, try searching by genre instead, or suggest one in the comments or the Site Feedback area of the forum.

For a successful critique partner post, please include:

  • Name or pen name
  • Audience or category of your writing (literary fiction, young adult, etc.)
  • Genre of your writing (fantasy, historical, etc.), if applicable
  • What you would like your partner to do (read a whole manuscript, read the first ten pages, exchange writing prompts, etc.)
  • What you are willing to do for your partner (remember—you have to give to receive critique, so what are you available to do for a potential partner)
  • How quickly you would ideally like to work with your partner, and any time parameters you would like to put on the relationship
  • Your location, if applicable.

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