About the Browse by Genre category

This category is for writers seeking a critique partner, writing partner, beta reader, or sensitivity reader via the genre of their manuscript. A genre is defined as the subject or content category of their work, e.g., fantasy, historical, etc. Our current genres are:

If your work does not fit neatly into a category, do your best to select one from this list, try searching by target audience 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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