Manchester Speculative Fiction

Meeting: 13th May


Hi everyone! Fantastic meeting last night with 14 people attending and that included 3 new members. I’d like to offer a warm welcome to Niall, Hans and Ian. You delivered some great critiques — just remember to balance your constructive criticism with positive feedback. There’s always something good to say about every piece of writing. The term we often use is ‘Crit Sandwich!’, a slightly nicer variation of that other popular phrase.

We had 5 pieces of work to critique last night, however Terence emailed beforehand to say that he’d either be late or wouldn’t be able to attend. Terence, no worries, your piece will be carried forward to next month’s meeting.

On with the critiques!

After the meeting we headed over to Common for our usual chat. I huddled in the corner to discuss the Revolutions! anthology with Graeme and Eric. If you want to keep up to date with what’s going on with the anthology just head on over to the Revolutions! Anthology Facebook page. We’ve sent out the first rejections for those pieces that didn’t qualify under the submissions criteria and we’re busy reading the rest. We are very happy with the submissions we’ve received so far and we’re looking forward to those that are still have to land. There are 3 or 4 stand-out pieces so far. Plenty of room for new submissions. Keep them coming!

Next meeting:  Wednesday 10th June

Keep writing!