Stella at the Columbus Convention Center Garage. Summer 2018. Photo by me.

Stella at the Columbus Convention Center Garage. Summer 2018. Photo by me.

FOR YOUR REVIEW

For Your Review is a three-year running, multi-genre critique group that wants to promote professional level writing while also working to elevate writers new to the craft to their fullest potential.

 
 
 Comic Shop, by member Dan Gearino

Comic Shop, by member Dan Gearino

For Your Review was born out of the workshop tradition

Started by locals fresh from the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, For Your Review is serious about workshopping work--and improving it. We work with writers that want to improve their craft and understand that critique is not about what doesn't work, but also what does. We use a specific formatted critique letter to promote positive feedback. We get to the root of what's working... and what's not.


For Your Review is serious about publication

Our members have been published in places such as Forge, Ohio University Press, Apex Magazine, Concho River Review, Defenestration, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Cotton Xenomorph. We have had books published, creative nonfiction published, and genre fiction published. Our members are working on novels, essays, short stories, and other projects. We believe that by working together in multiple genres (literary fiction, creative nonfiction, genre fiction), we can learn from one another and apply our strengths to one another.

 Apex Magazine. With story by Jordan Kurella.

Apex Magazine. With story by Jordan Kurella.


 Columbus, Ohio photo. By Matt Kazmierski.

Columbus, Ohio photo. By Matt Kazmierski.

For Your Review wants to see your applications

For Your Review meets every other month in Columbus, Ohio. This is an in-person group. If you are a central Ohio writer and would like to apply, please send a writing sample (.doc, .docx, or .rtf) of no more than 5,000 words to this address: jordan (@) jordankurella (dot) com. Thank you very much for your interest in For Your Review! We look forward to seeing your work!