Los Angeles Region Writers Day 2024: Guidelines for Manuscript Reviews

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Guidelines for Manuscript Reviews

Conference attendees are invited to submit a manuscript of no more than 10 pages to be reviewed by one of our faculty members for a fee of $55 per manuscript. 

Synopsis:  For novels, you may also include a brief synopsis on an additional page.  This synopsis will not be reviewed, but may be included if you feel a reviewer would benefit from a sense of what you’re trying to do.  The synopsis may be single-spaced.  

We will be returning your review via email so make sure your contact information is up-to-date.  It is not guaranteed that you will receive the review before Writers Day.

Manuscripts should be formatted as follows:

·      1-inch margin on all sides

·      Times New Roman, 12-point font

·      Double-spaced

·      Header on every page including your last name and key word from title.

·      Pages should be numbered.


Send your manuscript in an email with the subject line MANUSCRIPT REVIEW to Please attach your manuscript to the email as a PDF file for ease of opening.  All manuscripts must be emailed by 11:59 pm February 23, 2024. 

In the body of your email, include:

·      Your name

·      Address

·      Phone number

·      Email address

·      Title of your manuscript

·      Indicate if manuscript is PB, MG or YA  


Please note: Sending your manuscript to the writing contest will not suffice. It must be emailed to the above address for the written reviews.