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Full-Length Manuscript Review

Patrick Donnelly

For an additional fee of $575, the Seminar will offer to a limited number of participants the opportunity to discuss a full-length manuscript with Seminar director Patrick Donnelly. (If your manuscript is longer than 60 pages, excluding apparatus like Table of Contents, etc. there will be an additional charge.) Participants must submit a manuscript by May 24th. Applications for manuscript review cannot be considered after this date, because of the time necessary to review manuscripts in advance of the Seminar. Donnelly’s extensive editorial experience includes his time as associate editor with Poetry International, as contributing editor of the online scholarly journal Tran(s)tudies, and a decade (1999 – 2009) as associate editor with Four Way Books. He has offered manuscript review to numerous authors since 2002, including those who have gone on to publish their books, and is a knowledgeable and experienced mentor on publishing issues. The review will take the form of a detailed conversation about your manuscript, which can be recorded for your future reference.


If you are interested in scheduling a manuscript review, please let us know in your cover letter with your application. Please note the May 24th deadline for applying for manuscript review and submitting the manuscript; the Seminar application deadline is June 28th. Upon acceptance for the Seminar, the director will contact you to schedule the review. (Most reviews are scheduled during Seminar free time, or on the departure day.) If you would like to know more about the review format or have other questions, please contact us.