Submission Guidelines

Nevermore Edits accepts submissions of any genre, style, and length from our members for critique. However, to make critiquing easier for everyone, please follow these guidelines when submitting your piece.

Technical Requirements


Word Count

There is no minimum word count requirement.

Maximum Length
Prose (short stories, novels, essays): 5500
Scripts (comics, plays, TV, movies): 30-35 pages
Poetry: 50 Lines

If you have to go over a couple of words so as to send a chapter or break a short story at an optimal location, then this is acceptable.


Please use an easy-to-read, 12-point, serif font. Most word processors will default to one.

Piece Count

One (1) piece per person per meeting.
Phantasmagoria: Max of three (3) pieces per meeting.
Hardesty: Max of two (2) pieces per meeting.
Max of one (1) hour per piece.

File Format

We can only accept electronic files. We prefer .docx files, but will accept .doc and .pdf files.


Your header should include the title of the document and the page number.

The title may be truncated if it is long.

Line Spacing

Document should be double spaced with indented paragraphs.


Please use 1-inch margins on all sides, formatted for US letter-sized paper


Documents are to be submitted in English. If you are an ESL writer, please note.

Front Page

The first page of your submission should include the following:

  • Title

  • Author’s Name

  • Author’s Contact Email

  • Style of your piece.

  • Genre of your piece.

  • Word Count (or page count if Poetry or Script)

All information should be present and readable, but exact style may vary.
Please see example below of an acceptable submission.


Submit To:


Please include the front page information as requested above in the body of the email. Also include the date you intend for the piece to be read.

You must submit your piece before the end of the meeting preceding the meeting you would like your work critiqued on.

example: If you want your piece read on Friday, the 8th, then you must submit it before the end of the meeting on Friday, the 1st.