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notmyid November 19, 2015 - 3:32pm

Hey, I'm David.

I'm considering the upgrade here, but I'd like to know: How long does one need to wait in queue for a critique? Do you find the critiques here as generally helpful?

Also, any more information about your experience here would be lovely. Thanks ahead~

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated November 19, 2015 - 5:05pm

The longest I ever waited was I think 3 days on a holiday weekend. 95% several hours, with more coming in once a day ish for a few days. MMV.

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Chacron from England, South Coast is reading Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb November 20, 2015 - 2:02pm

Hi notmyid,

What Dwayne said is a pretty good representation. I've usually had crits up within 24 hours. There's no real 'queue' here, because all workshop submissions are instant and ready for people to read as soon as you sumbit them. The only thing that creates a waiting time is if active members are all engaged on another story already, and even then there are usually a few members who turn crits over so quickly that you'll usually have a response in a decent time. I waited 4 days once but that was only because I made an unconventional submission that I knew hardly anyone would touch. The rest of my stuff got attention as fast as I could reasonably ask for it.

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notmyid November 21, 2015 - 7:45am

I see. Very reasonable. Thank you for the responses!

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DrWood from Milwaukee, WI, living in Louisiana is reading A different book every 2-5 days. Currently Infinite Jest November 29, 2015 - 11:22pm

How many critiques are you likely to get for an average submission?

How many of those are reciprocations for critiques you have made?

 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated November 30, 2015 - 8:09pm

Shorter, past a 1000 words, you get more. Longer gets less.

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bethwenn from Milwaukee is reading The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann December 2, 2015 - 8:04am

Interesting. I've been wanting but waiting to post something myself. If you had something longer then, would you say to break it up and post it in pieces if you wanted to get feedback?

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated December 2, 2015 - 12:38pm

Maybe, depends on how long. What were you thinking?

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bethwenn from Milwaukee is reading The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann December 2, 2015 - 1:44pm

What I was contemplating posting is about 30 pages single spaced, so probably much too long.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated December 4, 2015 - 11:53pm

Oh yeah.