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Don’t Chew on the Sharp End of the Pencil by EWG Members Between The Shelves by EWG Members “the “the They Called it The Incident by J. M. Johnson Loot For the taking by Don Levers Edmonton: Unbound by EWG Members Edmonton: Unbound by EWG Members
 
 

Presentation Information

Presentation Scheduling

This year presentation spots are being arranged a little differently. We will still have twenty-three presentation meetings per year. Eighteen will have two presenters, while five others will have only one (for people wishing to present longer works). This will give us a total of forty-one reading spots per year.
  • Presentation spots are typically opened about 3-6 months in advance when we confirm the room bookings with the Library
  • When these spots become available the group as a whole will be contacted to see if any are interested, if we don't receive timely responses. Then we will begin contacting you directly.
  • In the past we have had members who seem reluctant to present. As this is a group that was forms to give feedback, then we would encourage you to do so.
Presentation Issues
  • If you are unable to make it to a meeting when you are scheduled to present, we would appreciate as much notice as possible
  • If you let us know in time we will do our best to fill the spot with another presenter. If one cannot be found then the time will be devoted to some other activity e.g. A writing exercise, discussion, book review, etc.
  • If you simply don't show on the night you are scheduled to present then the time will be devoted to some other activity e.g. A writing exercise, discussion, book review, etc.
On Presenting Your Work


The group has twenty-three presentation meetings per year. Eighteen of these will have two presenters, while five others will have only one (for people wishing to present longer works). This will give us a total of forty-one reading spots per year. This allows for about 45 minutes per presenter on a typical night, and substantially more on single presenter nights. Because of this we found that following presentation guidelines are necessary.

Submission Format is Based on the Type of Work You Do

In all cases double-sided printing is encouraged (in order to save paper) when submitting to the group. Even with screenplays & stage plays although this is not part of the industry standards mentioned below.
  • Fiction / non-fiction (This is essentially standard manuscript format, which is what you will need to use for submissions)
    • 7 pages (on two presenters evenings) or 14 (single presenter evenings)
    • Double-spaced
    • 12 pt. Times New Roman, Courier, or other easy to read font
    • 25 mm margins on all sides
  • Screenplays/Stage Plays
    • For specific page formatting see the two resource documents on Google Drive under “Cheat Sheets & Guidelines” these are the industry standards, are very detailed, and should be closely followed.
      • Screenplay Formatting.pdf
      • Stage Play Formatting.pdf
    • 15 – 20 pages / One scene (the larger page count is due to the smaller amount of actual text per page)
  • Poetry
    • 5 to 7 pages (on two presenters evenings) or 14 (single presenter evenings)
    • Double-spaced
    • 12 pt. Times New Roman, Courier, or other easy to read font
    • 25 mm margins on all sides

Presentation Guidelines
  • Writing to be reviewed can be submitted to the group at the meeting or via the Google Drive (into the “For Your Consideration” folder. It will be deleted from this folder following the meeting (usually the day after).
  • Each reviewer is to write their name at the top of the sheet, so the author is able to contact them
  • Please make legible notes
  • You will receive all copies of your work back following the review
  • Follow standard writing format. See the previous section for overall format, but also:
    • Left justification is standard, with ragged right edge
    • The first line of each paragraph, each occurrence of dialogue or change of speaker is indented.
    • Words in foreign languages (real or fictional) are in italics (e.g., hic esse draconum)
    • Biological names follow standard rules. Italics, genus is capitalized, species in lowercase.
    • Non-fictional works should follow standard formatting eg., MLA, Chicago, etc. depending on where you plan on submitting it. For more information check out: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

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