Feedback session guidelines

Have you written a draft of a novel. Are you looking for guidance?
Novelist LaShonda Katrice Barnett will be offering one-on-one 30-minute feedback sessions.

To apply:
Submit a one-paragraph description and between 10 and 15 pages, but no more than 15, of your novel or short story (saved as a .pdf only) to These sessions are geared toward writers who have already completed a draft and at least one revision of their submitted work. The first five manuscripts submitted are the lucky recipients of conference time. As soon as we have received five qualifying manuscripts, we will notify participants of their feedback time, and stop taking submissions.

“I found her to be engaging, well-prepared and her advice to be extremely helpful. A half hour with her gave me a concise and directed approach for next steps as well as a sense that my project was worth pursuing.”
-Marie Kelfer

LaShonda Katrice Barnett’s debut (historical) novel, “Jam on the Vine” (Grove Atlantic), was an Editor’s Choice pick at the Chicago Tribune, won ElIe magazine’s Reader’s Choice Prize, and earned Barnett the Emerging Writers Award at the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. “Jam on the Vine” was awarded the Stonewall Honor Award by the American Library Association, and is a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Forthcoming books include “Sounding Off: Conversations with Women Musicians of the African Diaspora” (University of North Texas Press, 2019) and the story collection “Broken Shoes for Walking” (Wings That Never Fit). Barnett is currently at work on the novel “God’s Folly!” set in Gilded Age Chicago and Manhattan. She lives in Chicago.


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