Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

Manuscript Consultations: Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

January 1-December 31, 2021

Schedule: Feedback within 10 Days

Instructor: Jacquelyn Thomas

Registration Deadline: Open & Ongoing

Description

Writers of all ages and levels of experience benefit from close reading and feedback on their work. Looking for support for your creative writing? Award-winning author Jacquelyn Thomas to the rescue!

Short-form manuscripts – up to 25 pages of prose or 5 poems – will be returned to you in 7-10 days with:
• written feedback in the form of an editorial/critique letter
• in-manuscript comments with line edits
• contact information for at least five publications seeking manuscripts similar to your work

Jacquelyn also will schedule a phone or virtual meeting with you to review and discuss her feedback.

Book-length manuscripts are welcome but will take longer to process.

Consultation cost is $4/page and can be scheduled by emailing your work to info@shakeragalley.org. Include your name and MANUSCRIPT CONSULTATION in the subject line.

Class size 36

Level Beginner and above

Student Supply List
This is a one-on-one feedback service. Computer access is preferable, but not required.

  • Tuition $4 per page

Please use the Quantity selector at checkout to indicate the number of pages.

Instructor

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Jacquelyn Thomas

Jacquelyn Thomas recently returned to the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, after living more than thirty years in a Madison housing project where she served as director of an on-site community learning center. In poetry, fiction, and nonfiction workshops with the UW-Madison Creative Writing Program and Madison Writers’ Studio, she has had the opportunity to learn from many brilliant writers, including: Amy Quan Barry; Lorrie Moore; Rob Nixon; Jesse Lee Kercheval; Judith Claire Mitchell; Ron Kuka; Michelle Wildgen; Susanna Daniel; and visiting writers, including her lodestar author, Jo Ann Beard.…Read More

Jacquelyn Thomas recently returned to the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, after living more than thirty years in a Madison housing project where she served as director of an on-site community learning center. In poetry, fiction, and nonfiction workshops with the UW-Madison Creative Writing Program and Madison Writers’ Studio, she has had the opportunity to learn from many brilliant writers, including: Amy Quan Barry; Lorrie Moore; Rob Nixon; Jesse Lee Kercheval; Judith Claire Mitchell; Ron Kuka; Michelle Wildgen; Susanna Daniel; and visiting writers, including her lodestar author, Jo Ann Beard.

Her poetry has been published in small press magazines and recognized by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, which awarded her first-place in the 2020 Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction Contest. Her nonfiction work has been published by Proximity Magazine, where it was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and is forthcoming in Fourth Genre, as runner up in the 2020 Michael Steinberg Memorial Essay Contest.

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Manuscript Consultations: Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
You will receive a registration confirmation via email. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a snail-mail confirmation.

Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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