The original rules were written up by Poetigress, with changes made by your friendly neighborhood moderator, M. Le Renard. For ease of access, in your thread, consider providing * The title of the work * A brief summary/description of the work * Any content advisories (adult language, sexual content, etc.) * Any specifics on what you want critiqued (plot, grammar/spelling, pacing, etc.) * The link to the work on FA or wherever else it may be posted. Please don't post the work directly into the thread. * If you can't post online due to publisher restrictions on first publication rights, please make it known how you want to distribute the work in question. Moderator Note: to get more bang for your buck, please critique others' works before or after posting your own requests. This is for your benefit, as the person you crit may be inclined to crit you back. And don't worry about your qualifications. You don't need any. Quoted from Poetigress: "If you read, you can crit. You don't have to be able to tell the writer how to fix things; you just have to tell them whether something worked for you or not." Addendum: Keep critiques constructive, and keep the threads on topic. That means no personal insults. Derailing a thread in such a fashion will result in a warning or infraction, depending on severity. If you still think you need help, try these links: How to Critique Fiction How to Cope With Critiquing (from both the critiquer's and author's perspectives) It's Not What You Say, But How You Say It How to Critique Works That You Find Awful NEW CLAUSE: Due to people consistently not reading the rules here, I've decided I'm going to start deleting all story/poetry text that's posted into threads here. If your text gets deleted, please refer to bullet point number 5 above for the reason why. Currently existing threads will be grandfathered in, but future threads that violate the rule will be edited.