Lecture + Critique: Your Synopsis

March 31st, 2021 - May 9th, 2021

with Sangeeta Mehta

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This is the registration for the class PLUS a critique for Sangeeta Mehta's March talk "Your Novel’s Synopsis: What It Is and How to Use It as a Revision Tool." To register for the class only, go to https://www.inkedvoices.com/lecture-series/.

Participants may submit a 500-1000-word synopsis, plus the first 3000-3500 words of their manuscript for a total of up to 4000 words. Sangeeta will critique the synopsis and pages. She will focus her feedback on the plot and the first pages' fulfillment of the expectations set out in the synopsis. Likewise, she will read your synopsis and note any potential story issues it reveals. Critiques will be at least 350 words in length.

You may submit your pages anytime between March 22nd and April 9th. Sangeeta will return critiques to participants no later than May 7th. Peer critiques are optional in this group, but given its limited number of participants (6), are encouraged.

Enrolling in this workshop will automatically register you for Sangeeta's webinar on writing a synopsis. The group is limited to 6 participants.


Who this workshop is for: This critique opportunity is for novelists (children's or adult), who wish to get feedback on their synopses, plots, and high level story issues.

Focus: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

Group size: 7 writers

Submissions: Writers will submit up to 4000 words of material, comprised of a 500-1000 word synopsis plus opening pages.


Members: $86; Non-members: $112

About Sangeeta Mehta

Sangeeta Mehta has worked in the publishing field since the late 1990s. She has been an acquiring editor at both Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (the children's division of the Hachette Book Group) and Simon Pulse (the teen paperback division of Simon & Schuster). She currently consults on book projects for corporate and independent book publishers and individual authors. She also mentors aspiring teen writers through the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. She is a board member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary.

A California native, Sangeeta moved to New York City in 2002, after working for two literary agents and earning a Masters degree in comparative literature from UCLA. She continues to live in the heart of the publishing industry and enjoys taking on clients from all over the world. Visit her website at www.mehtabookeditingnewyork.com.


March 22nd, 8-9:15pm ET - Webinar*
March 22nd- April 9th - Writers submit their synopsis plus opening pages
May 7th - All critiques due**
**The webinar will be recorded and shared next day with registrants.
**Sangeeta may return critiques sooner, depending on when pages are submitted.