Welcome to the NOVELS-L Workshop. If you have a question regarding the
workshop or need assistance with a problem, please send your request to the
(Roger Poppen and Bob Zumwalt,
real people, not computers) who will assist you with list-related questions or
A workshop for novelists
This is a Writing Workshop dedicated to the craft of novel writing.
As such, all participants are required to contribute work in progress
and/or critiques to the workshop list.
The minimum number of monthly contributions to NOVELS-L is * TWO * per month.
These contributions may be Crits (critiques) or Subs (submissions) or a
combination of Crits and Subs. (There is no hard-and-fast rule, but as a
matter of courtesy, most List members try to contribute approximately
twice as many Crits as Subs to the list.)
Workshop participants who fail to meet the two contributions
per month minimum will be set to Nomail (which means he/she
will no longer receive Novels-L posts) as a warning. Failure to meet the
two contributions per month minimum for two consecutive
months will result in automatic removal from the list.
If the Novels-L mail stops coming to you, ask your
List Administrators why.
Participation of Workshop members is an essential element in
protecting your copyright and publication rights. Thus, participation
is mandatory for all Novels-L members.
All posts to NOVELS-L must have one of the following prefixes
on the Subject: line of the message:
Note: the offer option allows list members to offer something for
private crits. Replies to an offer must be sent privately,
not posted to the list. You may offer part or all of your novel
for private crits. Crits of offered material may be posted privately
or on the list for participation credit.
- Sub: Your Title, Chapter # (approx. # words)
- Crit: Title, Chapter #
- Offer: Your Title or type of offer.
Sex and/or Violence
Novels-L has a widely diverse membership, and some participants do not
care to read graphic depictions of
sex or violence. As a matter of courtesy, if this applies to your submission,
please include words Sexual Content or
Violent Content in the subject title.
If necessary, you can explain further at the beginning of a submission.
We have several members who have submitted sexually explicit content.
The above 'warning' procedure works well, and we've had no complaints
from those who find such material not to their taste.
Students and Teachers:
Novels-L is a writing workshop, which means that participants play
the roles of both student and teacher. When performing as
teacher/critic, be honest, helpful, consistent and considerate.
Be sure to offer suggestions as to how, in your opinion, the submitted
chapter may be improved.
Sarcasm, personal attacks or overly "brutal" critiques will not be tolerated.
The list administrators will issue a reminder to any workshop members who
violate these guidelines. Failure to comply with the guidelines may result
in a Nomail or Nopost setting or in removal from the list.
We are here to share and learn. Please give others the same consideration
you would expect to receive. Participate and enjoy!
For more information, e-mail
the Novels-L administrators.
http://www.internetwritingworkshop.org/contact.shtml for more
Web site created by
Rhéal Nadeau and
the administrators of the Internet Writing Workshop.
Modified by Gayle Surrette.