Manuscript Critique (Four Slots Only!)


Manuscript Critique (Four Slots Only!)

Get a personalized critique of your manuscript from author, editor, and Eagle Harbor Book Co. head buyer Rafe Posey.

Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Thur, 8/1/2024 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Thur, 8/1/2024 - Sat, 8/31/2024


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Class, Intensive Workshop

Writers' Studio

Fiction, Nonfiction, Publishing, Writing Workshop and Critique


If you’ve ever wondered what agents and editors are looking for in a manuscript, or what catches the eye of bookstore buyers, let Rafe offer you a one-on-one critique of the first 10,000 words of your manuscript and your book synopsis.

Maybe you know your manuscript needs something but you just can’t identify what it is, or you’re getting ready to query agents and want one last professional review of your pages. Rafe will give you editorial feedback on how to take your work to the next level.

Get your critique before agents open to queries in September!


  • Open to four registrants only.
  • You're registering for a submission deadline of Aug. 1.
  • You'll arrange a separate time later in the month to meet with Rafe and discuss his critique.
  • Authors will receive a written editorial letter and a one-hour meeting with Rafe.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Rafe Posey

Rafe is the author of the novel "The Stars We Share" (Viking/Penguin, 2021) as well as numerous works of short fiction, which have appeared in journals such as Poydras Review, Empty Sink, Urbanite, and The Light Ekphrastic. He also worked as the fiction editor for Cobalt Review for several years, and as a guest editor for a [PANK] special issue. After teaching English, writing, and humanities at the University of Baltimore and, most recently, in a maximum-security prison in Maryland, Rafe now works as a bookseller on Bainbridge Island.

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