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Lovely Decadence
01-15-2014, 01:58 AM
I need betas for a short story I plan on submitting to a lit mag. The genre is hard to describe, it's kind of a stream of consciousness narrative with a teenage protagonist, so kind of YA-ish. I looking to see if I can get at least three, and I'm interested in swapping and betaing a short story in return. A real thorough line by line, with a summary with what works what doesn't and you're overall impression of if it's publishable. I published the first draft of this short story in my universities literary magazine, so I'm not sure if this new version reads just as well. I'll shut up now, interested betas welcome!

01-15-2014, 02:00 AM
@Lovely Decadence, I think of "beta readers" more for novels. Why not just post it in SYW? Is it extremely long?

Lovely Decadence
01-15-2014, 05:20 AM
It's longer than 1000 words which is the average length for stuff in syw. I've read other's short stories who have posted in this forum, so I thought this would be a better place.