Thank you for volunteering to be a first round judge in the MORWA Gateway to the Best contest. The contest closes for entries on September 8, 2018. We expect to have entries sent out to judges by September 15th and are requesting entries be returned by October 20th.
Judging is all-electronic. You will receive the manuscripts via an attachment in an email. Our judging is done via an online form which will allow you to upload the judged manuscript (with comments and annotations) via the form. (You will NOT email the score sheets and manuscripts back to the contest coordinator.)
If you volunteer to judge, we're asking that you are willing to commit the time necessary to evaluate the manuscript (up to 7000 words of the beginning of the story) against our score sheet and provide meaningful comments in both the score sheet and manuscript. The Gateway to the Best contest's objective is to support authors through positive and helpful feedback on their stories. You are expected to provide written comments on the manuscript and in the score sheet.
Our goal is to have enough first round judges so each judge will judge 4 or fewer entries. However, if you have a limit or can take more than four, please let us know in the form below.