Writing with Meg Files


Manuscript Consultation

• Detailed written evaluations of short stories, novellas, novel and memoir excerpts, and book manuscripts
• Comments on technique and style, including plot, point of view, character development, dialogue, language, and voice
• Annotations on manuscripts
• Suggestions on marketability and markets
• Guidance on grammar and mechanics, with explanations and examples sufficient for subsequent self-editing
• Editing

For rates and additional information: CONTACT ME


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The Tucson Festival of Books Masters Workshop is March 14-15, 2022. Faculty: Julissa Arce, María Amparo Escandón, Laird Hunt, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Felicia Zamora.

The Tucson Festival of Books Masters Workshop, March 7-10, was virtual in 2021. Faculty: Mateo Askaripour, Shannon Pufahl, Héctor Tobar, Felicia Zamora, and Tom Zoellner. 

The Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards competition is still the avenue to two days (or more) of hands-on workshopping with a faculty of top U.S. authors following the Tucson Festival of Books, March 2023. 

Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry entries are accepted for the twelfth annual writing competition after June 1, 2022, offering more than $5,000 in prize money. In addition to cash prizes, first- through third-place winners in each category get scholarships to the Masters Workshop. The top 50 entrants are invited to the workshop ($300).

Deadline for entries is Sunday, Oct. 31, 2022


To enter after June 1, go to TucsonFestivalofBooks.org


Conferences and Workshops

Meg is available to speak and teach and read at literary events, organizations, book clubs, conferences, and workshops.  Contact Meg