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


To join the mailing list to be notified of upcoming classes and free Pima County Public Library fall Writer-in-Residence consultations and workshops: CONTACT ME




The Tucson Festival of Books Masters Workshop is March 17-18, 2025. 

The Tucson Festival of Books Masters Workshop this year was March 11-12. Faculty: Aaliyah Bilal, Tim Z. Hernandez, Jean Kwok, David Lipsky, and Héctor Tobar.

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 2025. 

Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry entries are now accepted for the thirteenth annual writing competition, 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 ($350).

Deadline for entries is Oct. 31, 2024


To enter, 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