Columbia Fiction Exchange
Thank you for your interest in the Columbia Fiction Exchange. The exchange is an online forum that allows aspiring fiction writers to find critique partners online from our global alumni community. Like our parent organization, the Columbia Fiction Foundry, the object is to assist each other with constructive critiques with the goal of getting published.

We accept fiction of all lengths and genres, including works-in-progress. If you agree to exchange manuscripts with one of our writers, we ask that you honor this commitment. (If you receive a critique, please provide one in return. This keeps things fair for everyone.)

Submissions will be posted once per month via email. To get started, we ask that you answer a few questions below. Please also include a short writing sample for fellow members of the Columbia Fiction Exchange to review. (Writing samples and contact information will only be shared with our members.) The goal of these questions is to help you find a critique partner who is a good fit in terms of genre, word length of submission, writing style, etc.

Welcome to our community!

First Name
Last Name
Genre of submission
Columbia Affiliation and Class
Is your submission a novel or short story? (Novel-in-progress submissions are fine.)
Word length of the short story/novel you would like to submit for critique? (For longer works, members are encouraged to exchange critiques in segments of up to 20,000 words.)
Elevator pitch (2-3 sentence description of your story)
Genre you are most interested in critiquing? (optional)
Brief Bio (optional)
Please copy and paste the text from the first 1-3 pages of your manuscript as a writing sample. Writing samples are only available to group members and will not be published on the Internet.
Are you interested in volunteering with the Columbia Fiction Exchange?
Anything else you'd like to share?
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