Please read our blog The Advanced Critique Folder before submitting. Subfolders now open for submissions! This folder operates on a crit for a crit basis, much like a critique group. Please see this deviation for the steps you need to take before your work will be accepted. If you are unfamiliar with how to give a critique, please consult one of the guides to the right. You may also note the group for a working example of what TWM expects out of a critique.
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