I’m looking for beta readers for “Songs in the Garden”, a story I plan to submit to the upcoming FOXES anthology. The deadline for submission is July 1. I should have a draft ready for reading by the middle of next week.
I’d like attention to be paid to conceptual stuff rather than spelling and grammar, like pacing, characterization, plot, that sort of stuff. (Though any typos or awkward writing you find, please point out!)
Also, the story right now is 2,300 words over the submission limit, so any recommendations on what might be able to be removed or tightened up would be extremely helpful. (I’ve already cut over 900 words from the first draft, and am working on the second.)
DM me or post here, and when the draft is ready I’ll get you a link.