Start on the Critique Partner Match Home. Here you can dive into listings by age category, genre, or writer’s (approximate) location. Clicking on one of these points of entry will take you to the directory.
The directory shows a list of all the CP Match listings with some details like genre and word count.
In the top-left of the listing is the Filter button. It looks like three horizontal lines with dots on them.
Clicking this button will open the Filter Menu.
Turning these filters on and off will let you narrow down listings. The counter next to each setting will change to reflect your chosen filters.
When you see a listing that interests you, click on its headline or image.
Read the listing thoroughly. It includes information about the writer and their current project, and even a sample of their writing.
If you like this listing, you can use the Bookmark button at the top of the listing to save the listing for later. The button is on the right.
When you’re ready to reach out, scroll to the bottom of the listing to the Contact this CP section
Fill out the email form on the right with your name, email, a link to your CP Match listing (they’re free!) and a message explaining why you’d like to be CPs with this person. We have guidelines on the left with suggestions for starting this relationship on the right foot.
If you see something in a listing that shouldn’t be there, you can report it using the link on the bottom-left. Let us know about spam, inappropriate content, or violations of our community policies. Thanks!