1WC Crew: (from left) Matthew Schmidt, Adam al-Sirgany, (friend) Jon Riccio, Ingrid Claire Wenzler

1-Week Critique is dedicated to helping writers (of any proficiency) develop. 


We’re in the ongoing process of expanding our existing programs to offer more and more substantial, free educational materials to schools, libraries, writing groups, and individuals like you. 


We’ve created this Donate page, along with a Patreon account, for those interested in supporting our current and future work and content, including our Interview Series, StoryTalk, and our Editorial Services Program. 


Whether you’re able to contribute or not, we hope you’ll view the latest installments of our Interview Series, submit your poetry or prose for feedback, and sign-up for our newsletter. 


Community building is central to our mission—we’re happy to be a part of a community with other artists like you. Thank you for helping us do that through 1-Week Critique!

As a thank you to those of you who make 1WC possible, we invite all those who sign up for our newsletter to submit a one-page poem or prose piece of 1,000 words or less to for a “mini-critique.” Visit our Contact page to sign up.