Description of levels:
*Please note that in the first round of Give & Take, a number of people overestimated their own level, which made it less likely that they were matched with appropriate partners. In order to increase the chances that you'll find a good match, please think as objectively as possible about where you are with your writing.
Beginning | Writers whose work in their chosen genre has never been published by a magazine, journal, etc, and who are focusing on more basic elements of craft, such as plot and character development in prose, or word choice and line breaks in poetry.
High-Beginning/Low-Intermediate | Writers who have never been published in their chosen genre, but have studied and/or have participated actively in writing critique groups.
Intermediate | Writers with one or more publications in their chosen genre who are working on more advanced elements of craft such as developing voice, possibilities of form, rhythm, etc.
High-Intermediate/Low-Advanced | Writers with one or more publications in their chosen genre who have substantial experience with their own practice but perhaps less experience with critiquing others' work in the MFA-style approach.
Advanced | Writers with several publications in their chosen genre and/or significant experience critiquing others' work in the MFA-style approach—be it in an actual MFA program or via other workshops/groups—who would like line edits and help polishing their work for publication, as well as writers who have completed and revised multiple drafts of multiple projects in their chosen genre.