All services listed below are for FICTION. JOURNAL ARTICLE/SHORT STORY/PERSONAL ESSAY assistance available upon request. It is our goal to return your work within one week and often sooner for all services except our Manuscript Critique. Please note: We are not the best team to help with your horror story.
Query Critique – $30 Does your query letter have what it takes to grab an agent’s attention? Each query critique offers an opportunity for two passes with line edits and detailed comments to help ensure your query is both well-written and engaging. Synopsis Critique – $40 Does your synopsis give a full understanding of your story and pique the curiosity of your target audience? With our synopsis critique we will provide up to two pages (double-spaced, 12pt, Times New Roman) of your synopsis a full evaluation including overall thoughts as well as line edits and recommendations on story engagement, necessary vs. excess details, and consistency.
Submission Package – $60 Let us read your query and synopsis for both marketability and consistency. We will examine voice, relevance to the market, and clarity as well as mechanical issues. You will receive both line edits and a reader’s report with suggestions. Story Architecture – $50 Stuck in the planning phase? We can review your story and provide both suggestions and identify potential pitfalls. This is not a full manuscript critique but rather a review of an outline (a maximum of five pages, double-spaced, 12pt, Times New Roman.) You will receive a written report as well as comparisons to other novels that can help you later in the querying phase. Chapters Analysis (Three Chapters Max) - $25/10 pages Many agents request up to the first three chapters when submitting. We can help you make yours stand out and accomplish the action and character development required to hook an agent or editor, while avoiding the pitfalls that are agent/editor red flags. We will check for pacing, whether the story starts in the right place, emotional arcs, and ways you can carry the reader into the next chapters. You will receive both line edits and a suggestions sheet. Please double-space and format in 12pt Times New Roman.
Manuscript Critique - $0.008/word, 15,000 word min Looking for a big picture analysis on either your partial or full manuscript? In this service, we’ll provide feedback on your overall story as well as detailed line edits and comments regarding your opening, ending (if included), pacing, story arc, inciting incident(s), character development, tensions/emotions, setting, voice, sentence structure, word choices, and any other relevant elements. Please allow approximately 4-6 weeks for this service.
While we may occasionally correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation, please remember that line edits are not the same as copy edits.