[January 2012 Note: I am currently in the process of restructuring my editorial service. Because of this, replies to potential clients may be significantly delayed. My apologies for the inconvenience, and my thanks for bearing with this retooling.]
I’m currently offering my professional novel critiques at a discounted rate.
The critique package includes:
- A page-by-page edit of a 50-120K-word novel manuscript.
- A 5-page structural/global ‘edit letter’ discussing larger issues of plot, character, structure, style, etc.
- Publishing/representation advice, including thoughts on specific challenges or advantages the novel might have in the current market, and recommendations for specific publishers and agents.
Why hire me? I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English. I’ve taught creative writing courses (including Basic Creative Writing, Poetry, and Fantasy Fiction) at the University level for over ten years. I also have extensive experience as a private online writing tutor.
I’ve also been a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction or Fantasy Writer. My short fiction has appeared in numerous professional magazines and podcasts including Strange Horizons, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, StarShipSofa, and PodCastle, and has been translated into five foreign languages. My fantasy novel THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON (DAW) – out in hardcover, audiobook, and several foreign editions – has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library journal, and I’ve already sold two sequels.
My critique packages thus combine the pragmatic insights of a working writer who is navigating the market right now with the careful, constructive attention of an experienced teacher who has had hundreds of students.
My fee for a critique typically ranges from $500-$1000, depending on the length of the manuscript, and of my current queue of clients. For more information, please email.
[Summer 2012 Note: I am currently in the process of restructuring my editorial service. Because of this, replies to potential clients may be significantly delayed. My apologies for the inconvenience, and my thanks for bearing with this retooling.]