Available now through August: A full critique of your fiction  

Get a fiction critique without a formal submission. Our popular add-on critique is available now as a standalone service. Get a full reading and analysis for any fiction up to 6,000 words. Request the service and check out details below. 

We are otherwise closed to submissions right now, but we'll reopen in the fall. In the. meantime, visit tahomaliteraryreview.com to order a copy of our latest issue, read samples of accepted work, or hear authors and poets read their pieces on our Soundcloud channel. Our Transparency in Publishing page shows how submission and subscription fees help us pay our contributors and support team.

The Full Critique, but without submitting

Sign up for a full critique of your work from a qualified reader. We vet our readers carefully, and have chosen those who are gifted at and enthusiastic about the critique process. 

With a full critique you will receive an editorial letter that details your story's strengths and potential next steps. (This is the same critique you can receive during our reading periods, but we currently are offering it as a standalone service). 

If your story is:

  • 1-1,499 words (i.e., flash fiction), the price for a full critique is $46.
  • 1,500 to 4,999 words, the price for a full critique is $55.
  • 5,000 to 6,000 words, the price for a full critique is $65.

Response time will be between four and eight weeks, depending on workload. 

Here’s what submitters who chose the full critique had to say:

  • “Your comments inspired me to roll my sleeves back up and get to work. I didn’t realize this until now, but on some level I’ve been worrying about the very thing you pointed out.” 
  • “Thank you for this incredibly helpful review of my work. You have helped me see how to pare down the content and pursue the central theme.”
  • “Thank you so much for your comprehensive and thoughtful critique of my story. You've given me much to think about. I appreciate your directness and candor and am eager to take on the challenges you've laid out.” 

To receive a full critique, please select the appropriate category from the dropdown menu.

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