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$70.00 USD, $50.00 USD, $60.00 USD

The Full Critique

In fiction, we offer a full critique of your submission from a highly qualified reader. We vet these readers carefully, and have chosen those who are gifted at and enthusiastic about the critique process. They are paid a significant portion of the full-critique fee. 

With a full critique you will receive an editorial letter that details your submission’s strengths and potential next steps. 

If your story is:

  • 1-1,499 words (i.e., flash fiction), the price for a full critique is $50.
  • 1,500 to 4,999 words, the price for a full critique is $60.
  • 5,000 to 6,000 words, the price for a full critique is $70.


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.” – David Cameron
  • “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.” – Leia Menlove
  • “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.” – Barbara Shomaker

Comparable critiques from independent editors can cost over $100. For all critique levels, should your story be accepted, you will be refunded up to the standard submission fee. 

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


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