Manuscript CritiqueLee Oglesby—Creative nonfiction essays and book-length manuscripts
Open to: Creative nonfiction essays and book-length manuscripts
Word Limit: Please check with the Loft at firstname.lastname@example.org on projects more than 100,000 words
What You’ll Submit: An essay, collection of essays, or full manuscript up to 100,000 words.
What You’ll Get: You'll receive line edits on structure, style, and syntax to ensure that your voice is consistent and clear throughout the manuscript. You'll also receive a detailed editorial letter identifying the strengths of your work and points for improvement. Lee's goal is to evaluate your manuscript from a reader’s perspective and from a publisher’s perspective. The critique will include a conversation—either by phone or in person—to discuss the best ways to meet your publication goals.
Pricing: Loft manuscript critique consists of a flat base price, plus a per word fee. You can enter your word count below and the system will calculate your price.
- $125 (base price) + 1.5 cents/word
- Prose up to 50,000 words: two weeks
- Prose up to 100,000 words: four weeks