Manuscript Critique
Lesley Arimah—Short Story Critique

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Open to: Short stories

Limit: 8,000 words

What You’ll Submit: A completed draft of a short story.

What You’ll Get: Beyond simply improving the mechanics of your story, I am interested in improving the way you think about story telling and how you approach the page. You will receive a detailed audit of your short story with editorial suggestions down to the line level and the reasoning behind those suggestions so that you can understand where the call for changes go beyond cosmetics and into craft. You will receive an editorial letter that breaks the story down to it’s narrative and thematic parts so that we can see where it’s working and where it needs improvement. Suggestions will be concise, practical and actionable.

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.

  • $300 (base price) + 5 cents/word

Turnaround: 3-4 weeks