Manuscript CritiqueStanley Trollip—Crime Fiction—Short or Novel-Length; Query Letters
Open to: Crime Fiction—Short or Novel-Length; Query Letters
Limit: Please check on projects more than 100,000 words
What You’ll Submit: Your manuscript of short or novel-length crime fiction or a query letter.
What You’ll Get: For a book-length submission, you will receive basic copy edits of the manuscript, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice, as well as detailed suggestions on sentence and paragraph structure. You will also receive comments on character, dialogue, and point of view. Finally, you will receive an overall 5-8 page summary of your manuscript with respect to pacing, plot, and tension. This will include suggestions for revision.
You will also meet in person or via telephone or Facetime/Skype for thirty minutes to discuss any issues you have.
For works up to 5,000 words, you will receive basic copy edits, a 2-page summary, and suggestions for revision.
For a query letter, you will receive basic copy edits, a 2-page summary, and suggestions for revision.
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.
- $100 (base price) + 1.75 cents/word
Stanley will also review and critique your query letter: $110
(Please note: these timelines are guidelines. The exact turnaround time will be negotiated once you make the purchase.)
- Prose Up to 70,000 words: 6 weeks
- Prose Up to 100,000 words: 6 weeks
- Short Works (up to 5000 words): 3 weeks
- Query Letter (up to 600 words): 1 week