SouthWest Writers’ panel of professional writers and editors will critique your manuscript for a reasonable rate far below the usual market rate. An experienced critiquer will be matched with your genre.
The SWW Critique Service accepts all genres, including:
- Query letters
- Nonfiction books
- Book proposals for fiction or nonfiction
- Short stories
- Mainstream and literary fiction
- Genre fiction, such as mystery, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, romance, historical
- Children’s, middle-grade and YA books or articles
- Screenplays and stageplays
- $15—Poetry of no more than 3 pages
- $15—Query letter of no more than 3 pages
- $25—Synopsis of up to 3 pages; additional pages are $3.50/page
- $35—Minimum charge for up to 10 double-spaced manuscript pages; additional pages are $3.50/page
SWW critiquers follow genre-specific guidelines, but feel free to include specific questions you want answered and what points you want to be focused upon (such as point of view, plot structure, etc.).