Critique Service

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SWW Critique Service accepts all genres, including:

  • Query letters
  • Synopses
  • Articles
  • Essays
  • 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
  • Poetry

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$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.).

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