Professional Poetry Editing & Critique
I am excited to share my experience and skills with poets at all stages in their careers who seek honest and meticulous critiques and feedback on individual poems or full length manuscripts. Critiques include line-by-line editing, structural and thematic concerns, and advice on every aspect of a collection, including publisher suggestions.
$55 (Poetry Sample): edit and critique your poetry (1,000 words or less).
$190 (Short Book Review): edit and critique your short poetry collection/chapbook (up to 5,000 words).
$325 (Complete Book Review): edit and critique your full-length poetry collection (up to 10,000 words), as well as provide guidance on preparing your book for submitting to publishers.
I am also a mentor and critiquer at The Bridge, hosted by Brooklyn Poets. Connect with me there too!
In addition to editing services, I offer my services as a writing coach or mentor. Together we will establish an ongoing relationship, tailored to provide you the accountability and feedback you want. In this role, I can provide:
Regular check-ins via email, Skype, or phone: on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis, we can discuss your progress on a project, strategies for overcoming writer’s block, and/or ways to bolster your writing routine through writing prompts and reading assignments
Editing services on individual poems and manuscripts
Advice regarding publication, networking, and sharing your work
*Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to come up with a strategy. Pricing varies according to your needs.
I'll use the knowledge I've gained during my time marketing to help you create a solid marketing plan to promote your book. I’ll use your CV or resume to tailor a strategy that fits your genre, goals, location, and background.
$45 (Basic): create a personalized 1-page plan to help you promote your book
$75 (Premium): create a personalized 2-page marketing plan and write a press release for your book.
$125 (Professional): All of premium PLUS creation of a personalized marketing schedule and media query templates.
Publisher Query Letters
I will help you draft a publisher query letter and/or draft a comprehensive marketing plan. I can also provide advice on how you should go about obtaining publication. Additionally, I am willing to assess or draft your author bio, book description, and other materials to assist your journey.
$45: review and make comprehensive edits to your existing query letter.
$95: personally craft your query letter for agents and publishers.
$175: craft your query letter + 5 publisher recommendations with contact info + 1 pg. marketing plan.
Literary Genres: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Types of Publishers I Work With: midsize, university, chapbook, and indie presses.
Email me at email@example.com for more information
Authors whose books I've represented:
∫ Katey Schultz, Flashes of War, Apprentice House, 2013 (Short Story Collection)
∫ Megan Gannon, Cumberland, Apprentice House, 2014 (Novel)
∫ Karen Babine, Water and What It Knows, University of Minnesota Press, 2015 (Nonfiction/Essay Collection)
∫ Tanya J. Peterson, Twenty-Four Shadows, Apprentice House, 2016 (Novel)
∫ Sam Snoek-Brown, Hagridden, Columbus Press, 2014 (Historical Fiction Novel)
∫ Adrian Gibbons Koesters, Many Parishes, BrickHouse Books, 2013 (Poetry)
∫ Paul Ketzle, The Late Michael Brown, Apprentice House, 2014 (Novel)
∫ Penn Stewart, Fertile Ground, Knox Robinson Publishing, 2015 (Historical Fiction Novel)
∫ Mary Jane Ryals, Cutting Loose in Paradise,Pineapple Press, 2015 (Novel)
∫ Trish MacEnulty, The Pink House, Apprentice House, 2016 (Novel)
∫ William Reichard, Two Men Rowing Madly Toward Infinity, 2015 (Poetry)
∫ Marjorie Power, Seven Parts Woman, WordTech, 2016 (Poetry)
∫ Margaret O. Howard, Lalin Bonheur, Wild Child Publishing, 2016 (Genre Fiction)
∫ Amy Ratto Parks, Radial Bloom, Folded Word Press, 2017 (Lyrical Essays)
∫ Adrian Koesters, Union Square, Apprentice House, 2017 (Fiction)
∫ Marjorie Power, Oncoming Halos, Kelsay Books, 2018 (Poetry)
∫ Sarah Coomber, The Same Moon, TouchPoint Press, 2018 (Memoir)
∫ Pen Pearson, Bloomsbury's Late Rose, Chickadee Prince Books, 2019 (Historical Fiction)
∫ John Schouten, Evenings When the Sun, FutureCycle Press, 2020 (Poetry)