Our new Critique & Feedback submission option is now open! This pilot program lasts through May 31st. If there’s a strong response, we hope to continue the service throughout the year.
For a $30 fee, you can submit to this category and receive extensive editorial feedback. Your feedback will typically be at least a page long (single spaced), including suggested revisions/edits, recommended reading, and answers to any specific questions you might have about your writing.
As part of the submission process, you can also have the critiqued work considered for publication (the piece will go through normal consideration channels; there’s no favoritism or preference toward publishing pieces submitted as part of the critique service). Full guidelines are available here.
You’ve heard that same line from a dozen (or more) publishers: “Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to offer personal comments.” It’s true. Most small press editors are overworked and unable to provide individualized notes. But now you’ve got options. Starting on May 15th, we’ll begin accepting submissions through our new Feedback & Critique Service. The service is geared toward emerging authors, though authors at any level are welcome to submit work for feedback.
The submission fee for this service is $30. Within two weeks, you’ll receive an editorial letter containing a detailed critique (roughly one single-spaced page long). The editorial letter may also recommend some books and/or other literary magazines. When you submit your piece for critique, there’s also an option to have it considered for publication (provided that the submission has not been not previously published).
This is currently a pilot program, and the queue will initially be open from May 15th to May 31st. If there are enough submissions to sustain this service, it will be continually offered throughout the year. The editorial letters will typically be written by our founder and managing editor, James R. Gapinski. This is a unique opportunity to get your work reviewed directly by a seasoned editor with years of experience editing, publishing, and marketing a nationally distributed literary magazine.