If you’ve written a short story up to 9,000 words, or a novelette up to 15,000 words, I offer a story evaluation that works similar to my Critiques for longer works.
A Story Evaluation involves understanding your intent or goal for the story. Will you send it to a publication hoping for a sale? Is it a reader magnet for your newsletter? Is it a bonus tie-in with a novel or series? Each goal has different story requirements.
I make multiple close readings of the story. Then I evaluate the mechanics of the piece, and how effectively the story meets its intended purpose.
- I note what the author has made clear to the reader or left unclear.
- Review choices of voice, style, and form.
- Ask questions from the reader’s perspective.
- Ask questions from and acquiring editor’s perspective.
Reviews start at $30, but if your work is very short, such as flash fiction, I will provide a custom quote.
Contact email@example.com to schedule a review of your short story.