Sf/f short story critique

Item Name & Description: Critique of a sf/f short story up to 7,500 words. I have published a number of short stories (Clarkesworld, F&SF, Tor.com, Lightspeed). If you’d like to talk about possible markets and whether your story is ready to be submitted, I’m happy to do that, too.

I’m willing to critique fanfic, but please check with me first regarding (a) fandom (my range here is limited) and (b) audience/subject material. I do militaristic sf most of the time, so if you are writing a Regency romance AU with werewolves, I’m probably not your best bet.

Starting Bid: $25.00.

Notes: Delivered within two weeks. Please have the story ready when the auction is over. You should save the story in standard manuscript format, RTF or .doc, for original fiction.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
More Information.


  1. More information about Yoon Ha’s writing, including story links and musings on craft.

  2. Is it possible to wait a bit to send in the short story? I want to get the critique for a friend for her birthday, which isn’t until April.

  3. Hmm. I could allow a critique that could be cashed in until July 1 of this year, if your friend would have the story ready by then. If that doesn’t suit, I seem to recall some of the other critique offerings specifically let the writer cash them in later; maybe one of those would work better.

    Also, on the off chance, since this is hypothetically for a third party, if this might be used for fanfic, they would need to check with me first on fandoms–there are some that I “know” but can’t crit for (e.g. The Good Wife, which I watch, but I can’t do the lawyer stuff).

  4. It wouldn’t be for fan fic. She writes fantasy short stories. I’m sure she’d send you something by July.

    If that’s okay, I’d like to bid $25.

  5. That’s fine by me.

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