SF/F Short Story Critique

Item Name & Description: Critique of a Science Fiction or Fantasy short story up to 9,000 words. I am one of the three fiction editors at Strange Horizons This critique is not an offer of publication in Strange Horizons, but if you’d like to talk about possible markets and whether your story is ready to be submitted, I’m happy to do that.

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’m also not your best bet for horror; I squick really easily, so I am definitely not your target audience for stories with scenes of graphic torture, rape, or extreme violence. Other than that, I am very open to all subgenres of SF and Fantasy.

Starting Bid: $75.00

Notes: I’ll deliver your critique within 30 days of receiving your story. This offer is good for the duration of 2013, so feel free to bid even if you don’t have a story ready to send immediately.

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. I need to borrow Julia’s mind for the length of a short story.

    I bid $60.

    I’ll give it back.

  2. err apologies min is $75, I bid $75.

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