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Short Story Critique

Item Name & Description: Short Story Critique

I will read and critique a short story of up to 7,000 words. My fiction has appeared in the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, and I was a reader for Fantasy Magazine (now Lightspeed) for two years. I write literary speculative fiction and am willing to read in almost any genre.

Starting Bid: $50

Notes: Would prefer not to read horror and explicit rape/torture scenes. I will deliver the critique within 30 days of receiving the story, which may be sent any time before August 2013.

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.

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YA or MG SF/F manuscript critique

Item Name & Description: Critique of an unpublished YA or MG speculative fiction manuscript, up to 100,000 words.

Starting Bid: $25

Notes: I am an editor for Month9Books, a small publisher of speculative fiction for children; please note that this critique is not an offer of publication. I’m happy to receive your manuscript at any time in the next year. I will write you a letter similar to what I would write for an author whose book I have in development, covering plot, character, voice, pacing, and so on. You’re more than welcome to offer a YA or MG manuscript that isn’t in the speculative realm, or a speculative fiction manuscript for adults, but please be aware that I’m not as knowledgeable about those markets. Please allow two months for the completed critique. If your winning bid is over $150, I will also review your query letter or a revision of up to 1/3 of the book.

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.

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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.

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Partial Manuscript Critique

Item Name & Description: Published YA author (www.eileencook.com) will offer a three chapter or up to 50 page critique of your manuscript. I promise to be either kind or ruthless, or both depending on your preference.

Starting Bid: $100

Notes: The manuscript will be reviewed within 45 days of receiving it- or sooner if I am avoiding my own writing.

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.

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Short Story Critique

Item Name & Description: Short Story Critique

Starting Bid: $50

Notes: I will read and give you a critique, either written or in person via Skype or Google Hangout, of a short story of up to 10,000 words.

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.

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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.

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