Short Fiction Critiquing Service
4 October 2017: Due to pressure of work, I am having to suspend this service until February 2018.
I offer a private critiquing service for short fiction. If you have a story (500-10000 words, soft limits) that broadly fits under the speculative fiction umbrella, i.e. it is science fiction, fantasy, slipstream or interstitial, ghost story or similar, then I can supply a concise report that will assess its readiness for submission, describe any significant problems I find, and, if appropriate, improvements you should consider making before sending it to a publisher of short fiction. I can also provide marketing advice.
If you are interested in using this service, please contact me using the on-site form. I will need information about your piece's genre, state of completeness, and its word count, also any deadline you have in mind. I will reply as soon as possible with a firm price and delivery date. My prices are, I believe, highy competitive.
You are welcome to make use of my report pro-forma (below) during your own revision process and to suggest improvements.
My own stories (39 published so far) have benefitted considerably from the critiques they've received from my fellow writers. If you think I can help you with yours, please let me know and we'll get things moving.