your first chapter

Those first few pages are often as far as agents and publishers ever get when examining a submission. Readers decide by the end of the first chapter whether or not they'll finish the book. 

Get a critique of your first chapter, and you're well on your way to making your novel stand out in the slush pile of submissions!

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Categories/Genres Accepted:

At this time, I am only offering critiques for FICTION in the categories Young Adult and New Adult.

I will NOT be accepting materials from the following genres:

  • Horror

  • Erotica

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Fill in application with your name, your story's category and genre, and a little about you as an author.






First Chapter Critique: $10 (USD)





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