Introductory Critique

Written assessment of a manuscript’s first 10 pages addressing craft, market, and overall effectiveness. Includes follow-up consultation with your editor by phone or email.


TED’s introductory critique provides a fast, affordable means for writers to get vital feedback on the pages that matter most: your opening. Our experienced fiction and nonfiction editors know what agents and publishers want and will provide a detailed written critique of the 10-page sample, a candid assessment of whether or not your work is ready for the marketplace, and specific suggestions to make your opening more captivating. Included in the price is a short session of follow-up consultation by phone or email so you can ask questions, discuss ideas, and plan next steps.

Please note that this service is available for novels, novellas, and narrative nonfiction only with projected final word count over 15,000 words. Authors interested in critiques of shorter works such as stories, essays, and flash fiction should contact the  Tucson office.


$75 for up to 2500 words.

Typically less than 1 week.

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