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From the Staff of The Editorial Department

October 5, 2016

Five Short Steps to the Reject Pile
Keep your book out of the reject pile by avoiding these five common mistakes

Oh, the dreaded reject pile. Often we like to imagine the (probably imaginary) good old days when editors searched for traces of gold in the rough ore of a first draft and worked with the writer to refine it. Recently, an editor at a major publisher offered a […]
May 19, 2016

Book Proposals

Book Proposals Book proposal evaluation, editing, and development consultation.
May 19, 2016

Query & Submission Packet Evaluation

Query & Submission Packet Evaluation Critique and revision guidance on your query letter, synopsis, and first 50 pages from experienced agents and editors.
May 19, 2016

Supplemental Agent Feedback

Supplemental Literary Agent Feedback Candid feedback on market appeal and salability from an established literary agent delivered in conjunction with select developmental editing services.
May 26, 2015


Traditional Publishing Support Literary agent outreach & referral, query letter consultation, book proposal development.