Editorial memo assessing commercial and literary potential and areas for improvement.
Recommendations can range from suggestions on how to make an excellent book irresistible through advice on major structural or stylistic changes to help making a good idea work better. In cases where a story’s premise or conceptual weaknesses significantly limit the likelihood of its evolution into something with a reasonable chance of being published, the report will explore and explain the challenges in further detail with the follow-up phone consultation becoming the main vehicle for exploring how you might go about rethinking the project and getting it on a better track.
Included in the price of the evaluation is up to a half-hour of phone or e-mail consultation with the reviewing editor. This session gives our editors the opportunity to answer any questions about comments made in the report and to discuss and respond to any ideas the author may have about the manuscript. Consultation beyond the time included in the evaluation package, if desired, is available at our standard rate of $75 per hour.
Evaluation pricing for the manuscripts over 50,000 words is $0.01 per word. Pricing for shorter manuscripts is as follows:
37,501 — 50,000 words: $500.00
25,001 — 37,500 words: $405.00
12,501 — 25,000 words: $315.00
6,251 — 12,500 words: $225.00
Less than 6,250 words: $120.00