$500.00 USD

Comprehensive Edit: YA & Novel/Novella Manuscript Consultation with Matthew Baker

Our consultants offer rigorous, energizing feedback, including:

  • An intensive reading of your manuscript by an experienced, highly-qualified reader.
  • Thoughtful written comments, with suggestions for revision and next steps ahead.
  • Depending on what you and your consultant of choice prefer, a meeting in person or via phone or Skype to discuss next steps.

Please note that all manuscripts submitted to consultants must be 12pt. font, double-spaced, with the exception of poetry and screenplays/plays.

Comprehensive Edit

1 hour for every 30 pages read (1 page = 275 words), with limited line-edits, plus

1 hour for written critique plus

2-hour consultation, either in person or via phone or Skype.

For example, a 58,000-word novel (approximately 211 pages) would be: 7-hour read plus 1 hour for a written critique plus a 2-hour consultation. Total: $1,250.

You will pay a non-refundable deposit now of $500, and pay the remainder to the Baltic by PayPal or by check once we have received your manuscript. 

Questions? Contact the Baltic at balticresidency@gmail.com

Matthew Baker is the author of If You Find This, a Booklist Top Ten Debut of 2015 and an Edgar Award Nominee for 2016, and his stories have appeared in publications such as American Short FictionNew England ReviewOne StoryElectric Literature, and Conjunctions, and in anthologies including Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions. A recipient of grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, the Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Mountain Center, Prairie Center of the Arts, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, he has an MFA from Vanderbilt University, where he was the founding editor of Nashville Review. His other projects include Early Work and Interview With An Artist. Recent interviews with him can be found at Chapter 16One StoryThe RumpusJumping The CandlestickChicago Review of Books, and Nashville Review.

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