Express Edit: Poetry Manuscript Consultation
Our consultants offer rigorous, energizing
- 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.
Express Edit = $750 (10 hours) - $1,150 (15
hours) This is a less intensive version of the comprehensive edit, which can
range from a focus on content inclusion and ordering, or line editing, or a
combination, where we discuss overall weaknesses and strengths, and offer
specific line edits for a number of example pages, allowing you to revise the
manuscript with those suggestions in mind. We will also offer ordering
suggestions which will be more general or more specific, depending on which
price/hourly commitment you choose, and suggest what, if any, content should be
cut or if some might be added. We will also give advice on whether or not we think
the manuscript will be ready to submit for publication after revision, and if
so, my suggested potential venues for publication
The 10 to 15-hour options include a free
30-minute telephone consultation upon my receipt of the balance owed, wherein
we can discuss your manuscript, revision challenges, culled content, writing
going forward, manuscript submission strategy or other publishing concerns that
you wish to discuss.
Please note that all manuscripts submitted to
consultants must be 12pt. font.
You will pay a non-refundable deposit now of
$250, and pay the remainder to the Baltic by PayPal or by check once we have
received your manuscript and give you an estimate of the total cost.
This edit does not guarantee publication, but
depending on what stage you are in in your work as a writer, how willing and
able a reviser you are, and what your publishing goals are, it should bring you
closer, possibly much closer. It will also assist your writing going forward.
Questions? Contact the Baltic at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Day is the author of A Model of City in Civil War (Sarabande Books), and is the recipient of a PSA Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Emerging Writers Award. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry London, and elsewhere. He founded and directs The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, Scotland, and Blackacre Nature Preserve.