Editorial Feedback

Get a professional critique of your fiction or memoir.

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Get a professional critique of your fiction to help you revise for publication. You may purchase a critique for your short story, memoir, novella, or novel. Every critique includes:

  • In-line editorial notes
  • A letter addressing the global aspects of your fiction, including areas of strength, questions for consideration, and suggestions for revision
  • Assessment of the major elements of narrative craft in your work, including characterization, setting and description, plot, dialogue, point of view, and voice

Novel and memoir critiques also include:

  • A 75-minute video consultation
  • Identification of overused words and phrases to help you streamline your story
  • A detailed pacing report to analyze momentum and narrative flow

Feedback Timetable

Flash fiction - one week

Short fiction (up to 6,000 words) - 10 business days

Novella, short memoir, and novels - two weeks

How to Submit Your Work

  • Please submit your story or novel as a Word document.
  • Please double space.
  • Please use a font of 12 point or 14 point Times New Roman or Garamond.

How Feedback Works

You will receive your in-line edits in Word, using the Track Changes feature.

You will receive a detailed letter addressing global aspects of your novel and suggestions on how to focus your revision. The length of your letter will depend upon manuscript length.

  • Short story: 1 page
  • Novella: 4-5 pages
  • Novels of 51,000 - 100,000 words: 7-8 pages

For a short story or short memoir, you may send a follow-up email with questions.

For a novel or novella or full-length memoir, your follow-up questions will be addressed in a live video consultation.

Your Instructor

Michelle Richmond
Michelle Richmond

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels and two award-winning story collections. Her books have been published in 30 languages. She has taught in the Masters of Fine Arts programs in creative writing at the University of San Francisco and California College of the Arts and has served as Distinguished Visiting Writer at St. Mary's College of Moraga, Bowling Green State University, and Notre Dame de Namur University. She has also designed and taught novel writing courses online for Stanford Continuing Studies. She is the founder and publisher of Fiction Attic Press.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are refunds available?
Due to the extensive work involved in editorial feedback, there are no refunds available once you have submitted your work.
How long do I have to submit my work after purchasing Editorial Feedback?
You have one year to submit your work.

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