Short Stories

Short Stories are a whole different ball game.

Pacing, plot, characterization, world building and resolution need to happen seamlessly and in a tiny fraction of the words. We offer similar types of edits as we do for novels, but tailored to short story specifics.

Simple Short Story Problem Overview

Similar to our Big Picture overview for novels, this will take the entire story into account, and give a brief overview of what problems are inherent in it. This includes an edit letter and is better situated for when you’re not certain what the problem is, or when you’re about to overhaul and want a general idea of what areas need help.

$35 <2500 words
$60 <5000 words
$85 <7500 words

For longer stories please contact us.

Short Story Deep Crit Review

We will read the story and generate a report very similar to that used as an agent intern. This will detail an overall view, your plot and any holes evident, any confusion that arises, repetition, phrasing problems that persist, and overarching areas that need work, a detailed view of the pacing, as well as suggestions for specific improvement. This is ideal for someone who is on a later draft and getting ready to do the final steps or polish for submission/publication.

$25 Flash Fiction (Max 100 words)

$50 <1000 words
$70 <2500 words
$90 <5000 words
$120 <7500 words

For longer stories please contact us.

Short Story Line Edit

This is an extremely time consuming process and often depends on the state of the story being edited. The whole story will be fine-tooth-combed. Comments will pick up on phrasing, telling, any spelling or grammar errors caught, as well as any inconsistencies of character, plot, pacing, superfluous or repetitive prose, and small details. Suggestions for rephrasing will be included. A 1 page letter will be included with an overall summary of the critique in order to point out overarching or persistent weaknesses and possible solutions. If you have good critique partners, it’s unlikely you’d need this. Please keep in mind this is not a copy edit.

Cost: $40 for projects 2500 words and under.

Pricing switches to per word at a fee of $0.015/word up to 10,000 words

If the story is longer than 10,000 words, please see the novel/novella rates.

If one of the above suits your needs, or if you have questions about option variations please head over and fill out a consultation form.
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