Creative Writing Ink provides a critique service for short stories, poems, books and screenplays.
Our authors will read your work objectively and provide a full critical assessment of your manuscript.
How much does it cost?
(a) Poetry; €60 for critique of up to 3 poems
(b) Short stories/children’s fiction; €55 for critique of short story (maximum 3,000 words)
(c) Short stories/children’s fiction; €75 (3,000-5,000 words)
(d) Short Stories/children’s fiction; €100 (up to 10,000 words)
(e) Submission Package
If you have written a novel and would like feedback on your first three chapters before you send them off to a publisher, there are two options available;
First Three Chapters, Synopsis and Query Letter Evaluation; with suggestions for improvement and general feedback – €95
First Three Chapters, Synopsis and Query Letter Evaluation and Line Edit; with suggestions for improvement AND line by line editing.
Synopsis, query letter and manuscript up to 20,000 words €150
Synopsis, query letter and manuscript between 20,000 and 35,000 words €250
(f) If you would like a critique of your full manuscript, please email us at email@example.com with a note of your word count for a quote.
How do I pay?
Payment can be made with a credit card through paypal or by cheque. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to pay by paypal and we will forward you the payment details.
What is a critique?
The report will aim to provide the following;
Comment on narrative, characterisation, plot, pace, dialogue, style and manuscript faults along with suggestions as to how this may be remedied.
Please note that if you are looking for a proofreading edit, this is a different service. Please see our Proofreading section for further details.
How do I submit my manuscript?
- Please email your manuscript to email@example.com
- We will acknowledge receipt of your manuscript by email.
- Please contact us before you send us your manuscript if you are unsure whether our service would be right for you or if you have any other queries.
- For payment details, please see above
- We reserve the right to return your work and payment if we are unable to place it with a suitable author/editor.
- We cannot guarantee the length of time a report will take, but will do our utmost to ensure that the report arrives within three weeks.
- We are unable to provide a report unless we receive the appropriate fee with the manuscript.
- All correspondence will be treated with the strictest confidence.
We offer services for writers as follows;
- Typing service; Have you written your manuscript in long-hand and need a typing service? Please contact us for a quote.
- Website design; Our designers can design and host a website for you, to help you promote yourself to publishers and agents effectively. These websites are based on templates specifically designed for authors.
If you would prefer a website which is fully customised to your liking, India Drummond, will discuss your design ideas and project with you. In addition to being a published author, India has worked as a professional web designer for ten years, taking on freelance projects as well as corporate design with Coljam Consultants Ltd, a UK based consultancy firm. A sample website may be found here. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.