Critique Service

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 proofreading, this is a different service. Please see our Proofreading section for further details.


Creative Writing Ink provides a critique service for short stories, poems, books and scripts.

Our authors will read your work objectively and provide a full critical assessment of your manuscript. If you’re looking for proofreading and editing services, please click here.

How much does it cost?

(a) First Three Chapters Critique Package

If you intend to submit your first three chapters to a publisher or agent, we recommend that you submit it for critique first before you have it proofread.

We provide a critique service for the first three chapters, synopsis and cover letter.

Submit the first 10,000 words of your novel, a synopsis of the entire book (maximum 2 pages) and your cover letter.

Price: €180

Please email us at for payment details and for an estimated turnaround time.

(b) If you would like a quote for a critique of your entire book, please email a sample chapter and a note of the total word count to

(c) Short Story: up to 3,000 words - €60

(d) Poetry: up to 3 poems - €60

(e) If you’d like a critique of a script, if it’s a feature film script, please confirm the number of pages. If it’s for television, please confirm the length (in minutes).

How do I pay?

Payment can be made with a credit card through PayPal or by cheque. Once we have provided a quote and if you wish to proceed, we can forward you the payment details.

When will I receive the critique?

  • This depends on the length of your manuscript. We can provide an estimate when we provide a quote.
  • We are unable to provide a critique unless we receive the appropriate fee with the manuscript.
  • All correspondence and manuscripts will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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