Multiple price options

  

Evaluation Service for Single Works of Prose

If you are a writer of flash fiction, short story, memoir, personal essay, or CNF, or if you are an artist with something important to say about your work, you may apply to take advantage of our evaluation and/or editing services for single works. 

Description of services:

Evaluation for prose will include a detailed analysis of craft, including (when appropriate) an appraisal of the work’s traditional or experimental system of organization; its pacing, backstory development and theme development; its use of selective detail, dialogue, and imagery; its management of atmosphere, mood and character development; its POV; its diction and rhetorical style; its narrative voice; and its total effect. Included as well will be a critique of its grammar, usage, phrasing, and sentence structure and dialogue. 

Also included will be advice on seeking publication for the work. 

Summary of fees for evaluation of single works:

Single works of prose: 

$15 (to 500 words)

$25 (501 to 1000 words) 

$40 (1001 to 3000 words)

$100 (3001 to 10,000 words)

Editing Services for Single Works of Prose

If you believe your work would benefit from professional editing, you may apply to take advantage of our editing services.

Description of Services: 

Editing services will include when appropriate, suggestions for substantive revisions in concept, form, organization, grammar, usage, diction, and phrase and sentence structure. 

MLA is O:JA&L’s default style sheet.

Summary of fees for editing of single works of prose:

Single works of prose: $10 per 1000 words
 

Prose Manuscript Evaluation and Editing Services

If you are a writer of flash fiction, short story, memoir, personal essay, or CNF, you may apply to take advantage of our MS evaluation and/or editing services for chapbooks and longer collections.

Description of Evaluation Services:

Evaluation for prose will include a detailed analysis of craft, including when appropriate, an appraisal, selection by selection, of each work’s traditional or experimental system of organization; its pacing, backstory development and theme development; its use of selective detail, dialogue, and imagery; its management of atmosphere, mood and character development; its POV; its diction and rhetorical style; its narrative voice; and its total effect. The collection as a whole will be assessed for its logical or topical ordering of contents, and its unity of impression. No fees accrue for title pages, tables of contents, maps, charts, notes, illustrations, glossaries, or acknowledgements pages, though these should be included with the manuscript.
 

Summary of Fees for Evaluation of Manuscripts 

MS evaluation fee for prose  

$40 USD for first 3000 words

$10 USD per 1000 words for balance of MS

Description of Editing Services and Summary of Fees:

MS editing services (MLA Style-sheet) will include when appropriate, suggestions for substantive revisions in concept, form, organization, grammar, usage, diction, and phrase and sentence structure.

Prose MS editing fee  

$40 USD for first 3000 words

$10 USD per 1000 words for balance of MS
 

Optional personal consultation 

Face-to-face consultation with your evaluator/editor (conducted via Facetime) is available. 

Minimum private consultation fee: $100 USD

Private consultation hourly rate: $100 (USD)/hour


Our Evaluator and Editor

Jeff Streeby IS O:JA&L’S Associate Editor For Poetry & Prose. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and a nominee for Sundress Press' Best of the Net Anthology and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. He is an award-winning and frequently published mainstream poet whose work has appeared in over 40 literary journals in the US, the UK, Ireland, and Asia, including Contemporary Haibun Online, Haibun Today, Naugatuck River Review, Rattle, and Whiskey Island. His haibun “El Paso: July” was selected by Robert Olen Butler for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions 2015 from Queen’s Ferry Press. Streeby is a writing consultant for second-language academic writers working in English. He has over 30 years experience as a teacher of English language and literature at secondary and university levels.

See his "Recently Published Work" at https://www.jeffstreebyauthorizedsite.com/wile-sketches-from-nature.html

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