$50.00 USD, $10.00 USD

Poetry Manuscript Evaluation Services

If you are a writer of poetry, you may apply to take advantage of our MS evaluation and/or editing services for chapbooks and longer collections.

Description of services:

Evaluation for poetry manuscripts will include, for each title in the collection, a detailed analysis of craft, including (when appropriate) an appraisal of the work’s traditional or experimental form with a discussion of its use of line breaks and stanza breaks to manipulate focus and meanings; a consideration of its pacing, context development and theme development, of its use of selective detail, dialogue, imagery or other features in its management of atmosphere, mood and development of the speaker; its POV; its diction and rhetorical style; and its total effect on a typical reader.  Additionally, the collection will be evaluated as if it were itself a single poem. 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.

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

Summary of Fees for Evaluation of Manuscripts 

MS evaluation fee for poetry:  

$50 (USD) for first 350 lines (a minimum fee)

$10 (USD) per 100 lines for balance of MS

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