Ends on November 30, 2017

$250.00 USD, $700.00 USD

During the month of November, Black Lawrence Press authors Tracy DeBrincat, Jen Michalski, Adrian Van Young, Genanne Walsh, and Erica Wright are on board to critique your fiction. 

Jen Michalski has elected to take novels and novellas under her wing.The fees and parameters for page lengths for each of these categories is as follows:
  • Novellas, up to 100 pages in length, $250
  • Novels, up to 300 pages in length, $700

All manuscripts should be double spaced and formatted in twelve point font. 

The deadline to submit work for this consultation program is November 30. The consultants will complete their work and respond to all participants by December 31.

Space in this program is limited, so please be sure to submit your work soon! 

Jen Michalski's Statement of Purpose

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” 

― W. Somerset Maugham

It often feels like that, doesn't it? In my experience as a writer, however, readers respond to novels in three ways: they are drawn to plot, character, and the writing. In my consultations, I'll discuss your manuscript with you in these three areas, as well as provide my general impressions in terms of tone and intent to make sure the novel you're sending to agents and publishers most closely reflects your vision.  

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