So, Why US?
Well...here's a list of non-egotistical reasons:
1st: We are both agented! Pam's agent is Sarah LaPolla from Bradford Literary Agency., and Quita's agent is Jennie Goloboy from Red Sofa Literary.
2nd: Both of us received our MFAs in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Pam specialized in YA, Quita specialized in mystery/thriller).
3rd: We're both interns/readers for Entangled Publishing LLC, where we provide extensive reader reports for YA and adult fiction manuscripts.
4th: We are co-founders/co-editors for Black Fox Literary Magazine.
5th: We are both post-secondary writing/composition instructors.
6th: You can get TWO sets of eyes for the price of ONE!
What We're Best At:
We want to make sure that you get your money's worth, so here are the genres that we know best:
YA (realistic/contemporary, historical, dystopian/sci-fi, thriller, horror, and mystery)
Adult (literary, horror, thriller, women's fiction, and mystery)
*We are also willing to edit/consult on short stories in the above categories
What Will a Cuz We Edit Consultation Look Like??
*Characters: We will focus on your character development--making sure that major characters grow/change and that minor characters are included for a reason. We will also look out for any traits that seem unrealistic, as well as making sure actions are in line with is or her motivations.
*Pacing: Here we will make sure that your manuscript does not lull in some spots and pick up in others. We will ensure that the novel/story does not slow down too much and lose the reader's interest.
*Plot/Conflict: This is one of the most important parts of manuscripts. We will make sure that your novel/story has a clear plot and that a conflict is present (both internal and external). We will also look to be sure that conflicts are resolved in a realistic (meaning that it fits your manuscript) fashion.
*Setting: Have a problem with describing your scenes? We'll help to make your setting become an important character in your manuscript.
*Voice/Dialogue: Finally, what WE consider the most important. We will check to make sure your manuscript has that "it" factor from the beginning--that voice that is believable and that pulls a reader in. We will also check for authentic dialogue that moves the story along.
--Line edits can be requested for an additional rate.
Up to 25,000 words: $50.00
25,001 to 50,000 words: $100.00
50,001-75,000 words: $150.00
75,001-100,000 words: $200.00
Agent-Ready Bundle: Query + Synopsis + First 10 Pages: $50.00
30 minute Phone/Skype/Google + Chat to discuss report: $100.00
*Once you contact us, we will discuss how payments are distributed.
How To Reach Out To Us:
Your subject line should include: Manuscript Consultation
In the body of the e-mail, please include the following:
1. Your title (if you have one)
2. Your genre
3. Your word count
4. Please include any specific areas you would like us to focus on
5. Your manuscript as a Word (doc or docx) attachment
We can't wait to read your work!!