Word Doctors

The critique and mentoring service for creative writers

Quick Critiques

I currrently offer tick-box critiques of both short fiction (up to 3,000 words) and poetry. The tick-box form is designed to flag the problems commonly seen by editors and judges, and comes with generic notes on how to avoid or correct them - and there's also space for comments specific to the poem or story in hand.

These critiques are a cost-effective way of getting quick feedback on work in progress, or a useful last-minute check before sending entries off to competitions or submissions to potential publishers - and often that's enough to pinpoint the issues that need attention and set the writer off on the right track.

Charges are as follows:Tick box

  • Short fiction (up to 3,000 words): £10.50
  • Poem (up to 60 lines): £6.50

 

Submit short fiction for critique

Short fiction submissions


Please use this form to submit stories up to 3,000 words. Each story should be submitted as a separate document, in MS Word, RTF or PDF format.

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Submit poetry for critique

Short critique submissions (poetry)


Please use this form to submit poems up to 60 lines. Each poem should be submitted as a separate document, in MS Word, RTF or PDF format.

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For a more in-depth analysis of your work's strengths and weaknesses than can be provided using a tick-box form, and for longer pieces of work such as whole novels, poetry collections and non-fiction books, I also provide mentoring time in five-hour blocks.

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