Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August opening to manuscript clients

I have a few openings for editing clients who are able to deliver their manuscripts in August. The number of openings will be based on when in August people are able to send in their manuscripts, the type of editing that they are looking for, and manuscript length. Please note: I am only accepting clients with novella-length or longer manuscripts in this window, so at least 20K words. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, here is some more information:

Here's who I am: I have approximately 30 professional short fiction sales. My work has been performed on NPR, included in a year’s best and a best of anthology, and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. My novella with Maria Dahvana Headley, The End of the Sentence, was chosen as one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014. I am a graduate of Clarion at UCSD, and am represented by Brianne Johnson at Writers House. My debut novel, Roses and Rot, will be out from Saga Press in 2016. Additionally, I have a Ph.D. in English Literature, and have taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Minnesota, and Stonybrook University. I have also taught an Intro to Writing SFF course with LitReactor.

Here's what I do: I help you edit for content - so, this is not copy editing, or line editing, or the kind of thing where you have someone read over your manuscript for typos. In fact, unless I can't understand it, I'm going to leave your sentence-level prose alone. What I will do is offer you feedback on character, plot, theme, overall story, that sort of thing. I'll also be sure to include feedback on any specific questions that you have. 

What you need: A completed manuscript. This can be anywhere from your hot mess of a NaNo draft to something that you think is polished enough to start querying with. I'm not here to judge, I'm here to help you make things better. While I primarily write SFF, I'm happy to work with writers in any genre. You do not need any previous publications or credentials - I am happy to work with writers at any career stage.

If you think you're interested: Contact me at We'll talk about exactly what you're looking for, my rates, and the turnaround time for your manuscript. I'm happy to answer any questions.