Get a professional manuscript critique

If you want to seek literary agents but are unsure whether your manuscript is in good enough shape to pitch, our manuscript critique service can help. Our experienced team will pinpoint issues with plot and character development, structural cohesion, dialogue and narrative style, and more and will give you comprehensive recommendations on how to fix them.

Within 3 weeks, you'll get:

A multi-page editorial letter outlining your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses and providing a plan to fix the weaknesses.

Example (click to read all six pages)

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What kind of value have we provided to other authors?

"Completing the first draft of my manuscript was a huge accomplishment, but I needed guidance on where to focus my revisions in my second draft. The expert editors at QueryLetter.com came through with their manuscript critique service, making suggestions to help me fill plot holes, flesh out under-developed characters, and create a more satisfying narrative arc for my young reading audience. I simply could not have brought this project to a successful conclusion without their help, and I would definitely recommend their services to fellow authors."

—Richard Wright (manuscript critique for 26,000 words)

"I just wanted to reach out to let you know my feelings about the manuscript critique. It was brilliant! I could not be happier with the critique I got back.

Thank you for the really super work you did and for being aware of my deadline. I'm actually a professional copyeditor myself, for more than ten years, and I can honestly say I've never done a better critique than what you came up with for me. I had no expectation of finding someone as capable as you. I got work back that was, in all likelihood and honesty, better than what I would have done myself. And no one can ask for more than that, can they?

You've been nothing short of amazing."

—J.A. (manuscript critique for a 115,000-word historical fiction novel)

Manuscript critique rates by manuscript word count

  • 1–20,000 words—$189

  • 20,001–40,000 words—$229

  • 40,001–60,000 words—$279

  • 60,001–80,000 words—$339

  • 80,001–120,000 words—$399

  • +120,001 words—Get a custom quote.