Poetry

Line Edits

Rates

 1 - 3 pgs. of poetry: $30

 5 - 10 pgs. of poetry: $80

 Small Chapbook (15 - 25 pgs.): $200

 Large Chapbook (26 - 44 pgs.): $350

 Small Collection (45 - 65 pgs.): $500

*note: please start each poem on a new page*

If you have a full collection needing a line edit, please reach out via our contact page. Full collections are 66-85 pages and cost $700.

  

Timeframe

 We'll have the critique in your inbox in less than three weeks from the date of submission (full length collections may take up to four weeks); more often than not, the turnaround is much faster.

 

Description

From the line edit, you will receive extensive marginalia on each poem, in addition to the developmental paragraph(s) for each poem. Line edits may address things such as grammar and spelling, but these will certainly not be the only focus; you can expect notes on punctuation, enjambment, rhyme, meter, and other micro aspects. For chapbook and full length edits, developmental paragraphs will also be provided for the entire collection. The number of line edits may at times seem more exhaustive than a traditional workshop critique, and that is what I purposely strive for; I'll spend as much time as necessary discussing the edits and every submitter is welcome to follow up with any questions. Often, I'll also include recommended reading (usually craft essays, poetry collections, and applicable poets).

 

Please note that going through this process does not place you in consideration for publication, nor will making our recommended fixes ensure you a spot in the issue if you decide to submit the work to us separately. All that this service offers is a detailed, comprehensive critique by Driftwood Press’ managing poetry editor; it is entirely separate from the submission process.

Developmental

Rates

 1 - 3 pgs. of poetry: $15

 5 - 10 pgs. of poetry: $40

 Small Chapbook (15 - 25 pgs.): $100

 Large Chapbook (26 - 44 pgs.): $175

 Small Collection (45 - 65 pgs.): $250

 Full Collection (66 - 85 pgs.): $350

*note: please start each poem on a new page*

  

Timeframe

We'll have the critique in your inbox in less than three weeks from the date of submission (full length collections may take up to four weeks); more often than not, the turnaround is much faster.

  

Description

 From the developmental option, you can expect a paragraph write up on each poem that addresses major concerns. If you are submitting a chapbook or full-length collection, I will also provide additional feedback on the collection as a whole. Though a paragraph write up is the standard, I do not cap my critique length and will take as long as necessary to provide an accurate critique of your work. Moreover, submitters are welcome to follow up for any clarification at all.

 

Please note that going through this process does not place you in consideration for publication, nor will making our recommended fixes ensure you a spot in the issue if you decide to submit the work to us separately. All that this service offers is a detailed, comprehensive critique by Driftwood Press’ managing poetry editor; it is entirely separate from the submission process.

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