Goblin Fern Press does not charge a reading fee. We will do a
free three-chapter read of properly formatted manuscripts (for GFP
manuscript formatting guidelines, click here) submitted with a book
proposal (for GFP book proposal guidelines, click here. )
Goblin Fern Press offers a comprehensive manuscript review, which
includes an objective written line-by-line analysis of content for
accuracy, voice, character development, continuity, consistency,
relevance to audience, redundancy, clarity, grammar, punctuation,
and syntax. It also includes marketing suggestions and an analysis
of commercial viability/publishability.
This includes a two-hour face-to-face commentary, with a $120
an hour charge after that. This author service costs between $7
and $12 per manuscript page (300 words per page), depending on editorial
needs determined during the free three-chapter read. We will provide
you with an estimate prior to beginning any manuscript review.
Children's books manuscript reviews are a minimum of $450
for book of up to 2,000 words.