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Within the Competition

Field of Words can provide a critique of competition entries that includes detailed editing notes: we look at all aspects of your writing, from plot and character development, to thematic resonance, general expression, grammar, spelling, and more. The cost of this service is $40 per short story entry, $40 per memoir entry, $30 per flash fiction entry, and $40 per feature/genre entry. As part of this service, we offer general advice as to where writers may be able to send their work for prospective publication. If you wish to use our editing and critiquing services for a piece you are entering into one of our competitions, please use the PayPal button located on the relevant submissions page.

Outside the Competition

Field of Words also offers critiquing and editing of other short pieces of fiction, or works of memoir. The cost of our editing service is:

$30 for works to 1000 words

$40 for works between 1000 – 2500 words

$50 for works between  2500 – 3500 words

$60 for works between 3500 – 5000 words

We are available to edit longer works. See the costing schedule below for more details:

Critiquing and Manuscript Appraisal Costing Schedule

To use the Field of Words critiquing and editing service outside the competition:

  1. Pay the appropriate fee using the PayPal button below.
  2. Email your work as a word doc attachment and send to:
  3.  Include the terms ‘editing request’ in the subject bar and place your name and PayPal Transaction ID number in the body of the email.

Critique Editing Fee – 1000 – 2500 words $40.00

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Critique Editing Fee – 2500 – 3500 words $50.00

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Critique Editing Fee – 3500 – 5000 words $60.00

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Following receipt of payment, you will receive an email with an edited/critiqued version of your work within  two weeks (more time may be required for longer pieces).

Please note, using our critiquing service does not guarantee publication with Field of Words or elsewhere. In addition, by entering into our competition, or by or seeking our professional editing services, you agree to receiving the FoW monthly newsletter. This will provide you with important updates and useful writing tips.