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Author Services for Short Story Writers


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Author Services for Short Story Writers


Get your story out of the slush and onto the page 

Trying to get into the pages of your favorite lit mag? Or any lit mag? 

The editors at Vera speak slush pile. As literary editors, they've spent hours, days, and in some cases, years of their lives going through the slush looking for gold. Well versed in the art of editorial meetings, they've raised their voices, pounded on tables and rose in triumph or indignation over stories they've loved. They've know the pain of defeat, the joy of success, and the sweet, sweet vindication of seeing a beloved manuscript be picked up by another journal, confirming they were right all along. Our team is ready to fight for your story. They know what editors are looking for and they know how to take something that isn't quite working and get it there.    

For one flat fee our talented editors will give your story a close read, a thoughtful letter highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of your story and suggestions on how to strengthen it. You'll also get a light line-edit directing your attention to problematic passages and awkward language.   

If you're tired of getting those form letters thanking you for your interest, let us help you sharpen your story and catch the attention of the readers, interns, and editors that come between you and publication. 

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Services


For one flat fee you'll get the feedback you need to sharpen your story and catch the attention of editors!

Services


For one flat fee you'll get the feedback you need to sharpen your story and catch the attention of editors!

Basic package $40

For fiction or nonfiction up to 1ok words or five flash stories

  • A close read. 

  • Thoughtful letter from the editors with suggestions for global revisions. 

  • A brief line edit highlighting specific problems. (We're not copyeditors but we'll point out any glaring typos.)

Looking for something more?

We're happy to negotiate a rate for longer work, more extensive line edits, or other support upon request.    

Meet the editors →