ITEM: A fully edited and critiqued query letter and a written critique of the first three chapters of your manuscript.
DETAIL: Alternating Current Acquisitions and Critiques Editor Eric Shonkwiler will edit and critique your query letter with comments and track changes, including a written critique of your query. In addition to the query, Eric will give a written critique of the first three chapters of your manuscript. Eric specializes in literary fiction, but he has critiqued and can critique in any genre, including YA.
BIO: Eric Shonkwiler is Director of Critique Services & Acquisitions Editor at Alternating Current, and the author of Above All Men (MG Press, 2014), Moon Up, Past Full (Alternating Current Press, 2015), and 8th Street Power & Light (MG Press, 2016). His writing has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, Fiddleblack, Midwestern Gothic, and elsewhere. He was a New River Gorge Winter Writer-in-Residence in West Virginia, and has formerly served as Regional Editor for Los Angeles Review of Books, a reader for Pank, and Editor-in-Chief for Crate Magazine: The Journal of University of California-Riverside (now called Santa Ana River Review). You can find his books and publications at ericshonkwiler.com.
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WHO CAN BID: Worldwide