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Critiques

Need a little extra help with your query, writing or Twitter pitch? I offer a range of services for writers looking to improve their work.
Query critique: $50
This is a great option for writers who aren't getting the response to their query that they were hoping for. I will provide you with line edits and a thorough analysis of what's working in your query and what isn't to help you take it to the next level. (Please note, this is a one-time service. Any subsequent drafts will be handled separately.)
First page critique: $50
Though queries can get your foot in the door, for me it always comes down to the writing in the manuscript. Many agents and editors will only read as much of a manuscript as they need to make a decision, so your opening page is crucial to grabbing an agent's interest. I will provide you with line edits and a thorough analysis of your first page to help you make your writing sparkle. (Please note, this is a one-time service. Any subsequent drafts will be handled separately.)
First 10 pages critique: $300
Want even more feedback on your writing? This is a great option for writers who want to go beyond the first page and dig into the mechanics of an opening. I will provide you with line edits and a thorough analysis of your first 10 pages to help you gain a wider scope of how to grab a reader’s attention and hold it. (Please note, this is a one-time service. Any subsequent drafts will be handled separately.)
Twitter pitch critique: $10
Twitter pitch parties are some of my favorite days of the year. They're like an all-you-can-eat buffet of books. So how do you make your pitch stand out amidst the never-ending sea of pitches? I will provide you with a thorough analysis of your pitch, so you can break out of the pack and get all the likes. (Please note, this is a one-time service. Any subsequent drafts will be handled separately.)
Query writing: $750
Hate writing queries? You're not alone. If I had a dollar for every author who told me that I'd be on my own private island staffed by monkeys bringing me coconut water all day. Imagine if someone wrote that query for you, someone who's read thousands of queries and written countless pitch letters. Give me a five page synopsis, a few sample pages of the manuscript and a quick phone call with you to clarify any questions, and I will provide you with a professional, carefully-crafted query. (Please note, this is a one-time service. Any subsequent drafts will be handled separately.)
Ten-minute Skype call: $25
Have burning questions about your query, your book, working with an agent or just publishing in general? This is a great option for writers who want to pick the brain of an agent to see how they can make their publishing dreams come true.
If you're interested in scheduling any of these services, please email me at anniebomke.critiques@gmail.com and we can work out a timeline that suits both of our needs.
All fees are payable via Paypal and payment is required before any services take place.
Please note, I don't offer these services for the following genres: middle grade, chapter books, picture books, graphic novels, poetry, screenplays, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, or paranormal. These genres are outside of my expertise, so I'm not the best person to help you with them.
The services described here are entirely separate from my services as a literary agent. Authors seeking these services who later decide to query me acknowledge that I will not give their book special consideration or treat it any differently than any other unsolicited query. I say this not only for my own sake, but for the authors' as well. I would never want to give an author the false expectation that utilizing my critique services would give them an "in" to becoming one of my clients. Even if you have the most spectacular query in the world your book still might not be right for me, but you'll have a spectacular query to submit to other agents. Though I can't guarantee these services will get you a book deal, I can offer my years of experience to guide you in the right direction.