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CRAFT Editorial Feedback

Are you looking for feedback on a piece of short fiction? Whether you’re applying to workshops, residencies, or MFA programs, or polishing a piece to submit to lit mags or writing contests, or seeking notes for any reason, we are so pleased to offer editorial feedback on flash fiction and short stories up to 6,000 words.

We’ve carefully chosen a small team of qualified editors to provide critique. For each piece sent through our editorial feedback category, we will return to the writer line-level editorial notes, as well as a global letter discussing the strengths of the writing and the recommended focus for revision. While editorial feedback is inherently subjective, our criticism will always be actionable and encouraging.

We intend to provide our feedback in a timely way, and hope to keep our response time under six weeks. We may decide to close this category in a given month once we have reached our editors’ capacity to complete feedback that month. If feedback is closed temporarily, it will reopen the first of the next month.

All work sent through our editorial feedback platform will also be considered for publication in CRAFT. Should we accept your story, the feedback fee will be refunded.

If you have questions about submissions, please send an email to: contact (at) craftliterary (dot) com


Guidelines:

  • CRAFT Editorial Feedback is open to all fiction writers
  • International submissions (written in English) are allowed
  • Fiction only
  • Please send work in English only
  • 6,000 word count maximum—short fiction only
  • Please send .doc or .docx if you are able so that we can use track changes for margin notes
  • Please double space and use 12 pt Times New Roman font
  • Work that has received editorial feedback is not eligible for submission to CRAFT contests
  • We strongly discourage simultaneous submissions in conjunction with editorial feedback: if your piece is already under review by our team and you withdraw it, we will not be able to offer a refund; if you withdraw your piece before we have begun feedback, we will be happy to let you substitute another story of equal length

Cost:

  • Flash Fiction up to 1,000 Words (one flash piece or up to three microfiction pieces totaling fewer than 1,000 words): $59
  • Short Story 1,000 to 3,500 Words (one short story): $79
  • Short Story 3,500 to 6,000 Words (one short story): $99
Our rates are based on guidelines from the Editorial Freelancers Association.

Our Editorial Feedback Team:

CAMERON BAUMGARTNER is a fiction writer and literary translator from Charlottesville, Virginia, where she received her bachelor’s in cognitive science from the University of Virginia before going on to earn an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her fiction has been recognized by the Creative Access Award, a fellowship which funds hard-of-hearing writers for a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and with admission to the Tin House Writing Workshops in 2018 and 2020. Her recent translation work may be found in Asymptote and The Latin American Literary Review. She reads fiction for CRAFT.


ALYSON MOSQUERA DUTEMPLE is a writer from New Jersey with an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for Best Small Fictions, and longlisted for PRISM International’s Grouse Grind Lit Prize for V. Short Forms. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Atticus Review, Pithead Chapel, The Puritan, Pigeon Pages, Flock, Fiction Writers Review, and elsewhere. She is a fiction reader for CRAFT.


MIKE GOODWIN earned his PhD in English at the University of Southern Mississippi with a focus on Creative Writing: Fiction and has taught at several universities and colleges. He spends a majority of time with his wife, an optometrist who hates literature, and son, a near two-year-old who likes to follow around a Roomba. When not quarantined, he frequently runs as well as attends used book sales to the chagrin of his spouse. He also does too much yard work and enjoys a beer afterward in some sort of unnecessary flex of pride. His fiction has appeared with New Rivers Press while his poetry can be found in several magazines, most recently Linden Avenue Literary Journal. His essay “On (Not) Writing the Bar Story” is coming soon to CRAFT.


SUZANNE GROVE is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and received the J. Stanton Carson Grant for Excellence in Writing while studying at Robert Morris University. Her poetry and fiction appear or are forthcoming in The Adirondack Review, The Carolina Quarterly, The Penn Review, Okay Donkey, Porter House Review, Raleigh Review, Rust + Moth, and elsewhere. She has been a flash fiction finalist with SmokeLong Quarterly and received honorable mention for her short fiction appearing on Farrar, Straus and Giroux’s Work in Progress website. She currently serves as the short fiction editor for CRAFT literary magazine and is at work on a novel.


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