This fee obtains a detailed critique of your submission package instead of a templated letter. It works regardless of where you reside (i.e., it’s $10 for someone from Indiana and $10 for someone from Nunavut). The purchase of this package does not affect your odds of acceptance or rejection. Instead, it’s a value-add service we offer to help the frequently rejected gain some insight into opportunities for potential improvement.
In addition, $10 of this transaction feeds the pool of funds that each contributor shares as compensation for publication. Your generosity helps struggling writers to earn just a little bit more than they otherwise would enjoy from a literary journal.
You may pay the fee then submit your query, or vice versa. As long as both activities hit on the same day, and are tied to the same email address, our system automatically associates them.