Full Manuscript Critiques

You finished writing your book. Now how do you determine whether it’s ready to submit for publication?

Find out

A Christian Writers Guild Full Manuscript Critique will answer your questions.

The mentor who evaluates your writing will be a qualified professional who knows what agents and editors look for.

You’ll receive

  • A substantive, no-holds-barred edit of your first 12,500 words (if your manuscript contains more than 75,000 words) or your first 8,750 words (if your manuscript contains fewer than 75,000 words).
  • Detailed recommendations on
    • Fiction: Characterization, Plot, Conflict, Dialogue, Setting, Mechanics, and Overall Quality
    • Nonfiction: Market, Opening and Introduction, Content, Organization, Mechanics, and Overall Quality
  • Clear guidelines for revising your manuscript

Look for your critique within 60 days after you submit.

How to submit

To prepare you to send your submission to editors and agents, we require that you follow these formatting guidelines:

  • Use Times New Roman font, 12 pt
  • Double space your text (no extra space between paragraphs)
  • One space between sentences
  • Align left justification, not full
  • 1” top and bottom margins; 1.25” side margins

When you’re ready, click on the button below and follow the directions. Your submission is critiqued and returned anonymously.

Submit and Pay

Purchase the Full Manuscript Critique