Please note: Submissions through this form will NOT be considered for publication. This is a mentoring service only.
Thinking about submitting to a lit mag, contest, or agent, but not sure your piece will make it through the first round? Send us the first page of your piece, and get flash feedback on your opening, stakes, initial hook, style, and more.
Feedback takes the form of a long paragraph. This will include overarching critique and specific notes on diction, style, or structure where appropriate. First-page critiques delivered within four days of submission. Critique is performed by Dzanc staff editors. Include a short cover letter explaining your goals for the piece and any specific questions you're hoping to answer.
For an additional $10, you can get a second set of comments on your first page after revision.
We'll take 20 first pages at a time. Once 20 submissions have been received, the form will close until we've gotten some breathing room.