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Manuscript Critique:
Lewis Mundt

Open to: Edited manuscripts or projects ready to go to print

Word Limit: Please check on projects longer than 800 pages

What You’ll Submit: 

Your manuscript/project, in any genre, that has been edited and in its current form is ready to be submitted to a printer (including title page and a table of contents, if desired). Lewis will take your project and create a digital proof that complies with requirements at Bookmobile (a local print-on-demand service) or a printer you have researched and can provide information about.

Please also provide any special requests in formatting. Our standard format will be a 8.5” high x 5.5” wide, perfect-bound paperback book on 60-pound cream paper.

Sometimes you know a book is done and it’s more important to have it printed than published. Lewis has worked in small publishing for over a decade, helping authors see their first books into print, and is able to take your project through the steps between screen and paper.

What You’ll Get:

A digital proof—A PDF file you can send to Bookmobile or a printer of your choice, as well as general information about how to begin the printing process with them. Please note that Lewis will not be editing for content or style, so it is important that your project has gone through revisions before submitting it.

Please Note: This service does not handle things like distribution or ISBN numbers, nor does it cover the costs of actually printing your work. Printing costs must be handled with Bookmobile or your printer separately; as such, we suggest contacting your printer for a cost estimate ahead of time, or submitting a quote request at http://www.bookmobile.com/get-a-book-printing-quote/. Please note that most printers have a minimum number of copies they will print (at Bookmobile, that is 25 copies.)

This service also does not include a cover file or cover design. Please contact Lewis via the Loft if this is something you would also like to discuss.

Some projects take more time than others. This package includes five hours of time which is often enough, but larger products may take additional time. You can apply the time to multiple projects. If you'd like an estimate before you begin, please contact manuscripts@loft.org with a description of the project.

Price: $420

Turnaround: 2–4 weeks

Lewis Mundt—Preparation for Print

Class Level: Hourly

Base Price: $420.00

Lewis Mundt can be found producing the New Sh!t Show Minneapolis, publishing collections at Beard Poetry, and serving as an assistant editor at YesYes Books. His work can be found in or on Paper Darts, Revolver, and Button Poetry, among others.

His first full-length poetry collection, The God of the Whole Animal, was released in 2015. He lives in Minneapolis with your new favorite dog. Visit www.lewismundt.com.

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Manuscript Critique Editors

Who do I work with? 

The best way to review what you'd get working with each editor is to review their specific page, but here is a summary of what each editor offers with general pricing. If you would like to contact an editor with specific questions before purchasing, email manuscripts@loft.org and we will forward your questions to them.

Prose: Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Ellen Akins: Fiction & Memoir Manuscript Coaching ($2,100)
  • Ben Barnhart: Fiction (short stories and novels); Nonfiction; YA and Middle-Grade Fiction ($250 + 1.5 cents/word)
  • Anitra Budd: Fiction and Nonfiction ($250 + 1.75 cents/word)
  • Patricia Weaver Francisco: Short and Long Prose, Fiction and Nonfiction ($300 + 1.5 cents/word)
  • Erin Hart: Crime Fiction, Historical Fiction—Short or Novel-Length; Query Letters ($150 + 1.5 cents/word)
  • Nicole Helget: Literary Fiction, Short Story collections, Historical Fiction, Genre Fiction (Western, Fantasy, Military, etc.), Literary Nonfiction, Essay collections, Memoir, Young Adult, and Middle Grade ($500 + 2.5 cents/word)
  • Heather McPherson: Book-Length Creative Nonfiction (including memoir, family history, essay, literary journalism, etc.) ($250 + 1.25 cents/word)
  • Lyda Morehouse: Book-Length Science Fiction and Fantasy ($250 + $1.75 cents/word)
  • Esther Porter: Short, Long, or Novel-Length Fiction or Nonfiction ($300 + 2.5 cents/word)
  • Kathryn Savage: MFA application personal statements, residency and fellowship personal statements, short fiction, flash fiction, and prose poems ($300 + 2 cents/word)
  • Sarah Stonich: Short, Long, or Novel-Length Fiction or Nonfiction ($300 + 1.25 cents/word) or Query Letters ($105)
  • Stanley Trollip: Crime Fiction—Short or Novel-Length ($100 + 1.75 cents/word) or Query Letters ($110)
Screen- and Playwriting
  • Cristina Pippa: Short or Feature-length Screenplays and Plays ($50 + $3.50/page); Screenplay Treatment ($210)
  • Sarah Stonich: Screenplay Critique ($400 + 3.50/page)
  • Kathryn Kysar: Poetry Manuscripts ($100 + $12.50/page), Marketing Plan ($560)
  • Jude Nutter: Poetry Manuscripts ($100 + $17.50/page)
Children's and Young Adult
  • Molly Beth Griffin: Picture Books ($112)
  • Elizabeth Law: Middle Grade or Young Adult Novels ($500 + 2.5 cents/word)
  • Carrie Mesrobian: Young Adult Novels (contemporary/realistic) ($250 + 1.5 cents/word)
  • Kurtis Scaletta: Early Chapter Books (ages 7–10), Middle Grade Novels (ages 8–12) ($100 + 1.25 cents/word)
Offerings for Teens