Manuscript Consultation

Do you have a work-in-progress that could use another set of eyes? Are you seeking unbiased, professional feedback? Are you struggling to figure out what is and isn't working with your writing project? If you need editorial help, look no further.


We are happy to partner with Louisville-based authors to offer one-on-one manuscript consultation service.




Fiction and screenplays only at this time.

We will add more opportunities soon!




Novels & Short Fiction:

Literary, commercial, mysteries, sci-fi/fantasy, horror, thrillers


Romance, YA, Middle Grade, Chapter Books, Picture Books

  • One page editorial summary on first 20 pages.

  • One follow-up email.

  • $60/submission ($50 for LLA Members)

  • Manuscripts submitted to consultants must be 12 point font, double-spaced, MS Word documents. 



All Genres


Please email a one-page summary of your project, including page count, to LLA before submitting your screenplay. We will respond with submission instructions and payment information within a week.

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