Manuscript Evaluation Service

Manuscript Evaluation Service

If you are getting rejection slips on a book that you really believe in, or if you just want to know if the first three chapters of your current work is commercial material, the RT BOOK REVIEWS Manuscript Evaluation Service can help.

We have compassionate, experienced editors, who also read for New York publishing houses, and who are dedicated to helping you improve your work and get published. They will read your submission and then prepare for you a detailed, written critique, complete with suggestions on how to fix whatever it is they feel misses the mark. Their feedback is candid and professional--something that friends can't always give to you, and something that the publishing houses editors don't have time to give you.

All you need to do is send a copy of your work to RT BOOK REVIEWS Manuscript Evaluation Service. Include SASE for the return of your material. An accompanying cover letter is helpful to the evaluator; mention any rejections the manuscript has already received, or just feel free to ask whatever questions concern you. Allow four weeks for the critique to be prepared and returned to you.

If you would like more information on our manuscript evaluation service, e-mail or call the RT office at (718) 237-1097 (ext. 12) (Mon.-Fri, 8am - 4pm EST).


$35--Query Letter (1pp. max.)
What to include, what to exclude, how to turn your query into an effective selling tool.
(A query letter is required by most publishing houses.)

$50--Synopsis (4 pps. max.)
Learn where your plot falls apart or fails to make sense, how to make it clearer, more representative of what your story is about, and a more effective selling tool.

$50--Opening (20 pps. max.)
Do the first 20 pages grab the reader? Is your style appropriate? How to improve on these crucial first pages.

$100--Partial Manuscript (Synopsis and first 3 chapters; 60 pps. max.)
Editors will ask for this package if interested by the query.

For Full Manuscripts:
• Up to 250 pps--$225
• 251-325 pps--$250
• 326-400pps--$275
• 401-500 pps--$300

For larger manuscripts, please add $25 more per every additional 75 pages.

All categories and costs are based on 250 words per page. Please make sure that manuscripts are printed in 12-point type, double-spaced, with indented paragraphs. Please number, and include your name and title on each page.

Make your check payable to RT BOOK REVIEWS, or call us at (800) 989-8816 (Mon.-Fri, 8am - 4pm EST) to pay by credit card.

Please send your submission to:

MS Evaluation Service
55 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201