About Writers Ink
Judith Ross Enderle and Stephanie Jacob Gordon (AKA Jeffie Ross Gordon) are partners in WRITERS INK and co-authors of over 35 published books from picture books to YA. Titles include: Smile, Principessa! (Simon and Schuster/McElderry), Two Badd Babies (Boyds Mills Press), Will Third Grade Ever End? (Scholastic). Their books have been on state reading lists and were Children's Choice and Parents' Choice books. As part of their publishing experience, they served as freelance editors for Boyds Mills Press and edited "Totally Fox Kids," a children's magazine. Both Stephanie and Judy are emeritus members of the SCBWI Board of Advisors.
WRITERS INK CRITIQUE SERVICES:
ROUND ONE CRITIQUE:
Fee: Up to 5 pages $75. More than 5 pages add $8 per page.
a written critique plus manuscript notations and line editing.
suggestions for marketing (when appropriate)
You may send your work to either of us. For Judy please make checks payable to Writers Ink. For Stephanie please make checks payable to Stephanie Jacob Gordon.
We can also invoice through PayPal. Let us know in a brief cover letter if you want to pay this way. Thanks!
ROUND TWO AND SUBSEQUENT CRITIQUES*:
You will receive a 50% discount from the original fee. (i.e.: 5 pages = $37.50 for another read. Additional pages $4.00 each)
*Must be the same manuscript read a second or subsequent time. Discount not available for new manuscripts.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Send your double-spaced, typed manuscript (12-14 pt Times New Roman font) with an SASE. (Note: the post office will not accept metered strips from another origin) Include a check or money order made payable as specified. Please keep a copy of your manuscript; we are not responsible for the U.S. Mail.
If you need registered or quicker mailing, please add $15 for manuscripts up to 10 pages and $25 for more than 10 pages. Turn around time varies based on our workload, but figure eight to twelve weeks. We cannot guarantee a sale; we work with you to create a stronger manuscript.
We look forward to helping you!
"Every criticism improved my stories. I am greatly encouraged." —BP
"I wasn't sure what to expect, but your comments and suggestions far exceeded what I thought your company might provide." —RM
"Thank you! I appreciate your honest, professional feedback so much." —LS
"Thank you for all your advice and constructive criticism. I've learned a lot and I'll be rewriting soon. And I'll spread the word about your service. It's great!" —CL