Author/editor Joshua Palmatier will read/critique your 7500 word short story!


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Joshua Palmatier

Author/editor Joshua Palmatier will read & critique up to 7500 words!

Joshua Palmatier will read and evaluate your short story (up to 7500 words in standard manuscript format) within six weeks of submission. He will write a general evaluation of the story and mark up the manuscript using comments and track changes in the document itself, although this will NOT be a formal line or copy edit, simply commentary at specific points in the short story. His experience is mostly with all forms of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. His intent will be to offer editorial advice on how to improve your short story and to use his experience as both author and editor to make it the best it can be.


Joshua Palmatier has had nine dark, epic fantasy novels published, the most recent called REAPING THE AURORA from DAW, five short stories in various anthologies, and has co-edited eleven anthologies  (the DAW Books anthologies AFTER HOURS: TALES FROM THE URBAR and THE MODERN FAE’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY and the Zombies Need Brains anthologies CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS, TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER, ALIEN ARTIFACTS, WERE-, ALL HAIL OUR ROBOT CONQUERORS, SUBMERGED, THE RAZOR’S EDGE, GUILDS & GLAIVES, and SECOND ROUND: A RETURN TO THE UR-BAR, for those of you keeping score). He is also founder of the small press Zombies Need Brains, which focuses on producing quality SF/F themed anthologies.


Please note the deadline:

Joshua has requested that you send him your manuscript no later than July 1, 2019.

At the end of the auction, we will contact the winner to arrange the service.

Worldbuilders is very grateful to Joshua Palmatier for this donation.