Instructors are available to meet in personalized one-on-one sessions to give you the concrete advice you need to polish your writing, whether you have one story you would like feedback on, or if you have a finished draft of a novel and are looking for advice before sending it to an agent or editor.
Individual consultants will read your manuscript several times, analyze it thoroughly and meet with you to discuss their suggestions, as well as to answer any questions you may have.
Rate: $30/hour. Flat rates are available for manuscripts over 100 pages (double-spaced).
Please contact Mika Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
MFA Application Consultation
Writers Republic is a great place to find concrete advice on how to get accepted into not only the best MFA programs, but the programs that are best for you.
Meet one-on-one with an instructor to discuss what programs would be the best fit for you. Find out the difference between a small program (7 writers accepted each academic year) and a larger program (25 writers accepted a year). What schools offer the best financial aid? What are the pros and cons of attending rural university vs. an urban university? Which programs have faculty that will be most accessible? What can you do with an MFA in Creative Writing?
Instructors can help you decide which of your stories or novel excerpts will make the most impressive sample for your application, as well as assisting you in polishing that sample.
We also offer MFA Application Prep Workshops which use in-class discussion, handouts and instructor advice to help students decide which MFA programs are best for them. The course features advice on the personal essay, recommendation letters, choosing work for manuscripts, and discussion of the pros and cons of various programs. The stories/excerpts students intend on including in their applications will be workshopped, and feedback from the instructor and class participants will help polish application manuscripts. This course is open to story-writers, novelists and nonfiction writers.
For more information, or to register for a course, please contact Mika Taylor at email@example.com.