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At Writer’s Relief, our staff is expert in the business of writing. We’re here to organize, encourage, and facilitate the submission process for creative writers who don’t have time to tackle the business side of their craft.
Unfortunately, there are a few areas in which we are fairly useless:
We can’t fix your parking tickets, leaky faucets, or that pesky termite problem.
We can’t house-train your new puppy (or your toddler).
We can’t smooth wrinkles, halt hair loss, or lower cholesterol.
We can’t refinance your mortgage, negotiate a raise, or solve the social security crisis.
We can’t change your world view, your mind, or your gender.
We can’t locate lost pets, old friends, or wandering muses.
We can’t make you more popular among your peers or cure the heartbreak of psoriasis.
We can’t school you in the art of flower arranging, give you a position of power, or tone your abs.
And we can’t even hook you up with your true love…or the hottie who lives down the street.
What Writer’s Relief CAN do:
Writer’s Relief can save you valuable time and effort researching markets and guidelines and keeping track of submissions. You can focus your time and energy on writing, while we relieve you of the burden of promoting your work via submissions. Here’s how it works.
You send us unpublished samples of your work, which we review for quality. We accept and submit work only from writers we believe have the ability to be published. Our Review Board takes from one day to one month to contact you. We do not charge a reading fee.
For more information visit our Writer’s Relief Review Board Submission Guidelines.
After we’ve completed our review, we’ll quote you flat fees for our various services.
We’ll help you get your act together. We proofread your work with a keen eye for detail. Then, we target those publishers and agents most appropriate and make certain your writing is professionally prepared. We will also help with query and cover letters, and we constantly update guidelines for literary journals and literary agents to make sure your work gets to the right person. Our database contains the most up-to-date information on creative writing outlets available anywhere.
We keep accurate records of all costs related to your work and provide an itemized list with your billing. This service is invaluable at tax season. And most exciting, we create a personal database for each client that details the status of each submission and all titles, acceptance information, etc. and is available to you online 24 hours a day.
So, if you’re looking for a little help getting your submission strategies in order, give us a shout. But if you’re looking for a little help with your mother-in-law or your wayward garden, you might be better off perusing the Yellow Pages.
REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT OUR LIST OF WRITING CONTESTS and ANTHOLOGIES! You won’t find a better list anywhere (AND IT’S FREE!) of upcoming anthologies, special-themed journals, and writing contests.