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Services

Writer’s Relief (established in 1994) is an author’s submission service—not a literary agency, publisher, or publicity firm. We’re an expert team that manages the submission process for creative writers, giving them more time to write. We have a service for every budget!

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We specialize in:

  • Book submissions
  • Poetry submissions
  • Short story and essay submissions

Click below for details to find a plan that’s right for you!

Full Service: For Total Freedom From The Majority Of Submission-Related Tasks

If you’d rather be writing than doing paperwork, or if you’re frustrated by going it alone, you might be a good candidate for our Full Service. The experts at Writer’s Relief can manage your entire submission process. We’ll proofread and format your work in industry guidelines; we’ll research the BEST markets for your unique submission; we’ll track responses; we’ll keep your submissions on track; we’ll guide you through any questions that arise so you can tackle them with professional know-how. We’ll prepare your submissions so that all you have to do is send them. Plus, with our optional Elite Full Service, we can even mail/email your submissions for you from our office. It’s hands-free submitting at its best!

Clients are not locked into a long-term contract, but this service is best for writers who want a partnership—who want to get serious about submitting and publishing. For that reason, Full Service clients must apply to our Review Board. We accept about 20% of applicants to our limited client list. To watch for a future call for submissions, subscribe to Submit Write Now!

Pricing: Our Full Service clients send work out six times a year (we work in two-month intervals called cycles). Prices start at $389 per cycle for this intensive service.

Learn more about the Full Service plan or submit your work for free consideration.

A La Carte: For Occasional Identification Of The BEST Markets For A Submission

If you’ve ever had the thought: “I wish someone would just tell me the best places to submit my writing!” then you might be a perfect candidate for our A La Carte service.

We’ll do the research and provide you with the 25+ markets that are best-suited to your work. We’ll also make it easy for you to make your submissions from your home (with mailing labels and/or an interactive PDF for online submissions). There are lots of other bells and whistles and goodies too, but you’ll have to head over to our main A La Carte page to learn about them.

Sign up for a round of A La Carte submissions whenever you’ve got a new piece ready to go or when you want to try another round of submissions. Learn more about how we target your work.

Unlike our Full Service clients, A La Carte clients don’t need Review Board approval.

Pricing: A La Carte targeting starts at $150.

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A La Carte PLUS: For Occasional Identification of Markets AND Cover/Query Letter Prep


Our A La Carte PLUS service gives you the pinpoint targeting of our regular A La Carte service (identification of 25+ markets for your work), but it also offers the added bonus of professional cover/query letter creation.

If you’ve struggled with your query letters and cover letters, our expert writers will work closely with you to create a letter you love.
Book authors: Our query letters have a great track record and our clients regularly receive request from agents to read manuscript pages.
Unlike our Full Service clients, A La Carte clients don’t need Review Board approval.

Pricing: Our A La Carte PLUS service starts at $250 (this includes cover/query creation, all basic A La Carte targeting services, plus the helpful, extra goodies).

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Formatting and Proofreading: For Sensitive Manuscript Prep.

Our proofreaders are the best. They’re expert sticklers, but they’re also sensitive to a writer’s idiosyncrasies. It’s the perfect balance.

Why spend your evenings mucking around with margins, chasing commas, or puzzling over pagination?

We have two options for you:

1. We can send you our proofreading/formatting suggestions and you can make any changes yourself.

2. We can enter all corrections into your manuscript—and you’ll have veto power over any changes you don’t like.
Pricing: Varies.

Visit proofreading and formatting to learn more.

Free Stuff: For DIY Submissions


We’ve got so many free writing resources on our website, it’s hard to list them all.

The best thing to do if you want our freebies is to sign up for Submit Write Now! That way, every time we have a hot new lead, it will be delivered to your inbox.

But also, be sure to bookmark:

Our Free Publishing Tool Kit—Contains answers to every question you could think to ask about the submission process, organized by genre.

The Writers Classifieds—Offers great free lists of calls for submissions, writing contests, anthologies, writing conferences, and much more!

Web Design Relief—Sign up for our WDR newsletter and we’ll give you a free multipart e-lesson chocked full of self-promotion ideas. Plus, lots of free articles!

We also regularly share tips (and funny stories and images) on our social networks!

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Even if you can’t sign up for Writer’s Relief time-saving services at this moment in your life, we truly hope you’ll enjoy all of the helpful information on our site. And of course, we always appreciate when you share with your friends!

Free: Introductory Consultation

Not sure which Writer’s Relief service would help you meet your writing and publishing goals?

Give us a call toll-free at (866) 405-3003.

Our submission strategists will be happy to talk with you.

 






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