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$25.00 - 75.00
$25.00 - 75.00
Genre
Currently, we're only offering critiques of short fiction.

Quotes
0-2,000 Words: $25
2,000-4,000 Words: $50
4,000-6,000 Words: $75

Timeframe
roughly 2 weeks; often less

Description & Sample
From the manuscript critique, you can expect extensive marginalia that details first impressions and line edits alongside a few paragraphs detailing the weaknesses of the work. We’ll give you extensive feedback on one draft of the work, including both a micro and macro assessment of the story.

For an example of the type of feedback you should expect, please refer back to our website. Like most other Driftwood stories, Rick Hoffman’s "The Walking Woman" (issue 4.1) went through four extensive critiques and revisions before being published. It went through these revisions and critiques not because the story was ever bad (on the contrary, it was quite good), but because we hoped to polish the story to its utmost potential before publication. In the interview published alongside his work, Rick had this to say about the experience, “They gave me detailed notes on the submission—in fact, there were probably more words in the notes than in the story! From there, it was a back and forth process of discussion, debate, and revelation. I learned a lot about my own writing and its effects on readers. It was an extremely gratifying experience.” Likewise, Andrea Christoff had this to say about the service: "Thank you so much for such a thorough and helpful review! This really gets me excited to work on edits and I truly appreciate all the time you took to review and critique. This is a fantastic service you offer." In your critique, you can expect to receive the same level of attention that Rick and Andrea received. 

Please note that going through this process does not place you in consideration for publication, nor will making our recommended fixes ensure you a spot in the issue if you decide to submit the work to us separately. All that this service offers is a detailed, comprehensive critique by one of Driftwood Press’ editors; it is entirely separate from the submission process.
$3.99
$3.99
Driftwood Press accepts a wide variety of literary writing. We appreciate anything from stream of consciousness to minimalism, realism to absurdism, hybrid forms to experimental works, contemporary noir, or anything of literary merit. Some of our favorite authors are John Updike, Will Christopher Baer, John Steinbeck, George Saunders, William Faulkner, Johnathan Safran Foer, and James Joyce. We stray away from young adult, fantasy, romance, novel chapters, and mainstream mystery fiction.

Writers can submit one piece of prose, no longer than 4,000 words. Please use single spacing, include a name on the first page, and make sure the document is '.doc' or '.docx' file type. Please do not submit PDFs unless it preserves stylistic decisions that may be affected by another file type.

This is the Premium Fiction submission area. For $4.99, you will receive either an acceptance or rejection within the short time of one week; one of our managing editors will receive $4.17 for his timely work, while Submittable will snag $0.84. At Driftwood Press, we understand that an artist's time is precious, and we are happy to provide this service for our submitters. The fee does not guarantee that your piece will be accepted! We judge each work fairly and with the same reverence we would want our own work to be judged with. Please also not that you will not be refunded if you withdraw before the week is over. Finally, we thank you for choosing this option of submission. This is the editors' only means of payment, and we are truly excited to find the greatest fiction in the most effective, timely manner possible. 

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Driftwood Press accepts a wide variety of literary writing. We appreciate anything from stream of consciousness to minimalism, realism to absurdism, hybrid forms to experimental works, contemporary noir, or anything of literary merit. Some of our favorite authors are John Updike, Will Christopher Baer, John Steinbeck, George Saunders, William Faulkner, Johnathan Safran Foer, and James Joyce. We stray away from young adult, fantasy, romance, novel chapters, and mainstream mystery fiction.

Writers can submit one piece of prose, no longer than 4,000 words. Please use single spacing, include a name on the first page, and make sure the document is '.doc' or '.docx' file type. Please do not submit PDFs unless it preserves stylistic decisions that may be affected by another file type.
$2.99
$2.99

Whether you are seasoned or a beginner brimming with poetic inspiration, we call upon your abilities. At Driftwood, we are devoted to finding poetry of the highest caliber; we seek poetry of literary importance. Some of our favorite poets are T.S. Eliot, Carolyn Hembree, Adrienne Rich, Gary Snyder, and Allen Ginsberg. Overly romanticized, antiquated, or colloquial poetry is not our focus. Experimental forms and content that reveals your unique style are welcomed.

Poets can submit up to three poems, each being no longer than 60 lines. If you submit more than three poems, only the first three will be read. When submitting, please send all poems in a single document. 

This is the Premium Poetry submission area. For $3.99, you will receive either an acceptance or rejection within the short time of one week. At Driftwood Press, we understand that an artist's time is precious, and we are happy to provide this service for our submitters. You can submit up to three poems. Please, and we can't stress this enough, make for sure you include all poems in a single submission. In addition, the fee does not guarantee that your piece will be accepted! We judge each poem fairly and with the same reverence we would want our own work to be judged with. Finally, we thank you for choosing this option of submission. This is the editor's only means of payment, and we are truly excited to find the greatest poetry in the most effective, timely way possible. 

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Whether you are seasoned or a beginner brimming with poetic inspiration, we call upon your abilities. At Driftwood, we are devoted to finding poetry of the highest caliber; we seek poetry of literary importance. Some of our favorite poets are T.S. Eliot, Carolyn Hembree, Adrienne Rich, and Allen Ginsberg. Overly romanticized, antiquated, or colloquial poetry is not our focus. Experimental forms and content that reveals your unique style are welcomed.

Poets can submit up to three poems, each being no longer than 60 lines. When submitting, please send all poems in a single document. 

As with our other mediums, Driftwood wants experimental and literary pieces that expand the boundaries of visual art. Individual graphic works may range from a single image to twenty-two pages of comic art.

We can serialize longer graphic works, but the entirety of the work must be presented before serialization is promised. If we accept your series, we will publish individual chapters of no more than twenty-two pages in each Driftwood issue. Other than the maximum limit of twenty-two pages per chapter, the chapter lengths are up to you. Some of our favorite graphic artists are Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez, Jeff Smith, Craig Thompson, David Small, and Scott McCloud. For long graphic narrative works, you may send attachments to driftwoodlit@gmail.com.

We accept all forms and genres of photography except eroticism. Please submit no more than five photographs unless they are in a series. Photographic series must be no longer than twenty images. We do not publish young adult, excessively violent, or manga-style artwork. 

Please send us the highest resolution possible for any visual art submission; a work may be denied simply on the grounds that the resolution is not high enough for publication. Upon acceptance, we may ask for a specific file type to publish with. If your work does not have a title, please label it 'Untitled'.

We’re currently accepting craft essays: essays in which the craft of writing is dissected, detailed, and explained with the help of literary examples. For useful examples of craft essays, we recommend books such as David Jauss’ Alone with All That Could Happen, Charles Baxter’s Burning Down the House, Jane Hirshfield’s Nine Gates, and Graywolf Press’ “Art of” Series. All craft essays must be in MLA format with appropriate citations; if they are longer than 7,000 words, please email our editors with an abstract before submission.

 

Interviews, on the other hand, have a 5,000-word limit; we recommend that interviews be one-on-one. Please include a short, 200-word biography of the author you will be interviewing, as well as the name of the interviewer. We do not accept self-interviews.