*If you publish with a hybrid or cooperative publishing house, we can work with their Style Sheets. We work with many authors who publish in a variety of ways, but want honest and objective feedback regarding their manuscripts before they submit them.
Many of the authors who have submitted their books for review were alerted to overlooked glitches such as inconsistencies with point-of-view, story-line trajectory, or inconsistent character development. We have found plot holes that needed plugging, story pacing that needed to speed up, and overworked clichés that managed to sneak their way into the work.
In the pre-digital age of publishing, traditional publishers had at least 40 pairs of eyes evaluating a galley before it went to press. How many objective, unbiased editors have read and evaluated your book?
What We do and How We Do It:
- Manuscripts are reviewed within their genres.
- First question: Is it ready to publish?
- We select reviewers for their specific genre experience and knowledge.
- We accept current works along with those that have been stored away in a drawer for decades.
- Novellas and novels are both accepted. Works should not be longer than 120,000 words for our standard rate. Please email KBrown@ChantiReviews.com if your work is more than a 120,000 words for an adjusted fee.
- Evaluations are at least 1,200 words, but typically run longer; most run between 1,500 and 2,000 words.
- Expect your manuscript’s evaluation in six-to-nine weeks after submission. You may order expedited service for an extra fee.
- We evaluate all genres, fiction and non-fiction.
Who Will Review My Book?
Our manuscript review team is comprised of experienced editors selected for their expertise in specific genres. While they uphold the long established practices that readers have come to expect, they maintain an open-mindedness for emergent ideas, talent and creativity in the field of literature, media and publishing.
We operate by the time-honored publishing traditions readers have come to appreciate and expect from legacy publishing and apply the best of these traditions to today’s era of unbounded publishing.
Our reviewers are spread across the U.S. and come from diverse backgrounds and are experienced in the publishing arena as editors, journalists, university professors, librarians, booksellers, literary conference leaders, book distributors, published authors, several incognito professional book reviewers for newspapers and magazines, and even a few literary agents. When we receive a manuscript submission at CBR’s home office, we assign the best editor for that particular manuscript.
A passion for good books and the authors who write them is one that is shared by our reviewers and editors.
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What happens when the CBR evaluation of my manuscript is complete?
- We will email you your professionally evaluated written manuscript overview.
- The assessment of your manuscript is yours to use to the best advantage of your work.
- You or your agent may quote blurbs or use the entire manuscript review for promoting your manuscript to publishers. All that is required is that you give Chanticleer Book Reviews attribution for the review or any blurb of the review that is used in print, on-line, or audio-visual media. Remember, the CBR manuscript review is yours to promote your book.
- We want your feedback about the evaluation.
In 2016, Two Million New Titles Will Vie for the Readers’ Attention.
A Chanticleer manuscript overview may, indeed, be the first step in placing your work into the hands of a literary agent or a publishing house representative.
How Will Your Manuscript Grab Attention?
Media professionals, who are always looking for the next bestseller, cult classic, or blockbuster, depend on unbiased reviews to help them sift through the million-plus volumes of new manuscripts that hit the market every year.
We would be honored for you to entrust us with reviewing your manuscript.