How to Make a Payment & Manuscript Fees

Making a Payment

You can make a payment by credit card through Paypal or by check. Once you have submit­ted your manuscript, you will be taken to a payment screen where you can choose the appro­pri­ate option for the kind of book you are submit­ting. Most of my clients use Paypal but if you need to send a check please email me at after you submit your manuscript by click­ing submissions.

Manuscript Fees

The fees below are for full critiques. If you are just looking for an opinion on your concept and writing, click on Just-a-Read.

First 5 pages (chapter books and novels only) — $75

First few chapters — up to 6 chapters can be submit­ted with this option, please email number of chapters and pages to for fee

Picture books (fiction or nonfic­tion) — $210

Chapter books (fiction or nonfic­tion) — $350

Middle grade novels – please email page and word count to for fee

Young adult novels — please email page and word count to for fee

Thanks for your interest in F1rst Pages.
Acceptance of new submissions is currently on hiatus while we attend to our backlog of existing submissions.

Please refer to Kid (& YA) Book Revisions until further notice.