Feel free to either contact me through the form below or DM me on Twitter (amandabadillo25)
Query Letter Critique: $15
Query & Synopsis Critique: $25
Query, Synopsis, & 1st Chapter: $40
Your query letter is like a first impression. It’s the first part of your submission materials that an agent reads, make it one to remember!
Writing a query letter AND the dreaded synopsis is hard work, especially if you’re trying to tackle it after just having finished writing and polishing your manuscript. A writer tends to become a little too close to their stories and feels like EVERY SINGLE DETAIL IS IMPORTANT! The truth is, it’s not.
I will read through your query letter and/or synopsis and make sure it’s tight, precise, but really driving the stakes of your story home!
In terms of your first pages, which are just as important, by the way, I will take a deep look into the pacing and flow of your story providing in-line comments as well as a detailed report at the end with my thoughts.
Full Manuscript Critique
I will read through your manuscript and provide you with a full developmental edit including in-line edits, comments/notes/feedback with my reactions and thoughts, and an edit letter.
I will also offer a 30-min Q & A done on either Google Meet or Zoom to discuss both your manuscript and any publishing questions you may have.
I am editing in both MG & YA and will read pretty much anything except for Historical Fiction, HARD Sci-Fi, and Non-Fiction. Also, do not send me ANYTHING where an animal dies please and thank you, my animal obsessed heart can’t take it.
I charge $.010 per word
Partial Manuscript Edit
First 50 Pages: $150
First 100 Pages: $300
First 150 Pages: $450
All partial reads will include everything mentioned in the full manuscript edit including the 30-minute Q & A! They will also include the query letter & synopsis critique.
All payments will be made with PayPal, services won’t begin until deposit/payment (depending on service) is submitted. Sorry, no refunds.
Send me an email to send over materials:
Hello! My name is Amanda, I’m Puerto Rican and hailed from the Bronx, NY before being moved to the suburbs of upstate New York. I am currently represented by Sandra Proudman with Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. I recently had my first peanut (my son), and am currently editing full-time, well, when I’m not writing my own books and tending to the cranky boy. I have two incredible other children – two dogs and a husband who thankfully puts up with my Lorelai Gilmore tendencies.
Now, to tell you about my experience and what I feel makes me qualified to offer these services is the following:
I was previously a literary intern with Arthouse Literary Agency.
Before my current incredible agent, I was previously represented by another pair of agents before I severed my contract, this helped me to learn, well, A LOT to say the least.
My query stats this go around for my YA vampire book are as follows:
Queries sent: 95
Full Requests: 24
Partial Requests: 4
Withdrawn from: 12
Offers of Rep: 3
I have also mentored other writers in the past through the WriteMentor Summer Program who I am still in contact with, both have gone on to obtain literary representation. I have my bachelor’s degree from WCSU in Professional Writing with a focus on Journalism and Public Relations though I really focused more on creative writing than anything and probably should have switched majors *shrug*. I was awarded a distinction in writing by my university’s writing department. Lastly, I also have experience as a marketing assistant focusing on copywriting and editing which is what I was doing full-time before I had my peanut.