“Aim high, and you won’t shoot your foot off.”
PROPOSAL SERVICES are offered by Holly Lorincz, owner of Lorincz Literary Services and a one-time literary agent with MacGregor Literary, where she was mentored by the top-ranked agent in the nation. She has written a book on the subject and teaches proposal writing at conferences. Her proposals meet industry standards while also grabbing the attention of acquisition editors. She is in a unique position to know how to present your material in the strongest marketing light possible, coming at the project as an industry professional, an editor, and a published writer.
Holly can usually schedule a proposal within 2-6 weeks, with a turnaround time of generally 7-14 days.
You will notice our fees are extremely competitive—for more information about industry-standard rates, see the Editorial Freelance Association. We focus quality time on your projects, but we are also realistic and empathetic to the economic fluctuations in a writer’s world.
If none of the following service descriptions seem to meet your needs, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposal Consultation: Ready to send your manuscript out to prospective agents and editors? You will need to put together a proposal. A thirty-minute phone or Skype consultation will give you an understanding of industry standards as well as help you establish a focus.
A thirty-minute consultation is $50
Proposal Assessment and Edit: Your proposal content will be assessed for industry standards, mechanical errors, and marketing appeal.
An edited proposal, including written responses, is $250
Proposal Creation: Holly will create a query letter and marketing overview, line edit your synopsis and the first 50 pages of your manuscript, and then put it together in a properly formatted proposal package that will attract the attention of publishers.
An industry standard proposal is $500 for fiction, $650 for non-fiction
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