Take Your Work to the Next Level

Whether you want to polish your work before an agent sees it, get one-on-one feedback on your first draft, or seek advice on furthering your writing career—or even if you just need a motivating kick in the butt!—our consultants are here to help.

How It Works

  1. Choose from over ninety consultants across a variety of genres. To find a writing coach by genre or service, use the search bar above.*
  2. Contact a consultant directly to set up a consultation.
  3. Once you’ve found the right consultant and agreed on a quote, make a payment to GrubStreet via this page.

*Though consultants have been vetted by GrubStreet, we do not recommend one expert over another.

What to Expect

Through GrubStreet’s consultant offerings, you’ll find a qualified expert to help you polish off your writing project. Don’t believe us? Read some of our testimonials.


GrubStreet consultants cover all genres, including:

  • Short Fiction
  • The Novel
  • Literary Journalism
  • Memoir Personal Essay
  • Young Adult & Children’s Literature
  • Poetry
  • Graphic Novels/Comics
  • Screenwriting
  • and much more!


Looking for help on your draft or manuscript*? Our consultants offer rigorous, energizing feedback, including intensive readings of your manuscript and suggestions for revision.

Need help launching your book? We have a lab of launch experts for that.

Our consultants also cover other writer services, such as personal writing coaching, line-editing, career planning, MFA application preparation, and agency and editor submissions. Find out more!

*Please note that all manuscripts submitted to consultants must be 12pt. font, double-spaced, with the exception of poetry and screenplays/plays.

Ready to get started? Use the search bar at the top of this page to find a GrubStreet consultant for your writing project.