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Poetry Manuscript Consultations

Let me help you achieve your creative vision.

Poetry Manuscript Consultations are a 1:1 service that address challenges in your manuscript, support developing your unique voice, and provide clear next steps toward completing and publishing your manuscript.

Poetry Manuscript Consultations are a great next step for you if...

You are committed to developing your manuscript, but aren't sure what to do next. You are committed to learning your craft by studying other writers and practicing humility and curiosity.

You are process-oriented and want to create a sustainable writing practice that is compassionate, realistic, and flexible. You value your relationship with your writing and want to protect it from self-doubt, mean-spirited critique, and the pressures of the marketplace.

Your primary goal is not to become rich and famous, but to nurture the part of you that is excited about what language can do. You understand this means your writing process may be slow and do not rely on writing as a primary source of income. You realize that publishing is not a reliable source of income, but you want to pursue it because you want your work to reach more people.

You are interested in publishing your work, but would like more information so you can make an informed decision about where to place it. Everyone seems to know about university presses, manuscript contests, and self-publishing, but you're not sure which one is right for you.

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What you'll get in a manuscript consultation...

One 60-minute meeting with Ariana to discuss your writing goals, inspirations, and challenges as they relate to your manuscript.

Holistic support from Ariana including practical, down-to-earth advice about navigating the professional literary world and compassionate questions about why and how you want to participate in it.

Editorial notes provided within one month of our meeting, including a big picture level analysis of the manuscript and detailed list of prompts and questions to delve further into the work.

Additional exercises, reading recommendations, and a list of publishers aligned with your manuscript.

One 90-minute meeting to discuss editorial notes and next steps.

How much does it cost?

Poetry Chapbook Consultation (up to 60 pages)......................$225

Poetry Full-Length Consultation (60-90 pages)......................$325

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Client Reviews

"Ariana is, without a doubt, the mentor in my life who had the most impact on my writing style and practices. Ariana curates spaces where tenderness, care, creativity, honesty, practicality, ethics, and Black feminist politic align. I personally appreciate how Ariana has always respected my needs as a disabled student, and my trust in her was only solidified as I watched how wholeheartedly she immersed herself into concepts and practices of disability justice to become a better educator to those who experience ableism. Ariana is deeply experienced in their craft, precise in their language, and intentional in the spaces they create; I truly can't recommend her enough as a mentor, educator, poet, writer, and person."          --Jazz Bell

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