Your first chapter is your chance to make a spectacular promise and a first impression that hooks and doesn’t let go. Offering full expert critique of up to the first 3,000 words of your novel, we'll cover characters, clarity, concept, plot, presentation and more.
That’s how long any publishing house reader or prospective agent will initially invest in your book.
If the story doesn’t captivate and impress by the time those pages have gone by, your dreams of making it beyond the slush pile will all but have evaporated.
The same is true for readers and reviewers, even if your book is complete and self-published. People simply don’t want to invest their time in writing that fails to grip and entertain from the off.
Upload your first 3,000 words (or your full manuscript – we’ll simply work up to the word limit) using our secure form. This will be provided to you after purchase.
Critique is limited to the first 3,000 words of your novel. You may upload your full manuscript if that is easiest for you, but do be aware that mark-up will be performed only up to the critique limit.
We will require your documents in Microsoft Word or Google Docs format. Since in-line commenting will be performed, PDFs are not acceptable.
All materials should be written in English (any form).
Provided materials should not include extreme sexual content, depictions of incest, or depictions of sexual abuse or activity involving minors under the age of 18. AutoCrit reserves the right to reject submissions for any reason. In this event, a full refund will be issued.
All submissions must be the original work of the submitting author or held under copyright by them.