Short Story & Personal Essay Critique or 2024 MFA Application Preparation with Kelly Luce
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Do you need help finalizing/editing a short story or personal essay and prepping it for submission? Or, are you getting ready to apply for an MFA and want help preparing your MFA application materials (including your creative sample and SOP)?
If so, Kelly Luce, author of the novel Pull Me Under (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) and the story collection Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (A Strange Object), is available to work with you. Kelly received an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin and is editor-in-chief of The Commuter, Electric Literature's weekly literary magazine featuring flash, poetry, and graphic narrative. Kelly is also a former fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Find more details and application instructions below:
SHORT STORY or PERSONAL ESSAY CRITIQUE:
Included in this package:
- Thorough constructive feedback
- Line edit and editorial memo
- Follow-up via email
- Discussion of goals and submission process
Critique Pricing: Individual Pieces 5,000 Words or less: $425; Individual Pieces between 5,000 - 8,000 words: $575
MFA APPLICATION PREP:
Included in this package:
- Thorough critique of work sample (up to 25 pages)
- Line edit of 1 personal statement (up to 700 words)
- One meeting to discuss revisions and application process
2024 MFA Application Prep Pricing: $600
Mentor Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (A Strange Object), winner of Foreword Review’s Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction, and the novel Pull Me Under (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux), a Book of the Month Club selection and one of Elle’s Best Books of 2016. She grew up in Brookfield, Illinois. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in cognitive science, she moved to Japan, where she lived and worked for three years. Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Ucross Foundation, Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Ragdale Foundation, the Kerouac Project, and Jentel Arts, and has appeared in New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Salon, O, the Oprah Magazine, The Southern Review, and other publications. She received an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin in 2015. She is the editor of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading Commuter and was a 2016-17 fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She lives in an old grist mill in Knoxville, Tennessee.