Services and Policies

Appearances

I am more than happy to speak to schools, community groups, etc. I am a licensed teacher and love presenting at writer’s conferences. Please contact me if you are interested in having me come.

Review Policies: 

am more than happy to do book spotlights  on my blog, host guest posts or be part of blog tours or contests. I am very selective about which books I actually review as I have many demands on my time,

What

I’m Most Interested In: 
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult/Middle Grade of all genres 
  • Religious/LDS Fiction 
What I Don’t Want:
  • Romance
  • Anything with explicit content such as pervasive
    profanity, explicit sexual scenes, or pervasive graphic violence. In movie
    terms, I like to keep it at a PG-13 rating or lower. 
I accept both physical copies (either ARC or finished product)
and digital copies, preferably in pdf or Kindle format. Contact me
through the contact form or send an email to thecanticlekingdom (at) gmail
(dot) com.
Disclaimer:
Writing, work, family and musical pursuits keep me very busy. I will try my
best to read your manuscript in a timely fashion. I ask, however, that you have
patience with me. I will give every book an objective review, though I don’t
give out stars or ratings, as I feel that such things are too subjective. 
Aspiring Authors

Have you always wanted to write a novel or see one of your short stories in print?  Have you been working such a project, or even have one completed, but don’t know what to do with?

I’ve been helped so many times with writing and publishing that I want to repay the favor.  I am

willing help any aspiring author on their road to publication.  Here’s how it works. 

Do any two of the following things:

· Follow my blog. (Button on the homepage)

· Follow my author page on Facebook.

· Follow me on Twitter.

· Sign up for my newsletter. (Send “Subscribe” to thecanticlekingdom@gmail.com)

Here is what I will do for you: 

· Read up to 20 pages of a manuscript and give you general feedback.

· Read over a query letter and give you feedback.

· Give you suggestions of markets to submit your work to.

· Answer any questions you might have about writing/submitting/publishing.
All of this is free of charge and open to people of all ages and experience.  Send all requests to thecanticlekingdom (at) gmail (dot) com.  

I look forward to seeing what you have!

Editing Services

Check out my gigs on Fiverr.com: http://www.fiverr.com/mdybyu

Rate: $1.00/page (standard manuscript format, 12pt font, double spaced)

Special rate for writers under 19:
$0.75/page.

Recommended Genres:
Fantasy (all kinds), Science Fiction,Historical Fiction

Other Genres I’ll Accept:

Mystery, Horror, General/Literary

Genres to Avoid:

Romance, Erotica, Self-Help

To submit, email me at thecanticlekingdom (at) gmail (dot) com.
When I request the manuscript please send it in .rtf, .doc, or .docx
format.  It should have a common 12 pt font such as Arial or Times New
Roman with 1 inch margins all around, and be double spaced. Manuscripts not
formatted correctly may be sent back for reformatting.

Time Frame: The time frame is negotiable, depending on the length of the work.  Please give me as much time as possible before a deadline. 

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