223: A detailed short story critique by author and editor, Debi Alper.

Debi AlperITEM: A detailed critique by author and editor, Debi Alper, including line edit, of a short story.

DETAIL: You may submit more than one story, up to a total of 20,000 words.

BIO: Debi is the author of contemporary thrillers, Nirvana Bites and Trading Tatiana (Orion) and has had several short stories published. She is also a freelance editor, mentor and creative writing tutor. Debi has edited several anthologies, most recently Stories for Homes in aid of Shelter. She also has extensive experience as a judge of short story competitions, both large and small.

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.


  1. Thanks for kicking off the bidding, Anna. 🙂

  2. No worries 🙂 I was hoping a short story critique one would come up!

  3. Yay! I originally offered a MS and synopsis critique but then saw there seemed to be a gap for short stories that I could usefully fill.

  4. Johnny Heriz-Smith


  5. Oh, nice one, Johnny!

  6. Hello Debi, I’ll wade in at £75.00.

  7. Great! You won’t regret it. I’ll give the winner a top notch critique and your money couldn’t go to a more deserving cause.

  8. Whisks

    £80. Good value. 🙂

  9. Fantastic! *spits on hands and rubs them together*

  10. Oh great! Thanks so much for your support. I won’t let you down!

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: