The Spun Yarn is based in San Francisco and Baltimore. We’re a new type of literary startup motivated by three simple beliefs:



We believe that every author has a right to honest feedback.



We believe that cultivating a diverse network of diligent and trusted readers is a game changer.



We believe that much of the publishing industry functions like it’s 1987, not 2017. This needs to change.

Who we are:



Our Spun
Yarn Readers

Sean is a designer at IDEO in San Francisco. He’s also a novel writer in the early mornings and on weekends. 

Jay is a lawyer in Baltimore. For as long as he can remember, Jay has been providing honest feedback to the writers amongst his friends and family. 

Spun Yarn Readers come from diverse locations around the country. They’re parents and students and engineers and dental hygienists. They aren’t editors or agents. What they have in common is a love for reading and a knack for providing honest feedback. Interested in becoming a Spun Yarn Reader