IS THIS FOR FICTION OR NONFICTION?
At The Spun Yarn, we’re focused on providing honest feedback first and foremost. So that means we’re happy to provide feedback on both fiction and nonfiction books, and we have readers who specialize in nonfiction as well as readers who specialize in fiction. That said, our readers are not subject matter experts. So if you’re curious to know how your nonfiction masterpiece lands with an average reader, go ahead and submit it. But we aren’t the place for you if you’re looking for detailed technical critique on your aeronautical treatise on the history of Zeppelins.
How do I know the Spun Yarn won’t steal my manuscript?
You as the writer maintain all ownership rights in your manuscript (obviously!). If you are a bit worried about sending out your manuscript, you could consider filing for an official copyright. But it’s also true that your book is copyrighted automatically from the moment you write it. Additionally, all of our Spun Yarn Readers sign nondisclosure agreements.
How long does it take to get feedback on my book?
The feedback process takes 30 days or fewer, once we receive your manuscript. Readers have up to 21 days to read a book and give their feedback to the Spun Yarn. It usually takes us a little more than a week to aggregate feedback from the readers assigned to a manuscript and compile it into your Feedback Report.
How do I know if my book is ready to submit to the Spun Yarn for Feedback?
Every book is different, but read over the Get Feedback page to learn about the three most common moments when Spun Yarn authors have have found feedback to be most helpful.
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