This is a free programme aimed at beginner poets.
Three places are allocated on a first come first served basis, and participants will receive detailed, jargon-free, constructive feedback on three poems, over a six week period.
They will also receive insider information on the industry - how to find your way, building a network, and of course, the submission process.
The programme runs several times a year: follow me on social media and sign up for my newsletter to be kept informed
For the more experienced poet I offer a peer review service, priced at the same rate as my Poetry Feedback.
With this service I aim to offer the experienced poet an honest and detailed review of the poetry sent to me, in which (unless requested) I will focus less on poetic technique and more on the poetry as a whole - how it makes me feel on various readings, where it soars or goes a bit flat, and crucially - if it works, something poets often struggle to see in their own work.
See below for costs.
Pamphlet/collection manuscripts peer reviewed, price on enquiry.
JJ It is a fantastic opportunity for new poets like me to better understand the poetry industry and how it works as well as gain insight and understanding on our own work.
RM I learnt a lot about writing poetry and how to construct it and the importance of the right words to use. Maxine provided professional feedback and was encouraging in my writing.
AM I would recommend this programme because it gave my writing a fresh set of eyes. I was able to look at it from a critical angle, using Maxine's suggestions.
It helped me identify where my strengths and areas for development lie.
If you don't want to wait, or have been unable to get onto the free programme (places go very fast) then I also offer year round feedback for beginner poets for small fee (bar two weeks over Christmas).
Prices detailed below:
1 - 40 lines of poetry £10
41- 80 lines of poetry £20
81 - 120 lines of poetry £30
I can't accept poetry from anyone other than beginner poets. I also can't offer feedback on haikus or children's poetry. Formal poetry will take longer to feedback on, and may incur a higher cost. I can't take any more than 120 lines of poetry at any one time. All payments will be via PayPal.
If this interests you, please fill out the contact form letting me know how many lines you are looking to send me (titles and stanza breaks are not counted) if you are sending me formal poetry, and why you feel you are a beginner poet.
I am hoping to be able to offer this soon, please follow me on social media and sign up for my newsletter to be kept informed.