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Little Raven Publishing offers a manuscript appraisal service.

Van Roberts (BA Eng, CELTA, Dip Professional Writing and Editing) is a writer, editor and the director of Little Raven. She has edited erotica, general fiction and non-fiction: anthologies, short stories, blogs, novellas, poetry, articles, scripts, essays and novels.

The fee is $150 AUD for two short stories up to 3500 words each. The fee for other pieces of work is negotiable. The writer receives a comprehensive report with recommendations to improve their work. 

For further information, please contact Van


‘Van’s skills are exceptional.  I moved forward with her assistance. She has an ability to understand my motivation, style and get the best out of me. Short stories that I have been reworking over the years have now been bedded down, providing me with the confidence to resubmit these works and begin new ones.’  – Fotis Kapetopoulos