$5.00 USD

Get feedback on your prose or poetry to better understand what works, what doesn't, and how to improve.

Print/Digital Subscribers: Use this link and we'll waive the $5 base fee. Please note this is only for those who have a current print or digital subscription to Carve; we will verify your subscription within our subscriber database.

Limpede Ink editorial services: If you desire more in-depth services, or your work is longer than the genre's word or page limit, we recommend Limpede Ink editorial services, a division of Carve Magazine.


  • $5 base + 1.5ยข/word with a $30 minimum.
  • 10,000 word limit.
  • You may group up to three flash fiction pieces if each is under 1000 words; you will receive one critique covering all pieces.


  • $5 base + $30 first page, $15 each add'l page.
  • 10 page limit.
  • You may group up to five poems together but each poem must begin on a new page; you will receive one critique covering all pieces.


  1. Submit your work and $5 base fee via this form. 
  2. Receive an emailed invoice via PayPal (see above for rates based on genre), along with your assigned team member's name.
  3. Pay invoice within 48 hours*.
  4. Receive your critique within 10 days of payment.

*IMPORTANT: If payment is not received within 48 hours, your invoice and critique will be canceled. You will not receive a refund on the base fee. If you need more than 48 hours, email us at critiques@carvezine.com.

A PayPal account is not required to pay invoice.

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