Literary Services

Prized and rare, individual feedback on your work from an experienced writing coach can be the difference between a manuscript that languishes on your hard drive and one that is ready for submission.

Manuscript Critique Services (also referred to as Developmental Editing) Includes detailed editorial letter and in-manuscript annotations reflecting aspects of the manuscript that are working well and big-picture suggestions for making the writing stronger.

One-on-One Coaching Meet one-on-one (face-to-face or via the internet or phone) to talk with Kim about your project: brainstorm ideas for moving forward,  get another set of eyes on your structure, craft a concrete game plan, get suggestions for submission opportunities.

Rx for Writers’ Groups Receive coaching on how to get more out of your time at the table with your writing group.

Literary Services provided by KIM SUHR, Director of Red Oak Writing and author of Nothing to Lose (Cornerstone Press, 2018). She leads Roundtables, teaches craft & publishing workshops, and provides manuscript critiques/developmental edits and coaching for individual clients. Her work has appeared in many journals including at Midwest Review, the Stonecoast Review and Solstice Lit. In addition, her writing has earned  awards from the Wisconsin Writers’ Association’s Jade Ring and Lindemann Humor Contests. You can listen to Kim read her work at WUWM 89.7 on the Lake Effect Program. She holds an MFA from the Solstice program at Pine Manor College where she was the Dennis Lehane Fellow in Fiction. To learn more about her writing, visit