Editorial and PR Work

A little bit about me,  Susan Rich

I am the author of four poetry collections and have worked as an editor for Floating Bridge Press and as poetry editor at The Human journal out of Istanbul, Turkey. 

Together with Brian Turner, I edited the anthology, The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Crossing Borders, published by McSweeney's and The Poetry Foundation.Along with Kelli Agodon I am co-founder of Poets on the Coast: A Writing Retreat for Women. 


I have worked with you on two different manuscripts and both times, I've been impressed by your insight, your ability to see the larger picture and to tease out themes and nuances that served to greatly enhance both collections. Your feedback respected my work while at the same time bringing cohesion, balance, and new perspectives to it. I can't think of better words to describe your editorial genius than magical and transformative.

Cindy Veach

The best part is that I feel I internalized your feedback and now apply it to my own revision process. Such deeply rich and thoughtful comments from a knowledgeable and talented editor and poet!

Yvonne Higgins Leach

Your review is wonderful, everything that I had hoped for. Thank you! I can't wait to dig in :-)

Ann T.

I just took a first look through the letter, and I am really excited.  You did exactly what I hoped you would do: a true revision. 

Debby B.

 Your edits are fucking amazing. I sat down and went to work. 

Jerry C.

If you would like to work with me:

I offer a variety of editorial and coaching services for poets; everything from the critique of one poem to a full manuscript review. I can also edit grant proposals, essays, and memoir. We can work together via email, snail mail, Skype, or if you are in the Seattle area, in-person over a cup of coffee.

Different options include:

~ individual poem critique

~ one on one poetry prompts / creativity coaching

~ chapbook length manuscript critique

~ full length manuscript critique

~ help submitting work to journals

~poetry prompts for generating new work

~consult on book marketing plan

~ grant proposals

I offer a sliding scale for services and would be happy to discuss your specific needs with you.

My hourly rate is $98

Chapbook Consultations  (18 to 23 pages)  $899-$979 (sliding scale) 

Manuscript Consultations (45 to 60 pages)  are $1500 - $1800 (sliding scale)

Please contact me at susanrich007(@) gmail.com  or via my website for more information