Live Agent Consultations

You’ve come to the right place for insightful, kind conversations that will move your work forward. Our agents and editors excel at delivering specific, helpful notes that will inspire you to grow as a writer, and present your work in the best possible light.

New meetings are posted at the beginning of each month.

We’re thrilled to bring you one-on-one meetings with agents and editors who can offer you personalized expertise.

All of our live meetings can be done via Skype, Hangouts, or phone.

New meetings are posted at the beginning of each month.Want an email when they go up? Click here.

You do not need to be a member to book meetings or written critiques. However, if you’re getting a meeting, you can add membership (ALL the classes, early booking, concierge service) for $20. Click to learn more. 

To book your consultation, please select your meeting type, faculty member, and time zone. Then choose a bolded date on the calendar and time for your appointment. Click Continue.

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Need any help? Drop us a line at Academy at ManuscriptWishList dot com.

Feedback From Recent Meetings

“My consultation with Katharine was filled to the brim with cogent information. Katharine had obviously reviewed my material before hand and she shared with me her specific ideas for strengthening the proposal. Her ideas were extremely helpful and I so appreciated how patient and kind she was . This is a tremendous service for a writer seeking advice and I thank The Manuscript Academy and Katharine!”

–Selina Maitreya

“Talking with Alyssa was a humbling, grounding experience. Not only did she provide honest feedback on my manuscript, I learned so much about the publishing industry from an agent’s perspective. It helped me see my writing from her point of view, and inspired me to work even harder on my submissions. Alyssa was very gracious with her time and I greatly enjoyed our conversation.”

–Samantha Gassman

“Molly provided concise and insightful feedback on my query letter and manuscript, which I’ve been struggling with for a while. I’m immensely grateful to Molly for this, and would highly recommend her to any writer looking for a fresh pair of eyes, along with kind and helpful feedback.

I bought this critique with money I received for my birthday, and I’m so glad I did – it’s the best money I’ve ever spent! So, thank you to everyone at Manuscript Academy for providing this wonderful service.”

–Suzanna Magill (and Minky the Cat)

“I had a great conversation with Danielle.

She had read through all the pages I sent and had concrete suggestions for making them better. She was also able to discuss more general questions about how best to describe my project and overall how to make it better. She was thoughtful, kind and clear.”

–John Franz

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More Feedback From Last Month

“Molly was incredibly helpful and sweet. If you’re looking for feedback that will get your manuscript to stick out above the rest, then I definitely recommend signing up for one of these critique sessions. I came away from the phone call with a couple of really insightful tips, and I look forward to seeing how my manuscript does in the year.”

— Jen Myers

“Maureen was fabulous to talk to! Very upbeat, informative and encouraging. A true professional who invested significant time and energy to discuss my project.”

–Lee Geiger

“John critiqued my opening pages, and I was so impressed, I decided to hire him to critique my query. His feedback, along with the feedback I received from other Manuscript Academy faculty, was so insightful. I’m so pleased to see it all coming together now in a much stronger query that more clearly conveys the heart of my book. Thank you so much, John! And thank you, Manuscript Academy, for having such an incredible faculty!”

–K.M. Ellis

“Alyssa provided great advice. At first I was a little leery since she seemed to focus on a different genre than I was working in. But she demonstrated a great overall understanding of the publishing process. She discussed the positive aspects of my query and showed me areas that could be improved. She also went out of her way to give me a recommendation of a book that could be helpful as a way to look at one of the issues I had brought up as a subplot. I highly recommend her as a faculty member!”

–Maureen Hayes

“Kelly was clear, concise, and made steps to ensure my every question was answered. I also appreciated how encouraging she was. I walked away from our conversation feeling motivated and confident in my revision plan. Thank you, Kelly!”

–Morgan Watchorn

“Outstanding. Caitlin was warm, encouraging and most importantly – really got to the heart of what I needed to do to my manuscript to ensure it has its best chance when it goes on submission. She was concise and thoughtful. Her prepared notes were insightful and useful, and her answers to my questions were equally professional and practical. Before I drown in adverbs, I’ll just finally say that it was worth every penny and I am eternally grateful to Caitlin for her input. Highly recommended!”


“Annie was awesome to speak with. She was really direct and on point which I appreciated while being super personable.”

–Sara Burnett

“John’s comments on my query were spot-on! He gave detailed feedback and answered all my questions, all within our allotted time. Ten minutes goes *really* fast, but it was excellent! Highly recommend.”

–Valerie Pepper

“My meeting with Melissa [Warten] was fabulous! She gave me solid feedback on my picture book manuscript and specifics on how to improve it (with great examples). I LOVE working with her!”

–Elisabeth Aikins

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