Manuscript Submissions for Evaluation or Editing

All fees can be paid by cheque or money order payable to Sparks Literary Consultants, Inc., or by online Interact transfer, in Canadian funds (email to payment@sparkslit.com). For our international clients, Canadian tax law requires that we charge 5% tax on all transactions, unless you have an exemption. American funds might be accepted, please Contact Us first to make arrangements.



Manuscript Evaluation: Fiction/Non-Fiction/Memoirs/Short Stories: $125.00 for the first ten pages and $2.50 per page thereafter + 5% tax

Children’s Illustrated Manuscripts (ten pages or less): $100.00 + 5% tax


Manuscript Evaluation Turnaround Time: 4-6 weeks


In a hurry? Rush Manuscript Evaluations can be completed within 7-10 business days, for a 40% increase in the standard Manuscript Evaluation Fee. Please contact us first to ensure the availability of our agents and editors for this service.


In-person Consultations: $150.00 per hour + 5% tax**

**Please Contact Us first, either by phone or email, to arrange an appointment.



Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

All manuscripts submitted to Sparks Literary Consultants, Inc. must be properly formatted. The standard manuscript format is:

  • Double-spaced
  • Single-sided
  • 12-14 pt. font
  • 1” (normal) margins
  • Paginated (pages are numbered sequentially)
  • Unbound


Electronic Submissions: Simply email your formatted manuscript (Word Doc) and payment to info@sparkslit.com.

Hard Copy Submissions: Please mail a printed copy of your manuscript, along with the payment for the appropriate fees and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to:


Sparks Literary Consultants, Inc.

139 25th Avenue NW

Calgary, AB


T2M 2A4


Phone: (403)512-2032

Email: info@sparkslit.com

The feedback you’ll receive through the evaluation process is guaranteed to be honest, insightful, and helpful.



Writing Coaching/Book Doctoring: $85.00 per hour + 5% tax

Editing: $85.00 per hour + 5% tax

Ghostwriting: $85.00 per hour + 5% tax

To receive a free quote for Writing Coaching, Editing, or Ghost Writing, please Contact Us, then submit 5 pages of your manuscript. A Sparks Editor or Writing Coach will provide you with a sample of the work that will be done and an estimate of the time involved.


Corporate Service Fees: A unique corporate package will be constructed specifically for your needs. Please Contact Us to start your quote today.