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...but we'll do it nicely, of course.

Welcome to Maître Beta, the beta reading program here at Roi Fainéant Press!

If you've ever asked yourself any of the following questions, this program was made for you:

  • What was I thinking when I started writing this?

  • Why doesn't this make sense?

  • Is my entire paragraph supposed to be one sentence?



The short answer is that we're not sure, the last one is probably no, but we can find out!

How it Works:

*You fill out the form below and submit it via email to, along with your present WIP. Please put "beta" in the subject line for our organizational purposes, thank you!

*We take a look at what you've got, what you need, and we respond to you with an email letting you know how long it will take to get you what you need.

*You have a seat. It's been a long day. You're tired. Take a load off, pal. 

*We whip your work into shape and send it back to you, free of charge. That's right, free! A free whipping? In this economy? You've got it.

The Form:

*Your name (or pen name, whatever, however you'd like us to address you)
*The title, genre, and word count of your piece
*Are you looking for a full edit (grammar, context, structure, how it reads, feedback)?
*Are you looking for ideas (how to make it better, where to go from here)?
*Any other pertinent details you think we should know?

There you have it. We will keep this service up and running for as long as we can time-wise. If you like it, we may expand it to include other cool ways to connect and discuss your work. So, what are you waiting for?

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