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About Rate Your Story

Rate Your Story is a service where children’s writers from all levels can submit their story to receive honest feedback from published authors. Submitted manuscripts are read and rated by traditionally-published professionals who graciously volunteer their time and expertise to evaluate your work honestly and constructively with an eye toward helping you along your path to publication.


Writers (and aspiring writers) often work in a vacuum of sorts. What sounds good in our heads doesn't always translate well when someone else reads it. Having an outside opinion from someone who sells work to actual publishers often proves invaluable. Even if you have a critique group, objective beta readers come in handy. 


Before you send your picture book to a publisher or your story to a magazine, before you enter that writing contest or rush to self-publish your masterpiece…


Why not have someone else take a peek and rate your story?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Meet the Team

The Rating Scale

Submission Guidelines

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RYS Privacy Policy

RYS Terms & Conditions


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