*Early bird registration for 2021 opens November 1st, 2020*
Not a member and looking for a critique? Try our Speed Pass by clicking HERE.

Many of our judges also offer individual critiques. To view our judges and their websites, click HERE

What does a 2021 membership include?

  • 18 “Anytime” submissions between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. (a submission includes manuscripts or query letters).

  • Priority Inbox Treatment for your submissions (forwarded to judges before the general public's "free" submissions).

  • Score + comments (as opposed to free submissions, which are only guaranteed a score).

  • 1 free entry to the 2021 Rate Your Story Writing Contest (Additional entries may be purchased).  

  • Special members-only monthly newsletter featuring exclusive industry interviews, insider tips, contest links, agent/editor wish list requests, submission calls, and articles.

  • *NEW* option for a full-critique or other add-ons with Members*Only pricing!

  • Occasional special discount offers on full or professional critiques.

  • The ability to participate in RYS and our new Members*Only Facebook Forum.

  • Reduced Members*Only pricing in our March Contest! 

  • Free Weekly Book Chats moderated by Owner and Children's Author Lynne Marie, as well as special Guests

  • Free Craft Printables to assist you on your journey.

  • You can query us and write a guest post for the RYS blog.

  • Good news/book info shout-outs across all of our platforms.

  • Ability to submit *Ask An Author* Questions to our Team.

  • Monthly Opportunities to have your submission rated by a Guest Guru (industry professional - Author, Editor, Agent)! 

  • Periodic give-aways of exciting offerings like critiques, books and consultations. 

Are you open for member registration all year long?
No. We will be open for 2021 memberships in November (2020)- January (2021) only.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the wonderful response and number of member signups each year, we anticipate that we may have to close registration for 2021 membership after hitting capacity. Managing the number of members allows us to serve you best and continue to offer priority services, which is our primary goal. We suggest signing up early (November or December) in case we reach our maximum before January. Thank you for understanding.

Membership Costs

A regular priced, year-long PRO membership costs $185/year (That's about $15/month)*
Discounted memberships are offered to returning members and those who sign up during our limited early registration period.

All Memberships must be paid for annually, in advance. We do not currently offer monthly payment plans. (Note: When you purchase through PayPal - there are options offered at the PayPal site to be billed later. Please look into those options to see if it might be right for you.)

*Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to purchase your membership.

Open Submission Days for Non-Members
In accordance with our founding mission, will try to continue to offer a free service to writers who have not signed up to be paid members. However, we may have to limit our "free" day options in order to focus on our PRO members.

Non-members may sign up for a separate eNewsletter with writing tips and articles, site news, updates on our writing contest opportunities, invitations to online or in-person events, and limited offers for discounted professional critiques.

Free submissions must be sent ONLY on the designated Free Submission Day and must be in accordance with all guidelines on the Submissions Guideline page. We reserve the right to close submissions to non-members during times when our volume is extremely high and/or our judges are unavailable.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Please email us if you have any questions regarding the purchase of a Membership or a Speed Pass. It's easier on all of us if you ask questions BEFORE making a purchase. We are happy to help!


Early Registration 

(Nov. 1st-30th, 2020)
Reduced price $165.00

Regular Registration

(Nov. 30th, 2020-Jan. 15th, 2021)
Regular price $185.00

Returning Members

(Nov. 4th, 2020-Jan. 15th 2021)
Regular price $155.00

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