Short Story Review with Author Blair Hurley



45-minute 1-on-1 meeting with Author Blair Hurley, including a pre-reading of your short story.

What's included in this short story review?

If you've dreamed of having your short stories published in literary magazines à la Hemingway and Fitzgerald, but can't seem to craft good enough stories to make this dream a reality, cheer up. You're closer to your dream than you know. All you need is a bit of expert help. For the first time, here it is.

Get the detailed feedback you need to improve your short story by meeting with an acclaimed author, Blair Hurley. This 1-on-1 Zoom meeting includes:

  • 45 minutes 1-on-1 with an award winning author that's worked for 4+ years in the publishing industry
  • A thorough pre-reading (up to 4,000 words) of your short story
  • Written notes on your work

About Blair Hurley

Blair Hurley is the author of THE DEVOTED, published by W.W. Norton, which was longlisted for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Her work is published or forthcoming in Paris Review Daily, Electric Literature, The Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, Guernica, West Branch, and elsewhere.

She received a 2018 Pushcart Prize and two Pushcart Prize nominations in 2019.

Blair received her A.B. from Princeton University and her M.F.A. from NYU. Today she teaches creative writing at Grubstreet, Catapult, and elsewhere.

She is the host of the Writerly Bites podcast.


What writers are saying about Blair

"Blair is an absolutely wonderful instructor. She has an innate knack for turning a conversation into a moment to drop brilliant knowledge on the writing process. In short, Blair is truly brilliant.”

“Terrific! I didn't expect to generate so much new work and Blair's critiques were extremely useful. Plus, she was available when I needed specific guidance. I'll definitely take any class Blair offers in the future.”

“Never met a more passionate, well-versed, and intelligent professor who encouraged meaningful discussions and the opportunity for professional growth.”

“Blair gave me great feedback on my drafts, which really helped my writing.”

How it Works

Once you purchase your session, we'll email you within 2 business days to schedule a meeting date and time, and to chat about any specific requirements or requests you have. 

We'll need to receive your story(ies) 5 days in advance of your meeting so that Blair has a chance to read it thoroughly.

At the time of your meeting, Blair will contact you by video chat to dive right in!

You'll walk away with excellent insight from a professional author about your story's structure, your writing style, and how best to revise your piece and get it published!

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