Consult with Jasmin
Are you looking for creative guidance and critical feedback to help elevate your writing to the next level?
Jasmin Kaur is offering one-on-one literary consultations to:
review your poetry and prose through an editorial lens
provide critical feedback on your writing, guiding you towards growth through a supportive approach
offer feedback on your literary proposal intended to hone your focus, pitch and marketability
discuss questions that you have about the publishing process and publishing industry
facilitate an individually tailored creative writing workshop to find and explore your literary voice
Literary Consultations are tailored specifically for you and the areas of work that you’d like to focus on. Ahead of the consultation, Jasmin will invite you to highlight any key topics that you’d like to discuss or issues that you’d like to center in her feedback on your writing. She will email a draft agenda for your 30 or 60 minute consultation session, which can be revised based on your needs and interests.
Consultations are offered via Zoom, Skype and telephone.
Please note that telephone consultations are only available in Canada but all other mediums are available internationally.
60 minutes / $120 CAD
The 60-minute session includes an intake discussion via email to discuss your writing goals. Jasmin will read up to 20 pages of your writing prior to the live consultation. The consultation will be tailored to your literary interests and focus areas, as identified in your intake. She will also provide you with a written review letter to summarize her feedback and do a post-meeting check-in via email to discuss any further questions.
5 additional pages to be reviewed / $10 CAD
30 minutes / $70 CAD
The 30-minute session includes an intake discussion via email to discuss your goals. Jasmin will read up to 10 pages of your writing prior to the live consultation. The consultation will be tailored to your literary interests and focus areas, as identified in your intake. She will do a brief post-meeting check-in via email to discuss any lingering questions.
5 additional pages to be reviewed / $10 CAD
Written review letter, summarizing all feedback on your writing / $10 CAD
Jasmin will read and provide feedback on a maximum of 30 pages of your writing per booked consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm very new to writing and nervous about a one-on-one review of my work. Is this the right place for me?
As a certified public school teacher and long-time creative writing facilitator, it's very important to Jasmin that you feel comfortable, supported and empowered through your literary consultation and workshop. The goal of the consultation is to help you recognize your unique literary talents and see your space for artistic growth. This consultation is dedicated to lifting you up, no matter where you are on your writing journey.
What is Jasmin's professional background in writing?
Jasmin began performing spoken word poetry and studying Creative Writing through her Bachelor's of English at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2012. Since then, she has gone on to internationally publish her debut poetry and prose collection, WHEN YOU ASK ME WHERE I'M GOING, which was shortlisted for the Goodreads Choice Award in 2019. Her forthcoming book, IF I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, is a YA novel in poetry and prose releasing in January 2021. She is currently crafting a wide array of new fiction in the University of British Columbia's MFA in Creative Writing program.
I'm a high school student. Can I still book a consultation or one-on-one writing workshop?
Yes! Jasmin is a public school teacher who has facilitated creative workshops for new and seasoned teen writers. Please let Jasmin know your grade and level of comfort with creative writing and she will tailor your session based around your needs and interests.
How do I pay for my consultation?
Once you submit your booking form, Jasmin will review your submission and writing sample (if you choose to include one with your form!) to make sure that she's suited to your work and consultation goals. She'll be in touch with you via email if the two of you seem like a good fit and will send you an invoice via PayPal customized to the price of what you'd like to book her for (30 minutes, 60 minutes and/or any review add-ons that you'd like). You will be able to pay via your PayPal account, Credit Card or Visa Debit Card. All payments must be made at least 24 hours prior to your session.
I'm worried that something I've written is problematic or could be harmful to people of marginalized identities and I'm not sure about submitting it to Jasmin. What should I do?
If you've identified this as a concern, that's very important. In your submission form, please include more information about this and, depending on the material, Jasmin may be able to provide feedback through a sensitivity reader lens.
Can I book a consultation if I don't yet have any writing to submit for review?
Definitely! The consultation can act, instead, as a question and answer period about writing and publishing advice as well as a creative writing workshop to create new content. In the consultation, you can also discuss your writing and publishing goals with Jasmin, both short- and long-term.
I have more than 10 or 20 pages of writing that I would like Jasmin to review. Is this possible?
Yes, you can! Each additional set of 1-5 pages costs $10 CAD. Jasmin will review up to a total of 30 pages per consultation.
What constitutes "1 page"?
For the purposes of review rates and page volume, 1 page of fiction or prose is considered a letter-sized page, double-spaced at a 12 point Times New Roman font, or similar. 1 page of poetry is considered a letter-sized page, single-spaced at a 12 point Times New Roman font, or similar, that features 1 poem of any length. If the majority of your poems are quite short (between 1-10 lines), Jasmin may, on a case-by-case basis, let you know that you can submit more poems for free.
I only want Jasmin to review my literary proposal or query letter. Are rates different for this?
Jasmin's base rates take into account the hours of creative preparation prior to your consultation, the consultation time, itself, and additional feedback after the consultation. For this reason, the base rates remain consistent across different types of submissions.
I have a non-fiction article draft that I'd like Jasmin's feedback on. Does she offer this service?
As Jasmin's area of expertise is poetry and YA fiction, she will consider creative non-fiction and other literary mediums on a case-by-case basis, to ensure that she is the right consultant for your work.
I would like a written review letter but I'm booking a 30 minute session. Is this possible?
Yes! Jasmin's review letters are thorough and tailored specifically for your creative growth. To account for additional time required to create this letter for you, $10 CAD will be added to your 30 minute consultation cost.