FLASH WRITING CONSULT WITH GINA DIPONIO OR DINA ELENBOGEN

A Bold Voice Collaborative Service

If you’re eager to take your flash nonfiction to the next level, whether you’re shooting to simply finish your first full piece or hungry to see your story in print, our expert consultants can help get you there.


Our writing consultants will read flash drafts of up to 750 words and guide you on next steps. You can sign up for one of the options below, and email us to request a specific consultant.

Consultants provide insight and direction to amplify your voice and story. Please note that consultants will not edit and that the consultation will be completed within one week.

Let’s get your voice out into the world!

Consultants:

Dina Elenbogen

Dina is author of the memoir, Drawn from Water and the poetry collection Apples of the Earth. Her work has appeared in anthologies including Fury: Women's Lived Experience During the Trump Era and magazines and journals including Lit Hub, Bellevue Literary Review, Brevity, Newcity Magazine, and many others. Elenbogen teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago Graham School where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award.  

Gina DiPonio

Gina is an award-winning creative nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in The Sun, Hypertext, Contrary Magazine, Three Hawks Review, Hair Trigger, and elsewhere. She’s been guiding students for nearly twenty years at institutions including the Columbia College Creative Writing Department and the University of Chicago Writer’s Studio.



Options:

  • GET-IT-OUT-THERE GUIDANCE
  • $200 USD

    For polished drafts...

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  • Close read with in-text, line-level feedback of a revised draft
  • A letter with recommendations for a final revision
  • Ideas for expanding it into a larger piece
  • Suggestions for three publications to send your piece out
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  • TWO REVIEWS + TALK IT THROUGH
  • $400 USD

    The whole enchilada...

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  • Close read of a not-quite-there draft
  • Letter (global comments on what’s sparking, fizzling, and primed to blaze)
  • Close read with in-text, line-level feedback of a revised draft
  • Second letter, with recommendations for a final revision
  • Ideas for expanding it into a larger piece
  • Suggestions for three publications to send your piece out
  • One-on-one phone or video consultation to discuss any follow-up questions
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