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Sensitivity Reader Directory

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Select the "Request" button next to the reader's name, fill out the short request form (make sure to include their name in your request), tell us about your book and how your reader can help.

If the readers below do not fit your needs please reach out via the "contact me" page to inquire about additional readers that are not featured.

Writing Diversely does not endorse nor employ any sensitivity reader in the directory except for the founder, Renee Harleston

Alechia Dow

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$250 books 50k-75k, $300 for 75k-100k

MG, YA

I'm black/biracial, on the ace spectrum, fat with anxiety and depression, and chronically ill

Black/biracial, ace spectrum, fat, mental illness (anxiety/depression), chronic illness

Alejandra Oliva

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$250 for a standard manuscript, more for quick reads or additional reading of edits

YA, MG, Adult

Sociology/Creative writing major, worked in the publishing industry for 4 years, and do my best to keep in step with conversations happening around diversity.

Latinidad, Queerness

Callum Angus

He/Him

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$300 for up to 250 pages, after that TBN

Literary fiction, YA, horror, science fiction, and fantasy

I am a gay transgender man who has taught creative writing classes at both public and private universities. I also hold an MFA in fiction writing.

Transgender, General LGBTQ subject matter & characters

Cit Callahan

E/em

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$0.01 USD per word with a $10 minimum

YA but open to other demographics

Lived experience

Multiracial, Black, Asian Am (Japanese), Latinx/afrolatinx, Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Aro, Ace, Pansexual, Bipolar, ADHD

Gabi Montgomery

She/They

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$150 per manuscript

YA, No genre preference

Copy editing, constructive feedback for structural help and cultural sensitivity.Co-editor for Howard University’s English Society’s publication: Sterling Notes

Afro Latinx

Georgina Kamsika

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

Approx $250 for a novel (depending on length) with discounts for marginalised & self-published authors.

No Preference

Lived experience

British Asian (Second generation Indian). Bisexuality, Biracial, UK

Jessie Maimone

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$250 fo a manuscript 60,000 words or less

YA preferred, but open to other genres

B.A in English, M.S. in Publishing, and 6 years of editing experience

Bi-racial (African American and white), Parental abuse, Anxiety, Chronic illness (ulcerative colitis)

Kayla Bashe

They/Them

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$25 for an average short story, $50 for an average novella, $100 for an average full-length MS

No age preference. I especially love speculative fiction.

I am a rabbi's offspring with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. I was diagnosed with ADHD at age 7 and have struggled with anxiety since around the same time. Additionally, I have written novellas and short stories grappling with these marginalizations.

Disability/chronic illness, Judaism, ADHD, mental illness, nonbinary/lesbian/nonbinary lesbian

Maya Beck

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$250 flat full-length manuscript of up to 50,000 plus $10 per 1,000 words

I specialize in middle grade, but am open to and actively read/write most other genres.

Lived experience + previous workshopping experience through VONA, Kimbilio, tin House, The Loft Literary Center, etc

Black, Muslim, social anxiety, family with mental illness, lower-income, queer

Megan Manzano

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

Manuscripts 25,000 - 50,000 Words: $100 - $125 Manuscripts 50,000 - 75,000 Words: $200 - $225 Manuscripts 75,000 + Words: Taken on a case by case basis, roughly $300

MG,YA. No paranormal or horror stories

I've been a part of the publishing industry for two years having worked for indie fantasy publishers and now as an assistant editor in NYC. Coupled with that I am an intern for Corvisieo Literary Agency.I have both an eye for what makes a manuscript strong, but also an understanding of the industry and how to best communicate concerns to authors.

Bisexuality, Pansexuality, Self Harm, Eating Disorders, Depression, Social Anxiety,Panic Disorder

Mikaela Moody

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$10 base rate, then $4 for every 1,000 words

No Preference

Lived experience

Disfigurement, Hearing aid use, Trans female existence

Nathaniel Glanzman

He/Him

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

Full Manuscript: $200, Partial Manuscript up to 25,000 words: $100, Individual Scenes: $20, Short Stories: $40, Sensitivity Consulting: $150, Full Manuscript AND Sensitivity Consulting: $325

No Preference except no erotica

Lived experience, Experience as a sensitivity reader

Transgender, Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger's Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Asian American/Filipino

Ravi Teixeira

They/He

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$250 for up to 75k words.

No Preference

I am transmasculine, mentally ill and mixed race. I also have a minor degree in Creative Writing as well as experience reading mixed race and transmasc characters.

Mixed race (specifically black/white), Mentally illness, and Transmasculinity

Renee Harleston

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

See "Services" page for detailed rates. Request to join the wait list

No Preference

Lived experience. I have a Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on identity, immigration, nationality, and race. History, race, and social justice educator. As an anthropologist and educator. Published author.

African-American/Black cisgendered women and girls, Urban black culture, Suburban black culture, African Americans in majority white spaces, Chronic illness/pain

Sarah Kapit

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$250 for a manuscript of up to 80k and $350 for up to 125k

MG and YA, Adult SFF

I am an autistic Jewish woman with longstanding experience in the neurodiversity movement. I am the chairperson of the Association for Autistic Community.

Autism, Jewish

Sossity Chiricuzio

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$25 minimum consultation fee for pieces up to 15 pages, $2.50 per page after that, prices negotiable (at my discretion) for marginalized writers

No Preference

I have a BA in Women's Studies/Humanities, and decades of personal research, lived experience, and grassroots activism in all of the above listed topics. I have been writing for decades--poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and journalism--and teaching writing for over a decade, with an emphasis on observation, awareness, and intersectional politics. I also produced/hosted an open mic for 9 years on sex/gender/sexuality with all the overlaps those topics had, and have taught sex education with a focus on consent, negotiation, and processing experiences of assault/domestic violence.

queer life (urban and rural), gender, disability/chronic illness, fat/body positivity, dysphoria, disassociation, eating disorders, poor/working class, sexuality/kink/polyamory, female/women (cisgender, and trans as an ally/accomplice), anti-racism lens (as an ally/accomplice)

Tiffany Morris

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$250 CAD per full-length manuscript, $25 minimum consulting fee for works up to 8 pages and $2.50 per page fee after that

No Preference except no high fantasy

Mixed-race Mi'kmaw woman, queer, B.A. in English, published writer

Native American, First Nations, Queer Native, Two Spirit, Mixed-Race Native American, Mi'kmaq/Mi'kmaw identity and culture

Tina Catania

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

$250 for 50k manuscript, custom rates for shorter/longer pieces

No horror, no erotica

Lived experience as disabled woman, Immigrant, Work in academia higher ed

Disability, Chronic illness, Ambulatory wheelchair user, Immigrant 2nd gen, 1st gen college, Higher education, Woman

Viola CP

She/Her

Qualifications

Reading Interests

Rates

5K - 10K words: $75, 11K - 50K: $125, 50K - 100K: $200, More than 100K: $250

Fantasy in general, Sci-Fi Fiction, Mystery/thriller, Young Adult, New Adult, Horror

Lived experience. Beta reader and proof reader

Bisexual or pansexual, Racial impostor syndrome/Americanized Latinx, Proper portrayal of mental illness, Dealing with prejudice from their own communities, Emotional abuse and its lasting effects

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