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Developmental editors of speculative fiction:

the weird and what-if.

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Hey! I'm Loni Crittenden.

You’ve got a great story, but even the most talented writers need a second opinion. As a developmental editor for all things weird and what-if, I know the speculative fiction genres inside and out.


Dragons? I’ve got you covered. Steampunk? Bring it on. Whatever your story, my editorial team and I are here to help you polish your draft and make your manuscript ready to sweep the literary world off its feet.

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Learn the six most important things your next draft needs with a checklist to guide you along the way.

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A simple, fun, and proven five-step system that will help you tell your story in less than an hour.

Loni is a joy to work with and a consummate professional. She puts an incredible amount of care into every manuscript. Her editorial instincts are solid, and she's one of the best editors on our staff list. I couldn't imagine The Parliament House without her.


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​Crit & Pen Academy is where fictioneers gather to support each other, learn from each other, and grow together as creatives.


Join us today and get immediate access to:

  • Fiction and mindset writing prompts to keep you inspired and creating.

  • Writing resources like workbooks, templates, and tools to assist with your writing development, curated and developed by industry professionals.

  • Workshops and masterclasses to help you write your strongest stories, navigate the publishing industry, and become your best creative self.

  • Live writing sprint sessions to keep you creating and accountable.

  • C&P Book Club Chats, because reading is always better with friends!

  • Exclusive discounts on C&P editorial services (for long-term members only.)

  • Access to a supportive community where you can bounce ideas, build your network, and grow as a writer.

  • So much more awesomeness to come!