Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you called RAD Writing?
We call ourselves RAD Writing because that's exactly what we publish: writing that we find to be radical. To us, that means writing by new authors, by those who haven't gotten their name out, authors who haven't found anyone to believe in them, and still haven't given up. Bring us your best, your worst, your in-betweens, and we’ll do our best to help you get going.
Where do you service?
We service Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and the surrounding Southwestern region of the United States. Novels ordered from us can be shipped anywhere in the United States, but we specialize in reaching our region of the United States.
What forms of payment does RAD Writing accept?
Our store accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
For editing however, RAD Writing currently only accepts payments via PayPal (credit card or PayPal account)
What do you publish?
Here at RAD Writing, we want to publish good, clean work in every fiction genre, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Whatever you have, we want to read it.
My book isn't finished. Can I still send a proposal to RAD Writing?
Yes! And we wish that you would. If your book is not yet complete, send us up to five sample chapters along with a proposal for your book (including your vision for the rest of the story, a personal biography, and character biographies). We’ll let you know as soon as one of our editors starts reading your proposal.
When is the submission window open?
The submissions window is always open, but we limit how many submissions we read in a month. Send us a message via our contact page to find out if there’s a wait list.
What are your editing policies?
We at RAD Writing believe that one single edit is never enough to bring any work to its final draft. Therefore, all packages under fifteen (double spaced) pages include two rounds of editing: the first being initial spelling, grammar, and plot (where applicable) checks, the second being a more thorough check of grammar after initial edits have been done by both the editor and the author. For longer works (over 90,000 words), our editors are more than happy to supply a sample edit of up to ten pages before you decide to sign with us.
If you’re not satisfied for any acceptable reason with the work that has been completed, RAD Writing will gladly reedit the piece for a minimal fee.
Are there discounted fees for English as a second language?
Yes! We offer a 15% discount on all editing fees for those speaking English as a second language, and we will do our best to help you learn the rules of this language along the way.
What is the turnaround time for editing?
Turnaround time varies by type and length of document. Unfortunately, we cannot give you an exact turnaround time. Please contact us for an official estimate.
I'm an artist. Can I submit my portfolio to be considered as an affiliated artist/illustrator?
Of course! If you’re an artist or author and you’ve been published in Mavguard Magazine at least two times, simply contact us. We’ll request a digital copy of your portfolio and a short biography. If we like what we see, we’ll contact you before putting you up on our website.
Why does RAD have its own rating system?
We realized that the general rating system for books is skewed, and we aren't okay with that. While all the books you'll find in the RAD Store are clean fiction, we wanted to give our readers a way to know what books they'd like, based on a rating system.
How much do author services cost?
Most author services start at $30/hr, however, some services are flat rate. Unfortunately, we're unable to give you more information without knowing your specific needs. Please fill out the form on the Author Services page, and we'll be happy to answer your questions.
All author services will be available by January, 2018.
When does RAD post new blog material?
The RAD blog has new material every Friday, between 1:00-2:00pm MST.
How often does RAD post podcasts?
At the moment, we're still getting the ball rolling. We're hoping to have a set schedule by the beginning of 2018. While our site is under construction, the RADcast page may appear and disappear from time to time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Can I download the RADcast?
Yes! That is, once we have it all up and running. You'll be able to download the RADcast direct from our website.
If you have a question that is not listed above, please contact us.