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Submit your work

Please email us to submit manuscripts for critique or editing, telling us:
1) Whether your work is a novel, novella, novel extract or short story
2) The precise word count
3) If you’d like critiques; how many
4) Or if you’d like editing; what kind
5) What kind of work it is; e.g. crime, romance, sci-fi, adventure, contemporary, memoir
6) If it’s for children, what age group it’s aimed at


We’ll request payment usually within 24 hours of receiving your submission.
Our preferred payment option is by bank transfer, or you can pay via PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account (small admin fee applies over £150). If you’d rather post a UK cheque, that’s fine. Payment by instalment for larger amounts can be arranged.


5% discount on critiques
and 5% discount on editing
for all customers returning
within 6 months


Critiques and edits of work under 15,000 words are usually returned within 3 weeks. Critiques and edits of longer work usually take 4-6 weeks. We’ll advise you.

Or by post

If you’d rather submit your work by post, please contact us.

‘Fiction Feedback gave me invaluable and insightful structural analysis of my MS, and then copy-edited it to within an inch of its life! Wonderful, painstaking service, which I shall certainly use again.’
Simon Michael, traditionally published author of Corrupted and the Charles Holbrooke series.

Welcome to Fiction Feedback,
the acclaimed critique and editing service for writers.

Asking for professional help with your writing makes sense if you’re aiming to:

  • Get representation from a literary agent and/or a traditional publishing deal
  • Successfully self-publish
  • Increase your chances in writing competitions
  • Wanting to produce work to make family and friends proud

Why choose Fiction Feedback?
Founded in 2008, we were one of the UK’s first editorial consultancies. We pride ourselves on our integrity and on the professionalism and value of our service. Our critique service where we offer up to three critiques per piece of work on a sliding scale of costs, remains unique to our knowledge, and our superb editing service is now requested by publishers as well as individual authors.

Our reviewers and editors are highly experienced. While their backgrounds vary, all are directly involved in the business of writing. They work with publishers and agents and alongside both traditionally published and self-published authors.

We have a wealth of experience in all kinds of fiction; genre and contemporary, commercial and literary or semi-literary. We also provide editorial services for short stories, for children’s and YA fiction and for narrative non-fiction, including memoirs.

We match the specialisms and experience of the reviewers or editor with the work submitted.

Our proprietor and editor-in-chief, Dea Parkin, is Secretary of the Crime Writers’ Association and Fiction Feedback provides the CWA’s editing service. We have strong connections with agents and publishers. We are proud to be a partner member of ALLi. Many of our editors boast SfEP qualifications and/or CVs featuring top publishing names.

We have helped many authors achieve publishing contracts and to self-publish successfully. We’d like to help you.

Congratulations to our Authors
Congratulations to Fiction Feedback historical adventure author Austin Hernon who has now had five books published with traditional publishers and is working on the sixth.

Congratulations to C. Caldicott who has secured a traditional publishing contract after we supplied critiques for a number of drafts for his crime thriller.

We’ve also proud to have helped Keith Short to self-publish his high-octane futuristic thriller with Matador, and Belinda Wright who has self-published contemporary romances.

We’re delighted to have offered editorial support to historical crime author Simon Michael through his publishers.

Congratulations to published author Jason Monaghan who has secured new agent representation for his latest crime novel.

Other traditionally published authors include science fantasy writer R M Dorn, modern crime writer S M Hope and D J Harrison, author of the popular Jenny Parker crime series.

We’re very proud to have helped these authors by providing critiques and editing, contacts and advice.

"I wish Fiction Feedback had been around when I wrote my first novel. It's a great idea for writers – a review service from people who really care about fiction.’
Martin Edwards, former chair of the Crime Writers’ Association, President of The Detection Club, author of over 20 novels and non-fiction books, including the award-winning Golden Age of Murder, and series consultant on the British Library Crime Classics.