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What are you writing?

Short Stories
Writing for children


Submit your work

Please use our submission form to submit manuscripts for critique or editing. Access the form here or from How to Submit.

Once you’ve completed the form, click on submit. You’re then asked to attach your work to another email. Easy!


We then request payment, usually within 24 hours.
You can choose to pay us directly by bank transfer, or via PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account. If you’d rather post a cheque, that’s fine. The submission form gives you this option.


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


We aim to return critiques and edits of work under 15,000 words within 3 weeks.

Or by post

If you’d rather submit your work by post, please see postal submissions.

Do you want to improve your writing?
Would you like to get your fiction published?

The independent, affordable critique service for writers

Are you thinking about sending your manuscript to a publisher
or agent? Do you wish there was someone who could read it first, and give you an honest, helpful, professional opinion?

Welcome to Fiction Feedback. We provide useful, comprehensive appraisals to help make your writing as good as it can be. Many writers choose to have two critiques or more – each critique is independently written by one of our reviewers.

Customers tell us our unique critique service is superb at highlighting areas that need work, as well offering terrific value.

Plus, if you’ve used and liked our service, we offer a 5% discount for customers returning within 6 months. Handy if you’d like your revised work reviewed, or edited.

We’re proud to say that our discount gets taken up a lot – returning customers account for 44% of our work.

Our customers can also benefit from our Reward Scheme.
If you recommend Fiction Feedback to a fellow writer, and they use any of our services, we offer you either £10 off your next review or edit, or a £5 book token. more

We aim to have critiques of work under 15,000 words back with you within 3 weeks.

Payment is by bank transfer, or by PayPal’s secure credit card service, or you’re welcome to send a cheque.

Dea Parkin, who owns and manages Fiction Feedback, is Secretary of the Crime Writers’ Association. www.thecwa.co.uk


Congratulations on publication
Congratulations to Fiction Feedback authors Austin Hernon,
D J Harrison and R M Dorn for whom we have helped to secure traditional publishing contracts after they’ve published their novels independently (historical, crime, and science fantasy respectively) for several years.
We’re very proud to have helped these authors as they started their writing careers by providing critiques and editing, contacts and advice.
Congratulations also to Jan Harvey who is achieving wonderful sales with her self-published novel The Seven Letters.
And to English language specialist David James on publishing his non-fiction book, Developing Writing Skills.

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, published author of 16 crime fiction books ‘The Coffin Trail’ shortlisted for Theakston’s best crime novel 2006. Winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger 2008.

“The quality and depth of the reviews far exceeded my expectations and it was clear that the reviewers had taken the trouble to get to grips with my writing and do a thorough job. I think the service you have provided is excellent value for money.”
ST, crime writer

“It is incredibly useful to have this kind of detailed response to a piece of writing. I could not have come to these insights on my own and I now have a good understanding of my common mistakes which is very helpful for the future.”
CS, short story writer