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Novels

Writing for children

 

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

Payment

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.

Discount

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

Timescale

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.

Critique Costs

Our costs for reviewing creative writing are kept as reasonable as possible so that many writers can access our objective and helpful service. To remain sustainable as a business, we increased our costs in 2019 after 7 years without change. We are sorry this was necessary.

You choose how many critiques of your work you would like. Each appraisal is provided by a different reviewer, and all returned to you together – unless you prefer to have several drafts critiqued over a period of time by the same reviewer. You would still need to pay for two or three critiques upfront. Do tell us if this is your preference.

All the costs shown on this page are for manuscripts submitted digitally.

Novels
Novel or novel extract / Number of critiques
Up to 15,000 words : 1 = £150 2 = £260 3 = £375
Up to 40,000 words : 1 = £195 2 = £345 3 = £490
Up to 80,000 words : 1 = £225 2 = £395 3 = £575
Up to 100,000 words : 1 = £255 2 = £455 3 = £655
Up to 120,000 words : 1 = £290 2 = £510 3 = £745
Up to 150,000 words : 1 = £335 2 = £585 3 = £845

For full novels of 80,000 words or more only, you may like to include a synopsis of up to 1,000 words.
Email us for the cost of reviewing exceptionally long novels.

Flash fiction or short story / Number of critiques
Up to 2,000 words / 1 = £70 2 = £125 3 = £175
Up to 5,000 words / 1 = £95 2 = £165 3 = £240
Up to 10,000 words / 1 = £120 2 = £215 3 = £315

If you aren’t able to send your writing digitally, we do accept postal submissions. However, this involves slightly higher costs. For details, email us with the word count of your manuscript and the number of critiques you’d like and we’ll send you a price for your consideration. (Reminder: never send the only copy of your manuscript anywhere!)

We also offer:
– a full editing service. Please go to Editing for details and costs;
– advice on publishing. Please go to Ready for Publishing