It’s easy to submit your creative writing
for our critique services, whether it’s a novel,
short story, play or poetry. There’s a submission
form at the end of this page. Please read the following
information carefully on how to prepare your work for submission.
In the submission form you will be asked for your word
count and how many critiques you would like.
your writing for review
At the very end of this page is a link to the short Submission
Form. Once you have your work ready, and you’ve decided
how many critiques you’d like, please click and complete
the form – it only takes a minute. Once the form
is completed, you’re taken to an email link and asked
to upload your work as an attachment. The file name should
be the same as the Title of work you supply on the Submission
Once we receive your work, we will email you
a payment request. You can choose to pay by bank transfer
direct to our account. Or you can opt to pay via PayPal,
allowing you to use a debit or credit card if you wish,
you don’t need a PayPal account. We aim to send you
this request within 24 hours of receiving your work. Or,
if you have told us on the form you are sending a cheque
by post, we simply email an acknowledgement of receipt.
1. Novels, short stories and writing for children
Save your work, preferably in a Word file or read-only pdf file. Avoid using
a smaller font size than 11 and please use double or line-and-a-half spacing.
Calculate the word count (in Word, select
the work then go to the Tools menu) and if you have a title
page, please state it here.
Add the page number, to the foot of every
page in a header or footer. Please do not re-start pagination
for new chapters.
See Costs for
the price of reviews for the length of manuscript you’re
submitting. We offer up to four independent reviews and
charged on a sliding scale, so ordering two reviews doesn’t
cost twice as much as one. But they do give you more than twice the value!
very welcome to submit a separate synopsis of up to 1,000 words. Publishers
and agents always request one for novels and longer children’s
For critiques of novels over 120,000 words,
please contact us for a quote.
2. For postal submissions
of your actual writing (not just sending a cheque), please
1. We will begin the reviewing process as
soon as we receive payment. If you are paying by cheque,
please ensure we know who it’s from and the title
of your work, to marry up with the information you supply
in the Submission Form.
2. Each review is also accompanied
by a checklist completed by that reviewer. See Sample
3. Where the submitted work is 15,000 words
or less, we aim to return your review(s) within 3 weeks
your digital submission and payment. We tell you how
time to allow if you submit longer work.
4. We return
your reviews as Word attachments to an email address
you specify. If this causes you a problem,
tell us when you submit. When you have your work
ready, please complete the Submission