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What are you writing?

Novels
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!

Payment

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.

Discount

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

Timescale

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.

“I am really grateful (and pleased!) with both appraisals and feel I have more than had my money's worth. Both reviewers have taken the time to thoroughly read my novel extract and comment on several areas, not just one or two, that either impressed them or they felt could be tweaked. I'm very, very happy and will definitely be recommending Fiction Feedback to my writer friends” ~ RB

How to Submit

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.

Submitting 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 Form.

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.

Your Work
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 they’re 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!

You’re 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 stories.

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 click here.

Our Process

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 Critiques.

3. Where the submitted work is 15,000 words or less, we aim to return your review(s) within 3 weeks of receiving your digital submission and payment. We tell you how much 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, please tell us when you submit. When you have your work ready, please complete the Submission Form.