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    Benefit from manuscript critiques and invaluable advice from award-winning authors and industry professionals.

    Your Novel: 10 weeks on the nitty-gritty of novel writing

    Your Children's Book: 5 weeks dedicated to the art of illustrated picture books

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  • Editing Services

    We have grouped together four key stages that a writer goes through.
    Select the stage you are at and see how we can help.

    1

    Starting
    out

    Your book idea assessed: How Strong Is Your Book Idea?
    A review of those all-important Opening Chapters

    2

    Developing
    your craft

    A read and review of your work: Full Manuscript Review
    Develop your book with a mentor: Bespoke Mentoring

    3

    Ready to
    submit?

    A line-by-line edit of your manuscript to help iron out grammatical mistakes and inconsistencies: Final Polish

    4

    Speak to the
    right people

    Post a question to a literary agent: Agony Agent
    Or book a 30-minute consultation: Beat the Rejection Clinic

  • Your Testimonials

    We offer a number of events & editing services geared towards helping you to get your book published.

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    Search festivals, competitions and other events by date, genre or location, and add your own entries, too. 

    If you're looking for the latest writing competitions or want to share details of your writing group, this is the perfect resource.

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How To Write Fantasy Fiction

How To Write Fantasy Fiction

An unmissable opportunity to work with leading authors, literary agents and publishers from the world of fantasy fiction.

Free Writing Competition with Retreat West

Free Writing Competition with Retreat West

Enter your short story to be in with a chance of winning a place on one of Retreat West’s incredible writing retreats.

Develop Your Manuscript

Develop Your Manuscript

Beginning in September, join us on Wednesday evenings for a course that looks at the essential elements of writing for children.

Writer's Festivals: A Must For The Aspiring Writer

Writer's Festivals: A Must For The Aspiring Writer

Debut author Hayley Barker on why attending a writer's festival was the best thing she could have done for her writing career.

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