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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

  • 2018 Yearbooks


    The latest editions of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook are now available.

    An indispensable guide packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance - plus thousands of publishing industry contacts!

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  • Writing Calendar

    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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  • Your Testimonials

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

    Find out what writers we've worked with in the past have to say. 

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Creating A Picture Book

Creating A Picture Book

Join picture book author and illustrator Clara Vulliamy as she takes us through the process of working on a picture book

How To Get Published - Plymouth

How To Get Published - Plymouth

An unmissable one-day conference offering practical writing sessions, literary agent advice... and lunch!

Wait... How Long Should My Novel Be?

Wait... How Long Should My Novel Be?

Literary agent Danielle Zigner takes a look at typical novel lengths per genre, and what appeals to publishers within the current marketplace.

Masterclass: Writing YA Fiction

Masterclass: Writing YA Fiction

Join bestselling author Holly Smale for this exclusive masterclass in conjunction with Book Aid International.

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