Get feedback on your children’s novel


Feedback for your children’s or YA novel

Tough, constructive advice and help with literary agents.
Send your manuscript to us and we will read it in full. We’ll tell you in detail what is working, and how to fix the things not yet right. You will also get the chance to discuss our feedback directly with your editor. See sample feedback.

If your manuscript is strong enough to be marketed, we will help with that too. We have outstanding connections with literary agents and have placed clients with Curtis Brown, United Agents, Conville & Walsh, AM Heath, MBA, and dozens of others. Some success stories.

Our children’s team is exceptionally strong and includes authors who have won or been shortlisted for most of the significant awards in children’s fiction, including the Nestle and Guardian Children’s Book Prizes. Meet the team.

Get started. Just email us your manuscript. We’ll confirm a price and, if you’re happy, start work immediately. Turnaround time is approximately 3-4 weeks. Get further details.

Fees: £185 (base fee) then £4 per thousand words. More fee info.

Opening Chunk Review

We can review your first few chapters, up to 8,000 words. This is to check whether you’re on the right track, or allow you to test the water with regards editorial feedback. 

Get started. Please email us your work, with some brief background about your questions and concerns. Make sure you include your contact details. We’ll get straight back to you.

Fees: £195. More payment info.

Picturebook feedback

Learn how to succeed in this highly specialist market.
We also offer detailed advice on children’s picture books, and naturally, we use editors with deep experience of this specialist field. Click here for more info.

Turnaround time is approximately 3-4 weeks. Get started.

Fees: £165 for 1-2 picture books; £195 for 3-4 picture books. More payment info.

Feedback Copy Editing


Polish your manuscript prior to self-publishing
Copy-editing will not be necessary for most clients – except where self-publication is the goal, or where a writer is a non-native speaker of English. We’re happy to advise on whether copyediting makes sense for you. Click here for more info.

Get started. Please email us your work and we’ll get back to you with a quote. If you’re happy with that, we’ll start immediately. Turnaround time is typically 3-4 weeks.

Fees: Quoted on a per-project basis. Payment info.